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A Recirculating Supercritical Water Loop

Description: From Abstract: "A recirculating high-pressure stainless steel loop was developed for the study of heat transfer from small-bore tubes to supercritical water. It was found that under certain conditions, hot spots developed on the test section. The conditions leading to the formation of hot spots were investigated; the results of several runs are tabulated here."
Date: October 25, 1954
Creator: Epstein, H. M.; Goldthwaite, W. H.; Chastain, Joel W. & Fawcett, Sherwood L.
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A Recirculating Supercritical Water Loop

Description: From abstract: "A recirculating high-pressure stainless steel loop was developed for the study of heat transfer from small-bore tubes to supercritical water. It was found that under certain conditions, hot spots developed on the test section. The conditions leading to the formation of hot spots were investigated; the results of several runs are tabulated here."
Date: October 25, 1954
Creator: Epstein, H. M.; Goldthwaite, W. H.; Chastain, Joel W. & Fawcett, Sherwood L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion of Austenitic Stainless Steels in MJ-4 Raw Streams

Description: Introduction: "A laboratory investigation of the relative corrosion resistance of several austenitic stainless steels to the RAW stream of the Tributyl Phosphate Waste Metal Recovery Process was made during the first quarter of 1950. The results of this investigation are reported herein; all original data are recorded in laboratory notebook HW-3282-T."
Date: April 25, 1950
Creator: Koenig, W. W.
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Radioactive debris from operations Tumbler and Snapper: observations beyond 200 miles from the test site. Part II

Description: The results of the fall-out monitoring program at fixed stations more than 200 miles from the test site following the series of atomic tests in Nevada during the spring of 1952 are shown in a series of maps. Trajectories of debris from the individual bursts are given, together with a discussion of meteorological phenomena associated with the transport of atomic debris.
Date: February 25, 1953
Creator: List, R.J.
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Uranium Chemistry of Raw Materials Section Progress Report for October 1, 1951 to December 31, 1951

Description: This progress report discusses the work during the fourth quarter of 1951. During this quarter, "the uranium raw materials program at ORNL has been devoted to studies of uranium chemistry and to the development of processes for deriving uranium and byproducts from various types of ores" (From introduction).
Date: January 25, 1952
Creator: Brown, K. B.
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Forced Convection Heat Transfer in Thermal Entrance Regions Part III. Heat Transfer to Liquid Metals

Description: Technical report covering the work done to explore heat transfer analytically and experimentally in liquid metals in turbulent flow within the thermal entrance region of circular tubes having uniform well temperature. Includes implications of this research. [From Summary]
Date: June 25, 1954
Creator: Harrison, William B.
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Corrosion Data From the ORNL Purex Pilot Plant Acid Recovery Equipment

Description: From abstract: "This report summarizes the corrosion data obtained for nine construction materials located throughout the ORNL Purex Pilot Plant Acid Recovery Unit during seven hundred hours of operation."
Date: March 25, 1952
Creator: Landry, J. W. & Ullmann, J. W.
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An Experimental Determination of Fission Product Heating After Shutdown of the Low Intensity Training Reactor

Description: Technical report containing the general arrangement of the Low Intensity Training Reactor and outcomes of experiments that have been performed in the reactor to measure the rate of fission product heat dissipation from the fuel pieces after loss of water. [From Summary, Introduction]
Date: September 25, 1951
Creator: Beall, S. E.
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In-reactor corrosion of X-8001 and 1245 aluminum: Analysis of data from PT IP-42A

Description: Failures of standard fuel element jackets (1245 aluminum alloy) after relatively short Hanford reactor exposures are occurring at high reactor power levels. Metallographic examination of fuel element jackets from short exposure ruptures shows the cause of failure to be rapid intergranular corrosion. This type of attack has been reproduced in laboratory tests by exposure to water at temperatures above 200 C, or to steam at temperatures higher than 300 C. Flow disruptions due to misalignment of the fuel elements within the reactor process tube, worn tube ribs, etc., are believed to cause the high local jacket temperatures necessary for the occurrence of intergranular corrosion.
Date: June 25, 1958
Creator: Dillon, R. L. & Richman, R. B.
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High Energy Fission and Spallation of Uranium

Description: From introduction: "This report is an attempt to examine, semiquantitavely, the way the competition between neutron emission and fission varies for heavy nuclei as a function of nuclear type and excitation energy. Many of the ideas herein are the results of discussions with R. H. Goeckermann and W. Heckrotte of the University of California Radiation Laboratory."
Date: February 25, 1954
Creator: Batzel, Roger Elwood
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Production Test No. 105-522-E, Examination of pile process tubes

