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Accession Number DE2012-1042456
Title Ballistics Testing of the 9977 Shipping Package for Storage Applications.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author A. Abramczyk B. M. Loftin P. E. Glenn R. E. Koenig
Abstract Radioactive materials are stored in a variety of locations throughout the DOE complex. At the Savannah River Site (SRS), materials are stored within dedicated facilities. Each of those facilities has a documented safety analysis (DSA) that describes accidents that the facility and the materials within it may encounter. Facilities at the SRS are planning on utilizing the certified Model 9977 Shipping Package as a long term storage package and one of these facilities required ballistics testing. Specifically, in order to meet the facility DSA, the radioactive materials (RAM) must be contained within the storage package after impact by a .223 caliber round. In order to qualify the Model 9977 Shipping Package for storage in this location, the package had to be tested under these conditions. Over the past two years, the Model 9977 Shipping Package has been subjected to a series of ballistics tests. The purpose of the testing was to determine if the 9977 would be suitable for use as a storage package at a Savannah River Site facility. The facility requirements are that the package must not release any of its contents following the impact in its most vulnerable location by a .223 caliber round. A package, assembled to meet all of the design requirements for a certified 9977 shipping configuration and using simulated contents, was tested at the Savannah River Site in March of 2011. The testing was completed and the package was examined. The results of the testing and examination are presented in this paper.
Keywords Ballistics
Radioactive materials
Radioactive waste storage
Safety analysis
Savannah River Site
Storage facilities

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77G - Radioactive Wastes & Radioactivity
77F - Radiation Shielding, Protection, & Safety
79E - Detonations, Explosion Effects, & Ballistics
Corporate Author Savannah River National Lab., Aiken, SC. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC09-08SR22570

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