Application of Control charts and isotope correlations to spent fuel measurements at FCF.

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The material control and accountancy system for the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) initially uses calculated values for the mass flows of irradiated EBR-II driver fuel to be processed in the electrorefiner. These calculated values are continually verified by measurements performed by the Analytical Laboratory (AL) on samples from the fuel element chopper retained for each chopper batch. Measured values include U and Pu masses, U and Pu isotopic fractions, and burnup (via La and Tc). When the measured data become available, it is necessary to determine if the measured and calculated data are consistent. This verification involves accessing two databases ... continued below

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McKnight, R. D.; Soltys, I. & Yacout, A. M. July 26, 1999.

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The material control and accountancy system for the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) initially uses calculated values for the mass flows of irradiated EBR-II driver fuel to be processed in the electrorefiner. These calculated values are continually verified by measurements performed by the Analytical Laboratory (AL) on samples from the fuel element chopper retained for each chopper batch. Measured values include U and Pu masses, U and Pu isotopic fractions, and burnup (via La and Tc). When the measured data become available, it is necessary to determine if the measured and calculated data are consistent. This verification involves accessing two databases and performing standard statistical analyses to produce control charts for these measurements. These procedures can now be invoked via a Web interface providing: a timely and efficient control of these measurements, a user-friendly interface, off-site remote access to the data, and a convenient means of studying correlations among the data. This paper will present the architecture of the interface and a description of the control procedures, as well as examples of the control charts and correlations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00011910

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  • INMM 40th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/25/1999--07/29/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/RA/CP-99678
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 11910
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626035

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McKnight, R. D.; Soltys, I. & Yacout, A. M. Application of Control charts and isotope correlations to spent fuel measurements at FCF., article, July 26, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626035/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.