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Title: En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler. Innovative Technology Summary Report

Abstract

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)demonstrated an En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler from Japan to remove contaminated paint and concrete up to five times faster than workers using a hand-held scabbling/grinding tool. The Robotic Wall Scabbler uses abrasive steel grit to blast metal and concrete surfaces and it moves along the wall and adheres to the surface using vacuum suction. The Robotic Wall Scabbling unit includes the robot, grit recycling unit, debris filtration system, vacuum system, and remote control station. It scabbles concrete at depths up to 1/8-inch per pass. The demonstration was conducted on the walls of the Decontamination Shop of Test Area North which is contaminated with polychlorobiphenyls, lead, and radionuclides. Besides production rate, other benefits of the robotic wall scabbler include reduced radiation dose to workers and no airborne contamination.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) (EM-50) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
779489
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0578; OST/TMS ID 2321
OST/TMS ID 2321; TRN: US0201202
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 2001; PBD: 1 Apr 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; ABRASIVES; CONCRETES; CONTAMINATION; DECONTAMINATION; FILTRATION; PRODUCTION; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOISOTOPES; RECYCLING; REMOTE CONTROL; STEELS; VACUUM SYSTEMS; REMOVE CONTAMINATED PAINT; CONCRETE SURFACES; VACUUM SUCTION; ROBOT; REDUCED RADIATION; WORKERS; AIRBORNE CONTAMINATION

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None. En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler. Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/779489.
None. En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler. Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States. doi:10.2172/779489.
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title = {En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler. Innovative Technology Summary Report},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)demonstrated an En-Vac Robotic Wall Scabbler from Japan to remove contaminated paint and concrete up to five times faster than workers using a hand-held scabbling/grinding tool. The Robotic Wall Scabbler uses abrasive steel grit to blast metal and concrete surfaces and it moves along the wall and adheres to the surface using vacuum suction. The Robotic Wall Scabbling unit includes the robot, grit recycling unit, debris filtration system, vacuum system, and remote control station. It scabbles concrete at depths up to 1/8-inch per pass. The demonstration was conducted on the walls of the Decontamination Shop of Test Area North which is contaminated with polychlorobiphenyls, lead, and radionuclides. Besides production rate, other benefits of the robotic wall scabbler include reduced radiation dose to workers and no airborne contamination.},
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year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2001},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2001}
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