Safe thickness for D1 dissolver with 1500 GM plutonium

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There is some concern that the FB-Line D1 dissolver may have been pressurized above the liquid head pressure by a reaction that occurred in the dissolver. The D1 Pu limit of 8.8 kg is based on a tank with an inner slab thickness of 3.34 inches and a wall thickness of 0.40 inches for a total slab thickness of 4.14 inches. When the incident occurred there was less than 1,500 gm Pu (1,323 gm) in the dissolver. Some calculations were made to determine the safe slab thickness for 1,500 gm Pu in the D1 dissolver. Calculations show that 1,500 gm ... continued below

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Reilly, T.A. January 20, 1988.

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There is some concern that the FB-Line D1 dissolver may have been pressurized above the liquid head pressure by a reaction that occurred in the dissolver. The D1 Pu limit of 8.8 kg is based on a tank with an inner slab thickness of 3.34 inches and a wall thickness of 0.40 inches for a total slab thickness of 4.14 inches. When the incident occurred there was less than 1,500 gm Pu (1,323 gm) in the dissolver. Some calculations were made to determine the safe slab thickness for 1,500 gm Pu in the D1 dissolver. Calculations show that 1,500 gm Pu can be safely contained in a 6 inch thick D1 dissolver provided the cabinet panels are in place.

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OSTI as DE99002868

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  • Other Information: PBD: 20 Jan 1988

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  • Other: DE99002868
  • Report No.: DPSPU--88-272-21
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/353199 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 353199
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686890

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Reilly, T.A. Safe thickness for D1 dissolver with 1500 GM plutonium, report, January 20, 1988; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686890/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.