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Development of an Underwater Cutting Process for Dismantlement and Size…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41726
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41726
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Waterjet Technology Inc
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Development of an Underwater Cutting Process for Dismantlement and Size Reduction
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,953.00
 

Abstract:

50360-98-I Development of an Underwater Cutting Process for Dismantlement and Size Reduction--Waterjet Technology, Inc., 21414 68th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032-2416; (253) 872-1925 Mr. Pete Miles, Principal Investigator Mr. David Lierman, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82711 Amount: $74,953 One of the Nation¿s greatest environmental cleanup problems is the decommissioning and deactivation of nuclear weapon production facilities. This project will develop a new underwater cutting method using ultrahigh-pressure abrasive-suspension jets for the rapid and cost effective removal of components from the facilities and for reducing the size of contaminated materials for safe disposition. This technology is a significant improvement over conventional abrasive-waterjet technology because it can achieve higher cutting efficiencies while reducing secondary waste streams by 85%. Phase I will determine the overall feasibility of the underwater abrasive-suspension-jet cutting technology. This will be accomplished by determining the underwater cutting capability, developing a polymerless abrasive suspension and an underwater cutting nozzle, and evaluating the feasibility of recycling the abrasives. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The underwater abrasive-suspension-jet cutting technology can be applied to underwater reactor maintenance, deep ocean maintenance and salvage operations, and surface decontamination. The abrasive-suspension-jet cutting process can also be applied to all routine cutting operations that are currently being conducted with abrasive-waterjets and lasers._

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Pete Miles
Senior Research Engineer
2538721925

Business Contact:

Mr. David Lierman
Vice President and Gnrl Mngr
2538721925
Small Business Information at Submission:

Waterjet Technology, Inc.
21414 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

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