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Demonstration Information

Technology Name: High-Speed Clamshell Pipe Cutter

Demonstration Name:High -Speed Clamshell Pipe Cutter 24 in | Demonstrated on: 8/19/1997
Demonstration Site: Hanford C-Reactor

Demo Objective

*Circumfentially cut steel and stainless steel pipe up to 24 in. in diameter *Can make cuts remotely *Operate in temperatures between 3ø C to 40ø C (37 F to 104 F)

Demo Results

Better than the baseline technology(oxyacetylene torch) in achieving ALARA conditions. Equipment does not utilize flame smoke or applied heat. Equipment is capable of cutting out-of-round pipes.


Cutting 61-cm (24-in) pipe Cutting 61-cm (24-in) pipe


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