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Title: FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Abstract

This paper explores the feasibility of monitoring impurities in dry storage containers (DSCs) for spent nuclear fuel using non-invasive acoustic sensing. The conceived implementation considers measurements based on changes in acoustic velocity at successive measurement intervals. Uncertainty contributions from the measurement system and temperature variability are estimated. Sources of temperature variability considered include changes in the decay heat source over time and ambient temperature variation. The results show that performance of a system which does not incorporate temperature compensation will be dependent upon geographic location and the decay heat source strength. The results also indicate that an annual measurement interval is optimal.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236324
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-107377
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, April 12-16, 015, Charleston, South Carolina, 829-834
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nondestructive evaluation; round robin; nuclear; ultrasonic; eddy current

Citation Formats

Meyer, Ryan M., Cuta, Judith M., Jones, Anthony M., Denslow, Kayte M., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Adkins, Harold E., and Hanson, Brady D. FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Meyer, Ryan M., Cuta, Judith M., Jones, Anthony M., Denslow, Kayte M., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Adkins, Harold E., & Hanson, Brady D. FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS. United States.
Meyer, Ryan M., Cuta, Judith M., Jones, Anthony M., Denslow, Kayte M., Ramuhalli, Pradeep, Adkins, Harold E., and Hanson, Brady D. Fri . "FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS". United States.
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title = {FEASIBILITY OF ACOUSTIC METHODS FOR IMPURITY GAS MONITORING IN DRY STORAGE SYSTEMS},
author = {Meyer, Ryan M. and Cuta, Judith M. and Jones, Anthony M. and Denslow, Kayte M. and Ramuhalli, Pradeep and Adkins, Harold E. and Hanson, Brady D.},
abstractNote = {This paper explores the feasibility of monitoring impurities in dry storage containers (DSCs) for spent nuclear fuel using non-invasive acoustic sensing. The conceived implementation considers measurements based on changes in acoustic velocity at successive measurement intervals. Uncertainty contributions from the measurement system and temperature variability are estimated. Sources of temperature variability considered include changes in the decay heat source over time and ambient temperature variation. The results show that performance of a system which does not incorporate temperature compensation will be dependent upon geographic location and the decay heat source strength. The results also indicate that an annual measurement interval is optimal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
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