Profile-PSTA

Profile Center for Science and Accelerator Technology

In accordance to the Regulation of the Head of BATAN No.14 Year 2013 the Center for Accelerator Technology and Material Process (PTAPB) had changed its name to become the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA).

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Zr - Hf separation processes

Zr - Hf separation processes into ZrO(SO4)2 using Module Continoud Annular Chromatography machines

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The main facility available for conducting research and development in the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA)

The main facility available for conducting research and development in the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA)

The Main Facility which is available for activities in research and development among others:

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History of the Kartini Reactor - Yogyakarta

History of the Kartini Reactor - Yogyakarta

The Kartini reactor was developed starting at the end of 1974 and operated in January 1979, one of the facilities possessed by the Center for Research of Pure Material and Instrumentation – BATAN Yogyakarta

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THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL NUCLEAR ENERGY AGENCY
Jl. Babarsari Kotak Pos 6101 ykbb Yogyakarta 55281
Telp.(0274) 488435, 484436 Fax.(0274) 489762
e-mail:psta[et]batan.go.id

In accordance to the Regulation of the Head of BATAN No.14 Year 2013 the Center for Accelerator Technology and Material Process (PTAPB) had changed its name to become the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA). PSTA is an R&D Institution of the National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) which is located in Yogyakarta, built in the year 1973, at the time it was called the Center for Gamma Research. In the year 1980 changed its name again to become PPBMI until 1985, and based on the Decision of the President RI No. 82 Year 1985, PPBMI was changed to the Center for Nuclear Research of Yogyakarta (PPNY).

With the stipulation of Law No. 10 regarding Nuclear Energy, BATAN conducted reorganization as a follow up action of Decision of the President Number 197 Year 1998 regarding the the national Nuclear Energy Agency, the Head of BATAN made a Decision Letter Number 73/KA/IV/1999 regarding the Organization and Work Procedures of BATAN, PPNY was changed to the Center for Research and Development of Advanced Technology (P3TM). With the reorganization of the national Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) which is regulated by a regulation of the Head of BATAN Number 392/KA/XI/2005 regarding the Organization and Work procedures of BATAN, therefore the P3TM institution changed its name to the Center for Accelerator Technology and Material Process (PTAPB).

In order to implement Article 42 of the Regulation of the President Number 46 Year 2013 regarding the National Nuclear Energy Agency, it is necessary to stipulate the Organization Structure and Work Procedures of the National Nuclear Energy Agency which is regulated by regulation of the Head of BATAN No. 14 Year 2013, therefore the Center for Accelerator Technology and Material Process (PTAPB) changed its name to become the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA).

The Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA) takes place in an area of 6.2 hectares and has the duty to conduct formulation and control of technical policy, implementation, and guidance in the field of research and development of particle physics, process technology, and management of research reactor.   

The Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA) conducts the functions of:

  1. Implementation in planning affairs, letter administration and archiving, personnel administration, finance, logistics and household, scientific documentation and publication, as well as reporting.
  2. Implementation of research and development in the field of particle physics;
  3. Implementation of research and development in the field of process technology;
  4. Implementation of research reactor management;
  5. Implementation in monitoring work safety;
  6. Implementation of quality assurance;
  7. Implementation of nuclear security; and
  8. Implementation of other duties given by the Deputy for Science and Application of Nuclear Technology.

Vision of PSTA : PSTA IS GREAT (Reliable and Excellent, Barometer in Accelerating Technology)

The realization of the Center for Science and Accelerator Technology (PSTA) possessing qualified personnel and reliable and excellent equipment as well as becoming a barometer for Science and Accelerator Technology and process technology in the national as well as regional level.

 Mission :

  1. Development of science and accelerator technology, nuclear process and instrumentation which reliable and benefit to the public.
  2. Support the policy of the government in the field of minerals through development of pilot plan for purifying LTJ and Zr.
  3. Strengthen the role of the Kartini reactor as an education and training reactor (through development of the hybrid and IRL simulators) and as a facility for TAN application.
  4. Applying an integrated management system for the quality management system, R&D Pranata Laboratory, testing laboratory, safety management system, environment and security.
  5. Dissemination of basic nuclear science in the areas of Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang, and Purwokerto).

The Center for Science and Accelerator Technology consists of :

  1. The Section for Office Administration;
  2. Section for Particle Physics;
  3. Section for Process Technology;
  4. Section for Reactor;
  5. Section for Safety of Work and Technique;
  6. Quality Assurance Unit;
  7. Nuclear Security Unit; and
  8. Functional Officials Group

Organization Structure of PSTA

SECTION FOR OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

The Section for Office Administration has the duty to conduct planning affairs, letter and archive administration, employee administration, finance, logistics and household, scientific documentation and publication as well as reporting.

The Section for Office Administration holds functions in :

  1. implementation of planning affairs, letter and archive administration, employee administration, administration in scientific activities, documentation and publication, and reporting;
  2. implementation financial affairs; and
  3. implementation of logistics and household affairs

The Section for Office Administration consists of :

  1. Sub Section for Letter Administration, Employee Administration, and Scientific Documentation;
  2. Sub Section for Finance; and
  3. Sub Section for Logistics.

THE SECTION FOR PARTICLE PHYSICS

The Section for Particle Physics has the duty to conduct research and development in the field of particle physics.


