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Title: Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus

Abstract

A completely submersible, remotely operated underwater suction device for collection of irradiated materials in a nuclear pool is disclosed. The device includes a pump means for pumping water through the device, a filter means for capturing irradiated debris, remotely operated releasable connector means, a collection means and a means for remotely maneuvering the collection means. The components of the suction device may be changed and replaced underwater to take advantage of the excellent radiation shielding ability of water to thereby minimize exposure of personnel to radiation.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 2111 Brentwood Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867531
Patent Number(s):
4959146
Assignee:
Kristan; Louis L. (2111 Brentwood Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
remotely; operated; submersible; underwater; suction; apparatus; completely; device; collection; irradiated; materials; nuclear; pool; disclosed; pump; means; pumping; water; filter; capturing; debris; releasable; connector; maneuvering; components; changed; replaced; advantage; excellent; radiation; shielding; ability; minimize; exposure; personnel; remotely operated; collection means; radiation shielding; filter means; radiation shield; pump means; minimize exposure; suction device; underwater suction; /210/15/376/

Citation Formats

Kristan, Louis L. Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Kristan, Louis L. Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus. United States.
Kristan, Louis L. Mon . "Remotely operated submersible underwater suction apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867531.
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abstractNote = {A completely submersible, remotely operated underwater suction device for collection of irradiated materials in a nuclear pool is disclosed. The device includes a pump means for pumping water through the device, a filter means for capturing irradiated debris, remotely operated releasable connector means, a collection means and a means for remotely maneuvering the collection means. The components of the suction device may be changed and replaced underwater to take advantage of the excellent radiation shielding ability of water to thereby minimize exposure of personnel to radiation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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