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Safeguards Laboratory


The Safeguards Laboratory is a Department of Energy user facility equipped with a comprehensive set of field-deployable instrumentation for safeguards system development and personnel training. Mock-ups using industrial equipment and reference nuclear materials simulate real-world conditions for training, testing, and evaluations. The lab’s openness and availability to the private sector enable development of new technologies that combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Applications

  • Training and International Outreach
  • Nondestructive Analysis Measurements
  • Instrument Evaluations
  • Integrated Safeguards Methodologies
  • Measurement Technique Development

Specifications

Gamma and X-ray detection systems Handheld survey instruments
HPGe, CZT, NaI,  LaBr3
Multi-channel analyzers Multiple units available
Neutron counting AWCC, Cf-Shuffler, advanced multiplicity shift register
Instruments Thickness gauges, oscilloscopes, bar code readers
Process equipment mock-ups Cylindrical ducts
HEPA filter enclosure
Pipe array
Large rectangular duct with flow diverters
Radioactive sources ~600 g of enriched U (up to 93% 235U)
60+ Kg Natural and Depleted U
Other gamma- and neutron-emitting sources
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