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Title: Drum plug piercing and sampling device and method

Abstract

An apparatus and method for piercing a drum plug of a drum in order to sample and/or vent gases that may accumulate in a space of the drum is provided. The drum is not damaged and can be reused since the pierced drum plug can be subsequently replaced. The apparatus includes a frame that is configured for engagement with the drum. A cylinder actuated by a fluid is mounted to the frame. A piercer is placed into communication with the cylinder so that actuation of the cylinder causes the piercer to move in a linear direction so that the piercer may puncture the drum plug of the drum.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Aiken, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016686
Patent Number(s):
7930947
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/296,609
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Counts, Kevin T. Drum plug piercing and sampling device and method. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Counts, Kevin T. Drum plug piercing and sampling device and method. United States.
Counts, Kevin T. Tue . "Drum plug piercing and sampling device and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016686.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for piercing a drum plug of a drum in order to sample and/or vent gases that may accumulate in a space of the drum is provided. The drum is not damaged and can be reused since the pierced drum plug can be subsequently replaced. The apparatus includes a frame that is configured for engagement with the drum. A cylinder actuated by a fluid is mounted to the frame. A piercer is placed into communication with the cylinder so that actuation of the cylinder causes the piercer to move in a linear direction so that the piercer may puncture the drum plug of the drum.},
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