Bin Set 1 Calcine Retrieval Feasibility Study

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At the Department of Energy's Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as an interim waste management measure, both mixed high-level liquid waste and sodium bearing waste have been solidified by a calculation process and are stored in the Calcine Solids Storage Facilities. This calcined product will eventually be treated to allow final disposal in a national geologic repository. The Calcine Solids Storage Facilities comprise seven ''bit sets.'' Bin Set 1, the first to be constructed, was completed in 1959, and has been in service since 1963. It is the only bin set that does not meet current safe-shutdown earthquake seismic ... continued below

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Adams, R. D.; Berry, S. M.; Galloway, K. J.; Langenwalter, T. A.; Lopez, D. A.; Noakes, C. M. et al. October 1, 1999.

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At the Department of Energy's Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as an interim waste management measure, both mixed high-level liquid waste and sodium bearing waste have been solidified by a calculation process and are stored in the Calcine Solids Storage Facilities. This calcined product will eventually be treated to allow final disposal in a national geologic repository. The Calcine Solids Storage Facilities comprise seven ''bit sets.'' Bin Set 1, the first to be constructed, was completed in 1959, and has been in service since 1963. It is the only bin set that does not meet current safe-shutdown earthquake seismic criteria. In addition, it is the only bin set that lacks built-in features to aid in calcine retrieval. One option to alleviate the seismic compliance issue is to transport the calcine from Bin Set 1 to another bin set which has the required capacity and which is seismically qualified. This report studies the feasibility of retrieving the calcine from Bi n Set 1 and transporting it into Bin Set 6 which is located approximately 650 feet away. Because Bin Set 1 was not designed for calcine retrieval, and because of the high radiation levels and potential contamination spread from the calcined material, this is a challenging engineering task. This report presents preconceptual design studies for remotely-operated, low-density, pneumatic vacuum retrieval and transport systems and equipment that are based on past work performed by the Raytheon Engineers and Constructors architectural engineering firm. The designs presented are considered feasible; however, future development work will be needed in several areas during the subsequent conceptual design phase.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00765737

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-99-00952
  • Grant Number: AC07-99ID13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/765737 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 765737
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc718376

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Adams, R. D.; Berry, S. M.; Galloway, K. J.; Langenwalter, T. A.; Lopez, D. A.; Noakes, C. M. et al. Bin Set 1 Calcine Retrieval Feasibility Study, report, October 1, 1999; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718376/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.