A tank monitoring evaluation system for a standard three-tank arrangement

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINMM 52nd Annual Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Nuclear Materials Management
StatePublished - Jul 2011


Conference52nd INMM Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Desert, California


Solution monitoring evaluation systems (SMESs) are interactive computer tools that give safeguards inspectors a key role in the decision making process. A Tank Monitoring Evaluation System (TaMES) is a particular form of SMES founded on the concept of a sub-event. A standard 3-tank arrangement is often installed to decouple the operations of a series of continuously operated process units. The arrangement consists of a continuously-fed/ batch-emptied receipt tank, a batch-fed/emptied buffer tank, and a batch-fed/continuously-emptied feed tank. A new TaMES has been developed to extend current TaMES evaluation capabilities to this 3-tank set, and to evaluate advanced capabilities that might benefit inspector reasoning.


  • SMEs, TaMES, evaluation systems, interactive computer tools