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327 TO 324 PIN TUBE SHIPMENT HNF-3546, Rev. 0
QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN Page 1 of 4
1 0 PURPOSE
The purpose of this Quality Management Plan is to ensure appropriate and effective
quality assuring activities have been built into the work controlling documents and
The scope of this project involves the movement, over-packing, and shipment of five Pin
Tubes from the 327 Building to the 324 Building. The Pin Tubes consist of legacy fuel
sections or scrap including drillings, and will be transported using the SERF Cask in
three shipments. The material will be received at the 324 Facility, where it will be
transferred to D-Cell and stored in two fissionable material batches (one existing and one
new). Babcock & Wilcox Hanford Company (BWHC) is responsible for both the 324
and 327 Facilities, and therefore, all activities under this project. DynCorp Tri-Cities will
provide transportation of the casks between the facilities.
Five Pin Tubes are located throughout 327 in two canyon cells and the storage basin.
Three of the Pin Tubes are currently stored underwater in the 327 Storage Basin One
Pin Tube is located in A-Cell and another is in SERF Cell. The three Pin Tubes stored in
overpack tubes in the basin will be moved to A-Cell one at a time for identification and
verification to the set criteria (<50 ml liquid in overpack tube and Pin Tube damage free).
The overpack tubes will be removed and discarded. A pre-marked Pin Tube Overpack
will be matched with each Pin Tube, and then the Pin Tube placed into the Overpack for
shipment. The shipments will be designated as Shipments A, B and C. The three basin
Pin Tubes are to be loaded and shipped separately from each other due to the fissionable
material limits in the SERF Cask.
The Pin Tube currently located in A-Cell, and the Pin Tube located in SERF Cell
will be loaded into the SERF Cask as a part of Shipment C. These two Pin Tubes will not
be checked for liquid because they have not been stored underwater. However, each Pin
Tube will undergo identification verification, and will be over-packed in new Pin Tube
Once transported to the 324 Facility, the Pin Tube Overpack IDs will be verified in
the Radiochemical Engineering Complex (REC) Airlock, and will be transferred to one
of two locations (batches) in D-Cell. Shipment A will be added to an existing fissionable
material batch located in the Southwest corner of D-Cell, and Shipments B and C will be
combined to form a new fissionable material batch in D-Cell
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HAM, J.E. 327 to 324 Pin tube shipment quality management process plan, report, November 5, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623347/m1/3/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.