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Title: Innovative Technology Summary Report (ITSR)

Abstract

This section summarizes the demonstration of an Infrared-based Non-Intrusive Liquid Level Detection Technology (NLLDT) at the 221-U Facility located within the Hanford site. This demonstration was conducted by Infrared, Inc. of Reno Nevada in conjunction with Bechtel Hanford Inc. (Environmental Restoration Contractor) and DOE Engineers. The Infrared Imaging System demonstrated by Infrared, Inc. provides an attractive alternative to the baseline technology which employs mechanical methods of opening vessels to detect liquid level. An Infrared Imaging Systems is able to exploit the variations in physical properties of tanks, vessels and piping systems and the enclosed liquid and air to produce clearly defined locations of liquids, if they exist. For decontamination and commissioning (D and D) projects, the use of the NLLDT System to detect liquids in vessels eliminates the need to physically open and inspect these vessels. Risks to workers associated with gaining access to these type objects and the possible exposure to radioactive or contaminated materials can nearly be eliminated. This demonstration was conducted with the goal of characterizing a number of target vessels located on the deck of the 221 U Facility. This technology is suitable for DOE nuclear facilities D and D sites or similar public or commercialmore » sites that must be decontaminated.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV (US); Federal Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
774889
Report Number(s):
DE-AC26-99FT40556-01
TRN: US0101027
DOE Contract Number:  
AC26-99FT40556
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AIR; COMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; DETECTION; ENGINEERS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; TANKS

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NONE. Innovative Technology Summary Report (ITSR). United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/774889.
NONE. Innovative Technology Summary Report (ITSR). United States. doi:10.2172/774889.
NONE. Fri . "Innovative Technology Summary Report (ITSR)". United States. doi:10.2172/774889. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/774889.
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abstractNote = {This section summarizes the demonstration of an Infrared-based Non-Intrusive Liquid Level Detection Technology (NLLDT) at the 221-U Facility located within the Hanford site. This demonstration was conducted by Infrared, Inc. of Reno Nevada in conjunction with Bechtel Hanford Inc. (Environmental Restoration Contractor) and DOE Engineers. The Infrared Imaging System demonstrated by Infrared, Inc. provides an attractive alternative to the baseline technology which employs mechanical methods of opening vessels to detect liquid level. An Infrared Imaging Systems is able to exploit the variations in physical properties of tanks, vessels and piping systems and the enclosed liquid and air to produce clearly defined locations of liquids, if they exist. For decontamination and commissioning (D and D) projects, the use of the NLLDT System to detect liquids in vessels eliminates the need to physically open and inspect these vessels. Risks to workers associated with gaining access to these type objects and the possible exposure to radioactive or contaminated materials can nearly be eliminated. This demonstration was conducted with the goal of characterizing a number of target vessels located on the deck of the 221 U Facility. This technology is suitable for DOE nuclear facilities D and D sites or similar public or commercial sites that must be decontaminated.},
doi = {10.2172/774889},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
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