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Title: Safeguard Analysis of Material Flows in a Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant
Author(s): Cleary, Ciaran
Carchon, Roland
Keywords: Non-Proliferation
gas centrifuge
uranium enrichment
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publication type: Journal article
Citation: Cleary C., Carchon R.- Safeguard Analysis of Material Flows in a Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant.- In: Esarda Bulletin, 41(2009), p. 31-37.- ISSN 0392-3029
Abstract: A system for the detection of material diversion in a Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP) producing enriched uranium based on real-time mass evaluation of the inputs and outputs has been theoretically examined. The response of this Continuous Mass Measurement System (CMMS) to two specific diversion scenarios has been simulated and in each case, the diversion could be detected. As a result of these basic simulations, the CMMS could prove to be a promising technique for use in safeguards verification of GCEP’s. There is no experimental verification of the approach so far.
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