• Materials Science
  • Published 1986

Analysis of the burping behavior of the cold solid methane moderator at IPNS (Intense Pulsed Neutron Source)

@inproceedings{Carpenter1986AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the burping behavior of the cold solid methane moderator at IPNS (Intense Pulsed Neutron Source)},
  author={John M. Carpenter and Ulrich Dr. Walter},
  year={1986}
}
Examination of the cold solid methane moderator at IPNS (Model II) revealed that a circumferential weld failed due to high internal pressure, such as would be caused by thermal expansion of solid methane or the release of Hydrogen gas upon spontaneous heating. This weld is the main object of current attention for a design of a replacement. The present paper deals with the processes which lead to the burping behavior and outlines the analysis of some of the consequences. The purpose is to… CONTINUE READING