Closure Welding of Plutonium Bearing Storage Containers

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A key element in the Department of Energy (DOE) strategy for the stabilization, packaging and storage of plutonium-bearing materials involves closure welding of DOE-STD-3013 Outer Containers (3013 container). The 3013 container provides the primary barrier and pressure boundary preventing release of plutonium-bearing materials to the environment. The final closure (closure weld) of the 3013 container must be leaktight, structurally sound and meet DOE STD 3013 specified criteria. This paper focuses on the development, qualification and demonstration of the welding process for the closure welding of Hanford PFP 3013 outer containers.

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Cannell, G.R. February 28, 2002.

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A key element in the Department of Energy (DOE) strategy for the stabilization, packaging and storage of plutonium-bearing materials involves closure welding of DOE-STD-3013 Outer Containers (3013 container). The 3013 container provides the primary barrier and pressure boundary preventing release of plutonium-bearing materials to the environment. The final closure (closure weld) of the 3013 container must be leaktight, structurally sound and meet DOE STD 3013 specified criteria. This paper focuses on the development, qualification and demonstration of the welding process for the closure welding of Hanford PFP 3013 outer containers.

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  • Journal Name: The Welding Journal

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-2002-00053
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 799670
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc739875

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Cannell, G.R. Closure Welding of Plutonium Bearing Storage Containers, article, February 28, 2002; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc739875/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.