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  • Main Title Flammable gas issues in double-contained receiver tanks. Revision 1


  • Author: Peurrung, L.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Mahoney, L.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Stewart, C.W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Gauglitz, P.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Pederson, L.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Bryan, S.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Shepard, C.L.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington
    Additional Info: Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-06-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Four double-contained receiver tanks (DCRTs) at Hanford will be used to store salt-well pumped liquids from tanks on the Flammable Gas Watch List. This document was created to serve as a technical basis or reference document for flammable gas issues in DCRTs. The document identifies, describes, evaluates, and attempts to quantify potential gas carryover and release mechanisms. It estimates several key parameters needed for these calculations, such as initial aqueous concentrations and ventilation rate, and evaluates the uncertainty in those estimates. It justifies the use of the Schumpe model for estimating vapor-liquid equilibrium constants. It identifies several potential waste compatibility issues (such as mixing and pH or temperature changes) that could lead to gas release and provides a basis for calculating their effects. It evaluates the potential for gas retention in precipitated solids within a DCRT and whether retention could lead to a buoyant displacement instability (rollover) event. It discusses rates of radiolytic, thermal, and corrosive hydrogen generation within the DCRT. It also describes in detail the accepted method of calculating the lower flammability limit (LFL) for mixtures of flammable gases.
  • Physical Description: 170 p.


  • Keyword: Low-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Flammability
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Storage
  • Keyword: Remedial Action
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Safety Analysis
  • Keyword: Ammonia
  • Keyword: Waste Retrieval
  • Keyword: Dissolved Gases
  • Keyword: Hanford Reservation
  • Keyword: Hydrogen


  • Other Information: PBD: Jun 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98054466
  • Report No.: PNNL--11836-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/671950
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 671950
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702057


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE98054466