A Robotic Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal System

Hagen Schempf, E. Mutschler, Brian Chemel, Scott Boehmke, Colin Piepgras, and W. Crowley
Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, June, 1998, pp. 196 - 204.


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Abstract
The BOA (Big-On-Asbestos) 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 (Department of Energy) 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
Number of pages: 9

Text Reference
Hagen Schempf, E. Mutschler, Brian Chemel, Scott Boehmke, Colin Piepgras, and W. Crowley, "A Robotic Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal System," Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, June, 1998, pp. 196 - 204.

BibTeX Reference
@article{Schempf_1998_6785,
   author = "Hagen Schempf and E. Mutschler and Brian Chemel and Scott Boehmke and Colin Piepgras and W. Crowley",
   title = "A Robotic Pipe-Asbestos Insulation Removal System",
   journal = "Industrial Robot: An International Journal",
   pages = "196 - 204",
   month = "June",
   year = "1998",
   volume = "25",
   number = "3",
}