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Title: Analysis of Ignition Testing on K-West Basin Fuel

Abstract

Ignition tests and analyses of damage/corroded N-Reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) were performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as part of a series of studies on the deteriorating spent fuel in the Hanford K-Basins. The ignition temperature tests were conducted to assess tie pyrophoric properties of selected spent fuel elements from K-West Basin. The objective of these tests was to determine pyrophoric characteristics of samples cut from both damaged and undamaged regions of fhel elements. Furnace ignition tests were also petiormed on samples subjected to the conditioning process proposed by the Independent Technical Assessment and the Integrated Process Strategy to establish any significant effect on the SNF pyrophoric pefiormance parameters. Part of the analysis of the ignition data in this report was petiormed by FIuor Daniel Northwest. One of the safety issues being evaluated is the possibility of a fiel ignition during processing, handling, and transportation to the interim storage facility.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15001490
Report Number(s):
PNNL-11816
TRN: US0400348
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL ELEMENTS; FURNACES; IGNITION; N-REACTOR; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; PHOSPHORS; PROCESSING; SAFETY; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; SPENT FUELS; TESTING; WASTE STORAGE

Citation Formats

Abrefah, John, Huang, Fan-Hsiung F, Gerry, William M, Gray, Walter J, Marschman, Steven C, and Thornton, Thomas A. Analysis of Ignition Testing on K-West Basin Fuel. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/15001490.
Abrefah, John, Huang, Fan-Hsiung F, Gerry, William M, Gray, Walter J, Marschman, Steven C, & Thornton, Thomas A. Analysis of Ignition Testing on K-West Basin Fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/15001490.
Abrefah, John, Huang, Fan-Hsiung F, Gerry, William M, Gray, Walter J, Marschman, Steven C, and Thornton, Thomas A. Tue . "Analysis of Ignition Testing on K-West Basin Fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/15001490. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15001490.
@article{osti_15001490,
title = {Analysis of Ignition Testing on K-West Basin Fuel},
author = {Abrefah, John and Huang, Fan-Hsiung F and Gerry, William M and Gray, Walter J and Marschman, Steven C and Thornton, Thomas A},
abstractNote = {Ignition tests and analyses of damage/corroded N-Reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) were performed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as part of a series of studies on the deteriorating spent fuel in the Hanford K-Basins. The ignition temperature tests were conducted to assess tie pyrophoric properties of selected spent fuel elements from K-West Basin. The objective of these tests was to determine pyrophoric characteristics of samples cut from both damaged and undamaged regions of fhel elements. Furnace ignition tests were also petiormed on samples subjected to the conditioning process proposed by the Independent Technical Assessment and the Integrated Process Strategy to establish any significant effect on the SNF pyrophoric pefiormance parameters. Part of the analysis of the ignition data in this report was petiormed by FIuor Daniel Northwest. One of the safety issues being evaluated is the possibility of a fiel ignition during processing, handling, and transportation to the interim storage facility.},
doi = {10.2172/15001490},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
}

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