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Performance of Metal and Polymeric O-Ring Seals in Beyond-Design Temperature Excursions.

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Author(s)

Jiann C. Yang, Edward J. Hnetkovsky

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.
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NUREG series

Keywords

Beyond-design-basis testing, Seal performance

Citation

Yang, J. and Hnetkovsky, E. (2012), Performance of Metal and Polymeric O-Ring Seals in Beyond-Design Temperature Excursions., NUREG series, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910126 (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created April 27, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017