Introducing equipment and plutonium glove box modifications for monitoring gas generation over plutonium oxide materials.

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DOE is embarking on a program to store large quantities of Pu-bearing materials for up to fifty years. Materials for long-term storage are metals and oxides that are stabilized and packaged according to the DOE storage standard. Experience with PuO, materials has shown that gases generated by catalytic and/or radiolytic processes may accumulate. Of concern are the generation of H, gas from adsorbed water and the generation of HCI or CI, gases from the radiolysis of chloride-containing salts. We have designed instrumented storage containers that mimic the inner storage can specified in the standard. The containers and surveillance equipment are ... continued below

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Padilla, D. D. (Dennis D.); Berg, J. M. (John M.); Carrillo, A. G. (Alejandro G.); Montoya, A. R. (Adam R.); Morris, J. S. (John S.); Veirs, D. K. (Douglas Kirk) et al. January 1, 2002.

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DOE is embarking on a program to store large quantities of Pu-bearing materials for up to fifty years. Materials for long-term storage are metals and oxides that are stabilized and packaged according to the DOE storage standard. Experience with PuO, materials has shown that gases generated by catalytic and/or radiolytic processes may accumulate. Of concern are the generation of H, gas from adsorbed water and the generation of HCI or CI, gases from the radiolysis of chloride-containing salts. We have designed instrumented storage containers that mimic the inner storage can specified in the standard. The containers and surveillance equipment are interfaced with a plutonium glovebox and are designed to allow the gas composition and pressure to be monitored over time. The surveillance activities and glovebox interfaces include Raman fiber optic probes, a gas analysis sampling port, corrosion monitors, and pressure and temperature feedthrus. Data collection for these containers is automated in order to reduce worker exposure. The equipment design and glovebox modifications are presented.

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  • Submitted to: American Chemical Society Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, October 12-15, 2002, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Padilla, D. D. (Dennis D.); Berg, J. M. (John M.); Carrillo, A. G. (Alejandro G.); Montoya, A. R. (Adam R.); Morris, J. S. (John S.); Veirs, D. K. (Douglas Kirk) et al. Introducing equipment and plutonium glove box modifications for monitoring gas generation over plutonium oxide materials., article, January 1, 2002; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927839/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.