Handle Poles - The Next Generation
We are looking at a new generation of long handle pole for use in the nuclear community. Although we feel we are pretty good at designing tools, we wanted to get some feedback from those of you that work with them for a living. And those of you that work around them. We need input not just from technicians, but the RP/HP's and the Decon folks.
We already know how much fun it is for an RP to have a technician bring a pole out of the fuel pool or reactor cavity and watch it trail pool water as it crosses over the floor. How about those air hoses that are neatly duct taped every six-inches to the side of the pole? And when a pole dries off it is nice and clean and ready to free release, right?
So here's what we are looking for. E-mail us with your likes and dislikes of long handle pole work. Let us know what point of view you are taking (i.e. Tech, RP, Decon, other). Let us know the application (wet or dry work, cutting, gripping, hand held or crane, etc.). Some questions are listed below that we would like you to answer. We also want to hear about things we didn't ask about that you think are important.
cut-n-paste the questions than add your answers in an E-mail.
you rather have air hoses (like when using a gripper) inside the pole
or outside? Outside is certainly much faster but then you have the risk
of tangling. Also the problem with wiping down the pole, plus the hoses
as you pull it out of the water.