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Title: Method and apparatus for the management of hazardous waste material

Abstract

A container for storing hazardous waste material, particularly radioactive waste material, consists of a cylindrical body and lid of precipitation hardened C17510 beryllium-copper alloy, and a channel formed between the mated lid and body for receiving weld filler material of C17200 copper-beryllium alloy. The weld filler material has a precipitation hardening temperature lower than the aging kinetic temperature of the material of the body and lid, whereby the weld filler material is post weld heat treated for obtaining a weld having substantially the same physical, thermal, and electrical characteristics as the material of the body and lid. A mechanical seal assembly is located between an interior shoulder of the body and the bottom of the lid for providing a vacuum seal. 40 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
27706
Patent Number(s):
5,391,887
Application Number:
PAN: 8-016,990
Assignee:
Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); British Technology Group USA, Gulph Mills, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 Feb 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; COVERINGS; SEALS; BERYLLIUM ALLOYS; COPPER ALLOYS; FILLER METALS; WELDED JOINTS

Citation Formats

Murray, H Jr. Method and apparatus for the management of hazardous waste material. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Murray, H Jr. Method and apparatus for the management of hazardous waste material. United States.
Murray, H Jr. Tue . "Method and apparatus for the management of hazardous waste material". United States.
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abstractNote = {A container for storing hazardous waste material, particularly radioactive waste material, consists of a cylindrical body and lid of precipitation hardened C17510 beryllium-copper alloy, and a channel formed between the mated lid and body for receiving weld filler material of C17200 copper-beryllium alloy. The weld filler material has a precipitation hardening temperature lower than the aging kinetic temperature of the material of the body and lid, whereby the weld filler material is post weld heat treated for obtaining a weld having substantially the same physical, thermal, and electrical characteristics as the material of the body and lid. A mechanical seal assembly is located between an interior shoulder of the body and the bottom of the lid for providing a vacuum seal. 40 figs.},
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