ES-3100: A New Generation Shipping Container for Bulk Highly Enriched Uranium and Other Fissile Materials

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is shipping bulk quantities of surplus fissile materials, primarily highly enriched uranium (HEU), over the next 15 to 20 years for disposition purposes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 6M container is the package of choice for most of these shipments. However, the 6M does not conform to the Type B packaging requirements in the ''Code of Federal Regulations'' (10CFR71) and, for that reason, is being phased out for use in the secure transportation system of DOE. BWXT Y-12 is currently developing a package to replace the DOT ... continued below

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Arbital, J.G.; Byington, G.A. & Tousley, D.R. July 1, 2004.

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    Publisher Info: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is shipping bulk quantities of surplus fissile materials, primarily highly enriched uranium (HEU), over the next 15 to 20 years for disposition purposes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) specification 6M container is the package of choice for most of these shipments. However, the 6M does not conform to the Type B packaging requirements in the ''Code of Federal Regulations'' (10CFR71) and, for that reason, is being phased out for use in the secure transportation system of DOE. BWXT Y-12 is currently developing a package to replace the DOT 6M container for HEU disposition shipping campaigns. The new package is based on state-of-the-art, proven, and patented insulation technologies that have been successfully applied in the design of other packages. The new package, designated the ES-3100, will have a 50% greater capacity for HEU than the 6M and will be easier to use. Engineering analysis on the new package includes detailed dynamic impact finite element analysis (FEA). This analysis gives the ES-3100 a high probability of complying with regulatory requirements.

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  • ASEM Conference, San Diego, CA (US), 07/26/2004--07/29/2004

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  • Report No.: HDPO/04-13
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22800
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 825300
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc780699

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  • July 1, 2004

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Arbital, J.G.; Byington, G.A. & Tousley, D.R. ES-3100: A New Generation Shipping Container for Bulk Highly Enriched Uranium and Other Fissile Materials, article, July 1, 2004; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc780699/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.