Design of a shield system for a hyper-pure germanium detector as a stack monitor for use in accident conditions at a nuclear power plant

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Title:
Design of a shield system for a hyper-pure germanium detector as a stack monitor for use in accident conditions at a nuclear power plant
Author:
Petito, Anthony Bruno, 1967-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Collimator and shield configurations for two high-purity germanium detectors were designed for use during a loss of coolant accident at a boiling water reactor. The detectors will return information concerning stack releases to operators within a 15 minute time frame. Operating parameters for the stack monitors are defined by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and a 24 hour source term generated by ORIGEN2. A lead collimator 0.4 cm in diameter, 20 cm in length for the high range detector and 2 cm in diameter, 20 cm in length for the low range detector was shown through a Monte Carlo code, MCNP4 to prevent high range detector saturation and provide enough low range detector response so good statistical data on stack releases result. A lead shield 20 cm thick was shown through MCNP4 to reduce the background radiation interference for both detectors to levels such that the detection of isotopes within the stack effluent is possible as required by the USNRC.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Nuclear.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wacks, Morton

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDesign of a shield system for a hyper-pure germanium detector as a stack monitor for use in accident conditions at a nuclear power planten_US
dc.creatorPetito, Anthony Bruno, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPetito, Anthony Bruno, 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCollimator and shield configurations for two high-purity germanium detectors were designed for use during a loss of coolant accident at a boiling water reactor. The detectors will return information concerning stack releases to operators within a 15 minute time frame. Operating parameters for the stack monitors are defined by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and a 24 hour source term generated by ORIGEN2. A lead collimator 0.4 cm in diameter, 20 cm in length for the high range detector and 2 cm in diameter, 20 cm in length for the low range detector was shown through a Monte Carlo code, MCNP4 to prevent high range detector saturation and provide enough low range detector response so good statistical data on stack releases result. A lead shield 20 cm thick was shown through MCNP4 to reduce the background radiation interference for both detectors to levels such that the detection of isotopes within the stack effluent is possible as required by the USNRC.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Nuclear.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWacks, Mortonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353126en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27688720en_US
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