Drum opener commercialisation offer, USA (Deadline 26 August 2010)

5 August 2010

Engineers at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have developed a new device and process to safely and efficiently remove the lid closures of open-head steel drums. Open-head drums typically have curved lid seals with ring closures that are difficult to remove, especially when exposed to long-term storage and exposure to outdoor conditions where rust may be a factor. This device has been successfully developed, tested, patented and currently in use at the Savannah River Site. For detailed information and a video demonstration go to http://srnl.doe.gov/tech_transfer/tech_briefs.htm.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS), Management and Operations Contract for the Savannah River Site (SRS) for the Department of Energy, solicits expressions of interest from companies wishing to license new technologies.

Any company interested in licensing this patented device must respond with a letter of interest (may be submitted by email) no later that 30 days from the publication date of this Notice summarizing the company’s business and technical expertise and motivation for pursuing this opportunity.

Qualified companies will be provided with further information on the technology. Questions and expressions of interest may be addressed to the Point of Contact identified in this Notice. This is not a procurement; it is a request for parties interested in licensing this technology for manufacture and sale only.


Eric M. Frickey, telephone (803) 725-0406, fax: (803) 725-4988, email: eric.frickey@srnl.doe.gov or address: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, Building 773-41A, Room #239, Aiken, SC 29808.

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