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Title: Diverter assembly for radioactive material

Abstract

A diverter assembly for diverting a pneumatically conveyed holder for a radioactive material between a central conveying tube and one of a plurality of radially offset conveying tubes includes an airtight container. A diverter tube having an offset end is suitably mounted in the container for rotation. A rotary seal seals one end of the diverter tube during and after rotation of the diverter tube while a spring biased seal seals the other end of the diverter tube which moves between various offset conveying tubes. An indexing device rotatably indexes the diverter tube and this indexing device is driven by a suitable drive. The indexing mechanism is preferably a geneva-type mechanism to provide a locking of the diverter tube in place. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Madison, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6432783
Patent Number(s):
7179922
Application Number:
ON: DE89010086
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61P - SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07D - HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; PNEUMATIC TRANSPORT; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; TUBES; MATERIALS; TRANSPORT; 050900* - Nuclear Fuels- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Andrews, K. M., and Starenchak, R. W.. Diverter assembly for radioactive material. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Andrews, K. M., & Starenchak, R. W.. Diverter assembly for radioactive material. United States.
Andrews, K. M., and Starenchak, R. W.. Mon . "Diverter assembly for radioactive material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6432783.
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abstractNote = {A diverter assembly for diverting a pneumatically conveyed holder for a radioactive material between a central conveying tube and one of a plurality of radially offset conveying tubes includes an airtight container. A diverter tube having an offset end is suitably mounted in the container for rotation. A rotary seal seals one end of the diverter tube during and after rotation of the diverter tube while a spring biased seal seals the other end of the diverter tube which moves between various offset conveying tubes. An indexing device rotatably indexes the diverter tube and this indexing device is driven by a suitable drive. The indexing mechanism is preferably a geneva-type mechanism to provide a locking of the diverter tube in place. 3 figs.},
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