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Title: Remote operation and maintenance demonstration facility at ORNL

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN
OSTI Identifier:
6512674
Report Number(s):
CONF-7811109-
Journal ID: CODEN: TANSA; TRN: 79-005609
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Trans. Am. Nucl. Soc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 30; Conference: 1978 winter meeting of American Nuclear Society, Washington, DC, USA, 12 Nov 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; MAINTENANCE; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; ORNL; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; 420800* - Engineering- Electronic Circuits & Devices- (-1989); 050800 - Nuclear Fuels- Spent Fuels Reprocessing

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Harvey, H.W., Floyd, S.D., Kuban, D.P., Singletary, B.H., and Stradley, J.G. Remote operation and maintenance demonstration facility at ORNL. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Harvey, H.W., Floyd, S.D., Kuban, D.P., Singletary, B.H., & Stradley, J.G. Remote operation and maintenance demonstration facility at ORNL. United States.
Harvey, H.W., Floyd, S.D., Kuban, D.P., Singletary, B.H., and Stradley, J.G. Sun . "Remote operation and maintenance demonstration facility at ORNL". United States. doi:.
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1978},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1978}
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  • The Remote Operation and Maintenance Facility is a versatile facility arranged to mock up various hot cell configurations. Modular units of simulated shielding and viewing windows were built to provide flexibility in arrangement. The facility is fully equipped with hoists, manipulators, television, and other basic equipment and services necessary to provide capability for both remote operation and maintenance of several selected functional process equipment groups.
  • The Remote Operation and Maintenance Facility is a versatile facility arranged to mock-up various hot-cell configurations. Modular units of simulated shielding and viewing windows were built to provide flexibility in arrangement. The facility is fully equipped with hoists, manipulators, television, and the other basic equipment and services necessary to provide capability for both remote operation and maintenance of several selected functional process equipment groups. 6 figures.
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