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ANS 8.6

1983 Edition, January 1, 1983

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Safety in conducting subcritical neutron-multiplication measurements in situ

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , November 16, 2010


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1983 Edition, January 1, 1983
  • Published Date: November 16, 2010
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard provides safety guidance for conducting subcritical neutron-multiplication measurements where physical protection of personnel against the  consequences of a criticality accident is not provided. The objectives of in situ measurements are either to confirm an adequate safety margin or to improve an estimate of such a margin. The first objective may constitute a test of the criticality safety of a design that is based on calculations. The second may effect improved operating conditions by reducing the uncertainty of safety margins and providing guidance to new designs.