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|Author(s):||Jiann C. Yang; Edward J. Hnetkovsky;|
|Title:||Performance of Metal and Polymeric O-Ring Seals in Beyond-Design Temperature Excursions.|
|Published:||April 27, 2012|
|Abstract:||This report documents the beyond-design-basis test results of the performance of one metallic and two elastomeric seals typically used in spent fuel transportation packages. Tests were conducted using a scale-model package made of stainless steel SS 304 filled with helium initially at either 5 bar or 2 bar at room temperature. The test package was then exposed in an electrical furnace to temperatures over the specified maximum operating temperatures of these seals for a pre-determined period (typically 9 h). The overall goal of the project is to determine the beyond-design-basis thermal performance of these seals.|
|Keywords:||Beyond-design-basis testing,Seal performance|
|Research Areas:||Fire Measurements|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (24MB)|