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Title: The application of metal cutting technologies in tasks performed in radioactive environments

Abstract

The design and use of equipment to perform work in radioactive environments is uniquely challenging. Some tasks require that the equipment be operated by a person wearing a plastic suit or full face respirator and donning several pairs of rubber gloves. Other applications may require that the equipment be remotely controlled. Other important, design considerations include material compatibility, mixed waste issues, tolerance to ionizing radiation, size constraints and weight capacities. As always, there is the ``We need it ASAP`` design criteria. This paper describes four applications where different types of metal cutting technologies were used to successfully perform tasks in radioactive environments. The technologies include a plasma cutting torch, a grinder with an abrasive disk, a hydraulic shear, and a high pressure abrasive water jet cutter.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
473994
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-96-0333; CONF-9704105-1
ON: DE97060070; TRN: 97:010331
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 7. Americal Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on robotics and remote systems, Agusta, GA (United States), 27 Apr - 1 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: [1997]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; CUTTING TOOLS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CUTTING; DUCTS; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; REMOTE CONTROL; CONTAMINATION; RADIOACTIVITY

Citation Formats

Fogle, R F, and Younkins, R M. The application of metal cutting technologies in tasks performed in radioactive environments. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Fogle, R F, & Younkins, R M. The application of metal cutting technologies in tasks performed in radioactive environments. United States.
Fogle, R F, and Younkins, R M. 1997. "The application of metal cutting technologies in tasks performed in radioactive environments". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/473994.
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abstractNote = {The design and use of equipment to perform work in radioactive environments is uniquely challenging. Some tasks require that the equipment be operated by a person wearing a plastic suit or full face respirator and donning several pairs of rubber gloves. Other applications may require that the equipment be remotely controlled. Other important, design considerations include material compatibility, mixed waste issues, tolerance to ionizing radiation, size constraints and weight capacities. As always, there is the ``We need it ASAP`` design criteria. This paper describes four applications where different types of metal cutting technologies were used to successfully perform tasks in radioactive environments. The technologies include a plasma cutting torch, a grinder with an abrasive disk, a hydraulic shear, and a high pressure abrasive water jet cutter.},
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year = {1997},
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