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Title: Active fiber optic technologies used as tamper-indicating devices

Abstract

The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Safeguards and Seals Evaluation Program is evaluating new fiber optic active seal technologies for use at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The goal of the program is to investigate active seal technologies that can monitor secured containers storing special nuclear materials (SNM) within DOE vaults. Specifically investigated were active seal technologies that can be used as tamper-indicating devices to monitor secured containers within vaults while personnel remain outside the vault area. Such a system would allow minimal access into vaults while ensuring container content accountability. The purpose of this report is to discuss tamper-indicating devices that were evaluated for possible DOE use. While previous seal evaluations (Phase I and II) considered overall facility applications, this discussion focuses specifically on their use in vault storage situations. The report will highlight general background information, specifications and requirements, and test procedures. Also discussed are the systems available from four manufacturers: Interactive Technologies, Inc., Fiber SenSys, Inc., Inovonics, Inc., and Valve Security Systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
130609
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-2279
ON: DE96002236; TRN: 96:000146
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; TANKS; MONITORING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE STORAGE; FIBER OPTICS; USES; SEALS; DEFECTS; DETECTION

Citation Formats

Horton, P R.V., and Waddoups, I G. Active fiber optic technologies used as tamper-indicating devices. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/130609.
Horton, P R.V., & Waddoups, I G. Active fiber optic technologies used as tamper-indicating devices. United States. doi:10.2172/130609.
Horton, P R.V., and Waddoups, I G. Wed . "Active fiber optic technologies used as tamper-indicating devices". United States. doi:10.2172/130609. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/130609.
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title = {Active fiber optic technologies used as tamper-indicating devices},
author = {Horton, P R.V. and Waddoups, I G},
abstractNote = {The Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Safeguards and Seals Evaluation Program is evaluating new fiber optic active seal technologies for use at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The goal of the program is to investigate active seal technologies that can monitor secured containers storing special nuclear materials (SNM) within DOE vaults. Specifically investigated were active seal technologies that can be used as tamper-indicating devices to monitor secured containers within vaults while personnel remain outside the vault area. Such a system would allow minimal access into vaults while ensuring container content accountability. The purpose of this report is to discuss tamper-indicating devices that were evaluated for possible DOE use. While previous seal evaluations (Phase I and II) considered overall facility applications, this discussion focuses specifically on their use in vault storage situations. The report will highlight general background information, specifications and requirements, and test procedures. Also discussed are the systems available from four manufacturers: Interactive Technologies, Inc., Fiber SenSys, Inc., Inovonics, Inc., and Valve Security Systems.},
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