Title: Load cell monitoring in Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants: potentialities for improved safeguards verifications
Authors: CARCHON RolandDECHAMP LucEKLUND Lars GustavJANSSENS WillemMERCURIO GIOVANNIPEERANI PaoloRICHIR Patrice
Citation: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN vol. 241 no. 1 p. 349-356
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC59958
ISSN: 0029-5493
URI: www.elsevier.com/locate/nucengdes
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC59958
DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2010.10.038
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: This paper describes the principle of load cell monitoring in Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (GCEP) and how this technique can be implemented in order to improve nuclear safeguards in this kind of installations. We present a few different possibilities of exploitation of the data that can be obtained by acquiring in continuous mode the weights of the cylinders in the feed and withdrawal (F/W) stations and how to derive conclusions concerning the operation of the plant (conformity or not with respect to ¿normal¿ operation). Finally the different diversion scenarios for GCEP are discussed and we show how mass monitoring techniques can contribute to detect each of them.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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