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Title: Expanding the Allowable TRUPACT-II Payload

Abstract

The partnership between the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and the TRU and Mixed Waste Focus Area (TMFA) was rewarded when several long-term projects came to fruition. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) removed some of the conservatism in the TRUPACT-II Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) with their approval of Revision 19. The SARP strictly limits the payload constituents to ensure that hydrogen gas and other flammable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) don't build up to flammable/explosive levels while the transuranic (TRU) waste is sealed in the container during shipment. The CBFO/TMFA development program was based on laboratory experiments with surrogate waste materials, real waste experiments, and theoretical modeling that were used to justify payload expansion. Future work to expand the shipping envelope of the TRUPACT-II focuses on increasing the throughput through the waste certification process and reducing the waste operations costs by removing the need for a repack aging and/or treatment capability or reducing the size of the needed repackaging/treatment capability.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (INEEL)
  2. (LANL-Carlsbad Operations)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
797356
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-02-00158
TRN: US0201832
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Spectrum 2002, Reno, NV (US), 08/04/2002--08/08/2002; Other Information: PBD: 16 May 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; AGING; CONTAINERS; HYDROGEN; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PACKAGING; SAFETY ANALYSIS; WASTES; HYDROGEN GAS; VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; TRANSURANIC WASTE; REPACKAGING

Citation Formats

St. Michel, W., and Lott, S. Expanding the Allowable TRUPACT-II Payload. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
St. Michel, W., & Lott, S. Expanding the Allowable TRUPACT-II Payload. United States.
St. Michel, W., and Lott, S. Thu . "Expanding the Allowable TRUPACT-II Payload". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/797356.
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