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Title: Performance confirmation data acquisition system

Abstract

As part of the Viability Assessment (VA) work, this QAP-3-9 document presents and evaluates a comprehensive set of viable concepts for collecting Performance Confirmation (PC) related data. The concepts include: monitoring subsurface repository air temperatures, humidity levels and gaseous emissions via the subsurface ventilation systems, and monitoring the repository geo-technical parameters and rock mass from bore-holes located along the perimeter main drifts and throughout a series of human-rated Observation Drifts to be located in a plane 25 meters above the plane of the emplacement drifts. A key element of this document is the development and analysis of a purposed multi-purpose Remote Inspection Gantry that would provide direct, real-time visual, thermal, and radiological monitoring of conditions inside operational emplacement drifts and close-up observations of in-situ Waste Packages. Preliminary finite-element analyses are presented that indicate the technological feasibility of operating an inspection gantry inside the operational emplacement drifts for short inspection missions lasting 2--3 hours. Overall reliability, availability, and maintainability of the PC data collection concepts are discussed. Preliminary concepts for PC data collection network are also provided.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TRW Environmental Safety Systems, Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
334284
Report Number(s):
DOE/RW-99002146; TPM-847
ON: DE99002146; TRN: 99:004960
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-91RW00134
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; RADIATION MONITORING; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; HUMIDITY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Citation Formats

McAffee, D.A., and Raczka, N.T.. Performance confirmation data acquisition system. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/334284.
McAffee, D.A., & Raczka, N.T.. Performance confirmation data acquisition system. United States. doi:10.2172/334284.
McAffee, D.A., and Raczka, N.T.. Wed . "Performance confirmation data acquisition system". United States. doi:10.2172/334284. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/334284.
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abstractNote = {As part of the Viability Assessment (VA) work, this QAP-3-9 document presents and evaluates a comprehensive set of viable concepts for collecting Performance Confirmation (PC) related data. The concepts include: monitoring subsurface repository air temperatures, humidity levels and gaseous emissions via the subsurface ventilation systems, and monitoring the repository geo-technical parameters and rock mass from bore-holes located along the perimeter main drifts and throughout a series of human-rated Observation Drifts to be located in a plane 25 meters above the plane of the emplacement drifts. A key element of this document is the development and analysis of a purposed multi-purpose Remote Inspection Gantry that would provide direct, real-time visual, thermal, and radiological monitoring of conditions inside operational emplacement drifts and close-up observations of in-situ Waste Packages. Preliminary finite-element analyses are presented that indicate the technological feasibility of operating an inspection gantry inside the operational emplacement drifts for short inspection missions lasting 2--3 hours. Overall reliability, availability, and maintainability of the PC data collection concepts are discussed. Preliminary concepts for PC data collection network are also provided.},
doi = {10.2172/334284},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1997},
month = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1997}
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