Hot Cell Manipulation Equipment



Problem Definition

Design Concepts

Design Solution





Sponsored by:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


We will be working with INL to design and implement equipment to be used in the hot cell environment to disassemble spent nuclear fuel assemblies.  The hot cell is an enclosed area that is filled with an inert gas, argon, and is used to handle and manipulate nuclear materials remotely.  The basics of the project are to remove individual spent fuel elements from their assembly remotely.  These elements will then be containerized for safe removal and storage. 


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Fall 2007 Senior Capstone Design Project
Team:  Hot Rod
Members:  Bill Crane, Jerrod Warner, and Andy Griff
Instructor:  Steve Beyerlein
Mentor:  Edwin Anderson