Safeguard Analysis of Material Flows in a Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
JournalEsarda Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


  • Non-Proliferation, gas centrifuge, uranium enrichment, diversion, CMMS

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