Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks

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This report describes the current understanding of flammable gas retention and release in Hanford double-shell waste tanks AN-103, AN-104, AN-105, AW-101, SY-101, and SY-103. This knowledge is based on analyses, experimental results, and observations of tank behavior. The applicable data available from the void fraction instrument, retained gas sampler, ball rheometer, tank characterization, and field monitoring are summarized. Retained gas volumes and void fractions are updated with these new data. Using the retained gas compositions from the retained gas sampler, peak dome pressures during a gas burn are calculated as a function of the fraction of retained gas hypothetically released ... continued below

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Meyer, P.A.; Brewster, M.E. & Bryan, S.A. May 1, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
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This report describes the current understanding of flammable gas retention and release in Hanford double-shell waste tanks AN-103, AN-104, AN-105, AW-101, SY-101, and SY-103. This knowledge is based on analyses, experimental results, and observations of tank behavior. The applicable data available from the void fraction instrument, retained gas sampler, ball rheometer, tank characterization, and field monitoring are summarized. Retained gas volumes and void fractions are updated with these new data. Using the retained gas compositions from the retained gas sampler, peak dome pressures during a gas burn are calculated as a function of the fraction of retained gas hypothetically released instantaneously into the tank head space. Models and criteria are given for gas generation, initiation of buoyant displacement, and resulting gas release; and predictions are compared with observed tank behavior.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97053275

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  • Other Information: PBD: May 1997

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  • Other: DE97053275
  • Report No.: PNNL--11536-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/527909 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 527909
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691129

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Meyer, P.A.; Brewster, M.E. & Bryan, S.A. Gas retention and release behavior in Hanford double-shell waste tanks, report, May 1, 1997; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691129/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.