Description: A program was started in FY 1982 to evaluate the compatibility of WESF-produced CsCl with 316 L stainless steel under the thermal conditions that would be encountered in a geologic repository. The program is funded through the Long-Term High-Level Defense Waste Program of the Department of Energy. The major part of the program involves compatibility testing of six standard WESF CsCl capsules at a maximum CsCl/metal interface temperature of 450/sup 0/C. The capsules are allowed to self-heat to the test temperature in insulated containers and then held at temperature for 2200 to 32,000 h. After thermal aging, the capsules are destructively examined to determine the extent of the metal attack by the CsCl. This report describes the testing procedure and summarizes the activities completed during the first year of the program.
Date: December 1, 1982
Creator: Fullam, H. T.
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