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Title: Thermal dissipation studies and Pu238/Li source simulation (MCNP) of the K2 containers (COWS)

Abstract

The six K2 containers (COWS) have been proposed to be shipped to WIPP in the configuration depicted in Figure 1. Currently, the containers reside in the water bath storage and have not been opened since LANL received them. The K2 containers containing the mound scrap material each have their own unique dose rate and thermal loading. 3 The properties of each container are listed below in Table 1. The problem with loading the K2 container into the proposed configuration is the thermal load the package will experience. Each component within the package has a thermal working limit that should not be exceeded. 2 However, the package must also maintain enough shielding to lower the measured dose rate at the surface of the drum to be accepted by WIPP. Testing the current configuration through simulation LANL can prove heat will not compromise any components and dose can be reduced to a safe configuration.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1479892
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-29955
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Heat transfer, Dose rates, COW sources

Citation Formats

Oka, Jude M., Riglin, Jacob Daniel, and Nettleton, Anthony Steven. Thermal dissipation studies and Pu238/Li source simulation (MCNP) of the K2 containers (COWS). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1479892.
Oka, Jude M., Riglin, Jacob Daniel, & Nettleton, Anthony Steven. Thermal dissipation studies and Pu238/Li source simulation (MCNP) of the K2 containers (COWS). United States. doi:10.2172/1479892.
Oka, Jude M., Riglin, Jacob Daniel, and Nettleton, Anthony Steven. Thu . "Thermal dissipation studies and Pu238/Li source simulation (MCNP) of the K2 containers (COWS)". United States. doi:10.2172/1479892. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1479892.
@article{osti_1479892,
title = {Thermal dissipation studies and Pu238/Li source simulation (MCNP) of the K2 containers (COWS)},
author = {Oka, Jude M. and Riglin, Jacob Daniel and Nettleton, Anthony Steven},
abstractNote = {The six K2 containers (COWS) have been proposed to be shipped to WIPP in the configuration depicted in Figure 1. Currently, the containers reside in the water bath storage and have not been opened since LANL received them. The K2 containers containing the mound scrap material each have their own unique dose rate and thermal loading. 3 The properties of each container are listed below in Table 1. The problem with loading the K2 container into the proposed configuration is the thermal load the package will experience. Each component within the package has a thermal working limit that should not be exceeded. 2 However, the package must also maintain enough shielding to lower the measured dose rate at the surface of the drum to be accepted by WIPP. Testing the current configuration through simulation LANL can prove heat will not compromise any components and dose can be reduced to a safe configuration.},
doi = {10.2172/1479892},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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