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Title: Off gas film cooler cleaner

An apparatus for cleaning depositions of particulate matter from the inside of tubular piping while the piping is in use. The apparatus is remote controlled in order to operate in hazardous environments. A housing containing brush and shaft assemblies is mounted on top of the tubular piping. Pneumatic cylinders provide linear motion. A roller nut bearing provides rotary motion. The combined motion causes the brush assembly to rotate as it travels along the tube dislodging particulate matter.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Williamsville, NY)
  2. (Gowanda, NY)
  3. (Trafford, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871110
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) IDO
Patent Number(s):
US 5659915
Application Number:
08/542,756
Contract Number:
AC07-81NE44139
Research Org:
West Valley Nuclear Services
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gas; film; cooler; cleaner; apparatus; cleaning; depositions; particulate; matter; inside; tubular; piping; remote; controlled; operate; hazardous; environments; housing; containing; brush; shaft; assemblies; mounted; top; pneumatic; cylinders; provide; linear; motion; roller; nut; bearing; provides; rotary; combined; causes; assembly; rotate; travels; tube; dislodging; remote control; pneumatic cylinder; rotary motion; particulate matter; housing containing; linear motion; remote controlled; hazardous environment; hazardous environments; /15/

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