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Title: Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement

Abstract

A process and apparatus are provided for removing radioactive material from a glovebox, placing the material in a stainless steel storage vessel in communication with the glovebox, and sealing the vessel with a welded plug. The vessel is then severed along the weld, a lower half of the plug forming a closure for the vessel. The remaining welded plug half provides a seal for the remnant portion of the vessel and thereby maintains the sealed integrity of the glovebox. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
645963
Patent Number(s):
5740545
Application Number:
PAN: 8-546,566; TRN: 98:007962
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Apr 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; GLOVEBOXES; UNLOADING; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; CONTAINERS; REMOTE HANDLING; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; SEALS

Citation Formats

Maxwell, D N, Hones, R H, and Rogers, M L. Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Maxwell, D N, Hones, R H, & Rogers, M L. Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement. United States.
Maxwell, D N, Hones, R H, and Rogers, M L. Tue . "Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process and apparatus are provided for removing radioactive material from a glovebox, placing the material in a stainless steel storage vessel in communication with the glovebox, and sealing the vessel with a welded plug. The vessel is then severed along the weld, a lower half of the plug forming a closure for the vessel. The remaining welded plug half provides a seal for the remnant portion of the vessel and thereby maintains the sealed integrity of the glovebox. 7 figs.},
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