Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1 Metadata

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  • Main Title Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (United States)


  • Name: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (N.M.)
    Place of Publication: Carlsbad, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1997-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Nondestructive Assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests conducted on a regular frequency to evaluate the capability for nondestructive assay of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed with TRU waste characterization systems. Measurement facility performance will be demonstrated by the successful analysis of blind audit samples according to the criteria set by this Program Plan. Intercomparison between measurement groups of the DOE complex will be achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar or identical blind samples reported by the different measurement facilities. Blind audit samples (hereinafter referred to as PDP samples) will be used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established Quality Assurance Objectives (QAOs). As defined for this program, a PDP sample consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. These PDP sample components, once manufactured, will be secured and stored at each participating measurement facility designated and authorized by Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) under secure conditions to protect them from loss, tampering, or accidental damage.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 59 pages


  • Keyword: Alpha-Bearing Wastes
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Wipp
  • Keyword: Standards
  • Keyword: Nondestructive Analysis Wipp
  • Keyword: Nondestructive Analysis
  • Keyword: Reliability
  • Keyword: Quality Assurance
  • Keyword: Demonstration Programs
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Other Information: PBD: 1 May 1997


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/CAO-94-1045(Rev.1)
  • DOI: 10.2172/770627
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 770627
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc725227


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00770627