A MCNP model of gloveboxes in a plutonium processing facility

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A room in the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been slated for installation of a glovebox for storing plutonium metal in various shapes during processing. This storage glovebox will be located in a room containing other gloveboxes used daily by workers processing plutonium parts. A MCNP model of the room and gloveboxes has been constructed to estimate the neutron flux at various locations in the room for two different locations of the storage glovebox and to determine the effect of placing polyethylene shielding around the storage glovebox. A neutron dose survey of the room with sources dispersed ... continued below

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Dooley, D.E. & Kornreich, D.E. December 31, 1998.

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A room in the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been slated for installation of a glovebox for storing plutonium metal in various shapes during processing. This storage glovebox will be located in a room containing other gloveboxes used daily by workers processing plutonium parts. A MCNP model of the room and gloveboxes has been constructed to estimate the neutron flux at various locations in the room for two different locations of the storage glovebox and to determine the effect of placing polyethylene shielding around the storage glovebox. A neutron dose survey of the room with sources dispersed as during normal production operations was used as a benchmark to compare the neutron dose equivalent rates calculated by the MCNP model.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99001655

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  • American Nuclear Society winter meeting, Washington, DC (United States), 15-19 Nov 1998

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  • Other: DE99001655
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-2752
  • Report No.: CONF-981106--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 307880
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679736

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Dooley, D.E. & Kornreich, D.E. A MCNP model of gloveboxes in a plutonium processing facility, article, December 31, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679736/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.