TRU Waste Containers

  1. RANT Safety Function for TRU Waste Containers
    Type B containers ensure that contained radioactive material will not be released in any credible accident

    Pipe Overpack Containers Protect the assumptions of the analysis for damage ratio (DR)=0.1, mitigating releases of radioactive material when the container is subjected to mechanical or thermal stresses from postulated accidents.

    TRU Waste Containers

    • Reduce the consequences of mechanical and thermal effects to contained waste due to impact or fire.
    • Reduce the likelihood of deflagration due to hydrogen accumulation.
    • Prevent Criticality
  2. WCRRF Safety Function for TRU Waste Containers
    • Provide primary confinement for TRU waste
    • Mitigate releases of TRU waste subjected to mechanical stresses from postulated accidents
    • Mitigate releases of TRU waste subjected to thermal stresses from postulated accidents
    • Prevent accumulation of flammable gases inside the TRU waste containers
  3. WTF Safety Function for TRU Waste Containers
    Reduce the consequences as waste is agglomerated and burns as packaged waste.

    Reduce the consequence of thermal effects to contained waste within noncombustible waste containers.

    • Reduce the consequence of mechanical effects to waste within containers of sound
    • integrity.

    • Reduce the likelihood and consequences of
    • deflagration or internal pressurization.
  4. Vent Filters
    Nuclear Filter Technology NucFiil-019DS, 1.85x10-05 minimum H2 Diffusivity (moles per second per mole fraction) (m/s/mf)

    The vent filter on the outer container for POCs must be an Ultra Tech 9424S.
  5. DOE-STD-5506-2007, Preparation of Safety Basis Documents for Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facilities
    Good Container Integrity for 7A-Type A, Table 4.4.1. This checklist is also found in App. D of the WIPPWAC.
  6. 49 CFR
    • 49 CFR 171-180, DOT HAZMAT Regs.
    • 49 CFR 173.465, Type A Packaging Tests
  7. NTP Site (National TRU Programs)

    • TRUPACT-II NRC Certificate of Compliance               
    • TRUPACT-II Safety Analysis Report               
    • CH-TRAMPAC                
    • CH-TRU Payload Appendices

    Type A Containers

    • POCs               
    • POC Type A Evaluation Report              
    • Standard Waste Box               
    • Standard Waste Box Type A Evaluation Report               
    • Ten Drum Overpack               
    • Ten Drum Overpack Type A Evaluation Report
    • CBFO Approved Filter Vents

    RAMPAC has historical info on old containers
  8. CPP Central Procurement Program
    Permits use of NQA1 (1989) for procurement of Type A containers. Allows us to buy drums from Skolnik through WIPP.

    LANL P&T (Packaging and Transportation) does the procurement specification for Type As
  9. Low Level Waste LLW
    Industrial Package: IP1 and IP2
  10. Container Tests
    Tests for Type A's: 49 CFR 173.465

    • Water Spray
    • Free Drop
    • Stacking
    • Penetration

    Tests for type B's: 10 CFR 71.71

    • Heat
    • Cold
    • Reduced External Pressure
    • Increased External Pressure
    • Vibration
    • Water Spray
    • Free Drop
    • Corner Drop
    • Compression
    • Penetration
  11. Type B Containers
    TRUPAC-II: only Type B still used.

    RH 72-B: used to ship RH Canisters to WIPP

    10-160B: used to ship Corrugated Metal Boxes to Idaho
  12. Type A Containers
    P&T Spec. 109

    Purchased as ML-1 and are ML-1 at RANT

    At WCRRF all are ML-2 SS except for POCs and outside WCRRF where they are ML-1 SC.
  13. Pipe Overpack Containers (POCs)
    Provide primary containment for high activity waste material and reduce dose rates to meet as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) requirements.
  14. RAD Limits
    Drums: <200 FGEs and <80 PE-Ci

    SWB: <325 FGEs and <560 PE-Ci

    Difference between TRU waste and LL waste activity is 100 nanocuries/gram (nCi/g).

    Difference between RH and CH is 200 millirems/hr. dose rate.
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TRU Waste Containers
TRU Waste Containers