Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing Facility (IMET)
Post Irradiation Examination
No Tertiary Type Defined
Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing.
Testing of structural materials under simulated temperature and pressure. Hot Cells and solid state remote handling; Advanced in-cell materials testing
IMET: 6 hot cells (beta-gamma only) , 320 sq ft, 3 glove boxes, fume hood. One cell is SS-lined, cells have 60 SS-lined 10ft deep storage wells Specimen Prep Lab (SPL) with its associated laboratory hood and glove boxes. one cell is SS-lined, cells have 60 SS-lined 10ft deep storage wells Specimen Prep Lab (SPL) with its associated laboratory hood and glove boxes
HEPA filtered exhaust, 3 shielded glove boxes and chemical hood, 60 floor storage wells (~1.4 ft3 each), 5-ton crane for moving casks, 15 SS-lined 10ft deep floor storage wells in cell access area that can be sealed from environment and supplied with HEPA-filtered ventilation. Specimen preparation laboratory and High bay work area with over-head crane
The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's only designated nuclear energy user facility. Through peer-reviewed proposal processes, the NSUF provides researchers access to neutron, ion, and gamma irradiations, post-irradiation examination and beamline capabilities at Idaho National Laboratory and a diverse mix of university, national laboratory and industry partner institutions.