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Title: Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement

Abstract

A process and apparatus is 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Aiken, SC)
  2. (Evans, GA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
871476
Patent Number(s):
5740545
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Aiken, SC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bagless; transfer; process; apparatus; radioactive; waste; confinement; provided; removing; material; glovebox; placing; stainless; steel; storage; vessel; communication; sealing; welded; plug; severed; weld; half; forming; closure; remaining; provides; seal; remnant; portion; maintains; sealed; integrity; removing radioactive; radioactive material; active material; stainless steel; radioactive waste; transfer process; storage vessel; /588/83/

Citation Formats

Maxwell, David N., Hones, Robert H., and Rogers, M. Lane. Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Maxwell, David N., Hones, Robert H., & Rogers, M. Lane. Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement. United States.
Maxwell, David N., Hones, Robert H., and Rogers, M. Lane. Thu . "Bagless transfer process and apparatus for radioactive waste confinement". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871476.
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author = {Maxwell, David N. and Hones, Robert H. and Rogers, M. Lane},
abstractNote = {A process and apparatus is 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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