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Abstract

Tests were performed to investigate the tritium release processes occurring when using remote handling tools on tritium contaminated INCONEL 600 material. Tritium surface contamination of these tools after operation on tritium contaminated material and following exposure to HTO was also investigated. One remote handling tool, in particular, was decontaminated using a high temperature technique. Additional tests were performed to evaluate the degree of contamination of materials including INCONEL 600, Aluminium alloy, PVC rigid and Stainless steel 316 and 304 exposed to tritium gas and/or tritiated water. Exposure time and temperature of exposure, post-exposure off-gassing time and tritium concentration were varied during the experiments. The effectiveness of various decontamination techniques on materials exposed for different periods of time was also assessed.

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Authors: TESINI A, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);JALBERT R A, Laboratory at the Tritium Systems Test Assembly, Los Alamos National Lab., New Mexico (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-R(88)18 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 198910254 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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