Tank Waste Transport, Pipeline Plugging, and the Prospects for Reducing the Risk of Waste Transfers

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This report provides an overview of the capabilities and limitations of some current models being applied to the analysis of waste transfers; identifies the modeling capabilities needed to reduce the risk of pipeline plugging during tank waste transfers; and summarizes ongoing, planned, and future work needed to add these capabilities. Development of improved waste transport modeling tools with these capabilities will also help with waste transfer planning and evaluation, process control, and diagnosis of plugging events. Other potential applications include evaluation of waste-mixing scenarios, analysis of waste transfer stability, analysis of waste-unplugging alternatives, minimization of water addition, maximization of system ... continued below

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Welch, T.D. September 27, 2001.

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This report provides an overview of the capabilities and limitations of some current models being applied to the analysis of waste transfers; identifies the modeling capabilities needed to reduce the risk of pipeline plugging during tank waste transfers; and summarizes ongoing, planned, and future work needed to add these capabilities. Development of improved waste transport modeling tools with these capabilities will also help with waste transfer planning and evaluation, process control, and diagnosis of plugging events. Other potential applications include evaluation of waste-mixing scenarios, analysis of waste transfer stability, analysis of waste-unplugging alternatives, minimization of water addition, maximization of system availability, evaluation of risk-reduction strategies, and evaluation of cost-reduction strategies.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2001/157
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/788359 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 788359
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc715380

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Welch, T.D. Tank Waste Transport, Pipeline Plugging, and the Prospects for Reducing the Risk of Waste Transfers, report, September 27, 2001; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715380/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.