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Title: Spent Fuel Drying System Test Results (Dry-Run in Preparation for Run 8)

Abstract

The water-filled K-Basins in the Hanford 100 Area have been used to store N-Reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) since the 1970s. Because some leaks in the basin have been detected and some of the fuel is breached due to handling damage and corrosion, efforts are underway to remove the fuel elements from wet storage. An Integrated Process Strategy (IPS) has been developed to package, dry, transport, and store these metallic uranium fuel elements in an interim storage facility on the Hanford Site (WHC 1995). Information required to support the development of the drying processes, and the required safety analyses, is being obtained from characterization tests conducted on fuel elements removed from the K-Basins. A series of whole element drying tests (reported in separate documents, see Section 7.0) have been conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on several intact and damaged fuel elements recovered from both the K-East and K-West Basins. This report documents the results of a test ''dry-run'' conducted prior to the eighth and last of those tests, which was conducted on an N-Reactor outer fuel element removed from K-West canister 6513U. The system used for the dry-run test was the Whole Element Furnace Testing System, described inmore » Section 2.0, located in the Postirradiation Testing Laboratory (PTL, 327 Building). The test conditions and methodologies are given in Section 3.0. The experimental results are provided in Section 4.0 and discussed Section 5.0.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15010247
Report Number(s):
PNNL-12136
820201000; TRN: US0500352
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONTAINERS; CORROSION; DRYING; FUEL ELEMENTS; FURNACES; N-REACTOR; NUCLEAR FUELS; SAFETY; SPENT FUELS; TESTING; TRANSPORT; URANIUM; WASTE STORAGE; WET STORAGE

Citation Formats

Klinger, George S, Oliver, Brian M, Abrefah, John, Marschman, Steven C, MacFarlan, Paul J, and Ritter, Greg A. Spent Fuel Drying System Test Results (Dry-Run in Preparation for Run 8). United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Klinger, George S, Oliver, Brian M, Abrefah, John, Marschman, Steven C, MacFarlan, Paul J, & Ritter, Greg A. Spent Fuel Drying System Test Results (Dry-Run in Preparation for Run 8). United States.
Klinger, George S, Oliver, Brian M, Abrefah, John, Marschman, Steven C, MacFarlan, Paul J, and Ritter, Greg A. Wed . "Spent Fuel Drying System Test Results (Dry-Run in Preparation for Run 8)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15010247.
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title = {Spent Fuel Drying System Test Results (Dry-Run in Preparation for Run 8)},
author = {Klinger, George S and Oliver, Brian M and Abrefah, John and Marschman, Steven C and MacFarlan, Paul J and Ritter, Greg A},
abstractNote = {The water-filled K-Basins in the Hanford 100 Area have been used to store N-Reactor spent nuclear fuel (SNF) since the 1970s. Because some leaks in the basin have been detected and some of the fuel is breached due to handling damage and corrosion, efforts are underway to remove the fuel elements from wet storage. An Integrated Process Strategy (IPS) has been developed to package, dry, transport, and store these metallic uranium fuel elements in an interim storage facility on the Hanford Site (WHC 1995). Information required to support the development of the drying processes, and the required safety analyses, is being obtained from characterization tests conducted on fuel elements removed from the K-Basins. A series of whole element drying tests (reported in separate documents, see Section 7.0) have been conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) on several intact and damaged fuel elements recovered from both the K-East and K-West Basins. This report documents the results of a test ''dry-run'' conducted prior to the eighth and last of those tests, which was conducted on an N-Reactor outer fuel element removed from K-West canister 6513U. The system used for the dry-run test was the Whole Element Furnace Testing System, described in Section 2.0, located in the Postirradiation Testing Laboratory (PTL, 327 Building). The test conditions and methodologies are given in Section 3.0. The experimental results are provided in Section 4.0 and discussed Section 5.0.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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