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Accession Number DE2012-1053585
Title Analytical Results of Mox Colemanite Concrete Sample Pbc-44.2.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 17p
Personal Author A. Cozzi D. Best M. Reigel
Abstract The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) will use colemanite bearing concrete neutron absorber panels credited with attenuating neutron flux in the criticality design analyses and shielding operators from radiation. The Savannah River National Laboratory is tasked with measuring the total density, partial hydrogen density, and partial boron density of the colemanite concrete. Sample PBC-44.2 was received on 9/20/2012 and analyzed. The average total density measured by the ASTM method C 642 was 2.03 g/cm(sup 3), within the lower bound of 1.88 g/cm(sup 3). The average partial hydrogen density was 6.64E-02 g/cm(sup 3) as measured using method ASTM E 1311 and met the lower bound of 6.04E-02 g/cm(sup 3). The average measured partial boron density was 1.97E-01 g/cm(sup 3) which met the lower bound of 1.65E-01 g/cm(sup 3) measured by the ASTM C 1301 method.
Keywords Bearings
Mixed oxide fuels
Neutron absorbers
Neutron flux

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
Corporate Author Department of Energy, Aiken, SC. Savannah River Site.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC09-08SR22470

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