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Title: Project Plan: Salt in Situ Heater Test.

Abstract

This project plan gives a high-level description of the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition (SFWD) campaign in situ borehole heater test project being planned for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site This plan provides an overview of the schedule and responsibilities of the parties involved. This project is a collaborative effort by Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories to execute a series of small-diameter borehole heater tests in salt for the DOE-NE SFWD campaign. Design of a heater test in salt at WIPP has evolved over several years. The current design was completed in fiscal year 2017 (FY17), an equipment shakedown experiment is underway in April FY18, and the test implementation will begin in summer of FY18. The project comprises a suite of modular tests, which consist of a group of nearby boreholes in the wall of drifts at WIPP. Each test is centered around a packer-isolated heated borehole (5" diameter) containing equipment for water-vapor collection and brine sampling, surrounded by smaller-diameter (2" diameter) satellite observation boreholes. Observation boreholes will contain temperature sensors, tracer release points, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) sensors, fiber optic sensing, and acoustic emission (AE)more » measurements, and sonic velocity sources and sensors. These satellite boreholes will also be used for plugging/sealing tests. The first two tests to be implemented will have the packer-isolated borehole heated to 120°C, with one observation borehole used to monitor changes. Follow-on tests will be designed using information gathered from the first two tests, will be conducted at other temperatures, will use multiple observation boreholes, and may include other measurement types and test designs.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1436221
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-4673R
662758; TRN: US1900060
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; WIPP; BOREHOLES; SPENT FUELS; WATER VAPOR

Citation Formats

Kuhlman, Kristopher L., Mills, Melissa Marie, Herrick, Courtney G., Matteo, Edward N., Stuaffer, Phil, Johnson, Peter, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Weaver, Doug, Rutqvist, Jonny, and Wu, Yuxin. Project Plan: Salt in Situ Heater Test.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1436221.
Kuhlman, Kristopher L., Mills, Melissa Marie, Herrick, Courtney G., Matteo, Edward N., Stuaffer, Phil, Johnson, Peter, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Weaver, Doug, Rutqvist, Jonny, & Wu, Yuxin. Project Plan: Salt in Situ Heater Test.. United States. doi:10.2172/1436221.
Kuhlman, Kristopher L., Mills, Melissa Marie, Herrick, Courtney G., Matteo, Edward N., Stuaffer, Phil, Johnson, Peter, Boukhalfa, Hakim, Weaver, Doug, Rutqvist, Jonny, and Wu, Yuxin. Sun . "Project Plan: Salt in Situ Heater Test.". United States. doi:10.2172/1436221. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436221.
@article{osti_1436221,
title = {Project Plan: Salt in Situ Heater Test.},
author = {Kuhlman, Kristopher L. and Mills, Melissa Marie and Herrick, Courtney G. and Matteo, Edward N. and Stuaffer, Phil and Johnson, Peter and Boukhalfa, Hakim and Weaver, Doug and Rutqvist, Jonny and Wu, Yuxin},
abstractNote = {This project plan gives a high-level description of the US Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition (SFWD) campaign in situ borehole heater test project being planned for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site This plan provides an overview of the schedule and responsibilities of the parties involved. This project is a collaborative effort by Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories to execute a series of small-diameter borehole heater tests in salt for the DOE-NE SFWD campaign. Design of a heater test in salt at WIPP has evolved over several years. The current design was completed in fiscal year 2017 (FY17), an equipment shakedown experiment is underway in April FY18, and the test implementation will begin in summer of FY18. The project comprises a suite of modular tests, which consist of a group of nearby boreholes in the wall of drifts at WIPP. Each test is centered around a packer-isolated heated borehole (5" diameter) containing equipment for water-vapor collection and brine sampling, surrounded by smaller-diameter (2" diameter) satellite observation boreholes. Observation boreholes will contain temperature sensors, tracer release points, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) sensors, fiber optic sensing, and acoustic emission (AE) measurements, and sonic velocity sources and sensors. These satellite boreholes will also be used for plugging/sealing tests. The first two tests to be implemented will have the packer-isolated borehole heated to 120°C, with one observation borehole used to monitor changes. Follow-on tests will be designed using information gathered from the first two tests, will be conducted at other temperatures, will use multiple observation boreholes, and may include other measurement types and test designs.},
doi = {10.2172/1436221},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
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