Remote assembly and maintenance of fusion reactors
This paper presents the state of the art in the field of remote assembly and maintenance, including system analysis design and operation for controlled fusion devices such as JET, and the future NET and ITER reactors. The operational constraints of fusion reactors with respect to temperature, radiation dose rates and cumulative dose are considered in relation to design requirements. Concepts such as articulated boom, in-vessel vehicle and blanket handling device are presented. A close relationship between computer simulations and experimental validation is necessary to ensure reliability in operation. Mockups and prototypes, in reduced and full scale, illustrate the progress in remote operations for fusion reactors. The developments achieved at the Institute for System Engineering and Informatics of the JRC, in the field of remote blanket maintenance, reliability assessment of RH systems and remote cut and welding of lips joints, are considered.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 11th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMIRT 11), Tokyo (JP), August 18-23, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36244 ORA
Record Number: 199110810 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en