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This paper summarises the results of an analysis of R&D and technical support activities in the field of containment and surveillance. Most seals are developed or used for items or containers of non-irradiated material. Some seals (ultrasonic in particular) are made for sealing irradiated material underwater, but fibre optic, E metal and electronic seals are also applicable in dry conditions on containers for irradiated material. Most activities on seals are now related to field tests or implementation problems, one of the major problems being industrial production and the transfer of laboratory know-how to industry in this limited market. In activities related to surveillance techniques, much effort is dedicated presently to multi-camera/sensor systems for safeguarding industrial fuel fabrication, reprocessing and storage facilities. Other activities include the development of software and hardware for evaluation and review of images, tests of components and systems, and radiation monitoring.

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Authors: CUYPERS M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: ESARDA Bulletin, December 1992 (1992) No. 21, pp. 3-4
Record Number: 199410207 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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