Decommissioning Projects: CP-5 Reactor

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BROKK working at CP-5 as a part of a demonstration project for new and innovative decommissioning equipment and techniques.

BROKK working at CP-5 as a part of a demonstration project for new and innovative decommissioning

CP-5 was a 5 MW research reactor that operated from 1954 through 1979.

CP-5 was a 5 MW research reactor that operated from 1954 through 1979.

Diamond wire cutting operations were needed to access isolated areas in the facility for surveys measurements.

Diamond wire cutting operations were needed to access isolated areas in the facility for surveys

The CP-5 heat exchanger was removed intact and shipped for disposal as one-piece.

The CP-5 heat exchanger was removed intact and shipped for disposal as one-piece.

Using the facility?s overhead crane, the ?anti-criticality? racks were removed and transferred to a size reduction area for final dismantling.

Using the facility?s overhead crane, the ?anti-criticality? racks were removed and transferred to a

Using a demolition jackhammer, the Rosie mobile robotic work system removed concrete from a radioactive shield that had been taken from the top of the reactor. The 43,000 pounds plug had to be cut in half before it could be removed from the reactor room and disposed.

Using a demolition jackhammer, the Rosie mobile robotic work system removed concrete from a

The 28 vertical thimbles used to hold samples and experimental packages irradiated in the reactor were removed. These were then size-reduced and packaged into a drum with the help of the Dual Arm Work Platform (DAWP).

The 28 vertical thimbles used to hold samples and experimental packages irradiated in the reactor

One of three critical lifts performed on this project was the use of a remotely controlled, 20-ton polar crane to raise a 18,000 pound radioactive plug from the reactor and transfer it into a NuPac 7-100 cask for temporary storage.

One of three critical lifts performed on this project was the use of a remotely controlled, 20-ton

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