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Title: TSTA Piping and Flame Arrestor Operating Experience Data

The Tritium Systems Test Assembly (TSTA) was a facility dedicated to tritium handling technology and experiment research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The facility operated from 1984 to 2001, running a prototype fusion fuel processing loop with ~100 grams of tritium as well as small experiments. There have been several operating experience reports written on this facility’s operation and maintenance experience. This paper describes analysis of two additional components from TSTA, small diameter gas piping that handled small amounts of tritium in a nitrogen carrier gas, and the flame arrestor used in this piping system. The operating experiences and the component failure rates for these components are discussed in this paper. Comparison data from other applications are also presented.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1177219
Report Number(s):
INL/CON--14-31488
Journal ID: ISSN 0920-3796; TRN: US1500150
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 98-99; Conference: 28. Symposium on Fusion Technology, San Sebastian (Spain), 29 Sep - 3 Oct 1997
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PIPES; TRITIUM SYSTEMS TEST ASSEMBLY; TRITIUM; NITROGEN; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; THERMONUCLEAR FUELS; CARRIERS; FAILURES; MAINTENANCE; OPERATION; PROCESSING; FIRE PREVENTION reliability; tritium component