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Title: Analysis of Hazards Associated with a Process Involving Uranium Metal and Uranium Hydride Powders

Abstract

An analysis of the reaction chemistry and operational factors associated with processing uranium and uranium hydride powders is presented, focusing on a specific operation in the Development Division which was subjected to the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) process. Primary emphasis is on the thermodynamic factors leading to pyrophoricity in common atmospheres. The discussion covers feed powders, cold-pressed and hot-pressed materials, and stray material resulting from the operations. The sensitivity of the various forms of material to pyrophoricity in common atmospheres is discussed. Operational recommendations for performing the work described are given.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
760666
Report Number(s):
Y/DZ-2253
TRN: US0004516
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FIRE HAZARDS; POWDERS; RECOMMENDATIONS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; URANIUM; URANIUM HYDRIDES; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

Citation Formats

Bullock, J.S. Analysis of Hazards Associated with a Process Involving Uranium Metal and Uranium Hydride Powders. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/760666.
Bullock, J.S. Analysis of Hazards Associated with a Process Involving Uranium Metal and Uranium Hydride Powders. United States. doi:10.2172/760666.
Bullock, J.S. Mon . "Analysis of Hazards Associated with a Process Involving Uranium Metal and Uranium Hydride Powders". United States. doi:10.2172/760666. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/760666.
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title = {Analysis of Hazards Associated with a Process Involving Uranium Metal and Uranium Hydride Powders},
author = {Bullock, J.S.},
abstractNote = {An analysis of the reaction chemistry and operational factors associated with processing uranium and uranium hydride powders is presented, focusing on a specific operation in the Development Division which was subjected to the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) process. Primary emphasis is on the thermodynamic factors leading to pyrophoricity in common atmospheres. The discussion covers feed powders, cold-pressed and hot-pressed materials, and stray material resulting from the operations. The sensitivity of the various forms of material to pyrophoricity in common atmospheres is discussed. Operational recommendations for performing the work described are given.},
doi = {10.2172/760666},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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