Chemical and Metallurgical Research Facility (Wing 9) (CMR (TA-3-29))

Los Alamos National Laboratory,



Institution
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Name
Chemical and Metallurgical Research Facility (Wing 9) (CMR (TA-3-29))
Building
TA-3-29
Fuel Fabrication
Secondary Type
Hot Cells
Tertiary Type
Radiochemistry
Core Functions
remote fabrication. Multipurpose/ weapons. separations (wings 5 and 7)
Unique Functions
full capability for analytical chemistry and metallurgical studies on small samples of nuclear materials in support of national security programs, including support of plutonium pit manufacturing and surveillance programs. 7 wings, each with own power, not all running, cells mostly clean can be entered. 7 wings, each with own power, not all running
Hotwork Facilities
7 wings, each with own power, not all running. hot cells in Wing 9
Support Equipment
The central corridor cells are 8’ x 31’ x 11’ high but the entry from the crane bay to the central corridor is a door that is only ~7’ high. 10-ton crane for interior sample movement, 25-ton crane for equipment.
Radiological Limit
<100mr/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
alpha/beta/gamma
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
Atmosphere
air/inert in glove boxes
Commissioning Date
1961
Recent Upgrade
No Recent Upgrade Defined
RAM License
Department of Energy
License End Date
2099
Docket Number
0
User Facility
No
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
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
Tarik Saleh
Website URL
http://www.lanl.gov/about/operational-excellence/facilities/chemistry-metallurgy-research-facility.php
Date Of Data
No Date Of Data Defined