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Title: FEMA and RAM Analysis for the Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine

Abstract

The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and the Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Analysis performed for the Multi-Canister Overpack Handling Machine (MHM) has shown that the current design provides for a safe system, but the reliability of the system (primarily due to the complexity of the interlocks and permissive controls) is relatively low. No specific failure modes were identified where significant consequences to the public occurred, or where significant impact to nearby workers should be expected. The overall reliability calculation for the MHM shows a 98.1 percent probability of operating for eight hours without failure, and an availability of the MHM of 90 percent. The majority of the reliability issues are found in the interlocks and controls. The availability of appropriate spare parts and maintenance personnel, coupled with well written operating procedures, will play a more important role in successful mission completion for the MHM than other less complicated systems.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FH (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
803966
Report Number(s):
SNF-6449, Rev.0
EDT-628719; TRN: US0300813
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-96RL13200
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUEL CASKS; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; AVAILABILITY; DESIGN; INTERLOCKS; MAINTENANCE; PROBABILITY; RELIABILITY; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

SWENSON, C.E. FEMA and RAM Analysis for the Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/803966.
SWENSON, C.E. FEMA and RAM Analysis for the Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine. United States. doi:10.2172/803966.
SWENSON, C.E. Thu . "FEMA and RAM Analysis for the Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine". United States. doi:10.2172/803966. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/803966.
@article{osti_803966,
title = {FEMA and RAM Analysis for the Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Handling Machine},
author = {SWENSON, C.E.},
abstractNote = {The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and the Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Analysis performed for the Multi-Canister Overpack Handling Machine (MHM) has shown that the current design provides for a safe system, but the reliability of the system (primarily due to the complexity of the interlocks and permissive controls) is relatively low. No specific failure modes were identified where significant consequences to the public occurred, or where significant impact to nearby workers should be expected. The overall reliability calculation for the MHM shows a 98.1 percent probability of operating for eight hours without failure, and an availability of the MHM of 90 percent. The majority of the reliability issues are found in the interlocks and controls. The availability of appropriate spare parts and maintenance personnel, coupled with well written operating procedures, will play a more important role in successful mission completion for the MHM than other less complicated systems.},
doi = {10.2172/803966},
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year = {2000},
month = {6}
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