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Accession Number DE2013-1016608
Title Nuclear Material Control and Accountability System Effectiveness Tool (MSET).
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 5p
Personal Author B. Meppen B. J. Campbell C. Roche D. Hyde G. Hammond G. Klopp L. Neymotin R. Brown R. Elwood
Abstract A nuclear material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) has been developed in the United States for use in evaluating material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) systems in nuclear facilities. The project was commissioned by the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of International Material Protection and Cooperation. MSET was developed by personnel with experience spanning more than six decades in both the U.S. and international nuclear programs and with experience in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the nuclear power industry. MSET offers significant potential benefits for improving nuclear safeguards and security in any nation with a nuclear program. MSET provides a design basis for developing an MC&A system at a nuclear facility that functions to protect against insider theft or diversion of nuclear materials. MSET analyzes the system and identifies several risk importance factors that show where sustainability is essential for optimal performance and where performance degradation has the greatest impact on total system risk.
Keywords Accountability
Control systems
Nuclear facilities
Nuclear materials management
Performance evaluation
Risk assessment

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-A05-00OR22725

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