Hanford Vit Plant Melter Heatup

Considered the “heart” of the Low-Activity Waste Facility, two 300-ton nuclear waste melters – the largest nuclear industry melters in the world – will be used to heat Hanford’s low-activity tank waste and glass-forming materials to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit before the mixture is poured into stainless steel containers for permanent storage – a process called vitrification.

Employees finished assembly of the melters in 2017 and these key pieces of equipment have since undergone extensive startup and commissioning testing to ensure successful melter heatup and;xNLx;operation.;xNLx;

2021-03-01 12:10:22

Facility Operating Procedures Approval

2021-04-08 12:10:22

Standby Diesel Layup Removal

2021-05-01 12:10:22

Melter Agitation Bubblers

2021-05-06 12:10:22

ISMS Phase 2 Program Verification

2021-05-19 12:10:22

Commissioning Work/Test Package Approval

2021-05-19 12:10:22

Carbon Bed Media and TCO Loaded into Melter

2021-06-16 12:10:22

Staff Qualifications/Training

2021-07-04 12:10:22

Operational Readiness Checklist

2021-07-15 12:10:22

Melter Agitation Bubblers “Dry Fit”

2021-08-11 12:10:22

Design Change Packages Installed

Hanford Vit Plant Melter Heatup

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