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Title: In-place HEPA (high efficiency, particulate air) filter testing at Hanford: Operating experiences, calibrations, and lessons learned

Abstract

High Efficiency, Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters provide a minimum of 99.97% removal efficiency for particles greater than or equal to .3 microns in diameter. Each HEPA filter installation at Hanford is, at specified intervals, functionally tested for leaks. The test procedure involves a dioctylphthalate (DOP) smoke generator and a calibrated airborne particle detector. The DOP generator produces smoke of a known quantitative particle size distribution upstream of the filter. The airborne particle detector is first placed upstream, and then downstream of the filter to determine percent penetration. The smoke generator is characterized using a calibrated laser spectrometer, and the particle detector is calibrated using a calibrated picoammeter. 2 refs., 4 figs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
5461150
Report Number(s):
WHC-SA-0775; CONF-8910260-2
ON: DE90003357
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-87RL10930
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Plutonium/uranium recovery operations conference, Oak Ridge, TN (USA), 24-26 Oct 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR FILTERS; LEAK TESTING; CALIBRATION; HANFORD RESERVATION; PHTHALATES; SMOKES; SPECTROMETERS; AEROSOLS; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; EQUIPMENT; FILTERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; RESIDUES; SOLS; TESTING; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 540130 - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Flores, D S, and Decelis, D G. In-place HEPA (high efficiency, particulate air) filter testing at Hanford: Operating experiences, calibrations, and lessons learned. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Flores, D S, & Decelis, D G. In-place HEPA (high efficiency, particulate air) filter testing at Hanford: Operating experiences, calibrations, and lessons learned. United States.
Flores, D S, and Decelis, D G. 1989. "In-place HEPA (high efficiency, particulate air) filter testing at Hanford: Operating experiences, calibrations, and lessons learned". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5461150.
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author = {Flores, D S and Decelis, D G},
abstractNote = {High Efficiency, Particulate Air (HEPA) Filters provide a minimum of 99.97% removal efficiency for particles greater than or equal to .3 microns in diameter. Each HEPA filter installation at Hanford is, at specified intervals, functionally tested for leaks. The test procedure involves a dioctylphthalate (DOP) smoke generator and a calibrated airborne particle detector. The DOP generator produces smoke of a known quantitative particle size distribution upstream of the filter. The airborne particle detector is first placed upstream, and then downstream of the filter to determine percent penetration. The smoke generator is characterized using a calibrated laser spectrometer, and the particle detector is calibrated using a calibrated picoammeter. 2 refs., 4 figs.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5461150}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
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