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Title: Implementation of an Outer Can Welding System for Savannah River Site FB-Line

Abstract

This paper details three phases of testing to confirm use of a Gas Tungsten Arc (GTA) system for closure welding the 3013 outer container used for stabilization/storage of plutonium metals and oxides. The outer container/lid closure joint was originally designed for laser welding, but for this application, the gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding process has been adapted. The testing progressed in three phases: (1) system checkout to evaluate system components for operational readiness, (2) troubleshooting to evaluate high weld failure rates and develop corrective techniques, and (3) pre-installation acceptance testing.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
809395
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2003-00085
TRN: US0302453
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2003 Pressure Vessel and Piping Committee, Cleveland, OH (US), 07/20/2003--07/24/2003; Other Information: PBD: 27 Mar 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CONTAINERS; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; PLUTONIUM; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; GAS TUNGSTEN-ARC WELDING; STORAGE; WELDING MACHINES

Citation Formats

Howard, S.R. Implementation of an Outer Can Welding System for Savannah River Site FB-Line. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Howard, S.R. Implementation of an Outer Can Welding System for Savannah River Site FB-Line. United States.
Howard, S.R. Thu . "Implementation of an Outer Can Welding System for Savannah River Site FB-Line". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/809395.
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abstractNote = {This paper details three phases of testing to confirm use of a Gas Tungsten Arc (GTA) system for closure welding the 3013 outer container used for stabilization/storage of plutonium metals and oxides. The outer container/lid closure joint was originally designed for laser welding, but for this application, the gas tungsten arc (GTA) welding process has been adapted. The testing progressed in three phases: (1) system checkout to evaluate system components for operational readiness, (2) troubleshooting to evaluate high weld failure rates and develop corrective techniques, and (3) pre-installation acceptance testing.},
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year = {Thu Mar 27 00:00:00 EST 2003},
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