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The Joint European Torus (JET) project was set up under the auspices of EURATOM in the late 1970s in order to study the feasibility of controlled nuclear fusion. The experimental device has been operating since 1983 and comprises a toroidal shaped vacuum vessel in which high temperature plasma is created and controlled. During September and October 1997 a series of experiments was performed in the JET machine using a deuterium-tritium (D-T) mixture, the fuel to be used in future fusion reactors. This has resulted in an activation of the torus to a level which prevents extended manual interventions for about one year. In 1994 a new requirement for a major modification to the JET torus using only remote handling methods was defined and, although a significant departure from the original requirements, the adaptability of the original remote handling system has allowed it to be applied to this new task with minimum modification. This paper described the preparations for this first fully remote handling shutdown for JET.

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Authors: ROLFE A C ET AL, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(98)15 EN (1998) 10pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199810659 / Last updated on: 1998-05-26
Original language: en
Available languages: en