Tools for Optimal Waste and Exposure Reduction

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The INEEL has developed a software called TOWER (Tools for Optimal Waste and Exposure Reduction) to provide a new way to visualize and safely interact with hazardous facilities and equipment. This gives workers a comprehensive tool for planning and executing work in hazardous areas and the dismantling of complex and often dangerous sites. TOWER incorporates innovative technologies that can significantly reduce worker hazardous material doses and decrease the volume of waste going to disposal sites compared with currently used approaches. TOWER creates a 3-dimensional simulation of a facility that reveals in detail its solid components (pipes, valves, and pumps) as ... continued below

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Tripp, J. L. February 26, 2002.

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The INEEL has developed a software called TOWER (Tools for Optimal Waste and Exposure Reduction) to provide a new way to visualize and safely interact with hazardous facilities and equipment. This gives workers a comprehensive tool for planning and executing work in hazardous areas and the dismantling of complex and often dangerous sites. TOWER incorporates innovative technologies that can significantly reduce worker hazardous material doses and decrease the volume of waste going to disposal sites compared with currently used approaches. TOWER creates a 3-dimensional simulation of a facility that reveals in detail its solid components (pipes, valves, and pumps) as well as its invisible hazards (radiation, chemical, gas, and electric fields). Suggested segmentation can be shown on the facility model. TOWER also lets operators move simulated workers through the work site while monitoring their instantaneous and cumulative hazardous materials doses to help plan the best operational strategies. Because of its ability to visualize complex facilities, chart optimal dismantling and packaging steps, and track worker hazardous material dose, TOWER is a significant new way to plan and document work in hazardous areas including D&D projects, train workers, reduce worker exposure to hazardous materials, and lower project and waste disposal costs.

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WM Symposia, Inc., Tucson, Arizona (US)

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  • Waste Management 2002 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/24/2002--02/28/2002

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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 833315
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  • February 26, 2002

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Tripp, J. L. Tools for Optimal Waste and Exposure Reduction, article, February 26, 2002; Tucson, Arizona. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc788589/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.