Accession Number : AD0467825

Title :   SAMPLE PROCESSING FACILITY,

Corporate Author : TRACERLAB/WEST RICHMOND CA

Personal Author(s) : Baietti, A. L. ; Zirkes, A.

Report Date : 30 JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 183

Abstract : A mobile Sample Processing Facility was designed and successfully operated during Operation Roller Coaster to provide: (1) a unified method of processing and packaging samples, (2) onsite counting of selected samples, and (3) a complete record of all samples collected during the operation and their disposition. All of these objectives were achieved with no personnel contamination problems or cross-contamination of samples. Services provided by this facility (two trailers) included high and low-level counting areas, an instrument repair area, receiving and shipping facilities, and special processing facilities (two 9-foot hoods and 14 glove boxes). The once-through air supply and exhaust system provided 6,000 to 8,000 cfm of conditioned air and made the wearing of special protective equipment unnecessary. Continuous-recording air monitors showed no significant increase in the airborne activity as a result of processing about 20,000 samples. These samples were temporily stored at Naval Weapons Station (NWS), Concord, California, pending shipping instructions. About 9,000 samples have been shipped for more detailed analysis. The remaining samples are presently stored at NWS and the Sample Handling Records are at Tracelab/West, Richmond, California. DASA will determine the ultimate disposition of the samples and records after all data has been evaluated and documented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, AIRBURST), STORAGE, STRUCTURES, NEVADA, ALPHA PARTICLE DETECTORS, MEASUREMENT, ALPHA COUNTERS, SAMPLERS, SAMPLING, PLUTONIUM, AIRBORNE, PARTICLE SIZE, PARTICLES, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, TEST FACILITIES, TEST EQUIPMENT, PROCESSING, BALLOONS, MOBILE, TRAILERS, ANIMALS, FALLOUT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE