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Title: Criticality Safety Evaluation for 700 and 350 Gram Moderated Fissionable Equivalent (MFE) Criticality Control Areas (CCAs)

Abstract

This evaluation is intended to generically apply to facilities and/or areas designated as CCAs that store and/or handle greater than 15 grams of fissionable material but no more than 700 grams of MFE. This evaluation includes facilities and/or areas designated as CCAs limited to no more than 350 grams of MFE. Activities performed in these CCAs may include general laboratory activities to include work in radiological areas, chemical procurement, material handling, sampling, imaging, non-destructive analysis, and disposing of nuclear and radiological materials. Materials included in these activities may include radioactive-contaminated oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and/or equipment. Fissionable materials may consist of transuranic (TRU) waste, sources containing fissionable material, uranium in various forms such as metal, oxide and silicide, however other forms of uranium and plutonium may be present. Fissionable materials may consist of fines from cutting, be solid forms mounted on a ring and embedded in epoxy or be in small volumes of dilute solutions resulting from cleaning or other processes. Major equipment located in these CCAs may include inert gas environment gloveboxes, fume hoods, ultrasonic testing equipment, hot presses, rolling mills, furnaces, gamma irradiators, autoclaves, machining equipment, tensile testing equipment, shears, forklifts and cranes.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
H373
OSTI Identifier:
1484695
Report Number(s):
INL-EXT-18-50191-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 - ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; Moderated Fissionable Equivalent (MFE); Criticality Control Areas

Citation Formats

Flatten, Loren R. Criticality Safety Evaluation for 700 and 350 Gram Moderated Fissionable Equivalent (MFE) Criticality Control Areas (CCAs). United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Flatten, Loren R. Criticality Safety Evaluation for 700 and 350 Gram Moderated Fissionable Equivalent (MFE) Criticality Control Areas (CCAs). United States.
Flatten, Loren R. Tue . "Criticality Safety Evaluation for 700 and 350 Gram Moderated Fissionable Equivalent (MFE) Criticality Control Areas (CCAs)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484695.
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abstractNote = {This evaluation is intended to generically apply to facilities and/or areas designated as CCAs that store and/or handle greater than 15 grams of fissionable material but no more than 700 grams of MFE. This evaluation includes facilities and/or areas designated as CCAs limited to no more than 350 grams of MFE. Activities performed in these CCAs may include general laboratory activities to include work in radiological areas, chemical procurement, material handling, sampling, imaging, non-destructive analysis, and disposing of nuclear and radiological materials. Materials included in these activities may include radioactive-contaminated oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and/or equipment. Fissionable materials may consist of transuranic (TRU) waste, sources containing fissionable material, uranium in various forms such as metal, oxide and silicide, however other forms of uranium and plutonium may be present. Fissionable materials may consist of fines from cutting, be solid forms mounted on a ring and embedded in epoxy or be in small volumes of dilute solutions resulting from cleaning or other processes. Major equipment located in these CCAs may include inert gas environment gloveboxes, fume hoods, ultrasonic testing equipment, hot presses, rolling mills, furnaces, gamma irradiators, autoclaves, machining equipment, tensile testing equipment, shears, forklifts and cranes.},
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