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Development of a machine for sorting laundry according to its radioactive contamination (1962); Conception et mise en oeuvre d'une machine a trier le linge en fonction de sa contamination par des produits radioactifs (1962)

Abstract

A the Marcoule Plutonium Production Centre special clothing is worn, in the active zones. A large fraction of these clothes is contaminated and must therefore be subjected to specialised treatments during washing in order to be reintroduced subsequently without danger. Because of the large amount of clothes to be treated it has become necessary to install a special semi-automatic machine; the role of the operator is limited to placing the clothing in the machine and to removing the baskets of sorted clothes. The machine itself has been designed and built by the Mechanics Section. The Radiation Protection Service chose the sorting method which is based on {beta} radiation and uses Geiger counters actuating an appropriate electronic system; the Service also developed this system, depending on the various degrees of contamination of the treated clothing. (authors) [French] Le Centre de Production de Plutonium de Marcoule utilise des vetements speciaux pour travailler dans les zones actives. Une proportion importante de ces vetements se contamine et doit, de ce fait, subir des traitements appropries au cours du lavage, de facon a pouvoir etre reintroduits sans danger dans le circuit d'utilisation. Devant l'importance des quantites a traiter, il est apparu necessaire de mettre en  More>>
Authors:
Cohendy, G; Alles, M; Pellerin, A [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Centre de Production de Plutonium, Marcoule (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1962
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-2165
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 1 refs
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BETA DETECTION; CLOTHES WASHERS; CONTAMINATION; GEIGER-MUELLER COUNTERS; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOMETRIC SORTING; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO
OSTI ID:
20757663
Research Organizations:
CEA Marcoule, 30 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR06R2165064732
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
14 pages
Announcement Date:
Aug 21, 2006

Citation Formats

Cohendy, G, Alles, M, and Pellerin, A. Development of a machine for sorting laundry according to its radioactive contamination (1962); Conception et mise en oeuvre d'une machine a trier le linge en fonction de sa contamination par des produits radioactifs (1962). France: N. p., 1962. Web.
Cohendy, G, Alles, M, & Pellerin, A. Development of a machine for sorting laundry according to its radioactive contamination (1962); Conception et mise en oeuvre d'une machine a trier le linge en fonction de sa contamination par des produits radioactifs (1962). France.
Cohendy, G, Alles, M, and Pellerin, A. 1962. "Development of a machine for sorting laundry according to its radioactive contamination (1962); Conception et mise en oeuvre d'une machine a trier le linge en fonction de sa contamination par des produits radioactifs (1962)." France.
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title = {Development of a machine for sorting laundry according to its radioactive contamination (1962); Conception et mise en oeuvre d'une machine a trier le linge en fonction de sa contamination par des produits radioactifs (1962)}
author = {Cohendy, G, Alles, M, and Pellerin, A}
abstractNote = {A the Marcoule Plutonium Production Centre special clothing is worn, in the active zones. A large fraction of these clothes is contaminated and must therefore be subjected to specialised treatments during washing in order to be reintroduced subsequently without danger. Because of the large amount of clothes to be treated it has become necessary to install a special semi-automatic machine; the role of the operator is limited to placing the clothing in the machine and to removing the baskets of sorted clothes. The machine itself has been designed and built by the Mechanics Section. The Radiation Protection Service chose the sorting method which is based on {beta} radiation and uses Geiger counters actuating an appropriate electronic system; the Service also developed this system, depending on the various degrees of contamination of the treated clothing. (authors) [French] Le Centre de Production de Plutonium de Marcoule utilise des vetements speciaux pour travailler dans les zones actives. Une proportion importante de ces vetements se contamine et doit, de ce fait, subir des traitements appropries au cours du lavage, de facon a pouvoir etre reintroduits sans danger dans le circuit d'utilisation. Devant l'importance des quantites a traiter, il est apparu necessaire de mettre en place une machine speciale, semi-automatique; le role de l'operateur, consiste en effet uniquement a introduire le linge dans la machine et a extraire de celle-ci les paniers de linge trie. La Section de Mecanique a concu et realise la machine proprement dite. Le Service de Protection contre les Radiations a choisi le mode de tri qui s'effectue en {beta} a l'aide de compteurs Geiger actionnant une electronique appropriee et a assure la mise au point de cette electronique, en fonction des divers degres de contamination du linge a trier. (auteurs)}
place = {France}
year = {1962}
month = {Jul}
}