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Research Papers: Materials and Fabrication

Performance of a Drum Type Packaging With Urethane Foam Overpack Subjected to Crush and Other Regulatory Tests

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Allen C. Smith

Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC 29808allen.smith@srnl.doe.gov

Paul S. Blanton

Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC 29808paul.blanton@srnl.doe.gov

Lawrence F. Gelder

Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC 29808lawrence.gelder@srnl.doe.gov

Rex N. Lutz

Savannah River National Laboratory, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC 29808rnlutz@aol.com

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 131(3), 031408 (Apr 28, 2009) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3120264 History: Received February 17, 2006; Revised March 03, 2009; Published April 28, 2009

General purpose fissile package prototypes of two configurations, 16 in. and 18.5 in. diameter drum overpacks, were subjected to the free-drop, crush, puncture, and thermal hypothetical accident condition sequential tests for 10 CFR 71, Type B packagings. The tests demonstrated that the prototypes are very robust, easily withstanding the structural tests. The tests also confirmed that the urethane foam-filled overpack was able to withstand the thermal test.

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DP-1 NCT test setup (typical)

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DP-1 lid heave and crush damage

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DP-1 crush test deformation

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DP-6 lid and bottom crush deformation

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DP-2 thermal test damage to overpack and thermal decomposition products (arrow)

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