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The Joint European Torus (JET) experiment requires that a major torus system be replaced using only remote handling methods during early 1998. The JET remote handling system originally envisaged for one-off repair and maintenance type tasks adopted the philosophy of man-in-the-loop teleoperation in order to ensure maximum flexibility of approach for a task definition which could not be accurately predicted at the beginning of the Fusion experiment. It has been this teleoperation type of approach which has facilitated the preparation for the new modification type task with minimum cost and time. Preparations for the fully remote replacement of the JET divertor system are now complete and a system comprising equipment, procedures and staff is ready for this first remote handling shutdown of JET. The preparations have included contingencies for the possibility of remote handling equipment or JET component failures during the shutdown and the equipment necessary to ensure recovery from the worst case situations envisaged are in place. The adaptability of the JET Remote Handling system has been demonstrated by the preparation and incorporation into the shutdown plan of two additional tasks identified as late as only one month before the start of the shutdown.

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Authors: ROLFE A C ET AL, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(98)16 EN (1998) 8pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
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