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Certification Testing of Quality Secondary Storage (QSS) Containers

Mark L. Bibeault

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 54 / Number 1 / July 2008 / Pages 91-94


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LANL undertook a program to design, test, and procure a new set of secondary tritium containment vessels to replace older containment vessels. This program was driven by new requirements to meet all metal seal and higher temperature ratings. The testing involved ASME pressure tests, additional pneumatic tests at room and elevated temperature, and drop tests. Testing revealed a fabrication issue with the metal seal and a need to provide a crash bar for drop protection.

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