Hot Cell

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hot cell

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Hot Cell


a chamber for working with strongly radioactive substances, such as irradiated fuel elements, sample materials, and the structural elements of the active core of a reactor. At atomic research centers and laboratories hot cells are used in reactor technology and for work connected with material studies and physical and technological research.

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The welding system, designed and installed in a hot cell at ORNLs Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, safely encloses equipment for laser and friction-stir welding.
These isotopes are packaged in special containers at Studsvik's Hot Cell Laboratories in compliance with all current requirements.
The remaining hot cell also may be used to process waste for transfer to dry storage.
The scope will cover critical complex areas such as the hot cell, where irradiated components are dismantled and treated, and the Cryostat, at 3,850 tonnes the second largest highvacuum pressure chamber ever built.
The authors wish to make it clear that they had no role in the development of the software or hardware of the synthesizer nor in its installation in the hot cell, as described in Sections 1.
This is a machine that can be used to reduce sample sizes inside a hot cell.
The DRHS makes use of the remote handling transfer casks to allow safe transport of con-taminated/radioactive in-vessel components to and from the Hot Cell.
These findings raise the question of whether Syria took natural uranium intended for a reactor at Dair Alzour and used a portion of it to perform cold-testing of reprocessing (for purpose of separating out plutonium) on a small scale at the hot cell facility," David Albright and Paul Brannan of the Institute for Science and International Security said in a commentary.
5 is installed in a gas tight hot cell with 200 mm lead/500 mm lead glass shielding.
In October 2003 Iran revealed that it had conducted plutonium reprocessing experiments in a hot cell at the Tehran Nuclear Research Center and estimated the amount separated as 200 micrograms.
s president, said he expects one of the first projects to be the design of a hot cell, an isolated environment where hot nuclear materials can be handled remotely for testing and other purposes.
The detainee alleged that he had been placed in painful physical restraints in a hot cell in retaliation for a complaint he had recently filed against a jail officer.