Drum type packages are routinely used to transport radioactive material (RAM) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. These packages are designed to meet the federal regulations described in 10 CFR Part 71. The packages are transported in specially designed vehicles for safety and security. In the transport vehicles, the packages are placed close to each other to maximize the number of units in the vehicle. Since the RAM contents in the packagings produce decay heat, it is important that they are spaced sufficiently apart to prevent overheating of the containment vessel (CV) seals and the impact limiter to ensure the structural integrity of the package. This paper presents a simple methodology to assess thermal performance of a typical 9975 packaging in a transport configuration.
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Thermal Performance of Radioactive Material (RAM) Packages in Transport Configuration
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Gupta, NK. "Thermal Performance of Radioactive Material (RAM) Packages in Transport Configuration." Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference. ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 7. Bellevue, Washington, USA. July 18–22, 2010. pp. 399-405. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2010-25017
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