Removal of penetrating pipes by dry wire-saw technology
Myodo, Masato ; Kobayashi, Tadayoshi; Tomii, Hiroyuki
Dry wire-saw technology was applied for removal of penetrating pipes in annex building B of JAEA's reprocessing test facility (JRTF) and concrete blocks with penetrating pipes were successfully removed. The concrete block was cracked by a silent demolition agent and was easily separated into concrete and pipes by the secondary crushing by use of a hand-breaker. Effectiveness of the dry wire-saw technology for removal of penetrating pipes was discussed and evaluated based on various work data obtained in the present activity. The use of silent demolition agent was found to be very effective for the secondary crushing of concrete blocks and its charging condition into concrete was established so as to give effective cracks for the secondary crushing. As a result of this activity, it was confirmed that the dry wire-saw technology coupled with use of a silent demolition agent was one of hopeful candidates to remove penetrating pipes safely and effectively in reprocessing facilities.