Improvement of plant parameters of the ROBO gamma irradiation facility due to design modification

A. Kovacs, A. Moussa, I. Othman, C. Del Valle Odar, A. Seminario, M. Linares, P. Huamanlazo, J. Aymar, R. Chu

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Abstract

Two industrial scale, 'ROBO' type 60Co gamma irradiation facilities have recently been put into operation in Syria and Peru, and the dosimetry commissioning of both plants have been carried out to determine dose distribution within products and to calculate plant parameters such as efficiency, dose uniformity ratio and throughput. There are some design modifications between the two plants in connection with the location of the carriers with respect to the source plaque and also to each other. The effect of these construction modifications on the plant parameters is discussed in the analysis of the dose distribution date measured in the carriers with depth and height among the four irradiation rows on both sides of the source plaque. The plant parameters also calculated for different product densities using the technical data of the facilities, and the calculated and measured results were compared to each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume52
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1998

Keywords

  • Dosimetry commissioning
  • Ganuna irradiation facility
  • Operation parameters
  • Radiation processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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    Kovacs, A., Moussa, A., Othman, I., Del Valle Odar, C., Seminario, A., Linares, M., Huamanlazo, P., Aymar, J., & Chu, R. (1998). Improvement of plant parameters of the ROBO gamma irradiation facility due to design modification. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 52(1-6), 447-451. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0969-806X(98)00050-4