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Title: F and H-Canyon sump criticality analysis 12-rad exposure times

Abstract

The F and H-Canyon sumps collect the liquid that leaks from jumpers and rack piping or overflows from tanks onto the canyon floor. While technical specifications ensure that process solutions are below the critical fissile material concentration, irrespective of container geometry, there are plausible scenarios that could result in a critical concentration in a sump. One is where a large leak occurs that overflows a sump. If the leak is undetected, evaporation could concentrate the solution until a nuclear criticality occurs. This is the scenario that is addressed in this document.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
755221
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2000-00056
TRN: US0002668
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; DRAINAGE; CRITICALITY; SAFETY ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Shadday, M A. F and H-Canyon sump criticality analysis 12-rad exposure times. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/755221.
Shadday, M A. F and H-Canyon sump criticality analysis 12-rad exposure times. United States. doi:10.2172/755221.
Shadday, M A. Fri . "F and H-Canyon sump criticality analysis 12-rad exposure times". United States. doi:10.2172/755221. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/755221.
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abstractNote = {The F and H-Canyon sumps collect the liquid that leaks from jumpers and rack piping or overflows from tanks onto the canyon floor. While technical specifications ensure that process solutions are below the critical fissile material concentration, irrespective of container geometry, there are plausible scenarios that could result in a critical concentration in a sump. One is where a large leak occurs that overflows a sump. If the leak is undetected, evaporation could concentrate the solution until a nuclear criticality occurs. This is the scenario that is addressed in this document.},
doi = {10.2172/755221},
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place = {United States},
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