Dry Cask Vital Signs – Idaho National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Ahmad Al Rashdan
Entrepreneurial Lead: Carson McNair
Industry Mentor: John Kessler

Technology Description

The proposed technology is to enable online performance monitoring of vented dry casks by installing a device on all air vents to monitor the physical parameters of air such as temperature, flow rate, density, nuclear radiation, impurities, humidity, salt content, acidity, and chemistry, and to apply a method that is based on accumulating measurements, then correlating accumulated measurements to dry cask failure baselines or signatures.