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In 1986, a number of sealing-bolts developed by JRC-Ispra were installed on a spent fuel container's lid, at the BNFL plant at Sellafield. In December 1986, a first verification exercise showed a good performance by seals, equipments and measuring instruments. This was reported in July 1987. The current paper deals with the second field-test carried out in October 1987 under severe water and outdoor conditions. Sealing-bolts installed at the beginning were properly reverified, revealing no ageing or corrosion effect on the identity of the seals. New mechanically improved sealing-bolts were also installed and their breaking/removal procedures were tested successfully.

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Authors: D'AGRAIVES B C, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);TOORNVLIET J, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);MASCETTI E, JRC Ispra, 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);CLEGG J, British Nuclear Fuel Plc, Risley, Warrington WA3 6AS (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 11th ESARDA Symposium, Luxembourg (LU), May 30-June 1, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34865 ORA
Record Number: 198911151 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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