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PIMM is a pressure Instrument Measuring Module. This prototype instrument results from the continued R & D carried out in our safeguards mass/volume laboratory to produce reliable and simple to operate systems. PIMM has been designed particularly to meet the objective of minimizing interference to the plant operator whilst maintaining the requirements of an inspector. PIMM is a pressure measurement acquisition device designed to perform unattended monitoring of tanks in reprocessing and or fabrication facilities. The instrument is compact and light weight weighing 1.5kg, with dimensions of 12 x 12 x 5.5 cm. An EPROM and battery supply, allow the system to be installed in a facility without cable connections. The only connections which are carried out are those made in routine operations by connecting in parallel to the operators air-flow lines, in order to measure the pressure in the level, density and reference probes of the tank. Cable connections can be made via a portable computer to start the software acquisition parameters and subsequently to download the data for analysis.

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Authors: LANDAT D, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT);HUNT B, ISIS, JRC-Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: INMM 40th Annual Meeting, Arizona (US), July 25-29th (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
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