The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-DEMO Oriented Neutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) consists of complex systems and massive components that need to be on site assembled and maintained. For several of them it is required to perform maintenance, inspection and monitoring tasks over many years in a hostile environment and in efficient, safe and reliable manner. The maintenance of IFMIF-DONES’ systems and components, located mainly in the Test Systems (TS), in the Lithium Systems (LS) and in the Accelerator Systems (AS), is classified as a Remote Handling (RH) Class 1st activity and as such is considered a crucial and essential activity whose success will strictly depend on the IFMIF-DONES RH capability. According to this, a Remote Handling System (RHS) for IFMIF-DONES, which comprises the whole set of Remote Handling Equipment and tooling for the execution of maintenance tasks, has been designed. A wide range of technologies is involved: special cranes, manipulator arms, lift interface frames, special cameras, control systems and virtual reality. In this paper an overview on status of the design of the main robotic systems and tooling of the RHS of IFMIF-DONES, including design requirements, functions and maintenance tasks to be performed, is given.

The remote handling system of IFMIF-DONES

Micciche G.;Bernardi D.;Lorenzelli L.;
2019

Abstract

The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-DEMO Oriented Neutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) consists of complex systems and massive components that need to be on site assembled and maintained. For several of them it is required to perform maintenance, inspection and monitoring tasks over many years in a hostile environment and in efficient, safe and reliable manner. The maintenance of IFMIF-DONES’ systems and components, located mainly in the Test Systems (TS), in the Lithium Systems (LS) and in the Accelerator Systems (AS), is classified as a Remote Handling (RH) Class 1st activity and as such is considered a crucial and essential activity whose success will strictly depend on the IFMIF-DONES RH capability. According to this, a Remote Handling System (RHS) for IFMIF-DONES, which comprises the whole set of Remote Handling Equipment and tooling for the execution of maintenance tasks, has been designed. A wide range of technologies is involved: special cranes, manipulator arms, lift interface frames, special cameras, control systems and virtual reality. In this paper an overview on status of the design of the main robotic systems and tooling of the RHS of IFMIF-DONES, including design requirements, functions and maintenance tasks to be performed, is given.
IFMIF-DONES; Maintenance; Remote handling maintenance
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