Canister Compatibility with Carlsbad Salt

  • W. N. Rankin
  • J. R. Wiley
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This paper describes the results of the examination of candidate canister alloy specimens heated with Carlsbad salt in sealed capsules for up to 5000 hours and in unsealed capsules for up to 10,000 hours. The compatibility of candidate alloys, for use in fabricating canisters for solidified radioactive waste, with salt from a potential final storage location for waste forms is being evaluated by long term heating tests (1). In these tests, canister alloys are being exposed to salt in a manner similar to that expected during final storage of canisters of solidified waste forms in a salt deposit. Test specimens are being heated at the temperature expected during waste form storage and at higher temperatures to accelerate any reactions that may occur. Reaction rates are determined by examining replicate specimens periodically removed from the test.


Waste Form High Level Waste Significant Attack Final Storage Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. N. Rankin
    • 1
  • J. R. Wiley
    • 1
  1. 1.Savannah River LaboratoryE. I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyAikenUSA

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