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Title: Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection

Abstract

An Explosion Proof Vehicle (EPV) having an interior substantially filled with an inert fluid creating an interior pressure greater than the exterior pressure. One or more flexible tubes provide the inert fluid and one or more electrical conductors from a control system to the vehicle. The vehicle is preferably used in subsurface tank inspection, whereby the vehicle is submerged in a volatile fluid.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036469
Patent Number(s):
8122780
Application Number:
12/051,952
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B08 - CLEANING B08B - CLEANING IN GENERAL
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B65 - CONVEYING B65D - CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Zollinger, William T, Klingler, Kerry M, and Bauer, Scott G. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Zollinger, William T, Klingler, Kerry M, & Bauer, Scott G. Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection. United States.
Zollinger, William T, Klingler, Kerry M, and Bauer, Scott G. Tue . "Explosion proof vehicle for tank inspection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036469.
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