Data validation and security for reprocessing.

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Next generation nuclear fuel cycle facilities will face strict requirements on security and safeguards of nuclear material. These requirements can result in expensive facilities. The purpose of this project was to investigate how to incorporate safeguards and security into one plant monitoring system early in the design process to take better advantage of all plant process data, to improve confidence in the operation of the plant, and to optimize costs. An existing reprocessing plant materials accountancy model was examined for use in evaluating integration of safeguards (both domestic and international) and security. International safeguards require independent, secure, and authenticated measurements ... continued below

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Tolk, Keith Michael; Merkle, Peter Benedict; DurÔan, Felicia Angelica & Cipiti, Benjamin B. October 1, 2008.

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Next generation nuclear fuel cycle facilities will face strict requirements on security and safeguards of nuclear material. These requirements can result in expensive facilities. The purpose of this project was to investigate how to incorporate safeguards and security into one plant monitoring system early in the design process to take better advantage of all plant process data, to improve confidence in the operation of the plant, and to optimize costs. An existing reprocessing plant materials accountancy model was examined for use in evaluating integration of safeguards (both domestic and international) and security. International safeguards require independent, secure, and authenticated measurements for materials accountability--it may be best to design stand-alone systems in addition to domestic safeguards instrumentation to minimize impact on operations. In some cases, joint-use equipment may be appropriate. Existing domestic materials accountancy instrumentation can be used in conjunction with other monitoring equipment for plant security as well as through the use of material assurance indicators, a new metric for material control that is under development. Future efforts will take the results of this work to demonstrate integration on the reprocessing plant model.

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  • Report No.: SAND2008-6458
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/942061 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 942061
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc895739

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Tolk, Keith Michael; Merkle, Peter Benedict; DurÔan, Felicia Angelica & Cipiti, Benjamin B. Data validation and security for reprocessing., report, October 1, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895739/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.