Improving underwater thermal cutting techniques and associated remote-control systemsFunded under: EAEC-FUSION 12C
This study is chiefly focused on cutting tests made on thick steel plates by means of four different thermal tools: the plasma torch, the plasma saw, contact arc metal cutting, and the consumable electrode. The tests were performed on non-radioactive samples (stainless steel plates, models representing reactor parts) with a maximum thickness of 200 mm, and on radioactive parts from the G2 reactor at Marcoule. Comparative measurements were made on the secondary emissions (solid wastes, gases) in the Pegase facility at the Cadarache research centre. A further investigation was carried out for the radioactive parts to determine the distribution of Co-60 in the solid wastes. The tool holder and manipulator were equipped with a sensor-controlled automatic drive system.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16607 EN (1995) 96 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5084-1
Record Number: 199511619 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en