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Metal monitoring for process control of laser-based coating removal
Author(s): Mark E. Fraser; Amy J.R. Hunter; Thomai Panagiotou; Steven J. Davis; David A. Freiwald
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Paper Abstract

Cost-effective and environmentally-sound means of paint and coatings removal is a problem spanning many government, commercial, industrial and municipal applications. For example, the Department of Energy is currently engaged in removing paint and other coatings from concrete and structural steel as part of decommissioning former nuclear processing facilities. Laser-based coatings removal is an attractive new technology for these applications as it promises to reduce the waste volume by up to 75 percent. To function more efficiently, however, the laser-based systems require some form of process control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3859, Optical Online Industrial Process Monitoring, (9 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372933
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Fraser, Mission Research Corp. (United States)
Amy J.R. Hunter, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Thomai Panagiotou, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
David A. Freiwald, F2 Associates Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3859:
Optical Online Industrial Process Monitoring
Robert J. Nordstrom; Wim A. de Groot, Editor(s)

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