Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Mobile Real Time Radiography System

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A 450-KeV Mobile Real Time Radiography (RTR) System was delivered to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in January 1996. It was purchased to inspect containers of radioactive waste produced at (LANL). Since its delivery it has been used to radiograph greater than 600 drums of radioactive waste at various LANL sites. It has the capability of inspecting waste containers of various sizes. It has three independent X-Ray acquisition formats. The primary system used is a 12 in. image intensifier, the second is a 36 in. linear diode array (LDA) and the last is an open system. It is fully self ... continued below

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Vigil, J.; Taggart, D.; Betts, S.; Mendez, J.; Rael, C. & Martinez, F. January 1, 1997.

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A 450-KeV Mobile Real Time Radiography (RTR) System was delivered to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in January 1996. It was purchased to inspect containers of radioactive waste produced at (LANL). Since its delivery it has been used to radiograph greater than 600 drums of radioactive waste at various LANL sites. It has the capability of inspecting waste containers of various sizes. It has three independent X-Ray acquisition formats. The primary system used is a 12 in. image intensifier, the second is a 36 in. linear diode array (LDA) and the last is an open system. It is fully self contained with on board generator, HVAC and a fire suppression system. It is on a 53 ft long X 8 ft. wide X 14 ft. high trailer that can be moved over any highway requiring only a easily obtainable overweight permit because it weighs approximately 38 tons. It was built to conform to industry standards for a cabinet system which does not require an exclusion zone. The fact that this unit is mobile has allowed us to operate where the waste is stored, rather than having to move the waste to a fixed facility.

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  • 5. nondestructive assay/nondestructive examination waste characterization conference, Salt Lake City, UT (United States), 14-16 Jan 1997

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  • Other: DE97001667
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-4722
  • Report No.: CONF-970126--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 434842
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680307

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Vigil, J.; Taggart, D.; Betts, S.; Mendez, J.; Rael, C. & Martinez, F. Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Mobile Real Time Radiography System, article, January 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680307/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.