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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 mvoes 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. (Youngwood, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
867206
Patent Number(s):
4886401
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
diverter; assembly; radioactive; material; diverting; pneumatically; conveyed; holder; central; conveying; tube; plurality; radially; offset; tubes; airtight; container; suitably; mounted; rotation; rotary; seal; seals; spring; biased; mvoes; various; indexing; device; rotatably; indexes; driven; suitable; drive; mechanism; preferably; geneva-type; provide; locking; radioactive material; active material; radially offset; spring biased; rotary seal; indexing device; diverter assembly; /406/193/376/

Citation Formats

Andrews, Katherine M., and Starenchak, Robert W. Diverter assembly for radioactive material. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Andrews, Katherine M., & Starenchak, Robert W. Diverter assembly for radioactive material. United States.
Andrews, Katherine M., and Starenchak, Robert W. Sun . "Diverter assembly for radioactive material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867206.
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title = {Diverter assembly for radioactive material},
author = {Andrews, Katherine M. and Starenchak, Robert W.},
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 mvoes 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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