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Title: Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste

Abstract

Nondestructive detection of the presence of free liquid within a sealed enclosure containing solidified waste is accomplished by measuring the levels of waste at two diametrically opposite locations while slowly tilting the enclosure toward one of said locations. When the measured level remains constant at the other location, the measured level at said one location is noted and any measured difference of levels indicates the presence of liquid on the surface of the solifified waste. The absence of liquid in the enclosure is verified when the measured levels at both locations are equal.

Inventors:
OSTI Identifier:
5336114
Application Number:
ON: DE84005915
Assignee:
EDB-84-034356
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTAINERS; LEVEL INDICATORS; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LIQUIDS; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; SOLID WASTES; FLUIDS; MATERIALS; MATERIALS TESTING; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TESTING; WASTES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Greenhalgh, W.O. Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste. United States: N. p., Web.
Greenhalgh, W.O. Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste. United States.
Greenhalgh, W.O. . "Detection of free liquid in containers of solidified radioactive waste". United States.
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