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Remote Characterization of Radiologically Contaminated Pipelines using Reactive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84993
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
85813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISTA ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1355 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352-4770
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Remote Characterization of Radiologically Contaminated Pipelines using Reactive Gaseous Tracers
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER86334
Award Amount: $99,670.00
 

Abstract:

Current pipeline characterization approaches at former DOE nuclear facilities generally require either the removal of sections of the pipeline for direct measurements or the use of remote crawlers for taking samples. In order to reduce deactivation and decommissioning costs, improved remote characterization techniques are needed to evaluate these pipelines, which may have residual radiological contamination. These techniques must determine whether or not contamination exists within the pipeline and at what level, while the pipeline is still in place. This project will develop, evaluate, and demonstrate reactive gaseous tracers that permanently change form when exposed to radiological contamination. Once specific tracers are identified and their reactive properties are quantified, they can be utilized with a previously developed pipeline characterization approach to determine, for pipelines of any diameter and with any number of bends and size reductions, if the pipeline is contaminated. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should benefit all sites within the DOE complex and also should be applicable to other contaminants, with appropriate tracer selection, throughout various industries that either are removing piping or must ensure a pipeline is sufficiently clean prior to starting another batch run.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley Bratton
Dr
5097371377
bratton@vistaengr.com

Business Contact:

Phillip Ohl
Mr
5097371377
ohl@vistaengr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vista Engineering Technologies, L.l.c
8203 W. Quinault Bldg. C, Suite 200 Kennewick, WA 99336

EIN/Tax ID: 943344846
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Pacific Northwest Laboratories
902 Battelle Rd
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: Julie L. Hughes
Contact Phone: (509) 371-7202
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)