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Title: Safety analysis report for the /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ fuel form facility

Abstract

The Plutonium Fuel Form (PuFF) Facility has been constructed at the Savannah River Plant to manufacture 30 to 60 kg/yr of /sup 238/Pu fuel forms for space power applications. This facility is located in the existing Building 235-F near the geographical center of the Savannah River Plant (SRP) site. Pilot production is scheduled to begin in July 1977, with full-scale production in April 1978. The process line of the facility consists of nine separate, interconnected shielded cells; five shielded wing cabinets or glove boxes; three hoods; and contained auxiliary equipment. These process enclosures will be, for the most part, under an atmosphere of recirculating inert gas. The products of the facility will be dense fuel forms manufactured from PuO/sub 2/ powder with a nominal isotopic composition of 80% /sup 238/Pu-20% /sup 239/Pu. This powder, made from calcined oxalate, has been produced safely at a rate of about 20 kg /sup 238/Pu/yr in the H-Area B-Line in Building 221-H for approximately ten years. This report describes design objectives, nature of operations, potential hazards and limiting factors, facility response to postulated accidents and failures, and environmental effects. The results of the analyses described in this report indicate that the facility has themore » capacity to prevent or sufficiently reduce accidents that represent potential risks to health and safety. The safety analysis in conjunction with process requirements provides the bases for Technical Standards for operation. The analysis also documents the degree of conformance of the facility design with the General Design Criteria - Plutonium Facilities and the Environmental Statement.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
5399443
Report Number(s):
DPSTSA-200-5
TRN: 80-007763
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-09-0001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PLUTONIUM 238; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; PLUTONIUM 239; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; MANUFACTURING; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; RISK ASSESSMENT; ACCIDENTS; DESIGN; DISASTERS; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FAILURES; FAULT TREE ANALYSIS; FLOWSHEETS; GRAPHS; HAZARDS; NUCLEAR FUELS; OPERATION; SAFETY; SOUTH CAROLINA; THEORETICAL DATA; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHALCOGENIDES; DATA; DATA FORMS; DIAGRAMS; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; FUELS; HEAVY NUCLEI; INFORMATION; ISOTOPES; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTOR MATERIALS; SOUTHEAST REGION; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; TRANSURANIUM COMPOUNDS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; USA; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 050700* - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties; 360201 - Ceramics, Cermets, & Refractories- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Angerman, C L, Bickford, D F, Gould, Jr, T H, and Smith, P K. Safety analysis report for the /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ fuel form facility. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/5399443.
Angerman, C L, Bickford, D F, Gould, Jr, T H, & Smith, P K. Safety analysis report for the /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ fuel form facility. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5399443
Angerman, C L, Bickford, D F, Gould, Jr, T H, and Smith, P K. Mon . "Safety analysis report for the /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ fuel form facility". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5399443. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5399443.
@article{osti_5399443,
title = {Safety analysis report for the /sup 238/PuO/sub 2/ fuel form facility},
author = {Angerman, C L and Bickford, D F and Gould, Jr, T H and Smith, P K},
abstractNote = {The Plutonium Fuel Form (PuFF) Facility has been constructed at the Savannah River Plant to manufacture 30 to 60 kg/yr of /sup 238/Pu fuel forms for space power applications. This facility is located in the existing Building 235-F near the geographical center of the Savannah River Plant (SRP) site. Pilot production is scheduled to begin in July 1977, with full-scale production in April 1978. The process line of the facility consists of nine separate, interconnected shielded cells; five shielded wing cabinets or glove boxes; three hoods; and contained auxiliary equipment. These process enclosures will be, for the most part, under an atmosphere of recirculating inert gas. The products of the facility will be dense fuel forms manufactured from PuO/sub 2/ powder with a nominal isotopic composition of 80% /sup 238/Pu-20% /sup 239/Pu. This powder, made from calcined oxalate, has been produced safely at a rate of about 20 kg /sup 238/Pu/yr in the H-Area B-Line in Building 221-H for approximately ten years. This report describes design objectives, nature of operations, potential hazards and limiting factors, facility response to postulated accidents and failures, and environmental effects. The results of the analyses described in this report indicate that the facility has the capacity to prevent or sufficiently reduce accidents that represent potential risks to health and safety. The safety analysis in conjunction with process requirements provides the bases for Technical Standards for operation. The analysis also documents the degree of conformance of the facility design with the General Design Criteria - Plutonium Facilities and the Environmental Statement.},
doi = {10.2172/5399443},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5399443}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {8}
}