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Title: THERMAL TESTING OF PROTOTYPE GENERAL PURPOSE FISSILE PACKAGES USING A FURNACE

Abstract

The 9977/9978 General Purpose Fissile Package (GPFP) was designed by SRNL to replace the DOT 6M Specification Package and ship Plutonium and Uranium metals and oxides. Urethane foam was used for the overpack to ensure the package would withstand the 10CFR71.73(c)(2) crush test, which is a severe test for drum-type packages. In addition, it was necessary to confirm that the urethane foam configuration provided adequate thermal protection for the containment vessel during the subsequent 10CFR71.73(c)(4) thermal test. Development tests were performed on early prototype test specimens of different diameter overpacks and a range of urethane foam densities. The thermal test was performed using an industrial furnace. Test results were used to optimize the selection of package diameter and foam density, and provided the basis for design enhancements incorporated into the final package design.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
899960
Report Number(s):
WSRC-STI-2007-00018
TRN: US0702087
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; PLUTONIUM; THERMAL TESTING; URANIUM; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; URANIUM OXIDES; TRANSPORT; FURNACES

Citation Formats

Smith, A, Lawrence Gelder, L, and Paul Blanton, P. THERMAL TESTING OF PROTOTYPE GENERAL PURPOSE FISSILE PACKAGES USING A FURNACE. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Smith, A, Lawrence Gelder, L, & Paul Blanton, P. THERMAL TESTING OF PROTOTYPE GENERAL PURPOSE FISSILE PACKAGES USING A FURNACE. United States.
Smith, A, Lawrence Gelder, L, and Paul Blanton, P. Fri . "THERMAL TESTING OF PROTOTYPE GENERAL PURPOSE FISSILE PACKAGES USING A FURNACE". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/899960.
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author = {Smith, A and Lawrence Gelder, L and Paul Blanton, P},
abstractNote = {The 9977/9978 General Purpose Fissile Package (GPFP) was designed by SRNL to replace the DOT 6M Specification Package and ship Plutonium and Uranium metals and oxides. Urethane foam was used for the overpack to ensure the package would withstand the 10CFR71.73(c)(2) crush test, which is a severe test for drum-type packages. In addition, it was necessary to confirm that the urethane foam configuration provided adequate thermal protection for the containment vessel during the subsequent 10CFR71.73(c)(4) thermal test. Development tests were performed on early prototype test specimens of different diameter overpacks and a range of urethane foam densities. The thermal test was performed using an industrial furnace. Test results were used to optimize the selection of package diameter and foam density, and provided the basis for design enhancements incorporated into the final package design.},
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year = {Fri Feb 16 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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