Figure of the DECY-13 Cyclotron Magnetic System


Figure of the Plasma Cathode Electron Source System


Figure of the Double Chamber Plasma System

SECTION FOR PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
The Section for Process Technology has the duty to conduct research and development in the field of material process technology of non nuclear fuel.
INTRODUCTION
According to HERMAN, D.Z. (2007), the hypothetical resources of the mineral zircon deposit which is measured around the river flow (Das) in South East Kalimantan in the year 2008 is about 6.556 million tons with the content of zirconium silicate (ZrSiO4) of about 2.615 million tons. The hypothetical resources of the mineral zircon deposit as much as this could supply 8 factories for processing the zircon sand of 10.000 tons/years to become zirconium oxichloride (ZrOCl2.8H2O) and zirkonia (ZrO2) industrial standard for 30 years.
According to SUDARTO (2008) the zircon mineral deposit which has not been measured in South East Kalimantan is predicted to be about 5,410,484.720 tons. The zirkon sand (ZrSiO4) if processed like the Figure possessing a very strategic value for the nuclear industry as well as other industries.

THE SECTION FOR REACTOR

The Section for Reactor has the duty to conduct management of research reactor and holding the functions:

  1. Implementation of planning operation, maintenance, and empowerment of the research reactor; and
  2. Implementation of management of nuclear fuel element, accountancy of nuclear material, and decommissioning of research reactor.

The Section for Reactor consists of:

  1. Sub Section for Operation and Maintenance, has the duty to conduct planning of operation, the operation, maintenance, and empowerment of the research reactor.
  2. Sub Section for Accountancy of Nuclear Material and planning of Decommissioning has the duty to conduct management of nuclear fuel element, accountancy of the research reactor.

 
The Main Control Room of the Kartini reactor. 2 reactor operators accompanied by an operation supervisor


The reactor operator is entering research material samples into the reactor core.

THE SECTION FOR SAFETY OF WORK AND TECHNIQUES

The Section for Safety of Work and Techniques has the duty to conduct monitoring of work safety, radiation protection, and operation, maintenance, and development of the electromechanical and instrumentation facility for research and development of accelerator technology.
The Section for Safety of Work and Techniques consists of:

  1. The Sub Section for Work Safety and Radiation Protection has the duty to conduct monitoring of work safety and environment, radiation protection, mitigation of nuclear emergencies, and waste management.
  2. The Sub section for Techniques has the duty to conduct operation, maintenance and development of the electromechanical and instrumentation facility for research and development of applied nuclear technology.

The development of radiation detection device was initiated with the engineering design of the Analog Survey Meter which is used for detecting beta and gamma radiation. This Surveymeter was started to be pioneered in the 1980s. The feature most highlighted of this surveymeter is that it showed the radiation exposure rate using a needle. The engineering and perfection of the surveymeter continued to be conducted until the year 2000s.

with the beginning of the digital technology era which was marked by the entering of the micro-controller, therefore in the year 2005 started the development of the engineering design of the Digital Surveymeter. The capability of this type of surveymeter was very much determined by the timer possessed by the micro-controller. In its early development the maximum count of the surveymeter was 65.000 cps. With the development of technology and programming techniques, the counting capability of this surveymeter increased to 327.000 cps. Besides that the surveymeter is complemented with a calibration facility therefore the calibration process becomes far more easier than the analog surveymeter.
In the year2009 efforts to try to combine the technology of the surveymeter with a mapping technology (GPS). Therefore in the year 2009 the Blog grand program succeeded in developing the protoype GPS Beta Gamma Digital Surveymeter. The feature of this surveymeter is its capability in giving information of the radiation exposure rate and also information of the position where the position of the measurement of the radiation was conducted. It is only that the upload process of the measurement data to the computer to be shown on the digital map still uses a USB cable facility. Therefore the mapping process of this radiation exposure rate cannot yet be done in real time.
Finally in early 2011, the GPS Beta Gamma Digital Surveymeter succeeded in being perfected and utilized as a Radioactive Material Transportation Monitoring System with perfection on the side of the In Vehicle Module (IVM) and Control Room Module (CRM). The IVM is a subsystem which is installed on vehicles transporting radioactive substances consisting of a radiation monitoring module, a position monitoring module and a GSM module as a means for sending wireless information which on the GPS Beta Gamma Digital Surveymeter has not been complemented. Whereas CRM is a sub system which is present in the control room to give information and showing the information in real time on the digital map.

QUALITY ASSURANCE UNIT-CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY

The Quality Assurance Unit has the duty to conduct development, management, monitoring implementation and internal audit of the accelerator technology research and development quality management system.
Management of the PSTA Quality Document covers the making and revision of documents, consultation service in preparation of the Nuclear Science and Technology research and development of quality documents.
Conduct Application of Quality Management System (SMM) with the guidelines of ISO 9001-2000/SNI 19-9001-2001 and the Standard of BATAN SB 001-9001:2012.
The SMM guidelines in PSTA shall directly influence the increase in system quality, HR and materials, therefore PSTA shall be capable to apply "Total Quality Management" (TQM).

PSTA has obtain acknowledgement of appreciation from competent institutions, which are: Accreditation from KAN for competence in testing and calibration laboratory, accreditation from KNAPPP for quality research and development, KSB certification for SMM, BATAN Quality Award, An award in Accountability of Performance and an Award as a prestigious institution in the field of Science and Technology.

NUCLEAR SECURITY UNIT 

The Nuclear Security Unit has the duty to conduct security of nuclear installation, surrounding environment, and personnel in the form monitoring, prevention and mitigation in the Nuclear Area of Yogyakarta.