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Title: Split ring containment attachment device

Abstract

A containment attachment device is described for operatively connecting a glovebag to plastic sheeting covering hazardous material. The device includes an inner split ring member connected on one end to a middle ring member wherein the free end of the split ring member is inserted through a slit in the plastic sheeting to captively engage a generally circular portion of the plastic sheeting. A collar portion having an outer ring portion is provided with fastening means for securing the device together wherein the glovebag is operatively connected to the collar portion. Hazardous material such as radioactive waste may be sealed in plastic bags for small items or wrapped in plastic sheeting for large items. Occasionally the need arises to access the hazardous material in a controlled manner, that is, while maintaining total containment. Small items could be placed entirely inside a containment glovebag. However, it may not be possible or practical to place large items inside a containment; instead, one or more glovebags could be attached to the plastic sheeting covering the hazardous material. It is this latter application for which the split ring containment attachment device is intended.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
555299
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A8458767
Application Number:
ON: DE97009506; PAN: 8-458,767; TRN: AHC29802%%4
Assignee:
US Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PNRO; SCA: 420203; PA: EDB-98:010379; SN: 97001853536
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-89PN38014
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; COUPLINGS; GLOVEBOXES; CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS; PLASTICS; SHEETS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; DESIGN; INSTALLATION

Citation Formats

Sammel, A.G. Split ring containment attachment device. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Sammel, A.G. Split ring containment attachment device. United States.
Sammel, A.G. Sun . "Split ring containment attachment device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/555299.
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title = {Split ring containment attachment device},
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abstractNote = {A containment attachment device is described for operatively connecting a glovebag to plastic sheeting covering hazardous material. The device includes an inner split ring member connected on one end to a middle ring member wherein the free end of the split ring member is inserted through a slit in the plastic sheeting to captively engage a generally circular portion of the plastic sheeting. A collar portion having an outer ring portion is provided with fastening means for securing the device together wherein the glovebag is operatively connected to the collar portion. Hazardous material such as radioactive waste may be sealed in plastic bags for small items or wrapped in plastic sheeting for large items. Occasionally the need arises to access the hazardous material in a controlled manner, that is, while maintaining total containment. Small items could be placed entirely inside a containment glovebag. However, it may not be possible or practical to place large items inside a containment; instead, one or more glovebags could be attached to the plastic sheeting covering the hazardous material. It is this latter application for which the split ring containment attachment device is intended.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {12}
}

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