Houdini: a remote mobile platform for tank waste retrieval tasks

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RedZone has developed Houdini{trademark}, a folding frame vehicle for work in waste storage tanks and other confined-access areas. Houdini is a tethered, hydraulically-powered platform that folds to fit through small openings. Once deployed, the vehicle unfolds to provide a substantial work platform for the deployment of a wide variety of tools. The Houdini system will perform wheel removal, waste retrieval, waste mobilization, waste size reduction, and other tank waste retrieval and decommissioning tasks. Within the DOE Complex, 332 underground storage tanks have been used to process and store radioactive and chemical mixed waste generated from weapon materials production. The ultimate ... continued below

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Denmeade, T.J.; SSlifko, A.D.; Thompson, B.R. & White, D.W. December 31, 1996.

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RedZone has developed Houdini{trademark}, a folding frame vehicle for work in waste storage tanks and other confined-access areas. Houdini is a tethered, hydraulically-powered platform that folds to fit through small openings. Once deployed, the vehicle unfolds to provide a substantial work platform for the deployment of a wide variety of tools. The Houdini system will perform wheel removal, waste retrieval, waste mobilization, waste size reduction, and other tank waste retrieval and decommissioning tasks. Within the DOE Complex, 332 underground storage tanks have been used to process and store radioactive and chemical mixed waste generated from weapon materials production. The ultimate goal of the program is to develop and commercialize the Houdini system for broad application throughout the DOE Complex.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052237

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  • Conference on industry partnerships to deploy environmental technology, Morgantown, WV (United States), 22-24 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97052237
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/32092--97/C0795
  • Report No.: CONF-9610231--35
  • Grant Number: AR21-95MC32092
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 491986
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677450

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Denmeade, T.J.; SSlifko, A.D.; Thompson, B.R. & White, D.W. Houdini: a remote mobile platform for tank waste retrieval tasks, article, December 31, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677450/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.