Automated robotic equipment for ultrasonic inspection of pressurizer heater wells

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A robotic device for remotely inspecting pressurizer heater wells is provided which has the advantages of quickly, precisely, and reliably acquiring data at reasonable cost while also reducing radiation exposure of an operator. The device comprises a probe assembly including a probe which enters a heater well, gathers data regarding the condition of the heater well and transmits a signal carrying that data; a mounting device for mounting the probe assembly at the opening of the heater well so that the probe can enter the heater well; a first motor mounted on the mounting device for providing movement of the ... continued below

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18 p.

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Nachbar, H.D.; DeRossi, R.S. & Mullins, L.E. December 31, 1991.

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  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Knolls Atomic Power Lab., Schenectady, NY (United States)
    Place of Publication: Schenectady, New York

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A robotic device for remotely inspecting pressurizer heater wells is provided which has the advantages of quickly, precisely, and reliably acquiring data at reasonable cost while also reducing radiation exposure of an operator. The device comprises a probe assembly including a probe which enters a heater well, gathers data regarding the condition of the heater well and transmits a signal carrying that data; a mounting device for mounting the probe assembly at the opening of the heater well so that the probe can enter the heater well; a first motor mounted on the mounting device for providing movement of the probe assembly in an axial direction; and a second motor mounted on the mounting device for providing rotation of the probe assembly. This arrangement enables full inspection of the heater well to be carried out.

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18 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94003056

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1991

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  • Other: DE94003056
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7762967
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140102
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621706

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  • December 31, 1991

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Nachbar, H.D.; DeRossi, R.S. & Mullins, L.E. Automated robotic equipment for ultrasonic inspection of pressurizer heater wells, patent, December 31, 1991; Schenectady, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621706/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.