fuel storage Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Modelling of water consumption in a spent fuel storage facility

    In current practice, spent fuel is most commonly stored in a special basin of distilled or demineralised water for a required time period to reduce the amount of heat generated by radioactive decay to a level that can permit reprocessing. The processes taking place inside the spent fuel induce complex processes in the storage basin. The loss of water from the storage basin by means of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety device for bottom drainage of fuel storage tanks

    General   One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. ...


  • RBMK-1000 spent nuclear fuel transfer from wet to dry storage

    The process of RBMK SNF transfer from wet to dry storage includes: (a) SNF transport and handling operations at the NPP related with SNF preparation for the wet-to-dry storage transfer; (b) SNF cask delivery to the MCC by rail; (c) SNF transport and handling operations at the MCC; (d) TUK-109 and rail transport preparation for the next shipment to the NPP. The RBMK-1000 SNF handling technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gasoline, jet and diesel fuel soils contaminated - Petroleum product storage terminal

    LOCATION:  Tiverton, Rhode IslandPROJECT DATE:  April, 1993 to PresentCLIENT:  Confidential BACKGROUND: Soils at this 106 acre former petroleum product storage terminal have been impacted with gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel over the course of 50 years. Estimates of the impacted soils range from 200,000 to 400,000 cubic yards. ACTION TAKEN: Ex-situ bioremediation is being used ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Environmental impact resulting from a fire at a spent nuclear fuel storage facility

    Nuclear power reactors have created a significant quantity of used or spent nuclear fuel elements that contain some remaining nuclear fuel and by products of the fission process that are highly radioactive. Lack of a secure central repository or other permanent disposal process for spent nuclear fuel elements has resulted in long term storage of these elements in spent fuel pools at operating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety analysis of a VVER-440 spent fuel storage pool

    Numerical analysis has been carried out for the spent fuel pools of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), where the fuel assemblies are stored for several years after discharge from the reactor. The performed calculations covered both severe and design basis accidents. The results indicated that the spent fuel pool accidents may have severe consequences. For this reason new procedures have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel Homogenization

    The structure of the financial expenses of automotive businesses and boiler plants is quite varied, though it still allows to identify the main expenditures. First of all, it is the fuel, which accounts for no less than 40% of all costs. Fuel homogenization devices are designed to increase the quality of combustion, thereby saving resources. Homogenized fuel features good performance, ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • German physical protection concept for the storage of spent fuel elements in transport and storage casks

    In this paper, the German physical protection concept for the storage of spent fuel elements in transport and storage casks is outlined. The presentation comprises the legal basis, relevant ordinances and regulatory framework, as well as important definitions such as disruptive acts or other interference by third parties. The essential elements of a physical protection concept for an interim ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Leak tightness testing system for nuclear fuel assemblies in wet conditions of interim spent fuel storage

    The Slovak wet Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility in the Jaslovske Bohunice nuclear power plant was built and put in operation in 1986. Since 1999, leak tests of VVER-440 fuel assemblies have been provided by the special leak tightness detection system 'Sipping in Pool' delivered by the Framatome-anp facility, with external heating for the precise detection of active specimens. Although this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improving integrity - Bulk Storage

    IKM Consulting’s Alistair Kean reports on recent guidance that aims to improve the integrity of bunds and aboveground storage tanks for petroleum, petroleum products and other fuels. Two new publications, authored by IKM Consulting*, provide the first comprehensive Europe-wide review of the design process for environmental protection, below and within bunds for above-ground storage tank ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Development of Microbial Growth in Fuels

    Microbial contamination is not specific to any one fuel type - marine, aviation, automotive and home heating fuels are all susceptible. Similarly there is no single specific organism that can be identified as being responsible for degradation and spoilage. As a general rule, wherever fuel and water come into contact in a storage or distribution system microbial contamination is likely to ...


    By AXI International

  • Hydrogen Generator Fuel

    Hydrogen is a very valuable alternative to fossil fuel for distributed energy generation, delivering a high powered solution with minimal environmental and safety concerns. Green businesses, telecomm providers, governments, and renewable energy advocates can now produce on-demand energy for their assets, at minimal cost and using commercially available equipment. This article will look at the ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Behaviour investigation of hematite nanorods synthesised by hydrothermal method use in hydrogen fuel storage

    For the first time, hematite nanorods were successfully synthesised using iron nitrate precursors in the presence of cation SO4−2. This is also the first time that an investigation into hematite nanorods behaviour for hydrogen fuel storage has been carried out. Microspheres constructed with α-FeOOH ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon Capture and Storage From Fossil Fuels and Biomass – Costs and Potential Role in Stabilizing the Atmosphere

    Abstract The capture and storage of CO2 from combustion of fossil fuels is gaining attraction as a means to deal with climate change. CO2 emissions from biomass conversion processes can also be captured. If that is done, biomass energy with CO2 capture and storage (BECS) would become a technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and at the same time deliver CO2-neutral energy carriers ...


    By Springer

  • Bio-fuels- Anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which micro organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. It is widely used to treat wastewater sludges and organic (agricultural) wastes.  As part of an integrated waste management system, anaerobic digestion reduces the emission of gas into the atmosphere. Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy source because the ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Certain requirements for fuel blending

    Fuel, as well as all products, has certain requirements: it shouldn’t change the structure during the transporting and storage, to cause a deposit and gumming on engine parts, to intensify corrosion processes, to have the increased toxicity. Operation reliability of any engine, its capacity, durability, toxicity of exhaust in many respects depends on fuel quality. Commodity gasoline ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Development of alternative fuels

    Sweco has a key role in the development of alternative fuels and has been honoured by Stockholm Public Transport to convert the South Bus Depot to gas fuelled buses. The first project phase involve 21 CBG buses and will service up to 130 buses of which 120 are in daily service. Stockholm Public Transport’s long term goal is to have the whole inner-city bus fleet running on biogas fuel to ...


    By Sweco

  • Perception of fire-risk at temporary storage sites of organic materials, waste fuels and recyclables

    The risk of fires at municipal solid waste (MSW) storage sites is of great concern because such fires not only result in material losses worth millions of Euros annually but also have deleterious effects on both human health and the environment. Keeping in view that management decisions addressing risk of fires cannot be divorced from human psychology regarding safety, a questionnaire survey was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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