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The real time mass evaluation system as a tool for detection of undeclared cascade operation at GCEPs

Delbeke, J.F.A.; Howell, J.; Eklund, G.; Peerani, P.; Janssens, W.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: American Nuclear Society
  • Country: India
Abstract
Given the flexibility of current cascade designs a real time mass monitoring system is preferred for safeguarding Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants. However, if such a system is to be installed in a GCEP it must not impinge on plant operation or be intrusive. Since load cells are already part of the operational process and located outside the cascade hall their exploitation for safeguards purposes is an obvious development. The paper describes, through dynamic simulations, how transients would be observed in real-time mass balances when undeclared cascade operation takes place in a declared facility.
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