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Title: Burnup verification using the FORK measurement system

Abstract

Verification measurements may be used to help ensure nuclear criticality safety when burnup credit is applied to spent fuel transport and storage systems. The FORK measurement system, designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards program, has been used to verify reactor site records for burnup and cooling time for many years. The FORK system measures the passive neutron and gamma-ray emission from spent fuel assemblies while in the storage pool. This report deals with the application of the FORK system to burnup credit operations based on measurements performed on spent fuel assemblies at the Oconee Nuclear Station of Duke Power Company.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10133648
Report Number(s):
SAND-94-0233C; CONF-940553-17
ON: DE94007865; BR: GB0103012; TRN: 94:007402
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International high-level radioactive waste management conference,Las Vegas, NV (United States),22-26 May 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; SPENT FUELS; CRITICALITY; VERIFICATION; WASTE TRANSPORTATION; NEUTRON FLUENCE; GAMMA RADIATION; BURNUP; ENRICHED URANIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; 420203; 050900; 054000; HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES; TRANSPORT, HANDLING, AND STORAGE; HEALTH AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

Ewing, R.I. Burnup verification using the FORK measurement system. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Ewing, R.I. Burnup verification using the FORK measurement system. United States.
Ewing, R.I. Tue . "Burnup verification using the FORK measurement system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10133648.
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abstractNote = {Verification measurements may be used to help ensure nuclear criticality safety when burnup credit is applied to spent fuel transport and storage systems. The FORK measurement system, designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards program, has been used to verify reactor site records for burnup and cooling time for many years. The FORK system measures the passive neutron and gamma-ray emission from spent fuel assemblies while in the storage pool. This report deals with the application of the FORK system to burnup credit operations based on measurements performed on spent fuel assemblies at the Oconee Nuclear Station of Duke Power Company.},
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