Hanford Washington & Idaho Falls Van

Hanford Washington

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Alpha Neutronics, Inc. designed and fabricated a gamma-ray borehole logging system for the Department of Energy at Hanford. This project, known as the Spectral Logging Truck monitored and reported on radioactive leaks from radioactive waste constituents in the subsoil surrounding the underground waste tanks at the Hanford site. The primary functions of the Spectral Logging Trucks were to collect, store and process spectral gamma-ray data.

ANI responsibilities at the Hanford Site were:

  1. Provide a cost estimate and schedule for the scope of the project
  2. Design and fabricate all mechanical and electrical components used in the Spectral Logging Truck in accordance to specifications
  3. Perform verification and validation of data under this specification
  4. Perform acceptance testing
  5. Provide documentation of specifications
  6. Provide a truck cab and chassis specifications that supported the vendor’s design of the Spectral Logging Truck
  7. Design insitu Detector System

The Detector System was comprised of:

  1. Germanium detector – 18% p-type detector in pop top capsule
    Resolution: 1.8 keV FWHM at 1.333 MeV or better
  2. Sodium iodide detector – 2.5 in dia x 8 in long on 2 in PMT
    Resolution: 8.0% FWHM at 0.662 MeV or better

 


 

Idaho Falls Van

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In conjunction with the Hanford Project, Alpha Neutronics, Inc. designed and fabricated the gamma-ray borehole logging system for the Department of Energy at Hanford and Idaho National Labs (INL). This project was designed for smaller scale vehicles at remote locations. Like the Spectral Logging Truck, the new system monitored and reported on radioactive leaks from radioactive waste constituents in the subsoil surrounding the underground waste tanks at the Hanford site.  The primary functions of the Spectral Logging Trucks were to collect, store and process spectral gamma-ray data.

ANI responsibilities for both the Idaho and the Hanford Site were:

  1. Provide a cost estimate and schedule for the scope of the project
  2. Design and fabricate all mechanical and electrical components used in the Spectral Logging Truck in accordance to specifications
  3. Perform verification and validation of data under this specification
  4. Perform acceptance testing
  5. Provide documentation of specifications
  6. Provide a truck cab and chassis specifications that supported the vendor’s design of the Spectral Logging Truck
  7. Design insitu Detector System

The Detector System was comprised of:

  1. Germanium detector – 18% p-type detector in pop top capsule
    Resolution: 1.8 keV FWHM at 1.333 MeV or better
  1. Sodium iodide detector – 2.5 in dia x 8 in long on 2 in PMT
    Resolution:  8.0% FWHM at 0.662 MeV or better