Churchill Laboratory Services (WCLS)

Westinghouse, Pennsylvania



Institution
Westinghouse
Name
Churchill Laboratory Services (WCLS)
Building
302
Hot Cells
Secondary Type
Post Irradiation Examination
Tertiary Type
No Tertiary Type Defined
Core Functions
Materials Examination (was called the Remote Metallographic Facility). NO CHARGE for equipment usage.
Unique Functions
The storage facility consists of 100 underground tubes, each tube being approximately 10 feet tall. These tubes have been used to store radioactive specimens and small sized components for over 35 years and currently contain approximately 20,000 individual irradiated pieces.
Hotwork Facilities
High Level Cell (24x5x12), Low Level Cell (17.5x6x10), A & M Cells (6x6x11.5), SEM Cell (small)
Support Equipment
CNC machining, metallographic preparation, mechanical property testing. CNC machining, metallographic preparation, mechanical property testing
Radiological Limit
>1R/hr @ 30cm
Materials Allowed
beta/gamma only
Sample Encapsulation
No Sample Encapsulation Defined
Atmosphere
air
Commissioning Date
1974
Recent Upgrade
2010
RAM License
NRC/PA
License End Date
No License End Date Defined
Docket Number
No Docket Number Defined
User Facility
No
GAIN Partner
No
NSUF Partner
Yes
NE Use Percentage
No NE Use Percentage Defined
Utilization Hours
7008 hr/year
Number Of Users
No Number Of Users Defined
Number Of Staff
No Number Of Staff Defined
Point Of Contact
Mike Ickes
Website URL
http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/Portals/0/about/innovation/WestinghouseHotCellFacilityandLabs.pdf
Date Of Data
October 20, 2015
User Guide
WestinghouseHotCellFacilityandLabs.pdf