Spent Nuclear Fuel Project (SNFP) gas generation from N-Fuel in multi-canister overpacks

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During the conversion from wet pool storage for spent nuclear fuel at Hanford, gases will be generated from both radiolysis and chemical reactions. The gas generation phenomenon needs to be understood as it applies to safety and design issues,specifically over pressurization of sealed storage containers,and detonation/deflagration of flammable gases. This study provides an initial basis to predict the implications of gas generation on the proposed functional processes for spent nuclear fuel conversion from wet to dry storage. These projections are based upon examination of the history of fuel manufacture at Hanford, irradiation in the reactors, corrosion during wet pool storage, ... continued below

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Cooper, T.D. August 1, 1996.

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  • Westinghouse Hanford Company
    Publisher Info: Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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During the conversion from wet pool storage for spent nuclear fuel at Hanford, gases will be generated from both radiolysis and chemical reactions. The gas generation phenomenon needs to be understood as it applies to safety and design issues,specifically over pressurization of sealed storage containers,and detonation/deflagration of flammable gases. This study provides an initial basis to predict the implications of gas generation on the proposed functional processes for spent nuclear fuel conversion from wet to dry storage. These projections are based upon examination of the history of fuel manufacture at Hanford, irradiation in the reactors, corrosion during wet pool storage, available fuel characterization data and available information from literature. Gas generation via radiolysis and metal corrosion are addressed. The study examines gas generation, the boundary conditions for low medium and high levels of sludge in SNF storage/processing containers. The functional areas examined include: flooded and drained Multi-Canister Overpacks, cold vacuum drying, shipping and staging and long term storage.

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79 p.

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OSTI as DE98058068

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE98058068
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-SNF-TI--028
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/658107 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658107
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702633

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Cooper, T.D. Spent Nuclear Fuel Project (SNFP) gas generation from N-Fuel in multi-canister overpacks, report, August 1, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702633/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.