Development and Deployment of the Extended Reach Sluicing System (ERSS) for Retrieval of Hanford Single Shell Tank Waste - 14206 (DRAFT)

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A history of the evolution and the design development of Extended Reach Sluicer System (ERSS) is presented. Several challenges are described that had to be overcome to create a machine that went beyond the capabilities of prior generation sluicers to mobilize waste in Single Shell Tanks for pumping into Double Shell Tank receiver tanks. Off-the-shelf technology and traditional hydraulic fluid power systems were combined with the custom-engineered components to create the additional functionality of the ERSS, while still enabling it to fit within very tight entry envelope into the SST. Problems and challenges inevitably were encountered and overcome in ways ... continued below

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Bauer, Roger E.; Figley, Reed R. & Innes, A. G. November 11, 2013.

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  • Hanford Site (Wash.)
    Publisher Info: HNF (Hanford Site (HNF), Richland, WA (United States))
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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A history of the evolution and the design development of Extended Reach Sluicer System (ERSS) is presented. Several challenges are described that had to be overcome to create a machine that went beyond the capabilities of prior generation sluicers to mobilize waste in Single Shell Tanks for pumping into Double Shell Tank receiver tanks. Off-the-shelf technology and traditional hydraulic fluid power systems were combined with the custom-engineered components to create the additional functionality of the ERSS, while still enabling it to fit within very tight entry envelope into the SST. Problems and challenges inevitably were encountered and overcome in ways that enhance the state of the art of fluid power applications in such constrained environments. Future enhancements to the ERSS design are explored for retrieval of tanks with different dimensions and internal obstacles.

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  • WM2014 Waste Management Symposia 2014, Phoenix, AZ, 03/02/2014 - 03/06/2014

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  • Report No.: WRPS-55815-FP Rev. 0 Draft
  • Grant Number: DE-AC27-08RV14800
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1105040
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Bauer, Roger E.; Figley, Reed R. & Innes, A. G. Development and Deployment of the Extended Reach Sluicing System (ERSS) for Retrieval of Hanford Single Shell Tank Waste - 14206 (DRAFT), article, November 11, 2013; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc870601/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.