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Title: Low-resolution gamma-ray measurements of process holdup

Abstract

Nuclear facilities worldwide have deposits of nuclear material remaining in processing equipment. Nuclear facilities need portable, automated tools based on gamma-ray spectroscopy to perform plant wide in situ assays of special nuclear materials (SNM) deposited in processing equipment. These tools have requirements to (1) acquire and manage several hundred spectra in an hour; (2) produce prompt and reliable quantitative analyses; (3) be self-powered, easily carried, and operated by one use; (4) accommodate varying degrees of user expertise; (5) correct for the effects of equipment variables; (6) tolerate facility variables such as temperature and equipment accessibility; and (7) accommodate the geometry of each measurement. this paper describes a new system for in-situ measurements consisting of a compact gamma-ray detector, a self-contained portable gamma-ray spectroscopy instrument, and a palm-size programmable control and data storage unit.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
390646
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-96-3482; CONF-961041-3
ON: DE97000367; TRN: 96:028489
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. topical meeting on industrial radiation and radioisotope measuerments and applications, Raleigh, NC (United States), 6-9 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; EQUIPMENT; GAMMA DETECTION; AUTOMATION; DECOMMISSIONING; DEPOSITS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; CALIBRATION; COUNTING RATES; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Citation Formats

Sprinkle, Jr, J K, Cole, R, Collins, M L, and Russo, P A. Low-resolution gamma-ray measurements of process holdup. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Sprinkle, Jr, J K, Cole, R, Collins, M L, & Russo, P A. Low-resolution gamma-ray measurements of process holdup. United States.
Sprinkle, Jr, J K, Cole, R, Collins, M L, and Russo, P A. Fri . "Low-resolution gamma-ray measurements of process holdup". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/390646.
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abstractNote = {Nuclear facilities worldwide have deposits of nuclear material remaining in processing equipment. Nuclear facilities need portable, automated tools based on gamma-ray spectroscopy to perform plant wide in situ assays of special nuclear materials (SNM) deposited in processing equipment. These tools have requirements to (1) acquire and manage several hundred spectra in an hour; (2) produce prompt and reliable quantitative analyses; (3) be self-powered, easily carried, and operated by one use; (4) accommodate varying degrees of user expertise; (5) correct for the effects of equipment variables; (6) tolerate facility variables such as temperature and equipment accessibility; and (7) accommodate the geometry of each measurement. this paper describes a new system for in-situ measurements consisting of a compact gamma-ray detector, a self-contained portable gamma-ray spectroscopy instrument, and a palm-size programmable control and data storage unit.},
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