Defense waste processing facility radioactive operations. Part 1 - operating experience

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The Savannah River Site`s Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) near Aiken, SC is the nation`s first and the world`s largest vitrification facility. Following a ten year construction program and a 3 year non-radioactive test program, DWPF began radioactive operations in March 1996. This paper presents the results of the first 9 months of radioactive operations. Topics include: operations of the remote processing equipment reliability, and decontamination facilities for the remote processing equipment. Key equipment discussed includes process pumps, telerobotic manipulators, infrared camera, Holledge{trademark} level gauges and in-cell (remote) cranes. Information is presented regarding equipment at the conclusion of the DWPF ... continued below

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Little, D.B.; Gee, J.T. & Barnes, W.M. December 31, 1997.

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The Savannah River Site`s Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) near Aiken, SC is the nation`s first and the world`s largest vitrification facility. Following a ten year construction program and a 3 year non-radioactive test program, DWPF began radioactive operations in March 1996. This paper presents the results of the first 9 months of radioactive operations. Topics include: operations of the remote processing equipment reliability, and decontamination facilities for the remote processing equipment. Key equipment discussed includes process pumps, telerobotic manipulators, infrared camera, Holledge{trademark} level gauges and in-cell (remote) cranes. Information is presented regarding equipment at the conclusion of the DWPF test program it also discussed, with special emphasis on agitator blades and cooling/heating coil wear. 3 refs., 4 figs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98050102

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  • Waste Management `97, Tucson, AZ (United States), 2-7 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE98050102
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--97-0080
  • Report No.: CONF-970335--
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 562533
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695017

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Little, D.B.; Gee, J.T. & Barnes, W.M. Defense waste processing facility radioactive operations. Part 1 - operating experience, article, December 31, 1997; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695017/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.