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Title: Remote operated vehicle with carbon dioxide blasting (ROVCO{sub 2})

The Remote Operated Vehicle with Carbon Dioxide Blasting (ROVCO{sub 2}), as shown in a front view is a six-wheeled remote land vehicle used to decontaminate concrete floors. The remote vehicle has a high pressure Cryogenesis blasting subsystem, Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) developed a CO{sub 2} xY Orthogonal Translational End Effector (COYOTEE) subsystem, and a vacuum/filtration and containment subsystem. The cryogenesis subsystem performs the actual decontamination work and consists of the dry ice supply unit, the blasting nozzle, the remotely controlled electric and pneumatic valves, and the vacuum work-head. The COYOTEE subsystem positions the blasting work-head within a planar work space and the vacuum subsystem provides filtration and containment of the debris generated by the CO{sub 2} blasting. It employs a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration unit to separate contaminants for disposal. All of the above systems are attached to the vehicle subsystem via the support structure.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oceaneering International, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
229518
Report Number(s):
DOE/METC--96/1021-Vol.1; CONF-9510108--Vol.1
ON: DE96000551; TRN: 96:001841-0025
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995; Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the environmental technology through industry partnership conference. Volume 1; Kothari, V.P.; PB: 312 p.
Research Org:
USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; FLOORS; DECONTAMINATION; CONCRETES; EQUIPMENT; REMOTE CONTROL; CARBON DIOXIDE; CONTAINMENT; EFFICIENCY; FILTRATION; ICE; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING