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Performance of 500kCi Tritium Storage Vessel for WTRF

S. Paek et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 48 / Number 1 / July/August 2005 / Pages 75-78

Technical Paper / Tritium Science and Technology - Tritium Processing, Transportation, and Storage /

A prototype TSV (Tritide Storage Vessel) has been manufactured for the long-term storage of tritium of the WTRF (Wolsong Tritium Removal Facility). A performance test was carried out to demonstrate that the TSV could hold a minimum of 500kCi of tritium. This experiment was conducted by a batch type hydriding reaction. Hydrogen gas equivalent to 50kCi of tritium was reacted with the titanium sponge in a batch reaction. Experimental results for 10 batches show that the TSV has enough capacity to store 500kCi of tritium.

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