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Title: Transporter Development for the Tritium Extraction Facility at the Savannah River Site

The Commercial Light Water Reactor-Tritium Extraction Facility (CLWR-TEF) is planned for location at the Savannah River Site (SRS) as part of the US Department of Energy CLWR tritium production alternative. This new facility will rely on processes and equipment that are significantly different from those proven in the past or currently in use at SRS. For instance, the CLWR-TEF reference design employs remote modules to provide an inert processing atmosphere, secondary confinement for tritium and the primary confinement for particulate contamination. The primary component of this modular system is the Transporter. A Transporter mock-up was developed to demonstrate concept feasibility of the required processing functions (sealing, attachment/alignment and materials handling). The module design, the seal door selection, and the planned test program are discussed.
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ON: DE00004846
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Conference: American Nuclear Society Eighth Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, Monroeville, PA (USA), 25-29 Apr 1999
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Savannah River Site
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United States
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; BWR Type Reactors; Tritium; Materials Handling; Remote Handling Equipment; Feasibility Studies; Isotope Production