|Completely enclosed (for contamination
control), the primary hoist at WIPP is a modern friction hoist with rope
guides (uses a balanced counterweight and tail ropes). With a 45-ton capacity, it was the largest friction hoist in the world when it
was built in 1986.
- Hoist cage footprint: 2.87m wide x 4.67m long
- Hoist cage height: 2.87m wide x 7.46m high
height to the waste hoist cage is limited by a high-bay door at 4.14m high*
- Nominal configuration is 2-cage (over/under), with
bottom (equipment) cage interior height of 4.52m
|* Taller items can
be handled, depending on actual envelope dimensions and rigging
limitations. The total hoist cage height of 7.46m can be used if the
object(s) can be moved through the high-bay doors and then assembled
on the cage.
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