BOA II: Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal Robot System

Hagen Schempf, , Scott Boehmke, Brian Chemel, and Colin Piepgras
Proceedings of the 1996 Environmental Technology Development Through Industry Partnership Conference, October, 1996.


Abstract
The BOA system is a mobile pipe-external robotic crawler used to remotely strip and bag asbestos-containing lagging and insulation materials (ACLIM) from various diameter pipes in (primarily) industrial installations. Steam and process lines within the DOE weapons complex warrant the use of a remote device due to the high labor costs and high level of radioactive contamination, making manual removal extremely costly and highly inefficient. Currently targeted facilities for demonstration and remediation are Fernald in Ohio and Oak Ridge in Tennessee.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Project(s): Asbestos Pipe-Insulation Removal Robot System

Text Reference
Hagen Schempf, , Scott Boehmke, Brian Chemel, and Colin Piepgras, "BOA II: Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal Robot System," Proceedings of the 1996 Environmental Technology Development Through Industry Partnership Conference, October, 1996.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Schempf_1996_4182,
   author = "Hagen Schempf and and Scott Boehmke and Brian Chemel and Colin Piepgras",
   title = "BOA II: Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal Robot System",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1996 Environmental Technology Development Through Industry Partnership Conference",
   month = "October",
   year = "1996",
}