Preventing Buoyant Displacement Gas Release Events in Hanford Double-Shell Waste Tanks

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This report summarizes the predictive methods used to ensure that waste transfer operations in Hanford waste tanks do not create waste configurations that lead to unsafe gas release events. The gas release behavior of the waste in existing double-shell tanks has been well characterized, and the flammable gas safety issues associated with safe storage of waste in the current configuration are being formally resolved. However, waste is also being transferred between double-shell tanks and from single-shell tanks into double-shell tanks by saltwell pumping and sluicing that create new wastes and waste configurations that have not been studied as well. Additionally, ... continued below

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Meyer, Perry A & Stewart, Charles W January 1, 2001.

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This report summarizes the predictive methods used to ensure that waste transfer operations in Hanford waste tanks do not create waste configurations that lead to unsafe gas release events. The gas release behavior of the waste in existing double-shell tanks has been well characterized, and the flammable gas safety issues associated with safe storage of waste in the current configuration are being formally resolved. However, waste is also being transferred between double-shell tanks and from single-shell tanks into double-shell tanks by saltwell pumping and sluicing that create new wastes and waste configurations that have not been studied as well. Additionally, planning is underway for various waste transfer scenarios to support waste feed delivery to the proposed vitrification plant. It is critical that such waste transfers do not create waste conditions with the potential for dangerous gas release events.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2001

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  • Report No.: PNNL-13337
  • Report No.: 820201000
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RLO1830
  • DOI: 10.2172/786776 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 786776
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc725203

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Meyer, Perry A & Stewart, Charles W. Preventing Buoyant Displacement Gas Release Events in Hanford Double-Shell Waste Tanks, report, January 1, 2001; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc725203/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.