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Title: Mechanical engineering note - safety analysis of molten uranium/water interaction in the uranium foundry furnace

Abstract

This Engineering Note describes the development of the accident criteria used the basis for the design of the uranium foundry vacuum vessel. The results of this analysis provide input into other safety notes that investigate how well the uranium containment boundary will maintain its integrity during the design basis accident. The preventative measures that have been designed into the system to minimize the potential to produce a flammable gas mixture are described. The system response is designed for consistency with applicable sections of the LLNL Health and Safety Manual, as well as the Mechanical engineering Safety Design Standards.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14915
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-136230; DP0101022
DP0101022; TRN: AH200130%%179
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ACCIDENTS; CONTAINMENT; DESIGN; DESIGN BASIS ACCIDENTS; FURNACES; MIXTURES; SAFETY; SAFETY ANALYSIS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Gourdin, W H, and Sze, J. Mechanical engineering note - safety analysis of molten uranium/water interaction in the uranium foundry furnace. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/14915.
Gourdin, W H, & Sze, J. Mechanical engineering note - safety analysis of molten uranium/water interaction in the uranium foundry furnace. United States. doi:10.2172/14915.
Gourdin, W H, and Sze, J. Thu . "Mechanical engineering note - safety analysis of molten uranium/water interaction in the uranium foundry furnace". United States. doi:10.2172/14915. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14915.
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abstractNote = {This Engineering Note describes the development of the accident criteria used the basis for the design of the uranium foundry vacuum vessel. The results of this analysis provide input into other safety notes that investigate how well the uranium containment boundary will maintain its integrity during the design basis accident. The preventative measures that have been designed into the system to minimize the potential to produce a flammable gas mixture are described. The system response is designed for consistency with applicable sections of the LLNL Health and Safety Manual, as well as the Mechanical engineering Safety Design Standards.},
doi = {10.2172/14915},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Thu Aug 19 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
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