Drop Tests for the 6M Specification Package Closure Investigation

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Results of tests of drum-type RAM packages employing conventional clamp-ring closures have caused concern within the DOE Complex over the Department of Transportation 6M Specification Package. To clarify these issues, the Savannah River Site's Radioactive Material Packaging Technology Group was commissioned to conduct a series of tests to determine the response of the clamp-ring closure to the regulatory Hypothetical Accident Condition drop tests, for packages at maximum allowable weight, 640 lb. Additionally, three enhanced closure designs were also tested: the Clamshell, plywood disk reinforcement, and J-Clip. The results of the tests showed that the standard closure was unable to retain ... continued below

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Smith, A.C. October 2, 2003.

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Results of tests of drum-type RAM packages employing conventional clamp-ring closures have caused concern within the DOE Complex over the Department of Transportation 6M Specification Package. To clarify these issues, the Savannah River Site's Radioactive Material Packaging Technology Group was commissioned to conduct a series of tests to determine the response of the clamp-ring closure to the regulatory Hypothetical Accident Condition drop tests, for packages at maximum allowable weight, 640 lb. Additionally, three enhanced closure designs were also tested: the Clamshell, plywood disk reinforcement, and J-Clip. The results of the tests showed that the standard closure was unable to retain its lid for both Center-of-Gravity-Over-Corner and Shallow-Angle cases, for the standard package, at its maximum allowed weight. Similar results were found for packages dropped from a reduced height. The Clamshell design provided the best performance of the enhanced closures.

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  • Report No.: M-TRT-A-00002
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/816048 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 816048
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736053

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Smith, A.C. Drop Tests for the 6M Specification Package Closure Investigation, report, October 2, 2003; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736053/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.