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Radiotracer Applications in Industry

Radiotracer Applications in Industry includes
  • Blockage location in buried pipelines
  • Leak detection in buried pipelines & high pressure heat exchanger systems
  • Seepage location in dams and water bodies
  • Flow rate measurement
  • Mixing/blending time measurement
  • Residence time distribution measurement
  • Wear rate measurements
  • Sediment transport ports and harbors
  • Effluent  dispersion in coastal water
  • Effective management of oil fields
  • Radioactive Particle Tracking Technique for flow visualization

 

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Flow visualization in a Bioreactor using Radioactive Particle Tracking technique.
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Measurement of process parameters of solid and gas phases in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) in a refineries using La-140 and Krypton-79 as radiotracers.
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Radiotracer investigations have been carried out in all major ports and harbors in the country to investigate the suitability of dumping site for dredged material and optimization of the dumping operations.
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A number of Leak detection investigations in heat exchangers have been carried out successfully using Bromine-82 as dibromobiphenyl as a tracer of organic phase. Each investigation resulted in huge economical benefits to the companies.

Flow visualization in a Bioreactor using Radioactive Particle Tracking technique.

Measurement of process parameters of solid and gas phases in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) in a refineries using La-140 and Krypton-79 as radiotracers.

Radiotracer investigations have been carried out in all major ports and harbors in the country to investigate the suitability of dumping site for dredged material and optimization of the dumping operations.

A number of Leak detection investigations in heat exchangers have been carried out successfully using Bromine-82 as dibromobiphenyl as a tracer of organic phase. Each investigation resulted in huge economical benefits to the companies.

 

SPREAD OF INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY TESTING
 Uses;
Examination of a variety of welded structures, castings, assemblies, components of  nuclear reactors,  boilers,  pressure  vessels,  pipings and common  industrial products reaching the consumers.

BARC’s effort has lead to;

  • About 8,000 trained personnel (50% working abroad) by regularly conducted training courses as per international standards.
  • 500 service institutions.
  • Development of indigenous equipment as import substitute.
  • Export of radiography sources to neighbouring countries.

 

Application of isotope techniques in aquifer mapping at a model project site at Patna in Bihar State

At the request of Central Ground Water Board, Patna a collaborative project has been initiated to identify the recharge source and mechanism of deeper aquifer system.

100 Ci Cobalt – 60 import substitute Collimated exposure Device

Development of 100 Ci Cobalt – 60 import substitute Collimated exposure Device for Defence establishments.

Radiometry testing of Super Heavy Density Concrete (SHDC) of 4.2  g/cc test blocks from NPCIL to standardize the fabrication procedure. Radiometry testing also carried out for most of DAE units, including the Advanced Vitrification System -II (AVS-II), Tarapur and the Waste Immobilization Plant at Kalpakkam (WIP-3A) for checking shielding adequacy of the cell walls.

Gamma scanning technique for on-line troubleshooting and process optimization of industrial process columns. Almost all refineries and petrochemical industries in India benefited by using this technology. About 250 columns of different types, ranging in diameter from 1 to 9.5 meters, investigated successfully. Each inspection results in huge money saving for the company.

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