SAFETY ANALYSIS REPORT FOR PACKAGING (SARP): ATMX-500 RAILCAR NUCLEAR PACKAGING

A Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) is described that makes available to all potential users the technical specifications and limits pertinent to the modification and use of the ATMX Railcars for which the Department of Transportation has issued Special Permit No. 5948. The SARP includes discussions of structural integrity, thermal resistance, radiation shielding and radiological safety, nuclear criticality safety, and quality control. Much of the information was previously published in a similar report. A complete physical and technical description of the package is presented. The packaging consists of a specially modified ATMX Series 500 Railcar loaded with DOT Specification steel drums or fiberglass coated plywood boxes. The results of the nuclear criticality safety analysis provide the maximum quantities of each fissile isotope which may be shipped as Fissile Class I in 30- and 55-gal drums. A limit of 5 g/ft exp 3 was established for wooden boxes. Design and development considerations regarding the packaging concept and modification of the ATMX-500 Railcar are presented. Tables, dimensional sketches, sequential photographs of the structural modifications, technical references, loading and shipping guidelines, and results of Mound Laboratory's experience in using this container are included. An internal review of this SARP was performed in compliance with the requirements of ERDA Manual Chapter 5201-Part V. (ERA citation 02:057277)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mound Laboratory

    Mound Road
    Miamisburg, OH  USA  45342

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, J F
    • Edling, D A
    • Blauvelt, R K
  • Publication Date: 1977-7-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0053
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM