Savannah River Site Employees Safely Repair Cracked Glovebox
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Type:  Success Story

Publisher:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management

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Topics:  Glovebox & Containment Systems

Employees from more than 20 Savannah River Site organizations repaired a glovebox cabinet in the HB Line ahead of schedule. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions replaced the glovebox panel that had been cracked during normal operations within six weeks of the planned 11 weeks. The panel was cracked during a routine processing activity when equipment internal to the glovebox inadvertently came into contact with the inner-glass panel. The panel is made of a multilayer, shatter-proof safety glass, one of many safety features that protect workers.

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