Title: Feasibility study of a neutron monitoring system for a dry storage of RBMK spent fuel
Authors: PEERANI PaoloDE BAERE PaulSCHWALBACH PeterVACCARO Stefano
Citation: Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of ESARDA, May 26-28, 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania
Publisher: European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52514
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC52514
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: A dry storage for RBMK spent fuel is under construction at the Ignalina site in Lithuania. Spent fuel will be stored in a special model of casks, called CONSTOR, similar to the CASTOR used for PWR spent fuel, but having a concrete shield instead of cast iron. This paper will report on a feasibility study performed in order to assess the possibility of monitoring the movements of casks in the dry storage (and in particular entry/exit with discrimination of empty/full casks) using conventional slab neutron monitors. The paper will present a preliminary assessment based on Monte Carlo calculations and some measurements done on real casks in order to validate the calculations.
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