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Electron Beam Welding of Thick-Walled Copper Containers For Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

Electron Beam Welding of Thick-Walled Copper Containers For Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal

Phase Two.

by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


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SeriesTechnical record (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd) -- 253
ContributionsMaak, P.
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Open LibraryOL21968499M

The rapid technological development of the nuclear and space industries has placed a great demand on metal joining processes. One of the most promising processes is electron beam welding. Welding with the electron beam ofiers high integrity in addition to the ability to fabricate unusual. Electron beam welding (EBW) offers high quality and rapid joining of large scale components required for nuclear manufacturing. At the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, solutions are.

This study was carried out to establish an electron beam welding process for nuclear plate-type fuel assembly fabrication. A preliminary investigation for plate fuel fabrication was conducted with a consideration of the weld performance using AAT6 aluminum alloy made through the EBW (Electron Beam Welding) process.   Live demo of the power of our Pro-Beam K electron beam welding chamber, for a VIP visit in July We joined two large S steel cylinders of .

Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co Box SE 40 Stockholm Sweden Tel 84 00 The technical difficulties in thick-walled copper welding are significant. Several different weld methods have been considered including electron beam welding. The choice now. Electron Beam Welding LLC Hermosa Circle Buena Park, CA Phone: Fax: Monday – Friday: am – pm PDT.


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Electron Beam Welding of Thick-Walled Copper Containers For Nuclear Fuel Waste Disposal by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. Download PDF EPUB FB2

It is readily weldable; in fact, studies have shown that a technique known as electron beam welding can reliably seal thick-walled copper containers without over-heating the spent fuel inside.

Copper has what it takes. A number of copper's properties make it an attractive candidate for radioactive waste burial containers. Advantages with EBW for welding of thick copper material 6 Pros and cons of EBW of thick copper in comparison with laser welding 7 4 AN RF EXCITED ELECTRON BEAM WELDING SYSTEM 8 5 ELECTRON BEAM WELDING OF 50 MM THICK COPPER 10 The EBW Variant at SKB in Oskarshamn 10 Positioning of the lid Frequently Asked Questions.

TWI has developed for SKB (the Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management company) two candidate processes for sealing thick-walled copper canisters for encapsulating Sweden's spent nuclear fuel for subsequent safe disposal: electron beam welding and friction stir welding.

Electron beam welding has been found to be a suitable and effective joining method for thick metals. The method can be applied to products where preheating is not feasible. The case in point is the final closure of the copper canisters for nuclear fuel disposal.

There have been some earlier studies of EB-welding of copper elsewhere in the world. Electron beam welding, when combined with CNC automation and tight parameter control, is highly repeatable process. As noted above, oxygen and copper oxides are the main cause of cracking in copper welding.

Electron beam welding, in all but a few very specialized circumstances, must happen in vacuum (10^-3 or greater), which eliminates oxygen. Electron-beam welding (EBW) is a fusion welding process in which a beam of high-velocity electrons is applied to two materials to be joined.

The workpieces melt and flow together as the kinetic energy of the electrons is transformed into heat upon impact. EBW is often performed under vacuum conditions to prevent dissipation of the electron beam. Electron beam welding is, like laser welding, a power beam process ideally suited to the welding of close square joints in a single pass.

Unlike the laser beam, however, the electron beam process utilises a vacuum chamber in which is generated a high-energy density beam of electrons of the order of mm in diameter (Fig. Due to physical properties like high thermal and electrical conductivity, joining of copper is of special interest in steelmaking or electrical industry.

Unfortunately, joining of thick-walled copper components using electron beam welding (EBW) tends to welding defects like insufficient root formation or varying penetration depth.

In previous investigations, Cu-DHP (deoxidised high. The welding, inspection and completion of an RPV therefore takes many weeks, even months thus accounting for a vast proportion of the fabrication cost and component lead-time.

Historically, there have been many attempts to deploy Electron Beam Welding (EB) with local vacuum pumping, but most were hampered by the need to work at high vacuum.

How to CORRECTLY Solder A Vertical Copper Pipe (Complete Guide) Electron beam welding demonstration, July - Duration: Nuclear AMRC video 9, views. Language. Sealing is effected using electron beam welding. According to German workers, if disposal is in a suitable salt formation, it is possible to use these primary waste packages as disposal packages (Filbert et al., ).

This assertion is based on the very low humidity levels that pertain in salt formations and the resulting absence of localised. The development of reduced pressure electron beam welding is described with reference to the application of the process to large structures and components in the power generation industry.

Nuclear waste burial, joint preparation, defects and NDT, and economic considerations are discussed. Improving the distribution and magnitude of surface residual stresses in Alloy 22 is highlighted.

Horizontal position electron beam welding of heavy section C-steel, 21/4 Cr-1 Mo low alloy steel and 18 Cr-8 Ni steel plates up to mm in thickness was investigated using a 42kW (60kV) high.

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Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. provides precision electron beam welding and laser welding components in the United States and Europe for medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, electronics, sensor, transportation and commercial industries.

Advantages of Electron Beam Welding. The beam is very narrow and the heat affected zone is minimized. The penetration of the weld can be precisely adjusted from near zero to as much as 6 inches.

Distortion and metallurgical effects are much less than other types of welding such as TIG and MIG. Germany, and Great Britain). Industries employing electron beam welding include aerospace, automotive, nuclear, elec-tronic, consumer product, medical, and job shop. In order to support this widespread use of electron beam welding, a uni-form guide to preparation of weld process specifications and operator qualification is needed.

Today, electron beam welding is used in many diversified industries throughout the world such as: nuclear, aerospace, aircraft, automotive, instrumentation, medical, electronics, commercial and job shops.

For more information, contact Andrews Hi-Tec Corporation at Merced Ave., South El Monte, CA. International Beam Welding (IBW) was founded in by William Howe who has been a pioneer in the the last 40+ years IBW has perfected the combination of quick turn arounds on quality welds with prices competitive in the industry.

From design to manufacturing let our experience help your business succeed. Electron Beam Welding Process is a fusion welding process in which a high-velocity electron beam is used to join two metals together. The high-velocity electron beam when strikes the weld area of two metal pieces and very intense heat is generated which melts the metal and they fuse together to form a strong weld.

Some Observations on the Electron Beam Welding of Copper Bead-on-plate welds show the effects of impurities, focus position and energy input, and high rates of heat input can retard recrystallization effects BY L. D. JOHNSON ABSTRACT. The investigation described in this paper was primarily material ori­ ented.

The first portion studied the.Used a controlled electron beam to weld a copper-nickel can with a low-carbon steel header.

Our electron beam welding operators are certified to the American Welding Society standard AWS D, and we are Nadcap AS Welding Accredited for electron beam welding. CALL US TO GET A FREE ESTIMATE. Call Welding - Welding - Electron-beam welding: In electron-beam welding, the workpiece is bombarded with a dense stream of high-velocity electrons.

The energy of these electrons is converted to heat upon impact. A beam-focusing device is included, and the workpiece is usually placed in an evacuated chamber to allow uninterrupted electron travel.