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Site ``W`` description

Description: This site description of the Hanford Reservation from February 1943 gives size, topography, geology, population, water supply, railroad, highway, power, meteorological, and valuation information. Maps are included.
Date: February 15, 1943
Creator: Grady, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Production of Uranium Metal

Description: Experiments were carried out for the purpose of increasing production, efficiency, and purity of uranium metal. The electrolytic method as described by Driggs and Lilliendahl for the preparation of uranium metal was followed with but little deviation. The yield of metal at the very best was only 50%. The metal powder produced, at times, was very pyrophoric. Methods were found whereby the metal, at least in part, can be made from the oxides with an average yield of about 90%. The small amounts of sludge and slag accumulated in this modified process can readily be re-used in the electrolysis pot and, therefore, an overall yield of 96% can be obtained. Information accumulated from these experiments has been compiled in such a manner as to be readily available for factory use, for patent purposes and for future publication.
Date: February 17, 1943
Creator: Nagy, R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Project 9536 HEW Building 105: Conference on welding design and technique

Description: On February 4 at a conference in T.C. Gary`s office attended by Messrs. Wood, Gary, H.T. Daniels, Burns and C.R. Johnson, the design of the strap plates on the front and rear shields of the pile was discussed from the standpoint of welding technique in the field. Discussion of the design centered about the plug welding of the plates to the Laminated blocks and the ability of the field to perform this work properly. It was decided that welding specialists should be consulted prior to the beginning of the actual field erection in order that the best technique could be employed to guarantee good workmanship. It was agreed that a conference with such specialists should embrace both the features of the design as well as the practical phases of welding itself. This report provides details of this conference.
Date: February 15, 1944
Creator: Daniels, H.T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Concentration of C-2 Slag

Description: The bomb reaction slag produced at the ElectroMetallurgical X metal plant is at present divided into rich C-1 slag and lean C-2 slag by merely screening through a 4 mesh wire screen, the "on 4 mesh" material becomes the C-1 slag and the "thru 4 mesh" material becomes the C-2 slag. In the experiments covered by this report it was found that the concentration of the lean C-2 slag could be facilitated by the use of a 20 mesh screen for the slang separation in place of the 4 mesh screen, as the 20 mesh screen removed troublesome, small, hard lumps which passed the 4 mesh screen. Furthermore, it was found that the additional small lumps removed by the 20 mesh screen were just as rich in X metal as the larger lumps which make up the bulk of C-1 slag.
Date: February 17, 1944
Creator: Thomas, W.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Solid residue

Description: This document is a letter written February 24, 1944, concerning solids found when evaporating water from the Columbia River.
Date: February 24, 1944
Creator: Greenewalt, C. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermopiles for pile monitoring

Description: No Description Available.
Date: February 25, 1944
Creator: West, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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BRIEF REPORT OF TYPE II CENTRIFUGE OPERATION

Description: Results of type II UF/sub 6/ centrifuge operation are presented. Data from this type operation in a single unit are useful in predicting the operation of a number of centrifuges in cascade. (J.R.D.)
Date: February 28, 1944
Creator: Beams, J.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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PROGRESS REPORT FOR DECEMBER 1944

Description: No Description Available.
Date: February 6, 1945
Creator: Gray, A G & Thompson, J G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Site B Foundry (Final Report on Part I of P.A. No. 151-ML-54-2, F.S. 41)

Description: The Site B Foundry is equipped for the melting and casting of tuballoy and its alloys. Castings weighing up to 750 pounds and as long as 40 inches can be made. Melting can be carried out in the vacuum, in inert gases or under fluxes. Heating is by high frequency induction. A description of the generally foundry layout, the furnace construction and operation, and of the auxiliary equipment is given in this report. The casting technique used in the Site B Foundry is designed to minimize piping and cold shuts in the billets. The top of the mold is kept hot and freezing of the billet takes place from the bottom. This hot topping minimizes piping. Controlled pouring into warm molds minimized cold shuts.
Date: February 12, 1945
Creator: Lauletta, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Comparison of observed and calculated flattening at 105-D

Description: The total power output of a unit may be represented by the power output of the most productive tube or tubes multiplied by a quantity designated as the ``number of effective tubes.`` The number of effective tubes observed at 105-D under two different arrangements of poisoned columns has been compared with values of this quantity calculated from theory. It was found that in each case the observed number of effective tubes was about 5% less than the ideal number obtainable by an optimum arrangement of the poison. In the case in which two poisoned columns in the pile took up 110 ih it was found that the loss consisted of 2% due to the necessary presence of a control rod in the pile and 3% due to the fact that the actual arrangement of the poison was not the optimum one. In the case in which a single, off center, poison column took up 60 ih, it was found that very little of the loss was due to the presence of the control rod and almost all of it was due to the eccentric position of the P-column. As a further result of this study, it was found that, apart from perturbations introduced by the presence of a control rod, the actual distribution of power production in the pile represented very closely by the theoretical expressions.
Date: February 14, 1945
Creator: Gast, P. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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REPORT ON THE PROCESSING OF PITCHBLENDE

Description: A detailed description of the processing of pitchblende ores used at the Port Hope, Canada, refinery is given including both the recovery and purification of U and Fu. The health hazards present in the processing are discussed, and recommendations are made which will insure adequate health protection. (L.T.W.)
Date: February 26, 1945
Creator: Anonsen, S.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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300 Area, January 22--January 28

Description: Progress is reported on the topics of extrusion and canning. The information on canning is broken down into: Production test 313-74-M, studies of aluminium cans, selection of surface rejection standards, thorium, and the effect of high and low tin in bronze on tin carry-over to canning bath.
Date: February 1, 1946
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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100 Areas, January 29 through February 4, 1946

Description: The B Pile operated 25 MW below rated power level without interruption during the week. The D Pile was shut down on January 29. During the shutdown 103 tubes were discharged. The shut down lasted for 15 hours. During operation after the shut down power was reduced to meet graphite temperature restrictions. The F Pile was run steadily throughout the week at 25 MW below rated level. Iron content in the process water averaged 0.015, 0.011 and 0.010 ppm at B, D, and F Areas, respectively. Examination of the slugs discharged from four corrosion tubes at F has been completed. A summary of conditions found in the vertical and horizontal aluminium thimbles at D and F during a recent inspection are given. Results are given on the graphite expansion problem.
Date: February 8, 1946
Creator: Jordan, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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300 Area monthly report for January

Description: This report review the work being conducted in the 300 area of the Hanford production facility for the month of January.
Date: February 11, 1946
Creator: Kidder, C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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