Material accountancy for metallic fuel pin casting

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The operation of the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) is based on the electrometallurgical processing of spent metallic reactor fuel. The pin casting operation, although only one of several operations in FCF, was the first to be on-line. As such, it has served to demonstrate the material accountancy system in many of its facets. This paper details, for the operation of the pin casting process with depleted uranium, the interaction between the mass tracking system (MTG) and some of the ancillary computer codes which generate pertinent information for operations and material accountancy. It is necessary to distinguish between two types of ... continued below

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Bucher, R.G.; Orechwa, Y. & Beitel, J.C. August 1, 1995.

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The operation of the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) is based on the electrometallurgical processing of spent metallic reactor fuel. The pin casting operation, although only one of several operations in FCF, was the first to be on-line. As such, it has served to demonstrate the material accountancy system in many of its facets. This paper details, for the operation of the pin casting process with depleted uranium, the interaction between the mass tracking system (MTG) and some of the ancillary computer codes which generate pertinent information for operations and material accountancy. It is necessary to distinguish between two types of material balance calculations -- closeout for operations and material accountancy for safeguards. The two have much in common, for example, the mass tracking system database and the calculation of an inventory difference, but, in general, are not congruent with regard to balance period and balance spatial domain. Moreover, the objective, assessment, and reporting requirements of the calculated inventory difference are very different in the two cases.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015709

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  • 36. annual meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, Palm Desert, CA (United States), 9-12 Jul 1995

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  • Other: DE95015709
  • Report No.: ANL/RA/CP--85445
  • Report No.: CONF-950787--22
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 94650
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792522

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Bucher, R.G.; Orechwa, Y. & Beitel, J.C. Material accountancy for metallic fuel pin casting, article, August 1, 1995; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792522/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.