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Title: Neutron Assay System for Confinement Vessel Disposition

Abstract

Los Alamos National Laboratory has a number of spherical confinement vessels (CVs) remaining from tests involving nuclear materials. These vessels have an inner diameter of 6 feet with 1-inch thick steel walls. The goal of the Confinement Vessel Disposition (CVD) project is to remove debris and reduce contamination inside the CVs. The Confinement Vessel Assay System (CVAS) was developed to measure the amount of special nuclear material (SNM) in CVs before and after cleanout. Prior to cleanout, the system will be used to perform a verification measurement of each vessel. After cleanout, the system will be used to perform safeguards-quality assays of {le}100-g {sup 239}Pu equivalent in a vessel for safeguards termination. The CVAS has been tested and calibrated in preparation for verification and safeguards measurements.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier:
1046504
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-22970
TRN: US1203776
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting 2012 ; 2012-07-16 - 2012-07-16 ; Orlando, Florida, United States
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING; CONFINEMENT; CONTAMINATION; LANL; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; SAFEGUARDS; STEELS; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Frame, Katherine C., Bourne, Mark M., Crooks, William J., Evans, Louise, Mayo, Douglas R., Miko, David K., Salazar, William R., Stange, Sy, Valdez, Jose I., and Vigil, Georgiana M. Neutron Assay System for Confinement Vessel Disposition. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Frame, Katherine C., Bourne, Mark M., Crooks, William J., Evans, Louise, Mayo, Douglas R., Miko, David K., Salazar, William R., Stange, Sy, Valdez, Jose I., & Vigil, Georgiana M. Neutron Assay System for Confinement Vessel Disposition. United States.
Frame, Katherine C., Bourne, Mark M., Crooks, William J., Evans, Louise, Mayo, Douglas R., Miko, David K., Salazar, William R., Stange, Sy, Valdez, Jose I., and Vigil, Georgiana M. Fri . "Neutron Assay System for Confinement Vessel Disposition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1046504.
@article{osti_1046504,
title = {Neutron Assay System for Confinement Vessel Disposition},
author = {Frame, Katherine C. and Bourne, Mark M. and Crooks, William J. and Evans, Louise and Mayo, Douglas R. and Miko, David K. and Salazar, William R. and Stange, Sy and Valdez, Jose I. and Vigil, Georgiana M.},
abstractNote = {Los Alamos National Laboratory has a number of spherical confinement vessels (CVs) remaining from tests involving nuclear materials. These vessels have an inner diameter of 6 feet with 1-inch thick steel walls. The goal of the Confinement Vessel Disposition (CVD) project is to remove debris and reduce contamination inside the CVs. The Confinement Vessel Assay System (CVAS) was developed to measure the amount of special nuclear material (SNM) in CVs before and after cleanout. Prior to cleanout, the system will be used to perform a verification measurement of each vessel. After cleanout, the system will be used to perform safeguards-quality assays of {le}100-g {sup 239}Pu equivalent in a vessel for safeguards termination. The CVAS has been tested and calibrated in preparation for verification and safeguards measurements.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}

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