Decommissioning Technologies

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Note on Image Credits: Unless otherwise specified, image credits go to D&D - Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne.

 

 Decontamination - MOOSEŽ  During its demonstration at the CP-5 Research Reactor, MOOSEŽ was operated remotely via a 50-foot power and control tether. The operator and control panel were located outside the demonstration area, where the operator could work without the need for personal protective equipment.

Decontamination - MOOSEŽ
During its demonstration at the CP-5 Research

Decontamination - PCRS  A worker applying Pegasus coating.

Decontamination - PCRS
A worker applying Pegasus coating.

Decontamination - PCRS  Condition of floor after removal of chemicals.

Decontamination - PCRS
Condition of floor after removal of chemicals.

Decontamination - Roto Peen  Roto Peen technology, provided by 3M Company, uses heavy-duty Roto Peen flaps to remove concrete and coatings from concrete floors. Here, workers and an engineer are receiving a final briefing and checkout on the Roto Peen technology from the vendor.

Decontamination - Roto Peen
Roto Peen technology, provided by 3M Company,

Decontamination - Roto Peen  Roto Peen?s ability to decontaminate concrete floors by removing the enamel coating was tested in March 1997 on an area of approximately 500 square feet at the CP-5 Research Reactor. Here a final checkout of the HEPA system and decontamination unit is made prior to performing the demonstration.

Decontamination - Roto Peen
Roto Peen?s ability to decontaminate concrete

Robotics/Dismantlement - Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP)  The Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP)*, demonstrated as part of the DOE EM-50 CP-5 Large-Scale Demonstration Project, was operated remotely using joystick-like controls and was used on a variety of tasks.  (*) provided by Schilling Robotics Systems, RedZone Robotics, Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Idaho National Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Robotics/Dismantlement - Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP)
The Dual Arm Work

Robotics/Dismantlement - Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP)  The DAWP was tested at the CP-5 Research Reactor from June through September 1997. Its ability to remotely cut and dismantle the aluminum reactor tank; disassemble the boral, steel and aluminum subassemblies; and transfer these materials to a staging area was demonstrated. Here a worker is performing maintenance on the DAWP.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP)
The DAWP was tested at

Robotics/Dismantlement - DAWP  The DAWP is designed to be suspended from a crane for remote positioning. The platform houses various electrical and hydraulic systems needed to operate the two Schilling manipulator arms and provides support for the tooling and end effectors. Here the DAWP, equipped with the Schilling manipulator arm, is putting a lid on a radioactive waste drum. The DAWP was deployed to complete the disassembly of the CP-5 reactor complex.

Robotics/Dismantlement - DAWP
The DAWP is designed to be suspended from a

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