Application of Fire-Retardant Treatment to the Wood in Type A Unirradiated Nuclear Fuel Outer Containers
Authors: Whitlow, J. D.; Luna, R. E.
Source: International Journal of Radioactive Materials Transport, Volume 3, Numbers 2-3, 1992 , pp. 129-134(6)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Packagings for transporting unirradiated nuclear fuel assemblies in the United States are commonly constructed as rectangular boxes consisting of a metal inner container, a wooden outer container, and cushioning material separating the two. The wood in the outer container is a potential source of fuel for fire. Use of a fireretardant treatment on the wood may reduce or eliminate the damage to nuclear fuel assemblies in some types of accidents involving fire. The applicability of using fire-retardant treatments on the wood of outer containers is addressed. An approximate cost-benefit analysis to determine if fire-retardant treatments are economically justified is presented.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1992-01-01
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