Probability of ignition of reactive wastes by rotary sampling drills

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Sampling with a rotary drill could potentially cause a fire in some Hanford tanks. If the rotary drill experiences a failure while in fuel-rich, dry waste, the waste could be ignited by the hot drill bit. For the saltcake tanks subject to this hazard, this report presents a methodology for calculating the probabilities of fire due to core drill failure. The methodology utilizes sampling data from tank characterization studies to determine the amount of reactive waste in the tanks.

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Heasler, P.G. June 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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Sampling with a rotary drill could potentially cause a fire in some Hanford tanks. If the rotary drill experiences a failure while in fuel-rich, dry waste, the waste could be ignited by the hot drill bit. For the saltcake tanks subject to this hazard, this report presents a methodology for calculating the probabilities of fire due to core drill failure. The methodology utilizes sampling data from tank characterization studies to determine the amount of reactive waste in the tanks.

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19 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96013198

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96013198
  • Report No.: PNNL--11222
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/263928 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 263928
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc665034

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Heasler, P.G. Probability of ignition of reactive wastes by rotary sampling drills, report, June 1, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc665034/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.