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Pneumatic Transfer System

Pneumatic transfer system (PTS) is used for short-lived radioisotope studies. It consists of a pipe that connects a pneumatic laboratory to an irradiation location inside the reactor core. PTS is operated using the concept of air pressure difference.

The sample sending/receiving station is located in a fume hood (Figure 4) located in the pneumatic room. Just like the rotary rack, sample must first be put into a sample container (plastic vial). The container is then sealed and inserted into the irradiation container (Figure 5).

 

Figure 1: Fume hood
Figure 2: Pneumatic transfer system station inside the fume hood
Figure 3: Sample container and irradiation container