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Title: System and method for removal of buried objects

Abstract

The present invention is a system and method for removal of buried objects. According to one embodiment of the invention, a crane with a vibrator casing driver is used to lift and suspend a large diameter steel casing over the buried object. Then the casing is driven into the ground by the vibratory driver until the casing surrounds the buried object. Then the open bottom of the casing is sealed shut by injecting grout into the ground within the casing near its bottom. When the seal has cured and hardened, the top of the casing is lifted to retrieve the casing, with the buried object inside, from the ground.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
  3. Sunnyside, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NORTH WIND INC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983065
Patent Number(s):
7,381,010
Application Number:
11/512,745
Assignee:
AC09-03NT42006
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-03NT42006
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Alexander, Robert G, Crass, Dennis, Grams, William, Phillips, Steven J, and Riess, Mark. System and method for removal of buried objects. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Alexander, Robert G, Crass, Dennis, Grams, William, Phillips, Steven J, & Riess, Mark. System and method for removal of buried objects. United States.
Alexander, Robert G, Crass, Dennis, Grams, William, Phillips, Steven J, and Riess, Mark. Tue . "System and method for removal of buried objects". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983065.
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author = {Alexander, Robert G and Crass, Dennis and Grams, William and Phillips, Steven J and Riess, Mark},
abstractNote = {The present invention is a system and method for removal of buried objects. According to one embodiment of the invention, a crane with a vibrator casing driver is used to lift and suspend a large diameter steel casing over the buried object. Then the casing is driven into the ground by the vibratory driver until the casing surrounds the buried object. Then the open bottom of the casing is sealed shut by injecting grout into the ground within the casing near its bottom. When the seal has cured and hardened, the top of the casing is lifted to retrieve the casing, with the buried object inside, from the ground.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {6}
}

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