Demonstration Name:Remove Carbon Steel Ring | Demonstrated on: 6/1/1997
Demonstration Site: Chicago Pile-5 Reactor
To perform mechanical dismantlement of the radioactive reactor and bio-shield structures components (including the graphite block reflector, lead and boral sheeting)
The DAWP was very successful in meeting most of the stated objectives. The DAWP was successful in the three areas of the demonstration, including
Showcasing DAWPÝs to dismantle and remove the reactor vessel, graphite, and miscellaneous low level waste from the reactor
Working in conjunction with Rosie, a mobile teleoperated robot, to move radioactive materials from the reactor assembly to a staging area using a specially designed steel transfer can
And performing remote miscellaneous tasks (i.e., size reduction of activated material, removal of bolts, etc) that the DAWP was not necessarily designed to do, but for which remote operations were required.