Gas Generation Measurements of Scrap Pu/U Materials Using a Bell Jar

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A bell jar is used to determine containment vessel pressurization due to gas generation from plutonium/uranium materials. Seventy eight food pack cans containing plutonium and uranium oxide bearing materials have been tested to date. Minimal change in pressure (increase or decrease) occurred in fifty one cases, depressurization occurred in seventeen cases, and pressurization occurred in ten cases. Pressurization is considered to be linked to the presence of certain impurities such as magnesium oxide.

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Kies, J. April 21, 2003.

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A bell jar is used to determine containment vessel pressurization due to gas generation from plutonium/uranium materials. Seventy eight food pack cans containing plutonium and uranium oxide bearing materials have been tested to date. Minimal change in pressure (increase or decrease) occurred in fifty one cases, depressurization occurred in seventeen cases, and pressurization occurred in ten cases. Pressurization is considered to be linked to the presence of certain impurities such as magnesium oxide.

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  • 2003 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, Cleveland, OH (US), 07/20/2003--07/24/2003

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Kies, J. Gas Generation Measurements of Scrap Pu/U Materials Using a Bell Jar, article, April 21, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc734143/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.