The European Commission's Safeguards Analytical Measurement (ECSAM) laboratory network
The ECSAM activities performed in collaboration between DG XVII-DCS and DG XII-JRC are described. An essential part of the work is the analytical verification of samples from the nuclear fuel cycle, taken by Safeguards inspectors and measured at ECSAM laboratories. The type of samples, their origin and flow, the transport of samples and its impact on timeliness, and the measurement methods and efforts are described. The central data evaluation procedure is outlined. These activities are supplemented by a quality control programme, by in-field measurements and by specific development work. The ECSAM system has worked successfully for 20 years. Future trends such as on-site laboratories, more in-field measurements and tighter analytical target values are indicated.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 13th ESARDA Symposium, Avignon (FR), May 14-16, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36140 ORA
Record Number: 199110767 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en