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Title: A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision

Abstract

Criticality accidents and the characteristics of prompt power excursions are discussed. Sixty accidental power excursions are reviewed. Sufficient detail is provided to enable the reader to understand the physical situation, the chemistry and material flow, and when available the administrative setting leading up to the time of the accident. Information on the power history, energy release, consequences, and causes are also included when available. For those accidents that occurred in process plants, two new sections have been included in this revision. The first is an analysis and summary of the physical and neutronic features of the chain reacting systems. The second is a compilation of observations and lessons learned. Excursions associated with large power reactors are not included in this report.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
758324
Report Number(s):
LA-13638
TRN: US0004609
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CRITICALITY; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; COMPILED DATA

Citation Formats

Thomas P. McLaughlin, Shean P. Monahan, Norman L. Pruvost, Vladimir V. Frolov, Boris G. Ryazanov, and Victor I. Sviridov. A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/758324.
Thomas P. McLaughlin, Shean P. Monahan, Norman L. Pruvost, Vladimir V. Frolov, Boris G. Ryazanov, & Victor I. Sviridov. A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision. United States. doi:10.2172/758324.
Thomas P. McLaughlin, Shean P. Monahan, Norman L. Pruvost, Vladimir V. Frolov, Boris G. Ryazanov, and Victor I. Sviridov. Mon . "A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision". United States. doi:10.2172/758324. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/758324.
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title = {A Review of Criticality Accidents 2000 Revision},
author = {Thomas P. McLaughlin and Shean P. Monahan and Norman L. Pruvost and Vladimir V. Frolov and Boris G. Ryazanov and Victor I. Sviridov},
abstractNote = {Criticality accidents and the characteristics of prompt power excursions are discussed. Sixty accidental power excursions are reviewed. Sufficient detail is provided to enable the reader to understand the physical situation, the chemistry and material flow, and when available the administrative setting leading up to the time of the accident. Information on the power history, energy release, consequences, and causes are also included when available. For those accidents that occurred in process plants, two new sections have been included in this revision. The first is an analysis and summary of the physical and neutronic features of the chain reacting systems. The second is a compilation of observations and lessons learned. Excursions associated with large power reactors are not included in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/758324},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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