Integrated Shipping and Inventory Program (ISIP)
ISIP is a full featured computer program for use in radiological characterization of materials, packages, and shipments. ISIP is fully compliant with all current NRC guidance documents on waste characterization, concentration averaging, waste classification and manifesting.ISIP Shipping documentation is accepted at all U.S. LLW disposal sites.
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.
Don't let others mislead you into thinking that they have "NRC Approval". NRC does not endorse any sofware product or developer and has not performed a "Topical Review" in this subject area for over 30 years.
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.
3R_SCAN is a software that implements our patented process that uses data from reactor coolant samples, already routinely taken at the sites, to quantify the radioactivity in coolant demineralizers and filters while in operation. Short half-life radionuclides, detectable only from recent coolant samples, are used along with process knowledge and empirical production ratios to quantify many of the hard-to-detect radionuclides that are important for waste classification. Other radionuclides are quantified based on fission product ratios; specifically the relationship among the five iodine isotopes. This method was first introduced as a waste management tool in the 3RSTAT program developed by Jene Vance and approved by the NRC (NRC ADAMS accession number ML15051A417). Once the activity is determined for a particular resin bed, the waste classification of the bed can be calculated. Decisions to either segregate or blend the resin bed with other resin beds can be made. The resin tank inventory is ultimately portioned into waste containers based on the resin tank activity distribution. This method of activity tracking and waste classification is consistent with the NRC Branch Technical Position on Waste Classification (1983) Section 1a. “Compliance Through Materials Accountability”.
3R_SCAN can calculate waste activity from reactor coolant far more accurately than using samples from the waste product itself. Reactor coolant samples are liquid and therefore well mixed and representative. Solid waste samples consist of resin beads or powders that are not individually the same or representative of the whole volume. Waste samples sent to the offsite laboratory are frequently less than 1 gram in size further complicating the issue of representativeness. The number and frequency of coolant samples along with their representative nature permits robust statistical analysis and determination of the activity concentration with high confidence.