A method for managing the storage of fissile materials using criticality indices

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This paper describes a method for criticality control at fissile material storage facilities. The method involves the use criticiality indices for storage canisters. The logic, methodology, and results for selected canisters are presented. A concept for an interactive computer program using the method is also introduced. The computer program can be used in real time (using precalulated data) to select a Criticality Index (CI) for a container when it is delivered to or packaged at a site. Criticality safety is assured by controlling the sum of the CIs at each storage location below a defined Emit value when containers are ... continued below

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Philbin, J.S. & Harms, G.A. July 1, 1995.

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This paper describes a method for criticality control at fissile material storage facilities. The method involves the use criticiality indices for storage canisters. The logic, methodology, and results for selected canisters are presented. A concept for an interactive computer program using the method is also introduced. The computer program can be used in real time (using precalulated data) to select a Criticality Index (CI) for a container when it is delivered to or packaged at a site. Criticality safety is assured by controlling the sum of the CIs at each storage location below a defined Emit value when containers are moved.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95014894

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  • 5. international conference on nuclear criticality safety, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 17-22 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE95014894
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1370C
  • Report No.: CONF-9509100--5
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 90691
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc793409

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Philbin, J.S. & Harms, G.A. A method for managing the storage of fissile materials using criticality indices, article, July 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793409/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.