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Development of the Flow Sheet for Incinerating Contaminated Combustible Waste: Engineering Research Final Report

Description: From introduction: This report serves as a recommendation that a full-scale incineration process be installed at Mound Laboratory and provides a complete flow sheet for this process and recommended designs for the critical parts of the processing equipment. It contains justification for the process, a history of the investigation including early work and pilot plant results, an explanation of the values and information given in the flow sheet, and the reasons for the recommended design features.
Date: May 15, 1951
Creator: McEwen, M.; Schauer, P. J. & Aponyi, T.

Hazards Analysis of the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment

Description: Introduction: The description of the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment, (OMRE), its location, its safety system, and operative procedures have been previously detailed. The present report, although dealing with the subject of OMRE safety, has the more detailed intent of (1) determining the behavior of the OMRE under extremely unlikely sets of conditions; and (2) providing additional design information in the areas of reactivity coefficients, burnout heat flux, and reactor control.
Date: December 15, 1959
Creator: Williams, R. O., Jr.; Allen, W. O.; Ash, E. B.; Scott, W. W.; Shimazaki, T. T.; Sletten, H. L. et al.

OMR Control-Safety Rod Component Development Tests

Description: Abstract: A magnetic-jack control-safety rod is under development for the 45.5 thermal megawatt Organic Moderated Reactor. The rod is "unitized," i.e., the poison element, drive, position indicator, and shock absorber are contained in a compact assembly which is inserted in a regular fuel channel opening in the core. Tests to develop components capable of operating under these conditions are described and results are reported.
Date: September 15, 1959
Creator: Howell, J. D.

Organic Reactor Waste Gas Analyzer

Description: The design of a waste-gas treatment system for organic moderated reactors requires a knowledge of reactor waste-gas composition, generation rate, and radioactivity. To obtain data on these variables a continuous stream analyzer was constructed to analyze the waste gas from the Organic Moderated Reactor Experiment (OMRE).
Date: October 15, 1958
Creator: Gilroy, H. M. & Edwards, R. J.

Analysis of Stresses in Bellows

Description: Abstract: Design charts and systematic design forms are presented for simplified calculations to check the number of convolutions and thickness required to limit the deflection and pressure stress range in three types of bellows.
Date: October 15, 1964
Creator: Anderson, W. F.

Thermal Cycling Tests of Porous Uranium

Description: Abstract: It has been proposed that a fuel element containing porous uranium be used for moderately high temperature applications. In an effort to determine the structural integrity of this type of fuel body, thermal cycling tests have been conducted on porous uranium.
Date: March 15, 1960
Creator: Wilkinson, L. E.

Criticality-Accident Dosimetry Studies

Description: Experiments were carried out to (1) explore possibilities for developing a less expensive device than the Hurst threshold detector unit (TDU) for monitoring possible accidental critical reactions in uranium-processing facilities, (2) to study the precision and accuracy of the TDU, and (3) to evaluate the ORNL film badge in mixed neutron-gama radiation fields.
Date: October 15, 1964
Creator: Bailey, J. C.

Design Modifications to the SRE during FY 1960

Description: Abstract: The means to prevent the recurrence of tetralin leakage into the SRE sodium systems are discussed. Included is a description of the redesign of system components to utilize alternate coolants such as nitrogen, air, and NaK.
Date: February 15, 1961
Creator: Deegan, G. E.; Dermer, M. D.; Flanagan, J. S.; Gower, G. C.; Hall, R. J.; Hinze, R. B. et al.

Terminal Status Report for the Processing Refabrication Experiment

Description: Introduction: A low-capacity, low-decontamination plant can be built, as part of a power reactor complex, to avoid long distance transfer of fuel to a high-capacity aqueous processing plant. Activation of such a complex, with the processing plant adjacent to the reactor it serves, could decrease the cost of the integrated fuel cycle. The study of this concept is a major objective of the Processing Refabrication Experiment (PRE).
Date: November 15, 1959
Creator: Sinizer, D. I.; Mattern, K. L. & Kendall, E. G.