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  • Main Title Design of benign matrix drums for the non-destructive assay performance demonstration program for the National TRU Program


  • Author: Becker, G.K.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Additional Info: Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Regulatory compliance programs associated with the Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization Program (the Program) require the collection of waste characterization data of known quality to support repository performance assessment, permitting, and associated activities. Blind audit samples, referred to as PDP (performance demonstration program) samples, are devices used in the NDA PDP program to acquire waste NDA system performance data per defined measurement routines. As defined under the current NDA PDP Program Plan, a PDP sample consists of a DOT 17C 55-gallon PDP matrix drum configured with insertable radioactive standards, working reference materials (WRMs). The particular manner in which the matrix drum and PDP standard(s) are combined is a function of the waste NDA system performance test objectives of a given cycle. The scope of this document is confined to the design of the PDP drum radioactive standard internal support structure, the matrix type and the as installed configuration. The term benign is used to designate a matrix possessing properties which are nominally non-interfering to waste NDA measurement techniques. Measurement interference sources are technique specific but include attributes such as: high matrix density, heterogeneous matrix distributions, matrix compositions containing high moderator/high Z element concentrations, etc. To the extent practicable the matrix drum design should not unduly bias one NDA modality over another due to the manner in which the matrix drum configuration manifests itself to the measurement system. To this end the PDP matrix drum configuration and composition detailed below is driven primarily by the intent to minimize the incorporation of matrix attributes known to interfere with fundamental waste NDA modalities, i.e. neutron and gamma based techniques.
  • Physical Description: 56 p.


  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Quality Control
  • Keyword: Nondestructive Analysis
  • Keyword: Specifications
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Alpha-Bearing Wastes
  • Keyword: Calibration Standards
  • Keyword: Interfering Elements
  • Keyword: Radioisotope Scanning
  • Keyword: Containers


  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE97050815
  • Report No.: INEL--96/0129
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • DOI: 10.2172/425284
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 425284
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677000


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE97050815