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Title: A novel use of LIMS for surveillance activities at the Savannah River Site

Abstract

The current mission of the Savannah River Site is focused primarily on cleanup and disposal of waste associated with more than 40 years of nuclear material production. However, SRS continues to provide tritium processing for the Department of Energy. Tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen gas, is used to boost the explosive power of nuclear weapons. The tritium container, processed by SRS, is known as a reservoir. Part of the SRS tritium mission is to assure the safety and reliability of tritium reservoirs by conducting a series of thorough surveillance tests on a sampling of fielded reservoirs. Data from these tests have historically been stored in a database archive and reporting system known as QUADSTAR. This system was developed at the Mound Facility in the mid-1980s when Mound performed the reservoir surveillance mission for DOE. The surveillance mission and the QUADSTAR database were transferred to SRS during the downsizing of the Nuclear Weapon Complex in the mid-1990s.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
752203
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-99-00939
TRN: US0004077
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Submitted to Scientific Computing and Instrumentation; (3 Jan 2000); PBD: 3 Jan 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; TRITIUM; CONTAINERS; STORAGE; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; MATERIALS TESTING; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY

Citation Formats

Rogier, W.J. A novel use of LIMS for surveillance activities at the Savannah River Site. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Rogier, W.J. A novel use of LIMS for surveillance activities at the Savannah River Site. United States.
Rogier, W.J. Mon . "A novel use of LIMS for surveillance activities at the Savannah River Site". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/752203.
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abstractNote = {The current mission of the Savannah River Site is focused primarily on cleanup and disposal of waste associated with more than 40 years of nuclear material production. However, SRS continues to provide tritium processing for the Department of Energy. Tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen gas, is used to boost the explosive power of nuclear weapons. The tritium container, processed by SRS, is known as a reservoir. Part of the SRS tritium mission is to assure the safety and reliability of tritium reservoirs by conducting a series of thorough surveillance tests on a sampling of fielded reservoirs. Data from these tests have historically been stored in a database archive and reporting system known as QUADSTAR. This system was developed at the Mound Facility in the mid-1980s when Mound performed the reservoir surveillance mission for DOE. The surveillance mission and the QUADSTAR database were transferred to SRS during the downsizing of the Nuclear Weapon Complex in the mid-1990s.},
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