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Title: Apparatus for transporting hazardous materials

Abstract

An apparatus and method are provided for selectively receiving, transporting, and releasing one or more radioactive or other hazardous samples for analysis on a differential thermal analysis (DTA) apparatus. The apparatus includes a portable sample transporting apparatus for storing and transporting the samples and includes a support assembly for supporting the transporting apparatus when a sample is transferred to the DTA apparatus. The transporting apparatus includes a storage member which includes a plurality of storage chambers arrayed circumferentially with respect to a central axis. An adjustable top door is located on the top side of the storage member, and the top door includes a channel capable of being selectively placed in registration with the respective storage chambers thereby permitting the samples to selectively enter the respective storage chambers. The top door, when closed, isolates the respective samples within the storage chambers. A plurality of spring-biased bottom doors are located on the bottom sides of the respective storage chambers. The bottom doors isolate the samples in the respective storage chambers when the bottom doors are in the closed position. The bottom doors permit the samples to leave the respective storage chambers from the bottom side when the respective bottom doors aremore » in respective open positions. The bottom doors permit the samples to be loaded into the respective storage chambers after the analysis for storage and transport to a permanent storage location.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Canonsburg, PA
  2. West Mifflin, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868153
Patent Number(s):
5084625
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; transporting; hazardous; materials; method; provided; selectively; receiving; releasing; radioactive; samples; analysis; differential; thermal; dta; portable; sample; storing; support; assembly; supporting; transferred; storage; plurality; chambers; arrayed; circumferentially; respect; central; axis; adjustable; top; door; located; channel; capable; placed; registration; respective; permitting; enter; closed; isolates; spring-biased; bottom; doors; isolate; position; permit; leave; positions; loaded; transport; permanent; location; sample transport; hazardous material; differential thermal; central axis; hazardous materials; closed position; support assembly; permanent storage; table top; thermal analysis; /250/

Citation Formats

Osterman, Robert A, and Cox, Robert. Apparatus for transporting hazardous materials. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Osterman, Robert A, & Cox, Robert. Apparatus for transporting hazardous materials. United States.
Osterman, Robert A, and Cox, Robert. Wed . "Apparatus for transporting hazardous materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868153.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method are provided for selectively receiving, transporting, and releasing one or more radioactive or other hazardous samples for analysis on a differential thermal analysis (DTA) apparatus. The apparatus includes a portable sample transporting apparatus for storing and transporting the samples and includes a support assembly for supporting the transporting apparatus when a sample is transferred to the DTA apparatus. The transporting apparatus includes a storage member which includes a plurality of storage chambers arrayed circumferentially with respect to a central axis. An adjustable top door is located on the top side of the storage member, and the top door includes a channel capable of being selectively placed in registration with the respective storage chambers thereby permitting the samples to selectively enter the respective storage chambers. The top door, when closed, isolates the respective samples within the storage chambers. A plurality of spring-biased bottom doors are located on the bottom sides of the respective storage chambers. The bottom doors isolate the samples in the respective storage chambers when the bottom doors are in the closed position. The bottom doors permit the samples to leave the respective storage chambers from the bottom side when the respective bottom doors are in respective open positions. The bottom doors permit the samples to be loaded into the respective storage chambers after the analysis for storage and transport to a permanent storage location.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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