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Title: The Complex Challenges of Remotely Removing Redundant Pipework and Cleaning/Remediation of Aging Civil Structures at Sellafield - 12446

Abstract

This paper identifies how a joint Sellafield Ltd/Nuclear Management Partners Tactical Review Team and main contractor, SA Robotics, developed and successfully deployed a solution to clean and coat the wall surface of an aging structure on the Sellafield Site. This involved removal of redundant pipework from the wall, cleaning and coating of the surface using a bespoke designed robotic manipulator with various end effectors. This system was able to safely and in a controlled manner remove the pipework, clean down the wall and prime and coat it within the required programme duration which was 5 months earlier than a previous shielding only option. This was done in a high radiation field and in the challenging conditions of winter in Northern England. (authors)

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Projects First Generation Magnox Storage Pond (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WM Symposia, 1628 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 9-332, Tempe, AZ 85282 (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
22293677
Report Number(s):
INIS-US-14-WM-12446
TRN: US14V1333115201
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: WM2012: Waste Management 2012 conference on improving the future in waste management, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2012; Other Information: Country of input: France
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CONTRACTORS; MANAGEMENT; MANIPULATORS; REMEDIAL ACTION; REMOVAL

Citation Formats

Farran, Paul. The Complex Challenges of Remotely Removing Redundant Pipework and Cleaning/Remediation of Aging Civil Structures at Sellafield - 12446. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Farran, Paul. The Complex Challenges of Remotely Removing Redundant Pipework and Cleaning/Remediation of Aging Civil Structures at Sellafield - 12446. United States.
Farran, Paul. Sun . "The Complex Challenges of Remotely Removing Redundant Pipework and Cleaning/Remediation of Aging Civil Structures at Sellafield - 12446". United States.
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abstractNote = {This paper identifies how a joint Sellafield Ltd/Nuclear Management Partners Tactical Review Team and main contractor, SA Robotics, developed and successfully deployed a solution to clean and coat the wall surface of an aging structure on the Sellafield Site. This involved removal of redundant pipework from the wall, cleaning and coating of the surface using a bespoke designed robotic manipulator with various end effectors. This system was able to safely and in a controlled manner remove the pipework, clean down the wall and prime and coat it within the required programme duration which was 5 months earlier than a previous shielding only option. This was done in a high radiation field and in the challenging conditions of winter in Northern England. (authors)},
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