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In-Vessel Maintenance Concepts for Tokamak Fusion Reactors

J. D. Berger, V. P. Kelly, J. A. Yount

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 4 / Number 2P2 / September 1983 / Pages 230-233

Operations and Maintenance /

Concepts for rail-mounted and guided in-vessel handling machines (IVM) for remote maintenance inside tokamak fusion reactors are described. The IVM designs are based on concepts for tethered remotely operated vehicles and feature the use of multiple manipulator arms for remote handling and remote-controlled TV cameras for remote viewing. The concepts include IVMs for both single or dual rail systems located in the top or bottom of the. reactor vessel.

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