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Title: Glove box shield

Abstract

According to the present invention, a shield for a glove box housing radioactive material is comprised of spaced apart clamping members which maintain three overlapping flaps in place therebetween. There is a central flap and two side flaps, the side flaps overlapping at the interior edges thereof and the central flap extending past the intersection of the side flaps in order to insure that the shield is always closed when the user withdraws his hand from the glove box. Lead loaded neoprene rubber is the preferred material for the three flaps, the extent of lead loading depending upon the radiation levels within the glove box.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
863796
Patent Number(s):
US 4251123
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
glove; box; shield; according; housing; radioactive; material; comprised; spaced; apart; clamping; maintain; overlapping; flaps; therebetween; central; flap; interior; edges; extending; past; intersection; insure; closed; user; withdraws; hand; lead; loaded; neoprene; rubber; preferred; extent; loading; depending; radiation; levels; radiation level; glove box; radioactive material; active material; spaced apart; radiation levels; /312/160/976/

Citation Formats

Brackenbush, Larry W., and Hoenes, Glenn R.. Glove box shield. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Brackenbush, Larry W., & Hoenes, Glenn R.. Glove box shield. United States.
Brackenbush, Larry W., and Hoenes, Glenn R.. 1981. "Glove box shield". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863796.
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abstractNote = {According to the present invention, a shield for a glove box housing radioactive material is comprised of spaced apart clamping members which maintain three overlapping flaps in place therebetween. There is a central flap and two side flaps, the side flaps overlapping at the interior edges thereof and the central flap extending past the intersection of the side flaps in order to insure that the shield is always closed when the user withdraws his hand from the glove box. Lead loaded neoprene rubber is the preferred material for the three flaps, the extent of lead loading depending upon the radiation levels within the glove box.},
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place = {United States},
year = 1981,
month = 1
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  • A shield for a glove box housing radioactive material is comprised of spaced apart clamping members which maintain three overlapping flaps in place therebetween. There is a central flap and two side flaps, the side flaps overlapping at the interior edges thereof and the central flap extending past the intersection of the side flaps in order to insure that the shield is always closed when the user wthdraws his hand from the glove box. Lead loaded neoprene rubber is the preferred material for the three flaps, the extent of lead loading depending upon the radiation levels within the glove box.
  • According to the present invention, a shield for a glove box housing radioactive material is comprised of spaced apart clamping members which maintain three overlapping flaps in place therebetween. There is a central flap and two side flaps, the side flaps overlapping at the interior edges thereof and the central flap extending past the intersection of the side flaps in order to insure that the shield is always closed when the user withdraws his hand from the glove box. Lead loaded neoprene rubber is the preferred material for the three flaps, the extent of lead loading depending upon the radiationmore » levels within the glove box. 2 figs.« less
  • A system for changing the gloves of a glove box. The system requires the use of a new glove and a glove change ring to form a temporary secondary barrier to the exchange of atmospheres between the inner glove box and the room in which the glove box is operated. The system describes specific means for disengaging a used glove from the glove box port. The means for disengaging the used glove include use of a glove change hook and use of a glove with an attached tab for use in removal. A method for changing the gloves of amore » glove box is also described.« less