WIPP alpha CAM fast alarm setpoints [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1992. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 2 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) facility planned and built to demonstrate the safe long term storage of plutonium contaminated waste resulting from the nuclear weapons production activities of the United States. While these wastes are all packaged within sealed containers prior to shipment to the WIPP, the danger to human health from plutonium has necessitated extensive safety measures. State-of-the-art monitoring instrumentation has been installed at the WIPP to provide rapid warning of accident situations. The WIPP uses alpha particle CAMs to provide an alarm if significant concentrations of airborne transuranics are present. This paper documents the logic and approach used to determine a fast alarm set-point for the airborne alpha radiation CAMs in service at the WIPP alpha CAMs (Eberline corp. model Alpha-6A) have provisions for two high radiation alarms. These two alarms have been used as a single alarm level by setting them both at the same set points.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1992., "doe/wipp--92-009c", " conf-9207122--2", "DE93017926", The Fine Particle Society conference,Las Vegas, NV (United States),14 Jul 1992., and Clayton, S.G.; Merkling, T.D.; Steinbruegge, K.B.
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