The Isotope Separation System Ionization Chamber (ISS-IC) is designed to operate as the product side and raffinate side tritium monitor for a TCAP ISS. The compact 500 cc design allows for installation in small volume gloveboxes.
The product side ion chamber has a 20 cc wire cage that acts as a virtual wall for the measurement volume. This provides for a large measurement range from Curies to pure tritium while minimizing background effects from surface retention.
The raffinate side ion chamber has a solid anode to provide the maximum chamber volume of 500 cc for more sensitive measurements.
The valve placement and VCR4 fittings for both chambers have been optimized for installation in a small footprint ISS located within a glovebox.
An internet enabled, power of ethernet electrometer (iTM) may be easily installed onto the ionization chambers to provide the anode bias and measure the current from the ionization chambers.
The ISS-IC is designed for use as an in-line process monitor for small footprint Isotopic Separation Systems. All ionization chambers are registered pressure vessels to comply with the process pressure envelope. The units are helium leak tight to 1×10-9 scc/sec at the operating temperatures as high as 150oC. All units come standard with VCR4 female fittings to provide leak tight installation.