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Title: Evaluation of Hose in Hose Transfer Line Service Life for Hanfords Interim Stabilization Program

Abstract

RPP-6153, Engineering Task Plan for Hose-in-Hose Transfer System for the Interim Stabilization Program (Torres, 2000a), defines the programmatic goals, functional requirements, and technical criteria for the development and subsequent installation of waste transfer line equipment to support Hanford's Interim Stabilization Program. RPP-6028, Specification for Hose in Hose Transfer Lines for Hanford's Interim Stabilization Program (Torres, 2000b), has been issued to define the specific requirements for the design, manufacture, and verification of transfer line assemblies for specific waste transfer applications associated with Interim Stabilization. Included in RPP-6028 are tables defining the chemical constituents of concern to which transfer lines will be exposed. Current Interim Stabilization Program planning forecasts that the at-grade transfer lines will be required to convey pumpable waste for as much as three years after commissioning, RPP-6028 Section 3.2.7. Performance Incentive Number ORP-05 requires that all the Single Shell Tanks be Interim Stabilized by September 30, 2003. The Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) milestone M-41-00, enforced by a federal consent decree, requires all the Single Shell Tanks to be Interim stabilized by September 30, 2004. By meeting the Performance Incentive the TPA milestone is met. Prudent engineering dictates that the equipment used to transfer waste have a life in excess ofmore » the forecasted operational time period, with some margin to allow for future adjustments to the planned schedule. This document evaluates the effective service life of the Hose-in-Hose Transfer Lines, based on information submitted by the manufacturer, published literature and calculations. The effective service life of transfer line assemblies is a function of several factors. Foremost among these are the hose material's resistance to the harmful effects of process fluid characteristics, ambient environmental conditions, exposure to ionizing radiation and the manufacturer's stated shelf life. In order to determine the transfer line service life this evaluation examines the certification of shelf life, the certification of chemical compatibility with waste, catalog information of ambient ratings and published literature on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on the mechanical properties of elastomeric materials. During initial hose procurements, the hose-in-hose transfer line vendor River Bend Hose Specialty (RBHS) submitted a letter, dated 6/8/00, which recommended the service and shelf life of the hose to be seven years. In submittals for later hose procurements, RBHS submitted a letter, dated 11/6/00, which recommended the service life of the hose to be three years. This submittal was followed by documentation, on 2/14/01, which submitted new storage requirements and restated the seven year shelf life. RBHS revised their original hose service life estimate to a more conservative three years due to concerns over the effects of chemicals in transferred waste. The above mentioned submittals from RBHS are the primary drivers of the three year service life limit established by this document.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
COGEMA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
806786
Report Number(s):
RPP-6711, Rev.1
ECN-664185; TRN: US0301351
DOE Contract Number:  
AC27-99RL14047
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Mar 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; EVALUATION; HOSES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; SERVICE LIFE; STABILIZATION; STORAGE; PIPELINES; STORAGE FACILITIES; WASTE RETRIEVAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; HYDRAULIC TRANSPORT; RADIATION EFFECTS

Citation Formats

TORRES, T D. Evaluation of Hose in Hose Transfer Line Service Life for Hanfords Interim Stabilization Program. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/806786.
TORRES, T D. Evaluation of Hose in Hose Transfer Line Service Life for Hanfords Interim Stabilization Program. United States. doi:10.2172/806786.
TORRES, T D. Fri . "Evaluation of Hose in Hose Transfer Line Service Life for Hanfords Interim Stabilization Program". United States. doi:10.2172/806786. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/806786.
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title = {Evaluation of Hose in Hose Transfer Line Service Life for Hanfords Interim Stabilization Program},
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abstractNote = {RPP-6153, Engineering Task Plan for Hose-in-Hose Transfer System for the Interim Stabilization Program (Torres, 2000a), defines the programmatic goals, functional requirements, and technical criteria for the development and subsequent installation of waste transfer line equipment to support Hanford's Interim Stabilization Program. RPP-6028, Specification for Hose in Hose Transfer Lines for Hanford's Interim Stabilization Program (Torres, 2000b), has been issued to define the specific requirements for the design, manufacture, and verification of transfer line assemblies for specific waste transfer applications associated with Interim Stabilization. Included in RPP-6028 are tables defining the chemical constituents of concern to which transfer lines will be exposed. Current Interim Stabilization Program planning forecasts that the at-grade transfer lines will be required to convey pumpable waste for as much as three years after commissioning, RPP-6028 Section 3.2.7. Performance Incentive Number ORP-05 requires that all the Single Shell Tanks be Interim Stabilized by September 30, 2003. The Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) milestone M-41-00, enforced by a federal consent decree, requires all the Single Shell Tanks to be Interim stabilized by September 30, 2004. By meeting the Performance Incentive the TPA milestone is met. Prudent engineering dictates that the equipment used to transfer waste have a life in excess of the forecasted operational time period, with some margin to allow for future adjustments to the planned schedule. This document evaluates the effective service life of the Hose-in-Hose Transfer Lines, based on information submitted by the manufacturer, published literature and calculations. The effective service life of transfer line assemblies is a function of several factors. Foremost among these are the hose material's resistance to the harmful effects of process fluid characteristics, ambient environmental conditions, exposure to ionizing radiation and the manufacturer's stated shelf life. In order to determine the transfer line service life this evaluation examines the certification of shelf life, the certification of chemical compatibility with waste, catalog information of ambient ratings and published literature on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on the mechanical properties of elastomeric materials. During initial hose procurements, the hose-in-hose transfer line vendor River Bend Hose Specialty (RBHS) submitted a letter, dated 6/8/00, which recommended the service and shelf life of the hose to be seven years. In submittals for later hose procurements, RBHS submitted a letter, dated 11/6/00, which recommended the service life of the hose to be three years. This submittal was followed by documentation, on 2/14/01, which submitted new storage requirements and restated the seven year shelf life. RBHS revised their original hose service life estimate to a more conservative three years due to concerns over the effects of chemicals in transferred waste. The above mentioned submittals from RBHS are the primary drivers of the three year service life limit established by this document.},
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year = {Fri Mar 23 00:00:00 EST 2001},
month = {Fri Mar 23 00:00:00 EST 2001}
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