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Title: Tests of cosmic ray radiography for power industry applications

In this report, we assess muon multiple scattering tomography as a non-destructive inspection technique in several typical areas of interest to the nuclear power industry, including monitoring concrete degradation, gate valve conditions, and pipe wall thickness. This work is motivated by the need for imaging methods that do not require the licensing, training, and safety controls of x-rays, and by the need to be able to penetrate considerable overburden to examine internal details of components that are otherwise inaccessible, with minimum impact on industrial operations. In some instances, we find that muon tomography may be an attractive alternative to more typical measurements.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198598
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-22129
Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226; AAIDBI
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; Contract DE-AC5206NA25396
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
AIP Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; muons; cosmic rays; image sensors; tomography; image reconstruction