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Title: A neutron-absorbing porcelain enamel for coating nuclear equipment

In 1985, nuclear safety analyses showed that under upset conditions, strict administrative controls were necessary to limit access to a new processing vessel for enriched uranium service at the Savannah River Plant (SRP). In order to increase the level of nuclear safety associated with that vessel, the traditional methods of incorporating neutron absorbers (borated stainless steel, boral, cadmium foil, etc.) were reviewed, however, process conditions did not permit their use. A neutron-absorbing porcelain enamel containing large amounts of cadmium and boron was developed as a safe, cost-effective alternative to traditional neutron-absorbing methods. Several pieces of coated process equipment have been installed or are planned for installation at SRP.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5693713
Report Number(s):
CONF-880601--
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 89-027177
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society; (USA); Journal Volume: 56; Conference: American Nuclear Society annual meeting, San Diego, CA (USA), 12-16 Jun 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; ENRICHED URANIUM; CRITICALITY; NEUTRON ABSORBERS; PERFORMANCE; PORCELAIN; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; BORON; CADMIUM; COATINGS; CORROSION RESISTANCE; SAFETY; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; STAINLESS STEELS; TESTING; THERMAL SHOCK; ACTINIDES; ALLOYS; ELEMENTS; HIGH ALLOY STEELS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; ISOTOPE ENRICHED MATERIALS; MATERIALS; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; SEMIMETALS; STEELS; URANIUM; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety; 420203 -- Engineering-- Handling Equipment & Procedures