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ADAPTATION OF ABRASIVE WATER JET TO CUTTING OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS.

Objective

HIGH-PRESSURE WATER CUTTING WITH AND WITHOUT ABRASIVES HAS BEEN CURRENTLY USED FOR SOME TIME FOR THE MANUFACTURING AND CUTTING OF NON-RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, ESPECIALLY FOR SOFT MATERIALS AND FOR CONCRETE.
THE PRESENT WORK AIMS AT ADAPTING THE ABOVE TECHNIQUE TO THE DISMANTLING OF NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE SPECIFIC SITUATION: WORKING WITH RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS AND THE NEED TO TREAT THE SECONDARY WASTE PRODUCED DURING CUTTING OF METAL AND CONCRETE.
THE MAIN TARGETS ARE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNIQUE FOR REMOTE HANDLING AND MAINTENANCE, AS WELL AS THE DETERMINATION OF THE TYPE AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE EFFLUENTS ARISING BY THE CUTTING OF METALLIC AND CONCRETE SAMPLES.
THIS WORK WILL BE EXECUTED IN CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

B.1.- DETAILED DEFINITION OF THE TEST PARAMETERS AND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEST FACILITY.

B.2.- TESTS ON STANDARD EQUIPMENT AND OPERATOR FORMATION.

B.3.- DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF COMPONENTS FOR REMOTE OPERATION

B.4.- DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF COMPONENTS FOR REMOTE MAINTENANCE.

B.5.- TESTING OF NEW COMPONENTS AND EXECUTION OF REMOTE HANDLING TESTS WITH THE MANIPULATOR.

B.6.- MEASUREMENTS OF EFFLUENTS PRODUCED DURING THE CUTTING OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS IN THE AIR WITH OPTIMISED PARAMETERS.

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Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
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Centre d'Études Nucléaires de la Vallée du Rhône Cité de Marcoule
30205 Bagnols-sur-Cèze
France

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