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Title: Can-out hatch assembly with magnetic retention means

Abstract

A can-out hatch assembly may be positioned in sealed engagement about aperture within a chamber and is adapted to engage a cover on a container positioned over the aperture to allow the transfer of a contaminant from the chamber to the container while maintaining the contaminant as well as internal portions of the chamber and container isolated from the surrounding environment. With the container's cover engaged by the can-out hatch assembly, the hatch assembly as well as the cover may be pivotally displaced from the aperture with the cover maintaining the exterior portion of the hatch assembly isolated from the contaminant. After the contaminant is transferred from the chamber to the container, the hatch assembly and cover are again positioned in sealed engagement about the aperture. The hatch assembly then positions the cover upon the open end of the container in a sealed manner allowing the container to be removed while maintaining the chamber sealed relative to the surrounding environment. The can-out hatch assembly is particularly adapted for operation by remote control means within the sealed chamber.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5657621
Application Number:
ON: DE86013705
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; ERA-11-005224; EDB-86-137263
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; 420203* - Engineering- Handling Equipment & Procedures; 052000 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Management

Citation Formats

Frank, R.C., and Hoh, J.C. Can-out hatch assembly with magnetic retention means. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Frank, R.C., & Hoh, J.C. Can-out hatch assembly with magnetic retention means. United States.
Frank, R.C., and Hoh, J.C. Wed . "Can-out hatch assembly with magnetic retention means". United States.
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title = {Can-out hatch assembly with magnetic retention means},
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abstractNote = {A can-out hatch assembly may be positioned in sealed engagement about aperture within a chamber and is adapted to engage a cover on a container positioned over the aperture to allow the transfer of a contaminant from the chamber to the container while maintaining the contaminant as well as internal portions of the chamber and container isolated from the surrounding environment. With the container's cover engaged by the can-out hatch assembly, the hatch assembly as well as the cover may be pivotally displaced from the aperture with the cover maintaining the exterior portion of the hatch assembly isolated from the contaminant. After the contaminant is transferred from the chamber to the container, the hatch assembly and cover are again positioned in sealed engagement about the aperture. The hatch assembly then positions the cover upon the open end of the container in a sealed manner allowing the container to be removed while maintaining the chamber sealed relative to the surrounding environment. The can-out hatch assembly is particularly adapted for operation by remote control means within the sealed chamber.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {7}
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