skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis

Abstract

The subsurface radioactive disposal site located at the Idaho National Laboratory contains neutronactivated metals from non-fuel nuclear-reactor-core components. A long-term underground corrosion test is being conducted to obtain site-specific corrosion rates to support efforts to more accurately estimate the transfer of activated elements in the surrounding arid vadose zone environment. The test uses nonradioactive metal coupons representing the prominent neutron-activated materials buried at the disposal location, namely, Type 304L stainless steel (UNS S30403), Type 316L stainless steel (S31603), nickel-chromium alloy (UNS NO7718), beryllium, aluminum 6061-T6 (A96061), and a zirconium alloy (UNS R60804). In addition, carbon steel (the material presently used in the cask disposal liners and other disposal containers) and a duplex stainless steel (UNS S32550) are also included in the test. This paper briefly describes the ongoing test and presents the results of corrosion analysis from coupons exposed underground for 1, 3, and 6 years.

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - EM
OSTI Identifier:
911174
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-05-00761
TRN: US0704440
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National Association of Corrosion Engineers 2006 Annual Conference,San Diego, CA,03/12/2006,03/16/2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM; BERYLLIUM; CARBON STEELS; CASKS; CONTAINERS; CORROSION; ENGINEERS; IDAHO; LINERS; NEUTRONS; STAINLESS STEELS; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; aluminum; beryllium; neutron-activated metals; nuclear reactor components; stainless steel; underground corrosion; vadose zone; zirconium alloys

Citation Formats

M. K. Adler Flitton, and T. S. Yoder. Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
M. K. Adler Flitton, & T. S. Yoder. Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis. United States.
M. K. Adler Flitton, and T. S. Yoder. Wed . "Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911174.
@article{osti_911174,
title = {Underground Corrosion of Activated Metals, 6-Year Exposure Analysis},
author = {M. K. Adler Flitton and T. S. Yoder},
abstractNote = {The subsurface radioactive disposal site located at the Idaho National Laboratory contains neutronactivated metals from non-fuel nuclear-reactor-core components. A long-term underground corrosion test is being conducted to obtain site-specific corrosion rates to support efforts to more accurately estimate the transfer of activated elements in the surrounding arid vadose zone environment. The test uses nonradioactive metal coupons representing the prominent neutron-activated materials buried at the disposal location, namely, Type 304L stainless steel (UNS S30403), Type 316L stainless steel (S31603), nickel-chromium alloy (UNS NO7718), beryllium, aluminum 6061-T6 (A96061), and a zirconium alloy (UNS R60804). In addition, carbon steel (the material presently used in the cask disposal liners and other disposal containers) and a duplex stainless steel (UNS S32550) are also included in the test. This paper briefly describes the ongoing test and presents the results of corrosion analysis from coupons exposed underground for 1, 3, and 6 years.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: