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Title: Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS). Innovative Technology Summary Report

Abstract

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) continually seeks safer and more cost-effective technologies for the decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) of nuclear facilities. The Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Area (DDFA) of the DOE's Office of Science and Technology sponsors large-scale demonstration and deployment projects (LSDDPs) to identify and demonstrate technologies that will be safer and more cost-effective. At these LSDDPs, developers and vendors of improved or innovative technologies showcase products that are potentially beneficial to the DOE's projects as well as others in the D and D community. Benefits sought include decreased health and safety risks to personnel and the environment, increased productivity, and decreased cost of operation. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) LSDDP generated a list of need statements defining specific needs or problems where improved technologies could be incorporated into ongoing D and D tasks. Advance s in characterization technologies are continuously being sought to decrease the cost of sampling and increase the speed of obtaining results. Currently it can take as long as 90 days to receive isotopic analysis of radioactive samples from laboratories on soil, liquid, and paint samples. The cost to analyze these types of samples for radionuclides is aboutmore » $150 per sample. This demonstration investigated the feasibility of using the Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS) (innovative technology) to make in situ isotopic radiation measurements in paint and soil. Sample collection and on-site laboratory analysis (baseline technology) is currently being used on D and D sampling activities. Benefits expected from using the innovative technology include: Significant decrease in time to receive results on radiological samples; Decrease in cost associated with sample collection, preparation, analysis, and disposal; Equivalent data quality to laboratory analysis; and Fewer samples will be required to be sent to the laboratory for verification. This report compares the cost and performance of the baseline laboratory analysis to the cost and performance of the SAMS.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) (EM-50) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
781968
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0586; OST/TMS ID 2977
OST/TMS ID 2977; TRN: US0201205
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2001; PBD: 1 May 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PERFORMANCE; PERSONNEL; PRODUCTIVITY; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; SAFETY; SAMPLING; VERIFICATION; DECONTAMINATION AND DECOMMISSIONING; -SCALE DEMONSTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT PROJECTS; LSDDPS; HEALTH AND SAFETY; ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS; RADIOACTIVE; RADIONUCLIDES; SURVEILLANCE AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM; SAMS; PAINT; SOIL

Citation Formats

None. Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS). Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/781968.
None. Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS). Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States. doi:10.2172/781968.
None. Tue . "Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS). Innovative Technology Summary Report". United States. doi:10.2172/781968. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/781968.
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abstractNote = {The United States Department of Energy (DOE) continually seeks safer and more cost-effective technologies for the decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) of nuclear facilities. The Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Area (DDFA) of the DOE's Office of Science and Technology sponsors large-scale demonstration and deployment projects (LSDDPs) to identify and demonstrate technologies that will be safer and more cost-effective. At these LSDDPs, developers and vendors of improved or innovative technologies showcase products that are potentially beneficial to the DOE's projects as well as others in the D and D community. Benefits sought include decreased health and safety risks to personnel and the environment, increased productivity, and decreased cost of operation. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) LSDDP generated a list of need statements defining specific needs or problems where improved technologies could be incorporated into ongoing D and D tasks. Advance s in characterization technologies are continuously being sought to decrease the cost of sampling and increase the speed of obtaining results. Currently it can take as long as 90 days to receive isotopic analysis of radioactive samples from laboratories on soil, liquid, and paint samples. The cost to analyze these types of samples for radionuclides is about $150 per sample. This demonstration investigated the feasibility of using the Surveillance and Measurement System (SAMS) (innovative technology) to make in situ isotopic radiation measurements in paint and soil. Sample collection and on-site laboratory analysis (baseline technology) is currently being used on D and D sampling activities. Benefits expected from using the innovative technology include: Significant decrease in time to receive results on radiological samples; Decrease in cost associated with sample collection, preparation, analysis, and disposal; Equivalent data quality to laboratory analysis; and Fewer samples will be required to be sent to the laboratory for verification. This report compares the cost and performance of the baseline laboratory analysis to the cost and performance of the SAMS.},
doi = {10.2172/781968},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2001}
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