CRL Energy Ltd.
CRL Energy Ltd.
News Article | October 3, 2017
Central Research Laboratories® (CRL), a DESTACO company and global leader in remote-handling automation solutions, announced today that it has launched its innovative VERSA® Telemanipulator, a breakthrough solution that can be customized for virtually any remote-handling application. “The new VERSA Telemanipulator is leading-edge innovation with purpose,” stated CRL General Manager, Steve Williams. “Because of its infinite customizability, unparalleled versatility, precision and quality, we believe it will revolutionize remote-handling.” Available sealed or unsealed, the new VERSA offers medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) models with lifting capacities of 20 lbs. (9.0 kg) and 50 lbs. (22.7 kg), respectively. Its unique three-piece design provides for extensive customization, making it an ideal choice for remote-handling applications that need to meet critically specific service requirements. “VERSA represents a whole new standard in operational efficiency and reliability,” DESTACO president, Byron J. Paul, explains. “CRL continues to push development boundaries with the VERSA Telemanipulator to help companies work smarter, faster, safer than ever before.” Mr. Paul continued, “We conducted extensive research on operator challenges and needs, and the demand for improved ergonomics emerged as paramount. Our engineers have created a highly versatile system, customizable to any application.” Unique design features of the VERSA include manual Command Arm Z Indexing for operator height adjustment, removable / changeable wrist joints, a remote-mounted drive system, and a versatile seal tube for interchangeable use with MD or HD models. Another key design feature is the VR8 Handle System, conceived after an ergonomic assessment conducted by The Ohio State University, SRI•Ergonomics group. CRL utilized insights from the research to hone the VR8 Handle System design. The new VR8 Handle System offers virtually infinite handle adjustability as well as a pronounced heel to prevent slippage, longer handle length, and a quick-release clamp for fast, easy, and tool-free changeouts. The reshaped, user-friendly tang/hilt, base and activation buttons make this one of the most innovative handles ever designed. To download a comprehensive White Paper on the development of the new VR8 Handle System design, please visit http://www.destaco.com/versa. For more information on the CRL VERSA Telemanipulator System and its extensive customization capability, please visit destaco.com/versa. About CRL & DESTACO Headquartered in Red Wing, MN, Central Research Laboratories® (CRL) became a DESTACO company in 2007. It possesses more than 70 years of innovation experience in the development of remote-handling systems, including Telemanipulators, Transfer Systems, Glove Ports and Waste Drum Transfer Systems. CRL solutions promote operator safety and efficiency when performing various tasks in nuclear and life sciences applications around the world. DESTACO, a Dover company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding and remote-handling solutions. The company serves customers in a variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, aerospace, industrial and nuclear sectors. Built on a legacy of more than 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products designed to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world. The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual Clamps, Power Clamps, and End Effectors; CAMCO™ and Ferguson™ Indexers; Robohand™ Grippers; and CRL™ Manipulators and Transfer Ports. DESTACO is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. The company has more than 800 employees with 13 locations, in 9 countries, across the Americas, Europe and Asia. DESTACO is part of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues of $7 billion. The company delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL. More information is available at destaco.com and dovercorporation.com.
Craw D.,University of Otago |
Pope J.,CRL Energy Ltd.
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics | Year: 2017
The main tailings impoundment at the Macraes mine was active for 23 years until it was decommissioned in 2013. Water compositions in the tailings complex were closely monitored for 20 years, providing a time series of compositional changes during the interaction between mine waters, sulphidic ore (pyrite and arsenopyrite) and greenschist facies schist host rocks. Most waters had circumneutral pH because of abundant (2–10%) calcite in host rocks. Relict Fe2+ caused a temporary pH decrease before re-neutralisation. Chlorite, albite and muscovite partially altered to kaolinite, smectites and illite. Dissolved sulphate reached as high as 8000 mg/L, but this was partially attenuated by the precipitation of gypsum in the tailings complex, while the alkalinity (as dissolved (Formula presented.)) rose by three orders of magnitude in parallel with the increase in pH. Dissolved As decreased by six orders of magnitude, to < 0.01 mg/L, between the processing plant and the groundwater system below the tailings complex. Dissolved sulphate plumes emanate from tailings and waste rock piles, but are diluted downstream. © 2017 The Royal Society of New Zealand
Korolevych V.Y.,CRL Energy Ltd. |
Kim S.B.,CRL Energy Ltd.
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity | Year: 2013
Concentrations of organically bound tritium (OBT) and tissue-free water tritium (TFWT, also referred to as HTO) in fruits and tubers were measured at a garden plot in the vicinity of the source of chronic airborne tritium emissions during the 2008, 2010, and 2011 growing seasons. A continuous record of HTO concentration in the air moisture was reconstructed from the continuous record of Ar-41 ambient gamma radiation, as well as from frequent measurements of air HTO by active samplers at the garden plot and Ar-41 and air HTO monitoring data from the same sector. Performed measurements were used for testing the modified Specific Activity (SA) model based on the assumption that the average air HTO during the pod-filling period provides an appropriate basis for estimating the levels of OBT present in pods, fruits and tubers. It is established that the relationship between the OBT of fruits and tubers and the average air HTO from a 15-20 day wide window centred at the peak of the pod-filling period is consistent throughout the three analysed years, and could be expressed by the fruit or tuber's OBT to air-HTO ratio of 0.93 ± 0.21. For all three years, the concentration of HTO in fruits and tubers was found to be related to levels of HTO in the air, as averaged within a 3-day pre-harvest window. The variability in the ratio of plant HTO to air HTO appears to be three times greater than that for the OBT of the fruits and tubers. It is concluded that the OBT of fruits and tubers adequately follows an empirical relationship based on the average level of air HTO from the pod-filling window, and therefore is clearly in line with the modified SA approach. © 2012.
Trumm D.,CRL Energy Ltd.
New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics | Year: 2010
Treatment of acid mine drainage can be accomplished by either active or passive treatment systems. Choice between active and passive treatment and appropriate selection of systems within each category is critical for treatment success. In general, active treatment is more commonly used at operational mines whereas passive treatment is typically considered for closed and abandoned mines. Operational mines often have limited space for remediation systems and have large and fluctuating flow rates with changing drainage chemistry as mining proceeds, factors that are addressed more easily with active than passive treatment. In the long term, passive treatment could offer more economic options than active treatment. Various flow charts have been prepared by previous researchers to help select among the passive systems but little work has been done to help select between active and passive treatment or to select appropriate active treatment systems. Furthermore, the passive treatment flow charts have often not included variables important for application to New Zealand sites: topography, climate and available land area. Very steep topography, dense and often protected vegetation, and a high-rainfall climate may result in acid mine drainage with high flow rates in locations with limited space for remediation. This paper presents flow charts specific to New Zealand which have been prepared to accommodate topography and available land area. © 2010 The Royal Society of New Zealand.
CRL Energy Ltd. | Date: 2014-08-21
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CRL Energy Ltd. | Date: 2011-08-02
Systems, methods and compositions for the production of silicon nitride nanostructures are herein disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a carbon feedstock is preprocessed, combined with a silicon feedstock and annealed in the presence of a nitrogen containing compound to produce a silicon nitride nanostructure.
CRL Energy Ltd. | Date: 2015-10-06
CRL Energy Ltd. | Date: 2015-10-06