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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 scenarios, we find that muon tomography may be an attractive alternative to more typical measurements.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (United States)
  2. Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC 28262-8550 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492255
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CONCRETES; CONTROL; COSMIC MUONS; MATERIALS TESTING; MONITORING; MULTIPLE SCATTERING; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; PENETRATION DEPTH; TOMOGRAPHY; VALVES; X RADIATION