PRELIMINARY REPORT ON SPECIAL TESTS OF PLUTONIUM OXIDE SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO FAA FLIGHT RECORDER SURVIVABILITY STANDARDS

The purpose of the test series was to evaluate the leak tightness of typical plutonium oxide shipping containers when subjected to the same test requirements to which the FAA subjects their flight recorders. The containers chosen for evaluation were the LLD-1, the Rocky Flats Model 1518 (DOT-SPEC6M) and an FL-10 modified to 55-gal drum size. The tests included impact, penetration, static crush, fire protection, and water protection. (ERA citation 01:020379)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Sandia Laboratories

    P.O. Box 5800
    Albuquerque, NM  USA  87115

    Energy Research and Development Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McWhirter, M
    • Brooks, R O
    • Stomp, J M
    • Dillingham, L A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM