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Abstract

In the field of decommissioning of nuclear installations the main applications are: - survey and monitoring (visual inspection of rooms and components, position measurements, radiation field measurements, weld inspection, etc.); - decontamination (vacuum cleaning, cleaning with aqueous solutions, by water lance, blasting, electropolishing or flame scarfing); - dismantling (cutting of metal tubes and plates by mechanical or thermal methods, drilling of holes, cutting of concrete by mechanical or thermal methods); - transport, treatment and conditioning of resulting waste. A survey has shown that most of the required techniques exist with the exception of advanced control, where important developments are needed to achieve the desired levels of system autonomy. Future development, which will be supported by the cost- sharing research programme on "Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations (1984 - 1988)" is mainly needed regarding control aspects, although research and manipulator kinematics and dynamics, power supply, information transmission systems and ergonomic design have to be undertaken too.

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Authors: SCHALLER K H CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: SEMINAR ON REMOTE HANDLING FOR NUCLEAR CYCLE FACILITIES, HARWELL (UK), OCT. 2-5, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31703 ORA
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