Nuclear Waste Transfer Lines*

Millions of gallons of radioactive and chemical waste are currently stored in underground tanks at different U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in the United States. These materials were generated as waste during the manufacture of nuclear materials developed for national defense during WWII. Much of this radioactive waste is vitrified for safe, long-term storage. These liquids are transferred by use of underground piping systems from the storage facilities to the vitrification process.

The Department of Energy uses patented Gilsulate500XR® as part of their standard practices for corrosion protection to their radioactive waste transfer lines. *Buried, non-insulated, Stainless Steel and Carbon Steel Piping and buried Carbon Steel Piping encapsulated in Gilsulate 500XR® (High Performance Coating System HP-11).

The Office of Environmental Management with the U.S. Department of Energy is dedicated to safely disposing of waste and seeks cost effective and environmentally responsible project execution methods. Gilsulate 500XR® is the trusted product, specifically used to protect these critical infrastructure utilities at the various DOE facilities from corrosion. It has been part of the long-term solution for these installations for many decades and continues as new transfer lines are put into service.