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Title: Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks

Abstract

This report describes the current understanding of flammable gas retention and release in Hanford double-shell waste tanks AN-103, AN-104, AN-105, AW-101, SY-101, and SY-103. This knowledge is based on analyses, experimental results, and observations of tank behavior. The applicable data available from the void fraction instrument, retained gas sampler, ball rheometer, tank characterization, and field monitoring are summarized. Retained gas volumes and void fractions are updated with these new data. Using the retained gas compositions from the retained gas sampler, peak dome pressures during a gas burn are calculated as a function of the fraction of retained gas hypothetically released instantaneously into the tank head space. Models and criteria are given for gas generation, initiation of buoyant displacement, and resulting gas release; and predictions are compared with observed tank behavior.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527909
Report Number(s):
PNNL-11536-Rev.1
ON: DE97053275; TRN: 97:019306
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; HANFORD RESERVATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; TANKS; REMEDIAL ACTION; VAPORS; MONITORING; SAMPLING

Citation Formats

Meyer, P A, Brewster, M E, and Bryan, S A. Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/527909.
Meyer, P A, Brewster, M E, & Bryan, S A. Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks. United States. doi:10.2172/527909.
Meyer, P A, Brewster, M E, and Bryan, S A. Thu . "Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks". United States. doi:10.2172/527909. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/527909.
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abstractNote = {This report describes the current understanding of flammable gas retention and release in Hanford double-shell waste tanks AN-103, AN-104, AN-105, AW-101, SY-101, and SY-103. This knowledge is based on analyses, experimental results, and observations of tank behavior. The applicable data available from the void fraction instrument, retained gas sampler, ball rheometer, tank characterization, and field monitoring are summarized. Retained gas volumes and void fractions are updated with these new data. Using the retained gas compositions from the retained gas sampler, peak dome pressures during a gas burn are calculated as a function of the fraction of retained gas hypothetically released instantaneously into the tank head space. Models and criteria are given for gas generation, initiation of buoyant displacement, and resulting gas release; and predictions are compared with observed tank behavior.},
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