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Title: PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING OF WASTE TRANSFER PIPELINES

Abstract

This project, which began in FY97, involves both the flow loop research on plugging and unplugging of waste transfer pipelines, and the large-scale industrial equipment test of plugging locating and unplugging technologies. In FY98, the related work was performed under the project name ''Mixing, Settling, and Pipe Unplugging of Waste Transfer Lines.'' The mixing, settling, and pipeline plugging and unplugging are critical to the design and maintenance of a waste transfer pipeline system, especially for the High-Level Waste (HLW) pipeline transfer. The major objective of this work is to recreate pipeline plugging conditions for equipment testing of plug locating and removal and to provide systematic operating data for modification of equipment design and enhancement of performance of waste transfer lines used at DOE sites. As the waste tank clean-out and decommissioning program becomes active at the DOE sites, there is an increasing potential that the waste slurry transfer lines will become plugged and unable to transport waste slurry from one tank to another or from the mixing tank to processing facilities. Transfer systems may potentially become plugged if the solids concentration of the material being transferred increases beyond the capability of the prime mover or if upstream mixing is inadequatelymore » performed. Plugging can occur due to the solids' settling in either the mixing tank, the pumping system, or the transfer lines. In order to enhance and optimize the slurry's removal and transfer, refined and reliable data on the mixing, sampling, and pipe unplugging systems must be obtained based on both laboratory-scale and simulated in-situ operating conditions.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
772516
Report Number(s):
DE-FG01-95EW55094-64
TRN: US0103043
DOE Contract Number:  
FG01-95EW55094; FG21-95EW55094
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PIPELINES; FLOW BLOCKAGE; PUMPING; REMOVAL; TRANSPORT; LIQUID WASTES; MIXING; SEDIMENTATION; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; STORAGE FACILITIES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; SLUDGES; SLURRIES

Citation Formats

M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D. PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING OF WASTE TRANSFER PIPELINES. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/772516.
M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D. PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING OF WASTE TRANSFER PIPELINES. United States. doi:10.2172/772516.
M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D. Fri . "PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING OF WASTE TRANSFER PIPELINES". United States. doi:10.2172/772516. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/772516.
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title = {PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING OF WASTE TRANSFER PIPELINES},
author = {M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D.},
abstractNote = {This project, which began in FY97, involves both the flow loop research on plugging and unplugging of waste transfer pipelines, and the large-scale industrial equipment test of plugging locating and unplugging technologies. In FY98, the related work was performed under the project name ''Mixing, Settling, and Pipe Unplugging of Waste Transfer Lines.'' The mixing, settling, and pipeline plugging and unplugging are critical to the design and maintenance of a waste transfer pipeline system, especially for the High-Level Waste (HLW) pipeline transfer. The major objective of this work is to recreate pipeline plugging conditions for equipment testing of plug locating and removal and to provide systematic operating data for modification of equipment design and enhancement of performance of waste transfer lines used at DOE sites. As the waste tank clean-out and decommissioning program becomes active at the DOE sites, there is an increasing potential that the waste slurry transfer lines will become plugged and unable to transport waste slurry from one tank to another or from the mixing tank to processing facilities. Transfer systems may potentially become plugged if the solids concentration of the material being transferred increases beyond the capability of the prime mover or if upstream mixing is inadequately performed. Plugging can occur due to the solids' settling in either the mixing tank, the pumping system, or the transfer lines. In order to enhance and optimize the slurry's removal and transfer, refined and reliable data on the mixing, sampling, and pipe unplugging systems must be obtained based on both laboratory-scale and simulated in-situ operating conditions.},
doi = {10.2172/772516},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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