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Title: Corrosion experiments on stainless steels used in dry storage canisters of spent nuclear fuel

Abstract

Nonradioactive (cold) experiments have been set up in the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP)-1634, and radioactive (hot) experiments have been set up in the Irradiated Fuel Storage Facility (IFSF) at ICPP. The objective of these experiments is to provide information on the interactions (corrosion) between the spent nuclear fuel currently stored at the ICPP and the dry storage canisters and containment materials in which this spent fuel will be stored for the next several decades. This information will be used to help select canister materials that will retain structural integrity over this period within economic, criticality, and other constraints. The two purposes for Dual Purpose Canisters (DPCs) are for interim storage of spent nuclear fuel and for shipment to a final geological repository. Information on how corrosion products, sediments, and degraded spent nuclear fuel may corrode DPCs will be required before the DPCs will be allowed to be shipped out of the State of Idaho. The information will also be required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to support the licensing of DPCs. Stainless steels 304L and 316L are the most likely materials for dry interim storage canisters. Welded stainless steel coupons are used to represent the canisters in bothmore » hot and cold experiments.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
425304
Report Number(s):
INEL-96/0317
ON: DE97050818; TRN: 97:003103
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; STAINLESS STEEL-304L; STAINLESS STEEL-316L; CORROSION RESISTANCE; SPENT FUEL CASKS; DRY STORAGE; CORROSION PRODUCTS; BIOLOGICAL FOULING; GAMMA RADIATION; WELDED JOINTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; CORROSIVE EFFECTS; MATERIALS TESTING

Citation Formats

Ryskamp, J M, Adams, J P, Faw, E M, and Anderson, P A. Corrosion experiments on stainless steels used in dry storage canisters of spent nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/425304.
Ryskamp, J M, Adams, J P, Faw, E M, & Anderson, P A. Corrosion experiments on stainless steels used in dry storage canisters of spent nuclear fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/425304.
Ryskamp, J M, Adams, J P, Faw, E M, and Anderson, P A. Sun . "Corrosion experiments on stainless steels used in dry storage canisters of spent nuclear fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/425304. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/425304.
@article{osti_425304,
title = {Corrosion experiments on stainless steels used in dry storage canisters of spent nuclear fuel},
author = {Ryskamp, J M and Adams, J P and Faw, E M and Anderson, P A},
abstractNote = {Nonradioactive (cold) experiments have been set up in the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP)-1634, and radioactive (hot) experiments have been set up in the Irradiated Fuel Storage Facility (IFSF) at ICPP. The objective of these experiments is to provide information on the interactions (corrosion) between the spent nuclear fuel currently stored at the ICPP and the dry storage canisters and containment materials in which this spent fuel will be stored for the next several decades. This information will be used to help select canister materials that will retain structural integrity over this period within economic, criticality, and other constraints. The two purposes for Dual Purpose Canisters (DPCs) are for interim storage of spent nuclear fuel and for shipment to a final geological repository. Information on how corrosion products, sediments, and degraded spent nuclear fuel may corrode DPCs will be required before the DPCs will be allowed to be shipped out of the State of Idaho. The information will also be required by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to support the licensing of DPCs. Stainless steels 304L and 316L are the most likely materials for dry interim storage canisters. Welded stainless steel coupons are used to represent the canisters in both hot and cold experiments.},
doi = {10.2172/425304},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {9}
}