Operating Experience Review of Tritium-in-Water Monitors

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Monitoring tritium facility and fusion experiment effluent streams is an environmental safety requirement. This paper presents data on the operating experience of a solid scintillant monitor for tritium in effluent water. Operating experiences were used to calculate an average monitor failure rate of 4E-05/hour for failure to function. Maintenance experiences were examined to find the active repair time for this type of monitor, which varied from 22 minutes for filter replacement to 11 days of downtime while waiting for spare parts to arrive on site. These data support planning for monitor use; the number of monitors needed, allocating technician time ... continued below

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Bruyere, S. A. & Cadwallader, L. C. September 1, 2011.

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Monitoring tritium facility and fusion experiment effluent streams is an environmental safety requirement. This paper presents data on the operating experience of a solid scintillant monitor for tritium in effluent water. Operating experiences were used to calculate an average monitor failure rate of 4E-05/hour for failure to function. Maintenance experiences were examined to find the active repair time for this type of monitor, which varied from 22 minutes for filter replacement to 11 days of downtime while waiting for spare parts to arrive on site. These data support planning for monitor use; the number of monitors needed, allocating technician time for maintenance, inventories of spare parts, and other issues.

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  • 10th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology,Portland, Oregon,09/11/2011,09/16/2011

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Bruyere, S. A. & Cadwallader, L. C. Operating Experience Review of Tritium-in-Water Monitors, article, September 1, 2011; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845590/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.