AL-SX (H1616) Container Support: Out-gassing of Polyethylene and Polycarbonate Resins

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Out-gassing tests were carried out on samples of polyethylene and polycarbonate packaging components used within the AL-SX (H1616) shipping container and compared to known samples of high and low density polyethylene and polycarbonate. Polyethylene is used to fabricate the shipping container overpack for the MC3007A/MC4059 and 1X-Acorn; LEXAN{reg_sign} polycarbonate (General Electric) is used to fabricate the lid of the Protective Container utilized to package the MC4213/MC4240 and MC4524 for shipment in the AL-SX (H1616). Pressure was monitored up to about 650 F and all the samples showed similar increases in pressure which were only slightly above those measured for control ... continued below

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Story, G.Cook & Domeier, Leon Seibel and Linda April 1, 1999.

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Out-gassing tests were carried out on samples of polyethylene and polycarbonate packaging components used within the AL-SX (H1616) shipping container and compared to known samples of high and low density polyethylene and polycarbonate. Polyethylene is used to fabricate the shipping container overpack for the MC3007A/MC4059 and 1X-Acorn; LEXAN{reg_sign} polycarbonate (General Electric) is used to fabricate the lid of the Protective Container utilized to package the MC4213/MC4240 and MC4524 for shipment in the AL-SX (H1616). Pressure was monitored up to about 650 F and all the samples showed similar increases in pressure which were only slightly above those measured for control runs using no resin sample. None of the polymer samples showed out-gassing behavior that would lead to excessive pressure increases in the H1616 within that temperature range.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00008245

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  • Report No.: SAND99-8242
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/8245 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 8245
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc786449

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Story, G.Cook & Domeier, Leon Seibel and Linda. AL-SX (H1616) Container Support: Out-gassing of Polyethylene and Polycarbonate Resins, report, April 1, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc786449/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.