Examination of enriched ruptured element from 2955C (RM 452)

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A CIIIE (enriched) element, one of two elements which failed April 5, 1962 in tube 2955C, was shipped to the Radiometallurgy Laboratory for detailed examination. The element was 21st from the downsteam end. A more severe rupture which occurred in the 19th piece from the downsteam end was believed to have caused the initial rupture indication. After a hot startup a heat cycle developed in the part of the reactor containing tube 2955 increasing the bulk water temperature about 20 per cent. At about the same time the temperature rise was noted, the first rupture indication was seen. The reactor ... continued below

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Gruber, W. J. August 21, 1962.

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  • Hanford Atomic Products Operation
    Publisher Info: General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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A CIIIE (enriched) element, one of two elements which failed April 5, 1962 in tube 2955C, was shipped to the Radiometallurgy Laboratory for detailed examination. The element was 21st from the downsteam end. A more severe rupture which occurred in the 19th piece from the downsteam end was believed to have caused the initial rupture indication. After a hot startup a heat cycle developed in the part of the reactor containing tube 2955 increasing the bulk water temperature about 20 per cent. At about the same time the temperature rise was noted, the first rupture indication was seen. The reactor was shutdown 40--45 minutes later, tube 2955 was pushed, and the two ruptures were found. The element was classed as a ``hot spot`` failure. Detailed examination was requested to determine the cause of failure and characterize the nature of any observed corrosion.

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OSTI as DE94010565; Paper copy available at OSTI: phone, 865-576-8401, or email, reports@adonis.osti.gov

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  • Other: DE94010565
  • Report No.: HW--74682
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/10145670 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10145670
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1310412

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Gruber, W. J. Examination of enriched ruptured element from 2955C (RM 452), report, August 21, 1962; Richland, Washington. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1310412/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.