SNFP detonation phenomena of hydrogen/oxygen in spent fuel containers

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Movement of spent nuclear fuels from the Hanford K Basins near the Columbia River to dry interim storage facility on the Hanford plateau will require repackaging the fuel in the basin into multi-canister overpacks (MCOs), drying of the fuel, transporting the contained fuel, hot conditioning, and finally interim storage. Each of these functions will be accomplished while the fuel is contained in the MCOs. Hydrogen and oxygen can be generated within the MCOs by several mechanisms. The principal source of hydrogen and oxygen within the MCOs is residual water from the vacuum drying and hot conditioning operations. This document assesses ... continued below

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Cooper, T.D. May 30, 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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Movement of spent nuclear fuels from the Hanford K Basins near the Columbia River to dry interim storage facility on the Hanford plateau will require repackaging the fuel in the basin into multi-canister overpacks (MCOs), drying of the fuel, transporting the contained fuel, hot conditioning, and finally interim storage. Each of these functions will be accomplished while the fuel is contained in the MCOs. Hydrogen and oxygen can be generated within the MCOs by several mechanisms. The principal source of hydrogen and oxygen within the MCOs is residual water from the vacuum drying and hot conditioning operations. This document assesses the detonation phenomena of hydrogen and oxygen in the spent fuel containers. Several process scenarios have been identified that could generate detonation pressures that exceed the nominal 10 atmosphere design limit of the MCOs. Only 42 grams of radiolized water are required to establish this condition.

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OSTI as DE98053078

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  • Other Information: PBD: 30 May 1996

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  • Other: DE98053078
  • Report No.: WHC-SD-SNF-TI--021
  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • DOI: 10.2172/662053 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 662053
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc710157

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Cooper, T.D. SNFP detonation phenomena of hydrogen/oxygen in spent fuel containers, report, May 30, 1996; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc710157/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.