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Title: Operations of the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer - ARSA

Abstract

The Automated Radioxenon Sampler/ Analyzer (ARSA), designed and built by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), for the Department of Energy, has exceeded measurement requirements for noble gas measurement systems established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Two units, one at PNNL and a second, sent to DME Corp. of Florida, were built and extensively tested. Both systems have successfully demonstrated stable xenon yields greater than 1.5 cm3 for an eight-hour collection period, corresponding to minimum detectable concentrations for 133Xe on the order of 0.1 mBq/m3 three times per day. High stable xenon yields are critical in obtaining these low minimum detectable concentrations. A history of testing and results that led to the high xenon yields of the ARSA system is presented. A compilation of field tests, laboratory tests and baseline tests that led to cost reduction, power savings and size reduction of the ARSA are also discussed. Lastly, the type of data generated from the ARSA of interest to data center personnel are discussed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
887384
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-48230
NN2003000; TRN: US0604224
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 21st Seismic Research Symposium: Technologies for Monitoring The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Sept. 21-24, 1999, Las Vegas Nevada, 249-260
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; FIELD TESTS; RADIATION MONITORS; RADIATION MONITORING; XENON 133; SAMPLING; CTBT; PERFORMANCE TESTING; noble gas, xenon, radionuclides

Citation Formats

Hayes, James C., Abel, Keith H., Bowyer, Ted W., Heimbigner, Tom R., Panisko, Mark E., Reeder, Paul L., McIntyre, Justin I., Thompson, Robert C., Todd, Lindsay C., and Warner, Ray A. Operations of the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer - ARSA. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Hayes, James C., Abel, Keith H., Bowyer, Ted W., Heimbigner, Tom R., Panisko, Mark E., Reeder, Paul L., McIntyre, Justin I., Thompson, Robert C., Todd, Lindsay C., & Warner, Ray A. Operations of the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer - ARSA. United States.
Hayes, James C., Abel, Keith H., Bowyer, Ted W., Heimbigner, Tom R., Panisko, Mark E., Reeder, Paul L., McIntyre, Justin I., Thompson, Robert C., Todd, Lindsay C., and Warner, Ray A. Wed . "Operations of the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer - ARSA". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/887384.
@article{osti_887384,
title = {Operations of the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer - ARSA},
author = {Hayes, James C. and Abel, Keith H. and Bowyer, Ted W. and Heimbigner, Tom R. and Panisko, Mark E. and Reeder, Paul L. and McIntyre, Justin I. and Thompson, Robert C. and Todd, Lindsay C. and Warner, Ray A.},
abstractNote = {The Automated Radioxenon Sampler/ Analyzer (ARSA), designed and built by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), for the Department of Energy, has exceeded measurement requirements for noble gas measurement systems established by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Two units, one at PNNL and a second, sent to DME Corp. of Florida, were built and extensively tested. Both systems have successfully demonstrated stable xenon yields greater than 1.5 cm3 for an eight-hour collection period, corresponding to minimum detectable concentrations for 133Xe on the order of 0.1 mBq/m3 three times per day. High stable xenon yields are critical in obtaining these low minimum detectable concentrations. A history of testing and results that led to the high xenon yields of the ARSA system is presented. A compilation of field tests, laboratory tests and baseline tests that led to cost reduction, power savings and size reduction of the ARSA are also discussed. Lastly, the type of data generated from the ARSA of interest to data center personnel are discussed.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
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