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Title: The Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII)

Abstract

A project is in progress that addresses two of the problems with existing holdup measurement technology; the need for compact instrumentation and a more efficient means of reducing the massive amounts of data to quantities of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). The approach taken by the project utilizes the Miniature Modular MultiChannel Analyzer (M{sup 3}CA), a complete and truly portable gamma-ray spectroscopy system, under development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The hardware is then integrated and automated by the Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII) software being developed by the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. Together they provide the hardware components, measurement control in the field, automated data acquisition, data storage and manipulation which simplify holdup measurements. Holdup is residual nuclear material retained by process equipment after operation. Accumulations can be significant to criticality safety and accountability.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Safeguards Assay Group
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
61371
Report Number(s):
CONF-930749-
TRN: IM9526%%152
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 34. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Scottsdale, AZ (United States), 18-21 Jul 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Nuclear materials management. 34th Annual meeting proceedings: Volume 22; PB: 1190 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; GAMMA SPECTROMETERS; DESIGN; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; RESIDUES; CRITICALITY; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; OPERATION; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE TESTING

Citation Formats

Smith, S E, Gibson, J S, Halbig, J K, Klosterbuer, S F, Russo, P A, and Sprinkle, Jr, J K. The Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII). United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Smith, S E, Gibson, J S, Halbig, J K, Klosterbuer, S F, Russo, P A, & Sprinkle, Jr, J K. The Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII). United States.
Smith, S E, Gibson, J S, Halbig, J K, Klosterbuer, S F, Russo, P A, and Sprinkle, Jr, J K. Fri . "The Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII)". United States.
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abstractNote = {A project is in progress that addresses two of the problems with existing holdup measurement technology; the need for compact instrumentation and a more efficient means of reducing the massive amounts of data to quantities of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM). The approach taken by the project utilizes the Miniature Modular MultiChannel Analyzer (M{sup 3}CA), a complete and truly portable gamma-ray spectroscopy system, under development at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The hardware is then integrated and automated by the Holdup Measurement System II (HMSII) software being developed by the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. Together they provide the hardware components, measurement control in the field, automated data acquisition, data storage and manipulation which simplify holdup measurements. Holdup is residual nuclear material retained by process equipment after operation. Accumulations can be significant to criticality safety and accountability.},
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