Overview of the Conceptual Design of the Upgraded Neutron Radiography Facility (INDLOVU) at the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor in South Africa
Frikkie de Beer, Tankiso Modise, Robert Nshimirimana, Deon Marais, Christo Raaths, Rudolph van Heerden, Kobus Eckard, Evens Moraba, Johann van Rooyen, Gerhard Schalkwyk, Jacoline Hanekom, Gawie Nothnageldownload PDF
Abstract. The research and economic value of neutron beam line facilities are increasingly appreciated as is evident from the number of new facilities being planned and commissioned worldwide. In order to provide local researchers with world-class capabilities, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd. has embarked on the upgrade of the neutron beam line instruments at the SAFARI-1 nuclear research reactor which entails, inter alia, a novel, multi-functional neutron radiography (NRAD) facility, named INDLOVU (acronym for “Imaging Neutron Device to Locate the Obscure and Visualise the Unknown” and also the Zulu name for elephant). The basic design of the facility has been developed and construction will commence after the required licensing authorizations have been obtained. The INDLOVU NRAD facility comprises of a number of subsystems. However, this article describes and highlights some of the more important subsystems and components in terms of their importance, functionality and operational interconnection with other subsystems.
Neutron Radiography, SAFARI-1, INDLOVU, Necsa
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Citation: Frikkie de Beer, Tankiso Modise, Robert Nshimirimana, Deon Marais, Christo Raaths, Rudolph van Heerden, Kobus Eckard, Evens Moraba, Johann van Rooyen, Gerhard Schalkwyk, Jacoline Hanekom, Gawie Nothnagel, Overview of the Conceptual Design of the Upgraded Neutron Radiography Facility (INDLOVU) at the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor in South Africa, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 15, pp 11-16, 2020
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