Integrated Shipping and Inventory Program (ISIP)
ISIP is a full featured computer program for use in radiological characterization of materials, packages, and shipments. ISIP Features include:
No Prescriptive Package Configurations- There is no limit on the number of components that can be introduced into a single package.
Definition of Radioactive Material Shipments- A shipment can consist of a single package, with or without a shipping cask, or hundreds of individual packages up to the weight limit of the vehicle used. Package activities are added together to complete the shipment activity table. The activity table defined for the shipment is used in show compliance with the regulations applicable to shipments of radioactive materials. Shipments are restricted in terms of overall activity depending on exclusivity of the shipment, the form of the materials included and whether or not a cask is used.
Maintain Active Inventories- Because databases are maintained independently for packages and components, it is possible to generate a range of inventory reports. These include volumes in storage, shipped, or processed.
Creates Reports and Forms- Forms 540 and 541 (Barnwell Version, Energy Solutions Version, Program Version, and Material Shipment version),DHEC Forms 802 and 803, EnergySolutions Prior Notification, EnergySolutions Isotopic Report, Emergency Instructions, Exclusive Use Instructions, Package Summary, Shipping Type Summary, Component Report, 10CFR61 Report, Class C Waste Classification Record (Barnwell), Resin Isotopic Record (Barnwell), GTS 24 Hr Advance Notification, and EnergySolutions transfer file.
Integral Database Manager- While SQL Server is the preferred database server, the program can be configured to various database connections using the Microsoft ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) service.
Integral Radionuclide Library- A library of 497 radioisotopes available through Oak Ridge National Laboratory (DRALIST, DLC-80) was translated for use in the program.
Integral Shielding Code- The program includes an integrated point-kernal shielding program (WinShield.dll). The program calculates dose to activity conversion factors given an isotopic distribution and average dose rate along with any defined container or component geometry.
10 CFR 61 Sample Analysis Program (SCAN)
SCAN was first introduced in 1991 as a user friendly platform for performing expert level analysis of radiochemical data. The analysis focuses on determining scaling factors for long-lived, difficult to measure radionuclides.
The program displays the data in two formats: either as a scatter plot or in a trend format. Pooled variance comparisons are presented as difference factors at the 95% confidence level.
Scaling factor analysis is performed on a case by case base. Case study records are maintained and can be updated as new data is introduced. You can define a specific button set for ratios routinely evaluated. Buttons can be defined to represent individual radionuclides as well as ratios. Concentration data can be plotted in trend format and an average concentration can be defined.
SCAN maintains an online basis for all of your scaling factor calculations. It provides a clear and consistent sanity check on values generated from your shipping program. It’s faster and safer than spreadsheet methods. The program maximizes the value of your sample data and will save you money by giving you the means to extend sample frequency and reduce laboratory analytical tasks. With greater confidence in the scaling factors that you use, you can reduce reported quantities of hard-to-detect nuclides. Even if your plant is shutdown, you can use the new decay correction features to continue scaling factor tracking
Simplified Neutron Activation Program (SNAP)
SNAP was written to make it easier to do activation analysis. The program includes a user controlled library of material specifications for commonly activated materials and a facility specific operating time history. Minimum data requirements (for in-core items) are the full power neutron flux, date the item was placed in service, date that it was removed, and date corresponding to the final activity estimate. Program outputs include an exposure histogram, scaling factors, isotopic breakdown by grams, and isotopic breakdown by curies, as well as scaling factors.
SNAP was extensively tested and benchmarked against ORIGEN2.1. ORIGEN is the standard for performing activation calculations and used by all organizations performing activation analysis services. SNAP doesn't short change on the analysis. It constructs a complete differential equation matrix corresponding to the problem and the cross sections available. SNAP program features include: Plant Specific Time History, Automatic Thermal Flux Weighting, Material Library, and Built-in Dose-to-Activity.
Radioactive Decay Calculator
Whether you're calculating radioactive decay routinely or occasionally have to answer questions about the behavior of radionuclides, this program will provide the answers you need. We've spent hundreds of hours working on the user interface to assure the task will be as effortless as possible. Access up to 500 radioisotopes, and calculate decay individually or in batches of up to 40 isotopes. You can plot any parent or daughter individually or in groups of up to 5 that you select.
Calculator features include: Ability to handle up to 40 parent nuclides, ability to handle up to 200 combined parent and daughters, decay corrects, Y2K compliant, maps decay chains, plots radioactive decay, calculates the time interval, accepts data from windows clipboard for interchange with a spreadsheet, and a user help system.