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Title: DWPF Melt Cell Crawler

Abstract

On December 2, 2002, Remote and Specialty Equipment Systems (RSES) of the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) was requested to build a remotely operated crawler to assist in cleaning the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melt cell floor of glass, tools, and other debris. The crawler was to assist a grapple and vacuum system in cleaning the cell. The crawler was designed to push glass and debris into piles so that the grapple could pick up the material and place it in waste bins. The crawler was also designed to maneuver the end of the vacuum hose, if needed. In addition, the crawler was designed to clean the area beneath the cell worktable that was inaccessible to the grapple and vacuum system. Originally, the system was to be ready for deployment by December 17. The date was moved up to December 12 to better utilize the available time for clean up. The crawler was designed and built in 10 days and completed cleaning the melt cell in 8 days. Due to initial problems with the grapple and vacuum system, the crawler completed essentially all of the cleanup tasks by itself. The crawler also cleaned an area on the west sidemore » of the cell that was not initially slated for cleaning.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
809743
Report Number(s):
WSRC-TR-2003-00101
TRN: US0302594
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Apr 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CLEANING; FLOORS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; VACUUM SYSTEMS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; MAINTENANCE FACILITIES; DESIGN; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; HOT CELLS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Ward, C.R. DWPF Melt Cell Crawler. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/809743.
Ward, C.R. DWPF Melt Cell Crawler. United States. doi:10.2172/809743.
Ward, C.R. Tue . "DWPF Melt Cell Crawler". United States. doi:10.2172/809743. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/809743.
@article{osti_809743,
title = {DWPF Melt Cell Crawler},
author = {Ward, C.R.},
abstractNote = {On December 2, 2002, Remote and Specialty Equipment Systems (RSES) of the Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) was requested to build a remotely operated crawler to assist in cleaning the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) melt cell floor of glass, tools, and other debris. The crawler was to assist a grapple and vacuum system in cleaning the cell. The crawler was designed to push glass and debris into piles so that the grapple could pick up the material and place it in waste bins. The crawler was also designed to maneuver the end of the vacuum hose, if needed. In addition, the crawler was designed to clean the area beneath the cell worktable that was inaccessible to the grapple and vacuum system. Originally, the system was to be ready for deployment by December 17. The date was moved up to December 12 to better utilize the available time for clean up. The crawler was designed and built in 10 days and completed cleaning the melt cell in 8 days. Due to initial problems with the grapple and vacuum system, the crawler completed essentially all of the cleanup tasks by itself. The crawler also cleaned an area on the west side of the cell that was not initially slated for cleaning.},
doi = {10.2172/809743},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {4}
}

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