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Title: L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program – Evaluation of 2014 Surveillance Coupons

Abstract

The L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program is performed in conjunction with the Spent Fuel Storage Basin Water Chemistry Control Program to evaluate the corrosion of aluminum coupons as an indicator of the degradation of the aluminum-clad spent nuclear fuel stored in L Basin. The latest set of coupons were removed in 2014 after 15 years of exposure. The water quality throughout the exposure period has been within the parameter limits established for basin operation that are consistent with international guidelines for aluminum fuel storage. The 2014 corrosion characterization utilized a new protocol involving a laser confocal microscope for improved characterization of pitting corrosion. This report trends these results with those of previous coupons (2005 – 2010), which were placed in L Basin in 1999.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Savannah River National Lab (SRNL), Aiken, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River National Lab (SRNL), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1426660
Report Number(s):
SRNL-TR-2017-00415
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Spent fuel storage; aluminum alloys; pitting corrosion

Citation Formats

Mickalonis, J., and Murphy, T. L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program – Evaluation of 2014 Surveillance Coupons. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1426660.
Mickalonis, J., & Murphy, T. L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program – Evaluation of 2014 Surveillance Coupons. United States. doi:10.2172/1426660.
Mickalonis, J., and Murphy, T. Fri . "L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program – Evaluation of 2014 Surveillance Coupons". United States. doi:10.2172/1426660. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426660.
@article{osti_1426660,
title = {L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program – Evaluation of 2014 Surveillance Coupons},
author = {Mickalonis, J. and Murphy, T.},
abstractNote = {The L Basin Corrosion Surveillance Program is performed in conjunction with the Spent Fuel Storage Basin Water Chemistry Control Program to evaluate the corrosion of aluminum coupons as an indicator of the degradation of the aluminum-clad spent nuclear fuel stored in L Basin. The latest set of coupons were removed in 2014 after 15 years of exposure. The water quality throughout the exposure period has been within the parameter limits established for basin operation that are consistent with international guidelines for aluminum fuel storage. The 2014 corrosion characterization utilized a new protocol involving a laser confocal microscope for improved characterization of pitting corrosion. This report trends these results with those of previous coupons (2005 – 2010), which were placed in L Basin in 1999.},
doi = {10.2172/1426660},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 29 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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