Team 14 Pipe Crawler

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 8/7/11 Team 14 Lee Brady ∙ Jose Matos ∙ Brian Posse Advisor Dr. Sabri Tosunoglu Project Feasibility Presentation January 14, 2010 PIPE CRAWLER FOR THE REMOVAL OF RADIOACTIVE PLUGS
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8/7/11 A Pneumatic Crawler will remove clogs that delay the U.S. Department of Energy operations as they transfer millions of gallons of highly radioactive sludge and slurry from leaking single-shell tanks to more secure double-shell tanks at national sites. Problem Statement
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8/7/11 Crawler and components must: Fit in a pipe having inner diameter of 3”. Negotiate through 90˚ bends w/ turning radius of 4.25”. Be able to pull its own weight including weight of tether. Design Metrics
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8/7/11 Conceptual Designs
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8/7/11 Functionality Proper programming of time intervals on inflation/deflation cycles and the mitigation of any leaks of pressurized fluid will be controlled
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Unformatted text preview: in this stage. Force Record the maximum pulling force that can Evaluation of Prototype 8/7/11 Agility The unit will be tested for its ability to complete a designed test-bed consisting of straight sections and elbows. Speed This test will provide the estimated time that will take for the unit to reach a plug. Evaluation of Prototype 8/7/11 Prototype Controls and Functions Pneumatic Controls Compressed Air Vacuum Lines 3 S0lenoid Valves PICKit Hydraulic Controls Electric Pressure Washer Abrasive Tool Plu g 8/7/11 Construct a pneumatic crawler for the removal of radioactive clogs w/ removal tool powered by hydraulics Prototype Testing Study of pneumatic sequencing and pressures/vacuums Effectiveness of unclogging tools Conclusion 8/7/11 Questions ?...
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