Custom furnace for nuclear waste treatment
DKFD’s manufacturing partner, Deltech Furnaces, received a contract from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington for the design and build of a custom furnace for use in a dechlorination process of salt based nuclear waste. Per the authors of a paper resulting from the work accomplished during the project, “Salt based waste streams are generated through electro-chemical processing of used nuclear fuel and from decommissioning of molten salt reactors (MSRs).” The low temperature (1100 degrees Celsius) furnace featured two sections: a bottom front load “melting” section with a reinforced load platform and single zone heating, and an upper clamshell “gradient” section with four independently heated and controlled zones.
The project did not require meeting ASME NQA-1 2008 standards; as always ISO 9001:2015 quality standards were rigorously applied.
The open source paper can be found here: Riley(2021)_ACSOmega(G2DA)
Both Deltech Kiln and Furnace design and our manufacturing partner are ISO 9001:2015 certified, ASME NQA-1 2008 compliant, and NIST 800-171 compliant.