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Title: Technical Basis for the Uranium Processing Facility Criticality Accident Alarm System

Abstract

The technical basis for the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) Criticality Accident Alarm System (CAAS) 90% design has been completed. The CAAS design was evaluated for two primary processing facilities, the Main Processing Building (MPB) and the Salvage and Accountability Building (SAB), and for connected facilities known as the Personnel Support Building (PSB) and the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials facility (HEUMF) Connector (HCON), which connects UPF to existing Y-12 facilities. The evaluation focused on three primary areas to address requirements of ANSI/ANS-8.3: (1) detectability of the minimum accident of concern; (2) determination of areas where total dose could exceed 12 rad for the maximum anticipated accident yield; and (3) evaluation of the radiation tolerance of the detectors and associated control cabinets. The design was based on extensive analyses performed in MCNP6.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1427706
Report Number(s):
IROS-53790
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society 2018 Summer Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (United States), 17-21 Jun 2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Uranium Processing Facility; Criticality Accident Alarm System; annunciation; radiation dose; alarm signal; Nuclear Criticality Safety

Citation Formats

Gross, Clinton. Technical Basis for the Uranium Processing Facility Criticality Accident Alarm System. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Gross, Clinton. Technical Basis for the Uranium Processing Facility Criticality Accident Alarm System. United States.
Gross, Clinton. Thu . "Technical Basis for the Uranium Processing Facility Criticality Accident Alarm System". United States.
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