Development of Standard Components for Remote Handling
Kou Taguchi, Satoshi Kakudate, Masataka Nakahira and Akira Ito
Naka Fusion Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, 2-4 Shirakata-shirone, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
The core of Fusion Experimental Reactor consists of various components such as superconducting magnets and forced-cooled in-vessel components, which are remotely maintained due to intense of gamma radiation. Mechanical connectors such as cooling pipe connections, insulation joints and electrical connectors are commonly used for maintenance of these components and have to be standardized in terms of remote handling. This paper describes these mechanical connectors developed as the standard component compatible with remote handling and tolerable for radiation.