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National Labs Provide Expertise for Technical Decisions

National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid dynamics expert review team
  • Erosion/corrosion technical reviews

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Mixing
  • PJM control
  • Spargers
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Process engineering related to nuclear safety
  • Tank waste knowledge
  • Test support

Savannah River National Laboratory

  • Simulant development
  • Industry application of research and development
  • Erosion and corrosion

Technical Decisions

  • T1: Hydrogen gas release from vessel solids: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • T2: Potential criticality in WTP vessels: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, and National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • T3: Hydrogen in piping and ancillary vessels
  • T4: Pulse jet mixing vessel performance: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, and National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • T5: Erosion and localized corrosion: Savannah River National Laboratory
  • T6: Design redundancy in black cells/in-service inspection: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory
  • T7: Black cell vessel structural integrity
  • T8: Facility ventilation

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National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Fluid dynamics expert review team
  • Erosion/corrosion technical reviews

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Mixing
  • PJM control
  • Spargers
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Process engineering related to nuclear safety
  • Tank waste knowledge
  • Test support

Savannah River National Laboratory

  • Simulant development
  • Industry application of research and development
  • Erosion and corrosion

T1: Hydrogen gas release from vessel solids: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

T2: Potential criticality in WTP vessels: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, and National Energy Technology Laboratory

T3: Hydrogen in piping and ancillary vessels

T4: Pulse jet mixing vessel performance: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Savannah River National Laboratory, and National Energy Technology Laboratory

T5: Erosion and localized corrosion: Savannah River National Laboratory

T6: Design redundancy in black cells/in-service inspection: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Savannah River National Laboratory

T7: Black cell vessel structural integrity

T8: Facility ventilation