Horigome, Kazushi; Taguchi, Shigeo; Ishibashi, Atsushi; Inada, Satoshi; Kuno, Takehiko; Surugaya, Naoki
JAEA-Technology 2017-008, 14 Pages, 2017/05
The plutonium solution had been converted into MOX powder to mitigate the potential hazards of storage plutonium solution such as hydrogen generation at the Plutonium Conversion Development Facility. The plutonium conversion operations had been started in April, 2014, and had been finished in July, 2016. With respect to the samples taken from the conversion process, about 2,200 items of plutonium/uranium solutions and MOX powders had been analyzed for the operation control in the related analytical laboratories at the Tokai Reprocessing Plant. This paper describes the reports on analytical activities and related maintenance works in the analytical laboratories conducted from December, 2015 to October, 2016.
Horigome, Kazushi; Suzuki, Hisanori; Suzuki, Yoshimasa; Ishibashi, Atsushi; Taguchi, Shigeo; Inada, Satoshi; Kuno, Takehiko; Surugaya, Naoki
JAEA-Technology 2016-026, 21 Pages, 2016/12
In order to mitigate potential hazards of storage plutonium in solution such as hydrogen generation, conversion of plutonium solution into MOX powder has been carried out since 2014 in the Plutonium Conversion Development Facility. With respect to the samples taken from the conversion process, about 3500 items of plutonium/uranium solutions and MOX powders have been analyzed for the operation control in the related analytical laboratories at the Tokai Reprocessing Plant. This paper describes the reports on analytical activities and related maintenance works in the analytical laboratories conducted from April 2014 to December 2015.
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JNC-TN8440 2000-013, 179 Pages, 2000/04
The plutonium conversion development facility (PCDF) has been operated for 17 years and about 12 tons plutonium-uranium mixed oxide (MOX) powder has been converted since operation started in 1983. The first maintenance program for aging of apparatus was carried out from 1993 to 1994. The calcination-reduction fumace, liquid waste evaporator had been dismantled and renewed. The second maintenance program was carried out form 1998 to 1999. The microwave ovens, powder blender, ventilation control panel and so on were dismantled and renewed. Large volume radioactive wastes were generated during this maintenance such as the furnace, the filter casings and glove boxes. These wastes were too large to be packed into the waste container and these wastes were polluted by MOX powder unfixed on these surface. SO cutting and packing operation for these wastes and recovery of MOX powder from them were carried out. In this report, the method of this cutting and packing operation, the radioactive exposure to the operators in this operation, the estimation of nuclear material quantity migrated to filters, the evaluation of re-floating factor of radioactive material, etc. were discussed.
Shirai, Nobutoshi; ; ; Shirozu, Hidetomo; ; Hayashi, Shinichiro;
JNC-TN8410 2000-006, 116 Pages, 2000/04
Criticality limits for equipments in Tokai Reprocessing Plant which handle fissile material solution and are under shape and dimension control were reevaluated based on the guideline No.10 "Criticality safety of single unit" in the regulatory guide for reprocessing plant safety. This report presents criticality safety evaluation of each equipment as single unit. Criticality safety of multiple units in a cell or a room was also evaluated. The evaluated equipments were ones in dissolution, separation, purification, denitration, Pu product storage, and Pu conversion processes. As a result, it was reconfirmed that the equipments were safe enough from a view point of criticality safety of single unit and multiple units.
Funasaka, Hideyuki; ; ; ; ; ; Myochin, Munetaka
PNC-TN8100 94-005, 142 Pages, 1994/03
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