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Title: Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1

Abstract

The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Nondestructive Assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests conducted on a regular frequency to evaluate the capability for nondestructive assay of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed with TRU waste characterization systems. Measurement facility performance will be demonstrated by the successful analysis of blind audit samples according to the criteria set by this Program Plan. Intercomparison between measurement groups of the DOE complex will be achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar or identical blind samples reported by the different measurement facilities. Blind audit samples (hereinafter referred to as PDP samples) will be used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established Quality Assurance Objectives (QAOs). As defined for this program, a PDP sample consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. These PDP sample components, once manufactured, will be secured and stored at each participating measurement facility designated and authorized by Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) under secure conditions to protect them from loss,more » tampering, or accidental damage.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
770627
Report Number(s):
DOE/CAO-94-1045(Rev.1)
TRN: US0200414
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RELIABILITY; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; WIPP; STANDARDS

Citation Formats

None. Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/770627.
None. Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1. United States. doi:10.2172/770627.
None. Thu . "Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1". United States. doi:10.2172/770627. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/770627.
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title = {Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Nondestructive Assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests conducted on a regular frequency to evaluate the capability for nondestructive assay of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed with TRU waste characterization systems. Measurement facility performance will be demonstrated by the successful analysis of blind audit samples according to the criteria set by this Program Plan. Intercomparison between measurement groups of the DOE complex will be achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar or identical blind samples reported by the different measurement facilities. Blind audit samples (hereinafter referred to as PDP samples) will be used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established Quality Assurance Objectives (QAOs). As defined for this program, a PDP sample consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. These PDP sample components, once manufactured, will be secured and stored at each participating measurement facility designated and authorized by Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) under secure conditions to protect them from loss, tampering, or accidental damage.},
doi = {10.2172/770627},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {5}
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