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Technical information report: Plasma melter operation, reliability, and maintenance analysis

By D.W. Hendrickson


This document provides a technical report of operability, reliability, and maintenance of a plasma melter for low-level waste vitrification, in support of the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Low-Level Waste (LLW) Vitrification Program. A process description is provided that minimizes maintenance and downtime and includes material and energy balances, equipment sizes and arrangement, startup/operation/maintence/shutdown cycle descriptions, and basis for scale-up to a 200 metric ton/day production facility. Operational requirements are provided including utilities, feeds, labor, and maintenance. Equipment reliability estimates and maintenance requirements are provided which includes a list of failure modes, responses, and consequences

Topics: Low-Level Radioactive Wastes, Radioactive Waste Processing, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Tanks, Hanford Reservation, Vitrification, Ceramic Melters
Publisher: Westinghouse Hanford Company
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/33110
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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