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Title: General Handling Calculations for the Modified Hospital Can

Abstract

Containers are evaluated using a Monte-Carlo N-Particle transport code (MCNP). The code calculated keff is compared to critical experiment benchmarks to determine a bias. Additional margin of safety is added to the bias to establish an upper subcritical limit (USL). Modeled cases are considered subcritical if the neutron multiplication factor plus two sigma remains below the USL. Net weight limits allow for any amount of fissile/moderator mixture to exist so long as it meets the weight requirement, therefore all mixture types must be evaluated. Cases that exceed the USL must either be controlled against or have justification why that configuration cannot reasonably exist. Current and legacy loadings and container dimensions must be taken into consideration.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1582020
Report Number(s):
IROS13213
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-NA0001942
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Moser, Dallas. General Handling Calculations for the Modified Hospital Can. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Moser, Dallas. General Handling Calculations for the Modified Hospital Can. United States.
Moser, Dallas. Wed . "General Handling Calculations for the Modified Hospital Can". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1582020.
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abstractNote = {Containers are evaluated using a Monte-Carlo N-Particle transport code (MCNP). The code calculated keff is compared to critical experiment benchmarks to determine a bias. Additional margin of safety is added to the bias to establish an upper subcritical limit (USL). Modeled cases are considered subcritical if the neutron multiplication factor plus two sigma remains below the USL. Net weight limits allow for any amount of fissile/moderator mixture to exist so long as it meets the weight requirement, therefore all mixture types must be evaluated. Cases that exceed the USL must either be controlled against or have justification why that configuration cannot reasonably exist. Current and legacy loadings and container dimensions must be taken into consideration.},
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