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Title: Overview of the Flammability of Gases Generated in Hanford Waste Tanks

Abstract

This report presents an overview of what is known about the flammability of the gases generated and retained in Hanford waste tanks in terms of the gas composition, flammability and detonability limits of the gas constituents, and availability of ignition sources. The intrinsic flammability (or non-flammability) of waste gas mixtures is one major determinant of whether a flammable region develops in the tank headspace; other factors are the rate, surface area, and volume of the release and the tank ventilation rate, which are not covered in this report.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15010744
Report Number(s):
PNNL-13269
820201000; TRN: US0500135
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Jul 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FLAMMABILITY; GASES; VENTILATION; STORAGE FACILITIES; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; DETONATION LIMITS

Citation Formats

Mahoney, Lenna A, Huckaby, James L, Bryan, Samuel A, and Johnson, Gerald D. Overview of the Flammability of Gases Generated in Hanford Waste Tanks. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/15010744.
Mahoney, Lenna A, Huckaby, James L, Bryan, Samuel A, & Johnson, Gerald D. Overview of the Flammability of Gases Generated in Hanford Waste Tanks. United States. doi:10.2172/15010744.
Mahoney, Lenna A, Huckaby, James L, Bryan, Samuel A, and Johnson, Gerald D. Wed . "Overview of the Flammability of Gases Generated in Hanford Waste Tanks". United States. doi:10.2172/15010744. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15010744.
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author = {Mahoney, Lenna A and Huckaby, James L and Bryan, Samuel A and Johnson, Gerald D},
abstractNote = {This report presents an overview of what is known about the flammability of the gases generated and retained in Hanford waste tanks in terms of the gas composition, flammability and detonability limits of the gas constituents, and availability of ignition sources. The intrinsic flammability (or non-flammability) of waste gas mixtures is one major determinant of whether a flammable region develops in the tank headspace; other factors are the rate, surface area, and volume of the release and the tank ventilation rate, which are not covered in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/15010744},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {7}
}

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