9904

Jul 17, 2015, 00:40 AM
MODEL RTG PACKAGE. THE RTG PACKAGE IS DESIGNED FOR SHIPPING THE GENERAL PURPOSE HEAT SOURCE (GPHS) RADIOISOTOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR (RTG) AND THE HIGH PERFORMANCE GENERATOR (HPG) MOD-3 RTG. THE GPHS AND THE HPG MOD-3 RTGS CONTAIN UP TO 4,500 WATTS AND UP TO 2,500 WATTS (THERMAL) POWER, RESPECTIVELY, GENERATED FROM ALL SOURCES (PRIMARILY FROM THE PU-238 ISOTOPE). THE PU-238 IS CONTAINED IN PUO2 THAT IS IN THE PHYSICAL FORM OF PRESSED, SINTERED PELLETS INSIDE CAPSULES OF IRIDIUM WITH A FILTERED VENT TO RELEASE THE HELIUM GENERATED BY RADIOACTIVE DECAY. THE RTG PACKAGE PROVIDES DOUBLE CONTAINMENT AS REQUIRED BY 10 CFR 71.63 WITHOUT TAKING CREDIT FOR IRIDIUM CAPSULES OR THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS OF THE RTG. THE RTG PACKAGE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM CONSISTS OF TWO INDEPENDENT STAINLESS STEEL CONTAINMENT VESSELS; AN INNER CONTAINMENT VESSEL (ICV) AND AN OUTER CONTAINMENT VESSEL (OCV). THE INNER AND OUTER CONTAINMENT VESSELS CONSIST OF A BELL AND A BASE. THE CONTAINMENT VESSELS ARE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND ALL PRESSURE BUILDUPS THAT MAY OCCUR DURING THE NORMAL CONDITIONS OF TRANSPORT (NCT) AND HYPOTHETICAL ACCIDENT CONDITIONS (HAC). NO PRESSURE RELIEF SYSTEMS FOR THE CONTAINMENT BOUNDARIES ARE PROVIDED. THE GROSS WEIGHT OF EACH PACKAGE INCLUDING PAYLOAD & LIMITER IS APPROX. 4355 KG (9600 LBS); THE EMPTY WEIGHT OF THE PACKAGING IS 4014 KG (8850 LBS).
Certificate no:
USA/9904/B(U)F-85 (DOE)
Package Type:
B
Historical Flag:
N
Doe Flag:
Y



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