Certification of U.S. instrumentation in Russian nuclear processing facilities

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Agreements between the United States (U.S.) and the Russian Federation (R.F.) require the down-blending of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from dismantled Russian Federation nuclear weapons. The Blend Down Monitoring System (BDMS) was jointly developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to continuously monitor the enrichments and flow rates in the HEU blending operations at the R.F. facilities. A significant requirement of the implementation of the BDMS equipment in R.F. facilities concerned the certification of the BDMS equipment for use in a Russian nuclear facility. This paper discusses the certification of the BDMS ... continued below

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Powell, D.H. & Sumner, J.N. July 12, 2000.

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Agreements between the United States (U.S.) and the Russian Federation (R.F.) require the down-blending of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from dismantled Russian Federation nuclear weapons. The Blend Down Monitoring System (BDMS) was jointly developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to continuously monitor the enrichments and flow rates in the HEU blending operations at the R.F. facilities. A significant requirement of the implementation of the BDMS equipment in R.F. facilities concerned the certification of the BDMS equipment for use in a Russian nuclear facility. This paper discusses the certification of the BDMS for installation in R.F. facilities, and summarizes the lessons learned from the process that can be applied to the installation of other U.S. equipment in Russian nuclear facilities.

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  • Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, New Orleans LA (US), 07/16/2000--07/20/2000

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  • Report No.: Y/NSP-407
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 758162
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709909

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Powell, D.H. & Sumner, J.N. Certification of U.S. instrumentation in Russian nuclear processing facilities, article, July 12, 2000; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709909/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.