Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing Facility (IMET)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee



Institution
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Name
Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing Facility (IMET)
Building
3025E
Hot Cells
Secondary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Tertiary Type
No Tertiary Type Defined
Core Functions
Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing.
Unique Functions
Testing of structural materials under simulated temperature and pressure. Hot Cells and solid state remote handling; Advanced in-cell materials testing
Hotwork Facilities
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
Support Equipment
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
Radiological Limit
>1R/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
beta/gamma only
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
Atmosphere
air
Commissioning Date
1951
Recent Upgrade
No Recent Upgrade Defined
RAM License
Department of Energy
License End Date
2099
Docket Number
No Docket Number Defined
User Facility
Yes
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
100
Utilization Hours
No Utilization Hours Defined
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
No Number Of Staff Defined
Point Of Contact
Kory Linton
Website URL
https://www.ornl.gov/
Date Of Data
October 23, 2015
User Guide
Irradiated Materials Examination and Testing Facility.pdf