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JRM Vol.10 No.2 pp. 71-77
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1998.p0071
(1998)

Paper:

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, 1998
Accepted:
April 18. 1998
Published:
April 20, 1998
Keywords:
Blanket maintenance, Vehicle manipulator, Divertor cassette maintenance, Radiation hard components, Invessel viewing, Bore tools, ITER
Abstract

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:
Eisuke Tada and Kiyoshi Shibanuma, “Remote Maintenance Development for ITER,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.10, No.2, pp. 71-77, 1998.
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