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Title: Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste

Abstract

A method of nondestructively detecting the presence of free liquid within a sealed enclosure containing solidified waste by measuring the levels of waste at two diametrically opposite locations while slowly tilting the enclosure toward one of said locations. When the measured level remains constant at the other location, the measured level at said one location is noted and any measured difference of levels indicates the presence of liquid on the surface of the solidified waste. The absence of liquid in the enclosure is verified when the measured levels at both locations are equal.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865356
Patent Number(s):
4501146
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01F - MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC14-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
detection; free; liquid; containers; solidified; radioactive; waste; method; nondestructively; detecting; presence; sealed; enclosure; containing; measuring; levels; diametrically; opposite; locations; slowly; tilting; measured; level; remains; constant; location; noted; difference; indicates; surface; absence; verified; equal; containing solid; radioactive waste; remains constant; solidified waste; sealed enclosure; free liquid; diametrically opposite; closure containing; /73/376/

Citation Formats

Greenhalgh, Wilbur O. Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Greenhalgh, Wilbur O. Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste. United States.
Greenhalgh, Wilbur O. Tue . "Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865356.
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author = {Greenhalgh, Wilbur O},
abstractNote = {A method of nondestructively detecting the presence of free liquid within a sealed enclosure containing solidified waste by measuring the levels of waste at two diametrically opposite locations while slowly tilting the enclosure toward one of said locations. When the measured level remains constant at the other location, the measured level at said one location is noted and any measured difference of levels indicates the presence of liquid on the surface of the solidified waste. The absence of liquid in the enclosure is verified when the measured levels at both locations are equal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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