LASER ENGRAVING FOR NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONTROL

In a final step the basic component – capsule, compact or pebble – is labelled by a laser engraved Fabrication Code and the Safeguards Seal.

Thus each component becomes one batch in the terminology of international nuclear material control.

With laser engraved identification code the complete history of the given fuel element can be tracked down from fabrication over operation, interim storage, transport to final disposal.