Implementation of tank volume measurement equipment at the Mayak Production Association

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One goal of the United States Russia Cooperative program to improve nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC and A) in Russian facilities is to computerize material accounting techniques for bulk materials. Such materials include liquid solutions at radiochemical plants: dissolver, intermediate product, and waste. Material accounting techniques for tank volume measurements (TVM) are needed to determine the nuclear material content of these solutions (chemical and isotopic analysis are also required). The content is required to close the material balance in a radiochemical plant. Computerization of these techniques can provide unattended measurements of material flows, improved precision and accuracy, reduced ... continued below

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Darenskikh, O.; Suda, S.C.; Valente, J.U.; Zuhoski, P.B. & Salwen, C.A. December 31, 1997.

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One goal of the United States Russia Cooperative program to improve nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC and A) in Russian facilities is to computerize material accounting techniques for bulk materials. Such materials include liquid solutions at radiochemical plants: dissolver, intermediate product, and waste. Material accounting techniques for tank volume measurements (TVM) are needed to determine the nuclear material content of these solutions (chemical and isotopic analysis are also required). The content is required to close the material balance in a radiochemical plant. Computerization of these techniques can provide unattended measurements of material flows, improved precision and accuracy, reduced operator effort, and lower radiation exposure of operators--with equipment that is predominantly remote from high radiation areas. This paper describes the technical activities that contributed to the successful integration of the TVM system, developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), into the Mayak Production Association radiochemical plant conducted under the US/Russian cooperative MPC and A Program. US assistance with installation and adjustment of the instrumentation was completed in May 1997. After that, Mayak experts on measurement and metrology continued mastering and testing the equipment.

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency symposium on international safeguards, Vienna (Austria), 13-17 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98001857
  • Report No.: BNL--64250-Rev.09/97
  • Report No.: IAEA-SM--351/9;CONF-971031--
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 564179
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697368

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Darenskikh, O.; Suda, S.C.; Valente, J.U.; Zuhoski, P.B. & Salwen, C.A. Implementation of tank volume measurement equipment at the Mayak Production Association, article, December 31, 1997; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697368/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.