• Engineering
  • Published 1998

Bursting tests on type 48Y containers for uranium hexafluoride

  title={Bursting tests on type 48Y containers for uranium hexafluoride},
  author={Ph. Lelong and Bernard Duret and Koji Shirai and Masumi Wataru},
In order to conform to the new requirements from the IAEA, it is necessary for the large-scale UF6 containers to comply with the fire resistance requirement imposed for type B packages. The thermohydraulic characteristics of UF6, which now are defined, and the calculation models, which are validated, have revealed major risks of rupture of the container. The purpose of the present programme is to define the strength limits of the materials at the moment of rupture of the wall under the… CONTINUE READING