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Title: Metallurgical Evaluation of the Five-Inch Cylindrical Induction Melter

Abstract

A metallurgical evaluation of the 5-inch cylindrical induction melter (CIM) vessel was performed by the Materials Technology Section to evaluate the metallurgical condition after operating for approximately 375 hours at 1400 to 1500 Degrees Celsius during a 2 year period. Results indicate that wall thinning and significant grain growth occurred in the lower portion of the conical section and the drain tube. No through-wall penetrations were found in the cylindrical and conical sections of the CIM vessel and only one leak site was identified in the drain tube. Failure of the drain tube was associated with a localized over heating and intercrystalline fracture.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
760270
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2000-00192
TRN: US0004286
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Aug 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CERAMIC MELTERS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; METALLURGY; GRAIN GROWTH; FRACTURE PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Imrich, K.J. Metallurgical Evaluation of the Five-Inch Cylindrical Induction Melter. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/760270.
Imrich, K.J. Metallurgical Evaluation of the Five-Inch Cylindrical Induction Melter. United States. doi:10.2172/760270.
Imrich, K.J. Tue . "Metallurgical Evaluation of the Five-Inch Cylindrical Induction Melter". United States. doi:10.2172/760270. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/760270.
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title = {Metallurgical Evaluation of the Five-Inch Cylindrical Induction Melter},
author = {Imrich, K.J.},
abstractNote = {A metallurgical evaluation of the 5-inch cylindrical induction melter (CIM) vessel was performed by the Materials Technology Section to evaluate the metallurgical condition after operating for approximately 375 hours at 1400 to 1500 Degrees Celsius during a 2 year period. Results indicate that wall thinning and significant grain growth occurred in the lower portion of the conical section and the drain tube. No through-wall penetrations were found in the cylindrical and conical sections of the CIM vessel and only one leak site was identified in the drain tube. Failure of the drain tube was associated with a localized over heating and intercrystalline fracture.},
doi = {10.2172/760270},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {8}
}

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