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Development of a manhole-access pipecrawler system
Author(s): Montenius Collins; Robert F. Fogle; Scott A. Erickson
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Paper Abstract

The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Environmental Restoration Division (ERD) is in the process of reconditioning and decommissioning potentially contaminated facilities. Many of these facilities require inspection prior to remediation tasks. Remote inspections are necessary to reduce hazards and ensure the health and safety of workers and the public. To aid in ERD’s efforts, the Remote and Specialty Equipment Systems (RSES) section developed a remote inspection vehicle referred to as the Manhole Access Pipecrawler System (MAPS). The MAPS is comprised of a battery-powered mobile vehicle, a portable control console, a cable reel enclosing 300’ of tethered cable, and a deployment/retrieval system. The components used in MAPS are predominantly standard off-the-shelf items to reduce fabrication costs. Parts were chosen based on size and durability to satisfy SRS operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4195, Mobile Robots XV and Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VII, (2 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417328
Show Author Affiliations
Montenius Collins, Westinghouse Savannah River Co. (United States)
Robert F. Fogle, Westinghouse Savannah River Co. (United States)
Scott A. Erickson, Westinghouse Savannah River Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4195:
Mobile Robots XV and Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VII
Matthew R. Stein; Howie M. Choset; Douglas W. Gage; Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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