Analytical Laboratory ( AL )

Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho

Idaho National Laboratory
Analytical Laboratory ( AL )
Hot Cells
Secondary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Tertiary Type
No Tertiary Type Defined
Core Functions
The current mission of the Analytical Laboratory (AL) is to (a) perform chemical, radiochemical and physical measurements; (b) provide nondestructive analysis measurements; and (c) conduct applied research and engineering development activities in support of advanced nuclear fuel design, waste management, environmental, and other programs conducted at the Materials and Fuels Complex and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The mission is accomplished through a broad range of analytical chemistry capabilities. As a result of this mission, AL receives a wide variety of samples from across INL, as well as from other outside entities. Sample types include liquids, solids, and irradiated/unirradiated fuel related to activities such as research and development, material accountability, radiation monitoring, process monitoring, and environmental monitoring. Engineering development activities, such as the preparation of samples for irradiation testing, are also supported by the AL.
Unique Functions
TRU containing metallic fuel fabrication, glove boxes, and fume hoods.
Hotwork Facilities
Warm (radiotracers and Glovebox work) laboratory/bench-scale testing and analytical capabilities, 5 glove boxes
Support Equipment
HazCat3, filtered exhaust, direct connection to FCF and HFEF, and gets samples from HFEF
Radiological Limit
<1R/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
inert glove boxes
Commissioning Date
Recent Upgrade
No Recent Upgrade Defined
RAM License
Department of Energy
License End Date
Docket Number
User Facility
GAIN Partner
NSUF Partner
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
1200 samples per year
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
No Number Of Staff Defined
Point Of Contact
Russel Watson
Website URL
Date Of Data
No Date Of Data Defined