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DEVICE TO UPRIGHT FALLEN WASTE CANISTERS AT THE WVDP

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1228
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1228
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Madison Engineering
608 Hill St Reynoldsville, PA 15851
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: DEVICE TO UPRIGHT FALLEN WASTE CANISTERS AT THE WVDP
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,208.00
 

Abstract:

WE HAVE FORMULATED A DESIGN CONCEPT FOR A PASSIVE MECHANICAL GRAPPLING DEVICE TO UPRIGHT FALLEN CANISTERS OF THE TYPE USED AT THE WEST VALLEY DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (WVDP). IN A PROCESS ENVIRONMENT SUCH AS THAT OF WVDP, SYSTEMS COMPONENTS, THEMSELVES, ULTIMATELY BECOME RADIOACTIVE WASTE. AS SUCH, THOSE COMPONENTS MUST PERFORM RELIABLY FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROJECT. REPLACEMENT OF FAULTY COMPONENTS NOT ONLY ADDS DIRECT COMPONENT COSTS BUT ALSO ADDS THE INDIRECT COSTS OF DECONTAMINATION AND DISPOSAL OF THE FAULTY UNIT. MAINTENANCE OF A FAULTY UNIT CAN EXPOSE PERSONNEL TO OTHERWISE UNNECESSARY EXPOSURE TO RADIATION. SIMPLICITY OF DESIGN PROBABLY CONTRIBUTES MORE THAN ANY OTHER ELEMENT OF DESIGN TO RELIABILITY OF A COMPONENT. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE A DESIGN WHICH IS NOT ONLY SIMPLE BUT PASSIVE. THE DEVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM A BRIDGE CRANE AND WILL REQUIRE NO OTHER SOURCE OF POWER THAN THE CRANE ITSELF.

Principal Investigator:

Frank J. Madison Ii
Partner

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Madison Engineering
608 Hill St. Reynoldsville, PA 15851

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No