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Octennial History of the Development and Quality of High-Efficiency Filters for the US Atomic Energy Program

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Abstract

Two facilities are operated for the US atomic energy commission in its program to ensure the uniform quality of commercially manufactured high-efficiency particulate filters. the filter-testing program was started in january 1960 after it was realized that the commercial fire-resistant product incorporated deficiencies of manufacture. the record of testing for quality assurance by the two facilities and an analysis of factors governing the quality of filters are presented. the analysis is complemented with a description of efforts, made in the course of the filter testing, to improve the design of the filter for efficiency and reliability. the fire-resistant (hepa) filter of 1959 was inadequate. the inadequacy of the filter, now judged by reflection, was brought about by the intensive accelerated efforts to replace and preclude, wherever possible in the US atomic energy program, use of filters made of combustible materials. this desire for fire resistance of filters has proliferated widely among other members of the international atomic energy family. the intensive AEC effort caused US industry to produce filters of fire-resistant design but without the opportunity for development of manufacturing technology adequate for ensuring reliability of the filter. the state of the fire-resistant filter today is in sharp contrast to  More>>
Authors:
Gilbert, H. [1] 
  1. United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 1968
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-110/43
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Operating and Developmental Experience in the Treatment of Airborne Radioactive Wastes, New York, NY (United States), 26-30 Aug 1968; Other Information: 7 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.; Related Information: In: Treatment of Airborne Radioactive Wastes. Proceedings of a Symposium on Operating and Developmental Experience in the Treatment of Airborne Radioactive Wastes| 835 p.
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; FILTERS; FIRE RESISTANCE; INDUSTRY; MANUFACTURING; NUCLEAR ENERGY; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOACTIVE AEROSOLS; REFLECTION; RELIABILITY; REMOVAL; TESTING; US AEC
OSTI ID:
22099257
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); United States Atomic Energy Commission, Germantown, MD (United States); Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M0369057075
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 227-234
Announcement Date:
Jun 06, 2013

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Citation Formats

Gilbert, H. Octennial History of the Development and Quality of High-Efficiency Filters for the US Atomic Energy Program. IAEA: N. p., 1968. Web.
Gilbert, H. Octennial History of the Development and Quality of High-Efficiency Filters for the US Atomic Energy Program. IAEA.
Gilbert, H. 1968. "Octennial History of the Development and Quality of High-Efficiency Filters for the US Atomic Energy Program." IAEA.
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title = {Octennial History of the Development and Quality of High-Efficiency Filters for the US Atomic Energy Program}
author = {Gilbert, H.}
abstractNote = {Two facilities are operated for the US atomic energy commission in its program to ensure the uniform quality of commercially manufactured high-efficiency particulate filters. the filter-testing program was started in january 1960 after it was realized that the commercial fire-resistant product incorporated deficiencies of manufacture. the record of testing for quality assurance by the two facilities and an analysis of factors governing the quality of filters are presented. the analysis is complemented with a description of efforts, made in the course of the filter testing, to improve the design of the filter for efficiency and reliability. the fire-resistant (hepa) filter of 1959 was inadequate. the inadequacy of the filter, now judged by reflection, was brought about by the intensive accelerated efforts to replace and preclude, wherever possible in the US atomic energy program, use of filters made of combustible materials. this desire for fire resistance of filters has proliferated widely among other members of the international atomic energy family. the intensive AEC effort caused US industry to produce filters of fire-resistant design but without the opportunity for development of manufacturing technology adequate for ensuring reliability of the filter. the state of the fire-resistant filter today is in sharp contrast to the 1959 filter. the testing program, coupled with a program for continuing improvement of the filter, has resulted in the effective removal of radioactive aerosols at atomic energy installations on a consistent and dependable basis. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1968}
month = {Dec}
}