Description: The objective of the production test described in this report is to provide the authority and mechanism to remove process tubes from the piles for inspection. The test is intended to provide a more positive tube inspection program than was previously provided under production test number 105-9-P, ``Corrosion of Slugs and Tubes``, document number 7-3928.
Date: May 25, 1953
Creator: Falkoski, R. E.
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Analytical procedures for the plutonium Metal Fabrication Process

Description: Report describing the results of the cupferron extraction-copper spark method in determining the impurity elements in plutonium metal. This was required the 234-5 Project analytical program.
Date: July 25, 1952
Creator: Bierlein, T. K.; Kendall, L. F. & Van Tuyl, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Trajectory-Wise Analysis of Immobilized Plasma Including Electrons. Machine Calculations

Description: Abstract: "The trajectory analysis of an immobilized plasma has been generalized to include the presence of electrons having a far similar radius of gyration and, therefore, fitting readily into the broader scale structure established by the ions. This problem has been adapted to machine calculations and the results for various strengths plasmas have been calculated."
Date: March 25, 1955
Creator: Tonks, Lewi, 1897-1971 & Keirstead, Ralph
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Analytical Procedures for the Plutonium Metal Fabrication Process

Description: Report describing methods of determining trace impurities in plutonium in connection with the Metal Fabrication Process. The methods included are the cupferron extraction-copper spark method and the direct copper spark method.
Date: July 25, 1952
Creator: Bierlein, T. K.; Kendall, L. F. & Van Tuyl, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Radiological Sciences Department investigation radiation incident, Class I, No. 299

Description: Fragments of radioactive materials were deposited in the Redox area during August, 1953. By radiation monitoring, the location, physical properties, and dosage were determined. The cause was assumed to be the buildup of ammonium nitrate containing ruthenium on the filters of the Redox stack. The amount of occupational exposure, and the reasons why this incident happened were also discussed.
Date: August 25, 1953
Creator: Ebright, D. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Redox accountability test program: Initial results

Description: This report details initial results of a large scale accountability test program which was recently carried out in the Redox Facility. The test, as originally planned which was to consist of the complete processing (no inventory-clean plant basis) of about 55 tons of selected metal in conjunction with an extensive analytical, sampling, and volume measurement program. With the exception of two incidents, the processing requirements (minimum inventory and measurement of all material) necessary to the success of the test, were met. The two incidents which increase the uncertainties associated with some of the material balance values obtained were: the discharge of an estimated 700 pounds of uranium to the floor in a transfer from F-5 to F-4 due tot he improper installation of the F-5 to F-4 transfer line (jumper) and the discovery of a large accumulation of plutonium ({approximately} 15 kg) in the L-2 stripping tower after completion of the test run.
Date: November 25, 1958
Creator: Schneider, R. A. & Bray, L. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Contaminated Equipment Renovation Shop. A Preliminary Study

Description: The intent of this study is to establish more completely the justifications for constructing a decontamination plant as outlined in Budget Item B 5720, ``Containmented Equipment Renovation Shop,`` FY 1957, Plant and Equipment Projects. In particular, the economic incentives have been explored. The question or idea has been investigated of assigning a dollar value to engineering information which might be obtained from examining contaminated equipment which has failed from unknown causes. Heretofore it has not been possible to examine such equipment because suitable decontamination facilities have not been available. An effort has been made to uncover all possible uses for the proposed facility in order that the estimated capital and operating costs might be evaluated in terms of all the functions which the proposed plant might perform.
Date: August 25, 1955
Creator: Hughes, H. R.
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Hanford Atomic Products Operation monthly report, January 1954

Description: This is a progress report of the production reactors on the Hanford Reservation for the month of January 1954. This report takes each division (e.g., manufacturing, medical, accounting, occupational safety, security, reactor operations, etc.) of the site and summarizes the accomplishments and employee relations for that month.
Date: February 25, 1954
Creator: McCune, F. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Hanford Atomic Products Operation monthly report, December 1954

Description: This document presents a summary of work and progress at the Hanford Engineer Works for December 1954. The report is divided into sections by department. A plant wide general summary is included at the beginning of the report, after which the departmental summaries begin. The Manufacturing Department reports plant statistics, and summaries for the Metal Preparation, Reactor and Separation sections. The Engineering Department`s section summarizes work for the Technical, Design, and Project Sections. Costs for the various departments are presented in the Financial Department`s summary. The Medical, Radiological Sciences, Utilities and General Services, Employee and Public Relations, and Community Real Estate and Services departments have sections presenting their monthly statistics, work, progress, and summaries.
Date: January 25, 1955
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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