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Abstract

The increase of new technologies and techniques in Safeguards, principally in sealing, tagging, surveillance and measurement systems as well as data transmission opens new areas to improve the overall efficiency of Safeguards activities. But once installed and operated, their operating environments subject them to a wide range of stresses - such as temperature, humidity, mechanical shocks and vibrations, and electromagnetic perturbations - which may affect their performance and reliability.

This paper describes the effects of environmental stresses on Safeguards equipment performance and reliability and gives an example of test procedure developed by the JRC Ispra in support to ESO and IAEA to qualify the Safeguards devices. Examples of equipment used for environmental stress recording are also presented as well as some typical failures of Safeguards equipment.

Additional information

Authors: KORN C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);BISHOP J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);POUCET A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: ESARDA 24th Annual Meeting: Workshop on "R&D Responses to the New Safeguards Environment" Organised by: ESARDA (European Safeguards Research and Development Association) Held at: Luxembourg 28-30 May 2002
Availability: The ESARDA website: (http://hosting.jrc.cec.eu/esarda/). For copies of papers, contact the ESARDA Secretary, Tel: +39-0332-78 93 06; Fax: +39-0332-78 51 45; E-mail: louis-victor.bril@jrc.it
Record Number: 200214966 / Last updated on: 2002-08-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en