Robotics and Remote Handling in Nuclear Decommissioning

Robotics and Remote Handling in Nuclear Decommissioning
Author: Mark Noakes
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 0128159359
ISBN 13: 9780128159354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics and Remote Handling in Nuclear Decommissioning Book Review:

Robotics and Remote Handling in Nuclear Decommissioning is an essential guide to the various robotic and remote system tools available to complete decommissioning tasks that cannot be completed by human workers hands-on due to ALARA constraints. The book provides readers with a guide to what has worked in the past for given types of decommissioning tasks based on broad community experience. It also examines leading-edge developments in research which are expected to be highly useful to those developing new technologies. Chapters in the first section of the book set the scene by introducing the topic and reviewing its history. Part 2 then focuses on available technologies, from long handle tooling to remote cranes, mobile platforms and telerobotics. A series of case studies then address lessons learned in real world nuclear decommissioning operations. The final chapters review the regulatory environment and its implications. The book will be a valuable reference for engineers and managers in the nuclear industry, technology developers, researchers and graduate students with an interest in applied robotics and nuclear decommissioning. Uses case studies to illustrate key lessons learned from past clean-ups Provides examples that identify the limits of what can be done with current technology and within current regulatory frameworks around the world Discusses technology needs for further development then goes on to identify current research in robotics that others may leverage to their advantage

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments
Author: Hüseyin Canbolat
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN 10: 9535136798
ISBN 13: 9789535136798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments Book Review:

Robots are used in industry, rescue missions, military operations, and subwater missions. Their use in hazardous environments is crucial in terms of occupational safety of workers and the health of rescue and military operations. This book presents several hazardous environment operations and safe operations of robots interacting with people in the context of occupational health and safety.

Towards Advanced Robotic Manipulations for Nuclear Decommissioning

Towards Advanced Robotic Manipulations for Nuclear Decommissioning
Author: Naresh Marturi
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154199335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Advanced Robotic Manipulations for Nuclear Decommissioning Book Review:

Despite enormous remote handling requirements, remarkably very few robots are being used by the nuclear industry. Most of the remote handling tasks are still performed manually, using conventional mechanical master-slave devices. The few robotic manipulators deployed are directly tele-operated in rudimentary ways, with almost no autonomy or even a pre-programmed motion. In addition, majority of these robots are under-sensored (id est with no proprioception), which prevents them to use for automatic tasks. In this context, primarily this chapter discusses the human operator performance in accomplishing heavy-duty remote handling tasks in hazardous environments such as nuclear decommissioning. Multiple factors are evaluated to analyse the human operators' performance and workload. Also, direct human tele-operation is compared against human-supervised semi-autonomous control exploiting computer vision. Secondarily, a vision-guided solution towards enabling advanced control and automating the under-sensored robots is presented. Maintaining the coherence with real nuclear scenario, the experiments are conducted in the lab environment and results are discussed.

Nuclear Decommissioning

Nuclear Decommissioning
Author: Michele Laraia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 856
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 0857095331
ISBN 13: 9780857095336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Decommissioning Book Review:

Once a nuclear installation has reached the end of its safe and economical operational lifetime, the need for its decommissioning arises. Different strategies can be employed for nuclear decommissioning, based on the evaluation of particular hazards and their attendant risks, as well as on the analysis of costs of clean-up and waste management. This allows for decommissioning either soon after permanent shutdown, or perhaps a long time later, the latter course allowing for radioactivity levels to drop in any activated or contaminated components. It is crucial for clear processes and best practices to be applied in decommissioning such installations and sites, particular where any significant health and environmental risks exist. This book critically reviews the nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities. Part one focuses on the fundamental planning issues in starting a nuclear decommissioning process, from principles and safety regulations, to financing and project management. Part two covers the execution phase of nuclear decommissioning projects, detailing processes and technologies such as dismantling, decontamination, and radioactive waste management, as well as environmental remediation, site clearance and reuse. Finally, part three details international experience in the decommissioning of nuclear applications, including the main nuclear reactor types and nuclear fuel cycle facilities, as well as small nuclear facilities and legacy nuclear waste sites. Critically reviews nuclear decommissioning processes and technologies applicable to nuclear power plants and other civilian nuclear facilities Discusses the fundamental planning issues in starting a nuclear decommissioning process Considers the execution phase of nuclear decommissioning projects, including dismantling, decontamination, and radioactive waste management, as well as environmental remediation, site clearance and reuse

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments
