Criticality safety and facility design considerations

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Operations with fissile material introduce the risk of a criticality accident that may be lethal to nearby personnel. In addition, concerns over criticality safety can result in substantial delays and shutdown of facility operations. For these reasons, it is clear that the prevention of a nuclear criticality accident should play a major role in the design of a nuclear facility. The emphasis of this report will be placed on engineering design considerations in the prevention of criticality. The discussion will not include other important aspects, such as the physics of calculating limits nor criticality alarm systems.

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Waltz, W.R. June 1, 1991.

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Operations with fissile material introduce the risk of a criticality accident that may be lethal to nearby personnel. In addition, concerns over criticality safety can result in substantial delays and shutdown of facility operations. For these reasons, it is clear that the prevention of a nuclear criticality accident should play a major role in the design of a nuclear facility. The emphasis of this report will be placed on engineering design considerations in the prevention of criticality. The discussion will not include other important aspects, such as the physics of calculating limits nor criticality alarm systems.

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Pages: (19 p)

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  • Nuclear criticality safety short course, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 10 Jul 1991

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  • Other: DE92009874
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-275
  • Report No.: CONF-9107215--1
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5541125
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092864

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Waltz, W.R. Criticality safety and facility design considerations, article, June 1, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092864/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.