In Germany mobile units are used to treat and condition radioactive waste. On behalf of the relevant authorities TUV SUD Industrie Service GmbH evaluates their safety. In this paper we outline the general procedure we apply and point out typical results. Generally, a generic safety case evaluates the effects of incidents and accidents and its consequences for the workers and the public. Special care is necessary to define the radioactive inventory, the nuclide composition and the mobility of the radioactive substances. A systems analysis is carried out. Typical aspects to be considered are the handling procedures, the measurement devices and automatic actions. From the various possible malfunctions the critical ones have to be identified. Generally one or only a few scenarios have to be considered in detail.
- Nuclear Engineering Division
- Environmental Engineering Division
Evaluation of the Safety of Mobile Units for the Conditioning of Radioactive Waste
Filss, M, & Wallner, C. "Evaluation of the Safety of Mobile Units for the Conditioning of Radioactive Waste." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management. Volume 1: Low/Intermediate-Level Radioactive Waste Management; Spent Fuel, Fissile Material, Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste Management. Brussels, Belgium. September 8–12, 2013. V001T01A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICEM2013-96056
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