Analysis of Events Associated with First Charge of Desicooler Material

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HB-Line's mission included dissolution of uranium-aluminum scrap left over from a U3O8 scrap recovery program begun in 1972 with material returned from Rocky Flats and Oak Ridge. This material has been stored in desicooler containers, and is commonly referred to as the Desicoolers. The Scrap Recovery process includes the dissolution of scrap material and transfer of the resulting solution to H-Canyon for further disposition. During the first charge of this material into the HB-Line dissolvers, the solution heated to boiling without external heat being added. Yellow-colored fumes, which dissipated rapidly, were noted in the glovebox by operators, and a small ... continued below

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Alexander, D.E. September 15, 2003.

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HB-Line's mission included dissolution of uranium-aluminum scrap left over from a U3O8 scrap recovery program begun in 1972 with material returned from Rocky Flats and Oak Ridge. This material has been stored in desicooler containers, and is commonly referred to as the Desicoolers. The Scrap Recovery process includes the dissolution of scrap material and transfer of the resulting solution to H-Canyon for further disposition. During the first charge of this material into the HB-Line dissolvers, the solution heated to boiling without external heat being added. Yellow-colored fumes, which dissipated rapidly, were noted in the glovebox by operators, and a small amount of liquid was noted in the glovebox by operations after dissolver cooldown. This technical report documents analysis of the data from the event with respect to potential Safety Basis violation and the Integrated Safety Management System process. Based on the analysis presented, the safety basis has shown its ability to protect the worker, the facility and the public.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 15 Sep 2003

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-2003-00242 Rev. 1
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/815776 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 815776
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc733962

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Alexander, D.E. Analysis of Events Associated with First Charge of Desicooler Material, report, September 15, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc733962/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.