The Recovery Act-funded upgrades to eight Hanford valve pits are now complete, improving safety and operations in the tank farms.
In three pits, workers completely replaced deteriorating equipment in the pits with new rigid-pipe jumpers to help ensure a leak-free transfer of waste between tanks. The upgrades, which improve conduct of operations and equipment reliability, are vital to 242-A Evaporator campaigns, single-shell tank retrievals, double-shell tank to double-shell tank transfers, and waste feed delivery to the Waste Treatment Plant.
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June 5, 2014
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