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Title: Radiant heat test of Perforated Metal Air Transportable Package (PMATP).

A conceptual design for a plutonium air transport package capable of surviving a 'worst case' airplane crash has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) for the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC). A full-scale prototype, designated as the Perforated Metal Air Transport Package (PMATP) was thermally tested in the SNL Radiant Heat Test Facility. This testing, conducted on an undamaged package, simulated a regulation one-hour aviation fuel pool fire test. Finite element thermal predictions compared well with the test results. The package performed as designed, with peak containment package temperatures less than 80 C after exposure to a one-hour test in a 1000 C environment.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;
  1. (Weidlinger Associates, Inc., Los Altos, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
918242
Report Number(s):
SAND2003-2750
TRN: US0805354
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; AIR TRANSPORT; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; JNC; PLUTONIUM; PERFORMANCE TESTING; FIRES