Corrosion of breached UF[sub 6] storage cylinders [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1993.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (12 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- This paper describes the corrosion processes that occurred following the mechanical failure of two steel 14-ton storage cylinders containing depleted UF[sub 6]. The failures both were traced to small mechanical tears that occurred during stacking of the cylinders. Although subsequent corrosion processes greatly extended the openings in the wall. the reaction products formed were quite protective and prevented any significant environmental insult or loss of uranium. The relative sizes of the two holes correlated with the relative exposure times that had elapsed from the time of stacking. From the sizes and geometries of the two holes, together with analyses of the reaction products, it was possible to determine the chemical reactions that controlled the corrosion process and to develop a scenario for predicting the rate of hydrolysis of UF[sub 6], the loss rate of HF, and chemical attack of a breached UF[sub 6] storage cylinder.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:conf-930318-2
- Other Subject(s):
- Uranium Hexafluoride
- Depleted Uranium
- Hydrofluoric Acid
- Actinide Compounds
- Chemical Reactions
- Fluorine Compounds
- Halogen Compounds
- Hydrogen Compounds
- Inorganic Acids
- Uranium Compounds
- Uranium Fluorides
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NACE annual corrosion conference and materials performance and corrosion show, New Orleans, LA (United States), 7-12 Mar 1993.
Taylor, M.S.; Barber, E.J.; DeVan, J.H.
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