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Title: Results of Data Matrix Barcode Testing for Field Applications

Abstract

For the last few years, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been investigating direct-part-marking techniques and barcode specifications that may be applicable for UF6 cylinders. Testing in 2016 and 2017 evaluated how the size of the barcode, read distance, read angle, surface finish of the material, and marking technique impacted barcode readability as measured by commercial off-the-shelf barcode readers. This work recommended a specific combination that was integrated into the 2017 World Nuclear Transport Institute “Standard for UF6 Cylinder Identification.” Parts of the recommendation, such as the suggestion to use laser etching with laser marking ink, were not previously systematically tested to ensure they would remain useful over a cylinder’s entire lifespan. This paper discusses selected qualitative and quantitative results from accelerated environmental testing that tries to confirm that the marking ink and other characteristics of the recommendations would survive the environmental conditions UF6 cylinders often experience.

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ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1524857
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 41st ESARDA Annual Meeting Symposium - Stressa, , Italy - 5/14/2019 4:00:00 AM-5/16/2019 4:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Garner, James R., and Scott, Logan. Results of Data Matrix Barcode Testing for Field Applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Garner, James R., & Scott, Logan. Results of Data Matrix Barcode Testing for Field Applications. United States.
Garner, James R., and Scott, Logan. Sat . "Results of Data Matrix Barcode Testing for Field Applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1524857.
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title = {Results of Data Matrix Barcode Testing for Field Applications},
author = {Garner, James R. and Scott, Logan},
abstractNote = {For the last few years, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been investigating direct-part-marking techniques and barcode specifications that may be applicable for UF6 cylinders. Testing in 2016 and 2017 evaluated how the size of the barcode, read distance, read angle, surface finish of the material, and marking technique impacted barcode readability as measured by commercial off-the-shelf barcode readers. This work recommended a specific combination that was integrated into the 2017 World Nuclear Transport Institute “Standard for UF6 Cylinder Identification.” Parts of the recommendation, such as the suggestion to use laser etching with laser marking ink, were not previously systematically tested to ensure they would remain useful over a cylinder’s entire lifespan. This paper discusses selected qualitative and quantitative results from accelerated environmental testing that tries to confirm that the marking ink and other characteristics of the recommendations would survive the environmental conditions UF6 cylinders often experience.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1524857}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
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