Investigation of specific applications of laser cutting for dismantling of nuclear power plants
The aim of this work is to identify important factors for the evaluation of laser beam applications in dismantling nuclear power plants. The main topics of the research have been: (i) study and definition of the relevant basic parameters ruling the aerosol generation rate and behaviour in terms of physical and chemical characteristics. This work has been performed in a facility specifically designed for aerosol measurements and equipped with a 2kW laser source; (ii) study of the feasibility of local abatement of the aerosols produced and of the pressure drop in the HEPA filters; (iii) study of long-distance transmission of the laser beam power performed with a 5kW laser source with an evaluation of the power loss and beam characteristic modifications; (iv) study of laser beam technique application for dismantling the Garigliano power plant steam drum in order to better demonstrate the feasibility of the use of this technique.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12947 EN (1990) 132 pp., FS, ECU 11.25
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1687-8
Record Number: 199011365 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en