Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Processing ›› 2019, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (4): 9-040702-6.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2019.rrj.37.040702


Design of segmented gamma scanning and tomographic gamma scanning automatic detection system for barreled nuclear waste

WANG Yelin1(),TUO Xianguo1,2,3(),SHI Rui2,3,LIU Yao1,YAO Xiaoyu1,LIU Ying1   

  1. 1. Fundamental Science on Nuclear Wastes and Environmental Safety Laboratory, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
    2. School of Automation and Electronic Information, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643002, China
    3. State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China
  • Received:2019-01-15 Revised:2019-06-10 Accepted:2019-06-10 Online:2019-08-20 Published:2019-08-21
  • Contact: Xianguo TUO;
  • About author:WANG Yelin(female) was born in November 1993, and obtained her bachelor’s degree from Southwest University of Science and Technology in 2017. Now she is a master candidate at Southwest University of Science and Technology, majoring in circuits and systems. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41874213);the Science and Technology Planning Projects of Sichuan Province of China(2017GZ0362)


A segmented gamma scanning and tomographic gamma scanning automatic detection system was designed to make the process of nuclear waste barrel detection more standardized and convenient. A motion control system was designed based on a Siemens S7-1200 programmable logic controller, and PC control and analysis software was developed based on the C# language. The accurate control of a mechanical motion device and orderly detection in a non-destructive assay system were realized. A human interface was designed to allow a user to control the experimental platform. Automatic mechanical control execution, data collection, and energy spectrum analysis were realized, while simultaneously providing auxiliary functions such as mode switching and security monitoring. This detection system promotes the synergy and integration of motion control, energy spectrum detection, and data analysis in an automatic detection process for barreled nuclear waste.

Key words: Segmented gamma scanning (SGS), Tomographic gamma scanning (TGS), Automatic detection software, Solid nuclear waste

CLC Number: 

  • TP311.5