Remote Maintenance Development for ITER
Eisuke Tada and Kiyoshi Shibanuma
Naka Fusion Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, 2-4 Shirakata-shirane, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
Received:February 24, 1998Accepted:April 18, 1998Published:April 20, 1998
Keywords:Blanket maintenance, Vehicle manipulator, Divertor cassette maintenance, Radiation hard components, Invessel viewing, Bore tools, ITER
This paper describes the overall ITER remote maintenance design concept developed mainly for in-vessel components such as diverters and blankets, and outlines the ITER R&D program to develop remote handling equipment and radiation hard components. Reactor structures inside the ITER cryostat must be maintained remotely due to DT operation, making remote handling technology basic to reactor design. The overall maintenance scenario and design concepts have been developed, and maintenance design feasibility, including fabrication and testing of full-scale in-vessel remote maintenance handling equipment and tool, is being verified.
Cite this article as:E. Tada and K. Shibanuma, “Remote Maintenance Development for ITER,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.10 No.2, pp. 71-77, 1998.Data files: