Decommissioning Technologies

INFORMATION: For more information, contact C. Grandy or visit the D&D website
Note on Image Credits: Unless otherwise specified, image credits go to D&D - Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne.

 

Robotics/Dismantlement - Remote Controlled Concrete Demolition System (Brokk)  The Brokk BM 150, manufactured by Holmhed Systems AB of Sweden and supplied by Duane Equipment Corp., uses a remotely operated, articulated hydraulic boom with various tool head attachments to perform work. The Brokk was demonstrated at the JANUS Reactor Facility in August and September 1997. Outside the facility, the JANUS Decommissioning crew was given a brief overview of the unit just after it arrived.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Remote Controlled Concrete Demolition System (Brokk)

Robotics/Dismantlement - Brokk  Working in a containment tent, the Brokk BM 150 breaking up reinforced concrete in the JANUS biological shield.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Brokk
Working in a containment tent, the Brokk BM

Robotics/Dismantlement - Brokk  Operator controlled the Brokk from outside of the tent.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Brokk
Operator controlled the Brokk from outside of

Robotics/Dismantlement - Rosie Mobile Robot Work System for D&D (Rosie)  Rosie was tested at the CP-5 Research Reactor from June through September 1997. Its ability to remotely remove graphite with the Predator arm, move radioactive materials from the reactor assembly to a staging area using a specially designed steel transfer can, and position video cameras in strategic locations to support reactor dismantlement efforts was demonstrated. Here Rosie is shown while removing highly activated graphite blocks.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Rosie Mobile Robot Work System for D&D (Rosie)

Robotics/Dismantlement - Rosie  Rosie was tested at the CP-5 Research Reactor from June through September 1997. Its ability to remotely remove graphite with the Predator arm, move radioactive materials from the reactor assembly to a staging area using a specially designed steel transfer can, and position video cameras in strategic locations to support reactor dismantlement efforts was demonstrated. Here Rosie is shown while removing highly activated graphite blocks.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Rosie
Rosie was tested at the CP-5 Research Reactor

Robotics/Dismantlement - Swing-Reduced Control and Remote Crane Operation Upgrades  DOE?s Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) funded the installation of a swing-reducing crane control system (Swing- Free Crane) and other upgrades to the polar crane at the CP-5 Research Reactor. No- Sway? crane control, supplied by Convolve, Inc., is a digital control system that adjusts the bridge and trolley motion of the crane to limit the induced sway in the load. The crane is operated remotely, as shown here (left photo): an operator is on a catwalk located over the CP-5 reactor structure.  The photo on the right side shows a vendor while inspecting the rotating hook attachment.

Robotics/Dismantlement - Swing-Reduced Control and Remote Crane Operation

In-Situ Object Characterization System (ISOCS)  Personnel from Canberra performing characterization surveys in the CP-5 reactor building with the In-Situ Object Characterization System (ISOCS).

In-Situ Object Characterization System (ISOCS)
Personnel from Canberra

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