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Title: Surrogate/spent fuel sabotage aerosol ratio testing:phase 1 summary and results.

Abstract

This multinational test program is quantifying the aerosol particulates produced when a high energy density device (HEDD) impacts surrogate material and actual spent fuel test rodlets. The experimental work, performed in four consecutive test phases, has been in progress for several years. The overall program provides needed data that are relevant to some sabotage scenarios in relation to spent fuel transport and storage casks, and associated risk assessments. This program also provides significant political benefits in international cooperation for nuclear security related evaluations. The spent fuel sabotage--aerosol test program is coordinated with the international Working Group for Sabotage Concerns of Transport and Storage Casks (WGSTSC), and supported by both the U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This report summarizes the preliminary, Phase 1 work performed in 2001 and 2002 at Sandia National Laboratories and the Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, and documents the experimental results obtained, observations, and preliminary interpretations. Phase 1 testing included: performance quantifications of the HEDD devices; characterization of the HEDD or conical shaped charge (CSC) jet properties with multiple tests; refinement of the aerosol particle collection apparatus being used; and, CSC jet-aerosol tests using leaded glass plates and glass pellets, serving as representative brittle materials. Phasemore » 1 testing was quite important for the design and performance of the following Phase 2 test program and test apparatus.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]; ; ; ;  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Gesellschaft fur Anlagen- und reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Germany
  2. Fraunhofer Institut fur Toxikologie und Experimentelle Medizin, Germany
  3. Fraunhofer Institut fur Toxikologie und Experimentelle Medizin, Germany
  4. Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire (IRSN), France
  5. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  6. Gesellschaft fur Anlagen- und reaktorsicherheit (GRS), Germany
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
876402
Report Number(s):
SAND2005-5873
TRN: US0601185
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AEROSOLS; CASKS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; ENERGY DENSITY; GLASS; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; PARTICULATES; PELLETS; RISK ASSESSMENT; SABOTAGE; SECURITY; SPENT FUELS; STORAGE; TESTING

Citation Formats

Vigil, Manuel Gilbert, Sorenson, Ken Bryce, Lange, F, Nolte, O, Koch, W, Dickey, Roy R, Yoshimura, Richard Hiroyuki, Molecke, Martin Alan, Autrusson, Bruno, Young, F I, and Pretzsch, Gunter Guido. Surrogate/spent fuel sabotage aerosol ratio testing:phase 1 summary and results.. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/876402.
Vigil, Manuel Gilbert, Sorenson, Ken Bryce, Lange, F, Nolte, O, Koch, W, Dickey, Roy R, Yoshimura, Richard Hiroyuki, Molecke, Martin Alan, Autrusson, Bruno, Young, F I, & Pretzsch, Gunter Guido. Surrogate/spent fuel sabotage aerosol ratio testing:phase 1 summary and results.. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/876402
Vigil, Manuel Gilbert, Sorenson, Ken Bryce, Lange, F, Nolte, O, Koch, W, Dickey, Roy R, Yoshimura, Richard Hiroyuki, Molecke, Martin Alan, Autrusson, Bruno, Young, F I, and Pretzsch, Gunter Guido. Sat . "Surrogate/spent fuel sabotage aerosol ratio testing:phase 1 summary and results.". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/876402. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/876402.
@article{osti_876402,
title = {Surrogate/spent fuel sabotage aerosol ratio testing:phase 1 summary and results.},
author = {Vigil, Manuel Gilbert and Sorenson, Ken Bryce and Lange, F and Nolte, O and Koch, W and Dickey, Roy R and Yoshimura, Richard Hiroyuki and Molecke, Martin Alan and Autrusson, Bruno and Young, F I and Pretzsch, Gunter Guido},
abstractNote = {This multinational test program is quantifying the aerosol particulates produced when a high energy density device (HEDD) impacts surrogate material and actual spent fuel test rodlets. The experimental work, performed in four consecutive test phases, has been in progress for several years. The overall program provides needed data that are relevant to some sabotage scenarios in relation to spent fuel transport and storage casks, and associated risk assessments. This program also provides significant political benefits in international cooperation for nuclear security related evaluations. The spent fuel sabotage--aerosol test program is coordinated with the international Working Group for Sabotage Concerns of Transport and Storage Casks (WGSTSC), and supported by both the U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This report summarizes the preliminary, Phase 1 work performed in 2001 and 2002 at Sandia National Laboratories and the Fraunhofer Institute, Germany, and documents the experimental results obtained, observations, and preliminary interpretations. Phase 1 testing included: performance quantifications of the HEDD devices; characterization of the HEDD or conical shaped charge (CSC) jet properties with multiple tests; refinement of the aerosol particle collection apparatus being used; and, CSC jet-aerosol tests using leaded glass plates and glass pellets, serving as representative brittle materials. Phase 1 testing was quite important for the design and performance of the following Phase 2 test program and test apparatus.},
doi = {10.2172/876402},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/876402}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {10}
}