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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Joseph R. Petrella, Jr., Michael J. D’Agostino, Mark Cropper, Jessica Guttenfelder
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 810-814
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1622989
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An electrical insulation web winding and optical inspection system has been developed to provide semiautomatic material handling and machine vision inspection of composite electromagnet coil insulation materials. Composite electrical insulation for electromagnet conductor insulation typically comprises a nonconductive woven filler (typically S-Glass), nonconductive film (typically Kapton®), and fixating resin. Prior to the subject system, the stock woven filler and film used to assemble the composite structure were inspected manually for dimensional and foreign matter presence, which did not provide 100% inspection. The subject system features a web handling reel-to-reel transfer mechanism that includes an open-loop web positional alignment device to maintain the web centerline position. A machine vision system is used to optically inspect passing web materials for dimensional defects and foreign materials. This system is capable of inspection of single web woven filler material and/or colaminated woven filler material and nonconductive film. A detected defect automatically terminates web movement, generates an alarm, and records images of the defects on a media storage device. Prototype material inspections performed by the subject machine on approximately 21 567 m (70 759 ft) of material detected 174 pieces of debris.