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Problems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution

P. L. Ølgaard

Problems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution

by P. L. Ølgaard

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Published by Atomenergikommissionens Bibliotek, Risø in Roskilde .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Neutron soil moisture meters.,
  • Soil moisture -- Measurement.,
  • Soils -- Density -- Measurement.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby P. L. Ølgaard.
    SeriesRisø-M-980, Risø-M ;, 980.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC770 .D42 no. 980
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5519905M
    LC Control Number73574512

    Laboratory and field calibration of a neutron depth moisture gauge for use in high water content soils. Availability: Find a library where document is available. Three moisture and bulk density sampling methods were evaluated for use in neutron gauge calibration. Each of the methods was comprised of a single core or portions of a core taken during installation of a neutron access tube. In addition to direct measurement of bulk density, the effect of using "smoothed", "probable" and gamma-probe measured bulk density profiles was evaluated.

    adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A. developing the neutron moisture gauge and associated procedures for scheduling irrigations. This report describes the procedures developed initially by Dr. Melvin Campbell. Some of the techniques have since been refined through years of daily use of the gauge for production irrigation scheduling by Reclamation, district, Bureau of.

      Does anybody in PF-land use neutron moisture meters - the ones with Am/Be sources that probe into holes in the ground? If so, do you have a regime for regular wipe testing and leak testing? I am interested to find out if there are any cases of . The problem revolves around the basic fact that a nuclear gauge, operating in the moisture mode, is primarily the gauge moisture is less than that for the OD moisture and elements causing the neutron capture exist in the soil (Type II). Set the sign switch to the left of the moisture correction switches to the appropriate sign.


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Problems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution by P. L. Ølgaard Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ølgaard, PLProblems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution. Risø-M, no. Problems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution. / Ølgaard, Povl Lebeck. Problems connected with the use of subsurface neutron moisture gauges and their solution By Povl Lebeck Ølgaard Topics: Risø-MAuthor: Povl Lebeck Ølgaard.

A neutron moisture meter is a moisture meter utilizing neutron meters are most frequently used to measure the water content in soil or rock. The technique is non-destructive, and is sensitive to moisture in the bulk of the target material, not just at the surface.

PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF SUBSURFACE NEUTRON MOISTURE GAUGES AND THEIR SOLUTION. January P.L. Oelgaard; Read more. Article. A stochastic process approach to multilayer neutron.

THE PROBLEM. Field studies made PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF SUBSURFACE NEUTRON MOISTURE GAUGES AND THEIR SOLUTION. January Most researchers use their institutional email. TRID the TRIS and ITRD database. Sample size for laboratory calibration of subsurface neutron moisture gauges.

with neutron moisture gauge (Fig. The deviation can further be reduced if one can invest the same effort in their calibration as spent in the calibration of the neutron moisture gauges.

Figure 2 compares autocorrelograms of soil water content measurements, made with subsurface neutron gauge and tensiometers. Neither soil matrix. A. Robock, in Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (Second Edition), Neutron Probe.

The neutron probe is relatively easy to use, accurate, and capable of measurements in real time. A probe with a fast neutron source is placed on the surface or lowered in an access tube (transparent to the neutrons), and the back-scattered slow neutrons are measured. Abstract.

Two types of neutron soil moisture meters are generally available: depth probes, which are lowered into lined access holes (access tubes) in the soil to make measurements at the required depths, and surface meters, which are placed on the surface of the soil and which measure the moisture content of the upper –m of the soil profile.

Troxler Surface Moisture-Density Gauge, Model No. Radiological Specification Gamma Source - 8 ±1 mCi Cesium TEL A Neutron Source - 40±10% mCi Americium Beryllium w N/Sec yield, TEL A Source Form - Stainless steel doubly encapsulated.

Shielding - Tungsten and lead. Neutron moisture gauge with a Solid state detector 0 "" IOOC ¢u t- z o 0 I I I MOISTURE VOLUME FRACTION (%) Figure 2.

Laboratory calibration of the neutron moisture gauge. Medium: alum. Drum size: 15" diam. 15" height G ~ IIOC r4 90o ~oc 5OO 3OO 0 Io 20 30 40 MOISTURE VOLUME FRACTION (%| I 5O Figure 3.

The estimation of adequate sample size is critical to all laboratory methods of calibration of neutron moisture gauges.

Neutron gauge response is a function of the true sample geometry rather than an arbitrarily defined spherical geometry. A two-group solution is obtained for neutron flux in a homogeneous, finite, cylindrical sample. Common density/moisture gauges used in highway and construction industries are normally equipped with gamma and neutron sources, usually a Cs source of hundreds of MBq and an Am-Be source of the order of 1 GBq, respectively.

Operators of such devices are workers professionally exposed to ionizing radiation, subject to personal dosimetry. Moisture Gauge (Neutron Probe) Usage Log Record. This log record is to be kept with similar records and retained near the stored moisture gauge.

1 User Details School/Centre: Log Date: Details of Users Name: PMD / Badge #: In the company of: Name: PMD / Badge #: Name: PMD / Badge #: 2 Moisture Gauge Details Details of Probe Serial Number.

neutron depth probe, a nuclear-based technique, is utilized worldwide for this purpose. The neutron moisture gauge, since its introduction some 40 years ago, can now be considered a routine method in soil water studies.

Many developments have since been introduced, in. The availability of compact and portable neutron sources, together with the development of appropriate methods of neutron detection (Chapters 3,12) has led to a continuous growth in the use of neutron techniques as investigational tools on process plant.

All moisture density gauges use two different radioactive sources to produce two different types of radiation. One of the radioactive sources, Cesiumemits gamma ray photon radiation to determine density, while the other radioactive source, Americium (combined with non-radioactive Beryllium), emits neutron radiation to determine.

The neutron moisture meter consists of two main components, a probe and a gauge. The probe contains a source of fast neutrons, and the gauge monitors the flux of slow neutrons scattered by the soil. In using the neutron meter, a cased hole in the ground is necessary for lowering the probe to obtain readings.

The Source. moisture content. Problems may arise when testing materials containing mica, boron, cadmium and chlorine or when testing heavy clays and organic material.

It is permissible to use the Speedy Moisture Tester to verify nuclear results. • Average neutron energy: MeV ( MeV max) • Gamma exposure rates of these sources can be high. There is also the problem of leakage. RaBe sources have been used in moisture gauges sold by Seaman Nuclear - until recently radium has been unregulated by the NRC.

The neutron moisture meter will measure the detection of neutrons in a count rate relative to the count rate measured in water. The correct calibration allows the user to convert the count rate result to volumetric water content. There are two main components to the neutron moisture meter; a probe and the gauge.In-situ moisture content can be measured by a variety of methods [Stephens, [Wilson,et.a1.,95].

The availability of several vertical boreholes at Area G allows the use of neutron moisture probes which offer a simple and quick measurement method with excellent measurement precision. The.Moisture Detection. The nuclear gauge determines moisture by releasing “fast” neutrons that are slowed down, or thermalized, when they interact with the nucleus of hydrogen, a key ingredient of moisture.

The Helium 3 tubes in the gauge can only detect “slow” neutrons. It is a very direct relationship, more counts = more moisture.