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In order to receive and process safeguards-relevant data in the British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) new Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (THORP), Euratom has planned an integrated computer system based on VAX/VMS and ULTRIX minicomputers, and DOS PCs. These computers will be networked and will copy data from the BNFL Chemical Plant Information Computer (CPIC) via an ethernet link. Euratom will also access BNFL computers, including CPIC, which store safeguards-relevant data via a terminal in the Euratom office. There will be a direct link to the Euratom on-site laboratory (OSL) to send requests for sample analysis and receive the results. Use will be made of automated data collection methods wherever possible. Data will be analysed using a variety of software tools, some purpose-written for this project and others which are generic.

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Authors: PATTEN J A W, CEC Luxembourg (LU);NACKAERTS H, CEC Luxembourg (LU);BLEROT J F, CEC Luxembourg (LU);LITHERLAND M, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Risley (GB);SPURLING K, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Risley (GB);LAMB S, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Risley (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 15th ESARDA Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Roma (IT), May 11-13, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37538 ORA
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