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Title: TYPE B RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGE FAILURE MODES AND CONTENTS COMPLIANCE

Abstract

Type B radioactive material package failures can occur due to any one of the following: inadequate design, manufacture, and maintenance of packages, load conditions beyond those anticipated in the regulations, and improper package loading and operation. The rigorous package design evaluations performed in the certification process, robust package manufacture quality assurance programs, and demanding load conditions prescribed in the regulations are all well established. This paper focuses on the operational aspects of Type B package loading with respect to an overbatch which may cause a package failure.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
899959
Report Number(s):
WSRC-STI-2007-00090
TRN: US0702086
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2007 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMPLIANCE; DESIGN; MAINTENANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; PACKAGING RULES; CONTAINERS; FAILURES

Citation Formats

Watkins, R, Steve Hensel, S, and Allen Smith, A. TYPE B RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGE FAILURE MODES AND CONTENTS COMPLIANCE. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Watkins, R, Steve Hensel, S, & Allen Smith, A. TYPE B RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGE FAILURE MODES AND CONTENTS COMPLIANCE. United States.
Watkins, R, Steve Hensel, S, and Allen Smith, A. Wed . "TYPE B RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGE FAILURE MODES AND CONTENTS COMPLIANCE". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/899959.
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abstractNote = {Type B radioactive material package failures can occur due to any one of the following: inadequate design, manufacture, and maintenance of packages, load conditions beyond those anticipated in the regulations, and improper package loading and operation. The rigorous package design evaluations performed in the certification process, robust package manufacture quality assurance programs, and demanding load conditions prescribed in the regulations are all well established. This paper focuses on the operational aspects of Type B package loading with respect to an overbatch which may cause a package failure.},
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year = {Wed Feb 21 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Wed Feb 21 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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