The Technical Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) 05c Heat Transfer Test
The TRRP #05c Heat Transfer test will be performed in accordance with Appendix R of the BGCAPP Design-Build Plan, using the minimum equipment arrangement and testing material (at the Parsons Technology Development and Fabrication Complex) necessary to accomplish the objectives outlined within this Test Protocol and the corresponding Test Plan (to be developed as a follow-on to this protocol). As currently recognized, the overall test program objectives for resolution of the issues identified are described below.
The following test results are considered acceptable (Note: see test matrix acceptance criteria for specific values):
The shadowing is being addressed by redesign of the projectile trays, the superheated steam inlet header, and the off-gas outlet header. The choice of mounting projectiles nose up or nose down in the trays is still a concern for full-scale MPT projectile trays. The BPBGT intends to resolve this issue by further analysis using the full-scale CFD model results (see Chapter 4).
Finding. The proposed redesigns for the projectile trays and headers to reduce “shadowing” of parts of the projectiles are appropriate. (See Chapter 4 for further information and support.)
Recommendation 3-4. The proposed header and tray redesigns to reduce “shadowing” of parts of the projectiles should be tested at the full-scale MPT operating conditions at the fabrication facility.
Pyrolysis testing of secondary waste simulants was carried out at Hazen Research Inc. (HRI, 2005). This was followed by MPT TRRP testing of secondary waste treatment at the Parsons facility in Kennewick, Washington, in 2007.
A flow diagram of the BGCAPP waste treatment system is provided in Figure 1-1 in Chapter 1. Waste to be treated in the MPT includes the washed munitions bodies from the munitions washout system (MWS), solid residues from the EBH, and secondary and closure waste. Estimated secondary waste generation and MPT processing rates for BGCAPP are given in Table 3-1.
Table 3-1 shows the waste streams in generic form: metal waste, butyls, PVCs, sludge, wood, and so on. Specific