Quantification of nuclear material
Determine the mass of nuclear material or waste in a container
Counting ensures safety
Counting materials or waste on a nuclear facility is not only a safety challenge, but also a legal duty. Our solutions based on non-destructive methods can be used alone or combined, depending on the radionuclides and other existing materials.
Calorimetry is a non-destructive method that exploits the heat released during radioactive material decay. It is the most reliable for tritium or plutonium quantification.
Gamma Ray Spectrometry
In-depth analysis of gamma spectra enables quantification, with an uncertainty depending on the measured radionuclides and the containers’ content.
Detecting emitted neutrons during the decay of certain radionuclides can quantify them. Neutron counting helps or replaces gamma spectrometry, especially in the presence of Cs-137, Co-60, or of a particularly dense matrix that strongly absorbs gamma rays.
Quantification measurements by non-destructive methods are programmed, recorded, and processed by our software, which is both functional and versatile.
For safety, ergonomics or measurement productivity reasons, quantification can be automated with conveyors, rotating plates, robots or cobots.
Integration in nuclear environments
If specific handling constraints are required, the solutions can be adapted to be used in gloveboxes or hot cells.