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Title: Accountability Tanks Calibration Data Analysis

Abstract

MET-1 utilizes tanks to store plutonium in solution. The Nuclear Material Control & Accountability group at LANL requires that MET-1 be able to determine the amount of SNM remaining in solution in the tanks for accountability purposes. For this reason it is desired to determine how well various operators may read the volume of liquid left in the tank with the tank measurement device (glass column or slab). The accuracy of the measurement is then compared to the current SAFE-NMCA acceptance criteria for lean and rich plutonium solutions to determine whether or not the criteria are reasonable and may be met.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Office of Defense Nuclear Security (NA-70)
OSTI Identifier:
1353027
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-23400
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; Calibration; liquid in tanks; safeguards; accountability

Citation Formats

Wendelberger, James G., Salazar, William Richard, and Finstad, Casey Charles. Accountability Tanks Calibration Data Analysis. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1353027.
Wendelberger, James G., Salazar, William Richard, & Finstad, Casey Charles. Accountability Tanks Calibration Data Analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/1353027.
Wendelberger, James G., Salazar, William Richard, and Finstad, Casey Charles. Tue . "Accountability Tanks Calibration Data Analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/1353027. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353027.
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author = {Wendelberger, James G. and Salazar, William Richard and Finstad, Casey Charles},
abstractNote = {MET-1 utilizes tanks to store plutonium in solution. The Nuclear Material Control & Accountability group at LANL requires that MET-1 be able to determine the amount of SNM remaining in solution in the tanks for accountability purposes. For this reason it is desired to determine how well various operators may read the volume of liquid left in the tank with the tank measurement device (glass column or slab). The accuracy of the measurement is then compared to the current SAFE-NMCA acceptance criteria for lean and rich plutonium solutions to determine whether or not the criteria are reasonable and may be met.},
doi = {10.2172/1353027},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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