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Title: Life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging.

Abstract

The objective of life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging is to ensure the safety functions (i.e. containment of radioactivity, protection against radiation, and criticality safety for fissile contents) during the entire life cycle of the packaging in storage, transportation and disposal. A framework has been developed for life cycle management regarding type B radioactive and fissile materials packaging, drawing upon current US Department of Energy (DOE) storage standards and examples from interim storage of Pu bearing materials in model 9975 transportation packagings. Key issues highlighted during long term storage of Pu bearing materials included gas generation and stability of PuO{sub 2+x}; other operation safety issues highlighted for interim storage of model 9975 transportation packagings included the need to consider a facility design basis fire event and the long term behaviour of packaging components such as Celotex and elastomeric O-ring seals. The principles of aging management are described, and the key attributes and examples of effective aging management programmes are provided based on the guidance documents for license renewal of nuclear power plants. The Packaging Certification Program of DOE Environmental Management, Office of Safety Management and Operations, plans to expand its mission into packaging certification for storage and aging management,more » as well as application of advanced technology, such as radiofrequency identification, for life cycle management of radioactive materials packagings.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
EM
OSTI Identifier:
977355
Report Number(s):
ANL/DIS/CP-60408
TRN: US1002902
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Packag., Transp. Storage Secur. Radioact. Mater.; Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 4 ; 2007; Conference: 15th International Symposium on Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM 2007); Oct. 21, 2007 - Oct. 26, 2007; Miami, FL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; AGING; BEARINGS; CONTAINMENT; CRITICALITY; DESIGN; FISSILE MATERIALS; GASKETS; LIFE CYCLE; MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PACKAGING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVITY; SAFETY; STABILITY; STORAGE; WASTE STORAGE

Citation Formats

Liu, Y., Bellamy, S., Shuler, J., Decision and Information Sciences, SRL, and DOE. Life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1179/174651007X265033.
Liu, Y., Bellamy, S., Shuler, J., Decision and Information Sciences, SRL, & DOE. Life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging.. United States. doi:10.1179/174651007X265033.
Liu, Y., Bellamy, S., Shuler, J., Decision and Information Sciences, SRL, and DOE. Mon . "Life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging.". United States. doi:10.1179/174651007X265033.
@article{osti_977355,
title = {Life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging.},
author = {Liu, Y. and Bellamy, S. and Shuler, J. and Decision and Information Sciences and SRL and DOE},
abstractNote = {The objective of life cycle management of radioactive materials packaging is to ensure the safety functions (i.e. containment of radioactivity, protection against radiation, and criticality safety for fissile contents) during the entire life cycle of the packaging in storage, transportation and disposal. A framework has been developed for life cycle management regarding type B radioactive and fissile materials packaging, drawing upon current US Department of Energy (DOE) storage standards and examples from interim storage of Pu bearing materials in model 9975 transportation packagings. Key issues highlighted during long term storage of Pu bearing materials included gas generation and stability of PuO{sub 2+x}; other operation safety issues highlighted for interim storage of model 9975 transportation packagings included the need to consider a facility design basis fire event and the long term behaviour of packaging components such as Celotex and elastomeric O-ring seals. The principles of aging management are described, and the key attributes and examples of effective aging management programmes are provided based on the guidance documents for license renewal of nuclear power plants. The Packaging Certification Program of DOE Environmental Management, Office of Safety Management and Operations, plans to expand its mission into packaging certification for storage and aging management, as well as application of advanced technology, such as radiofrequency identification, for life cycle management of radioactive materials packagings.},
doi = {10.1179/174651007X265033},
journal = {Packag., Transp. Storage Secur. Radioact. Mater.},
number = 4 ; 2007,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}

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