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Title: Gas generation over plutonium oxides in the 94-1 shelf-life surveillance program.

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) is embarking upon a program to store large quantities of plutonium-bearing materials for up to fifty years. The Los Alamos National Laboratory Shelf Life Project was established to bound the behavior of plutonium-bearing material meeting the DOE 3013 Standard. The shelf life study monitors temperature, pressure and gas composition over oxide materials in a limited number of large-scale 3013 inner containers and in many small-scale containers. For the large-scale study, baseline plutonium oxides, oxides exposed to high-humidity atmospheres, and oxides containing chloride salt impurities are planned. The first large-scale container represents a baseline and contains dry plutonium oxide prepared according to the 3013 Standard. This container has been observed for pressure, temperature and gas compositional changes for less than a year. Results indicate that no detectable changes in pressure and gas composition are observed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]; ;  [4]; ;  [5];  [6]
  1. (John M.)
  2. (David M.)
  3. (Dallas D.)
  4. (Dennis D.)
  5. (Douglas Kirk)
  6. (Laura A.)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
976287
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-02-5102
TRN: US1006866
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Submitted to: American Nuclear Society Fifth Topical Meeting for Spent Nuclear Fuel and Fissile Materials Management, Sept. 17-20, 2002, Charleston, SC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CHLORIDES; CONTAINERS; FISSILE MATERIALS; IMPURITIES; LANL; MANAGEMENT; MONITORS; NUCLEAR FUELS; OXIDES; PLUTONIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Berg, J. M., Harradine, D. M., Hill, D. D., McFarlan, James T., Padilla, D. D., Prenger, F. Coyne, Veirs, D. K., and Worl, L. A. Gas generation over plutonium oxides in the 94-1 shelf-life surveillance program.. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Berg, J. M., Harradine, D. M., Hill, D. D., McFarlan, James T., Padilla, D. D., Prenger, F. Coyne, Veirs, D. K., & Worl, L. A. Gas generation over plutonium oxides in the 94-1 shelf-life surveillance program.. United States.
Berg, J. M., Harradine, D. M., Hill, D. D., McFarlan, James T., Padilla, D. D., Prenger, F. Coyne, Veirs, D. K., and Worl, L. A. Tue . "Gas generation over plutonium oxides in the 94-1 shelf-life surveillance program.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/976287.
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title = {Gas generation over plutonium oxides in the 94-1 shelf-life surveillance program.},
author = {Berg, J. M. and Harradine, D. M. and Hill, D. D. and McFarlan, James T. and Padilla, D. D. and Prenger, F. Coyne and Veirs, D. K. and Worl, L. A.},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) is embarking upon a program to store large quantities of plutonium-bearing materials for up to fifty years. The Los Alamos National Laboratory Shelf Life Project was established to bound the behavior of plutonium-bearing material meeting the DOE 3013 Standard. The shelf life study monitors temperature, pressure and gas composition over oxide materials in a limited number of large-scale 3013 inner containers and in many small-scale containers. For the large-scale study, baseline plutonium oxides, oxides exposed to high-humidity atmospheres, and oxides containing chloride salt impurities are planned. The first large-scale container represents a baseline and contains dry plutonium oxide prepared according to the 3013 Standard. This container has been observed for pressure, temperature and gas compositional changes for less than a year. Results indicate that no detectable changes in pressure and gas composition are observed.},
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