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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSOR NETWORK TEST BED FOR ISD MATERIALS AND STRUCUTRAL CONDITION MONITORING

Abstract

The P Reactor at the Savannah River Site is one of the first reactor facilities in the US DOE complex that has been placed in its end state through in situ decommissioning (ISD). The ISD end state consists of a grout-filled concrete civil structure within the concrete frame of the original building. To evaluate the feasibility and utility of remote sensors to provide verification of ISD system conditions and performance characteristics, an ISD Sensor Network Test Bed has been designed and deployed at the Savannah River National Laboratory. The test bed addresses the DOE-EM Technology Need to develop a remote monitoring system to determine and verify ISD system performance. Commercial off-the-shelf sensors have been installed on concrete blocks taken from walls of the P Reactor Building. Deployment of this low-cost structural monitoring system provides hands-on experience with sensor networks. The initial sensor system consists of: (1) Groutable thermistors for temperature and moisture monitoring; (2) Strain gauges for crack growth monitoring; (3) Tiltmeters for settlement monitoring; and (4) A communication system for data collection. Preliminary baseline data and lessons learned from system design and installation and initial field testing will be utilized for future ISD sensor network development and deployment.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018717
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2011-00193
TRN: US1103512
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; COMMUNICATIONS; CONCRETE BLOCKS; CONCRETES; CRACK PROPAGATION; DECOMMISSIONING; DESIGN; MOISTURE; MONITORING; P REACTOR; PERFORMANCE; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SENSORS; STRAINS; TESTING; THERMISTORS; US DOE; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Zeigler, K., Ferguson, B., Karapatakis, D., Herbst, C., and Stripling, C. DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSOR NETWORK TEST BED FOR ISD MATERIALS AND STRUCUTRAL CONDITION MONITORING. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1018717.
Zeigler, K., Ferguson, B., Karapatakis, D., Herbst, C., & Stripling, C. DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSOR NETWORK TEST BED FOR ISD MATERIALS AND STRUCUTRAL CONDITION MONITORING. United States. doi:10.2172/1018717.
Zeigler, K., Ferguson, B., Karapatakis, D., Herbst, C., and Stripling, C. Wed . "DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSOR NETWORK TEST BED FOR ISD MATERIALS AND STRUCUTRAL CONDITION MONITORING". United States. doi:10.2172/1018717. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018717.
@article{osti_1018717,
title = {DEVELOPMENT OF A SENSOR NETWORK TEST BED FOR ISD MATERIALS AND STRUCUTRAL CONDITION MONITORING},
author = {Zeigler, K. and Ferguson, B. and Karapatakis, D. and Herbst, C. and Stripling, C.},
abstractNote = {The P Reactor at the Savannah River Site is one of the first reactor facilities in the US DOE complex that has been placed in its end state through in situ decommissioning (ISD). The ISD end state consists of a grout-filled concrete civil structure within the concrete frame of the original building. To evaluate the feasibility and utility of remote sensors to provide verification of ISD system conditions and performance characteristics, an ISD Sensor Network Test Bed has been designed and deployed at the Savannah River National Laboratory. The test bed addresses the DOE-EM Technology Need to develop a remote monitoring system to determine and verify ISD system performance. Commercial off-the-shelf sensors have been installed on concrete blocks taken from walls of the P Reactor Building. Deployment of this low-cost structural monitoring system provides hands-on experience with sensor networks. The initial sensor system consists of: (1) Groutable thermistors for temperature and moisture monitoring; (2) Strain gauges for crack growth monitoring; (3) Tiltmeters for settlement monitoring; and (4) A communication system for data collection. Preliminary baseline data and lessons learned from system design and installation and initial field testing will be utilized for future ISD sensor network development and deployment.},
doi = {10.2172/1018717},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 06 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Wed Jul 06 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
}

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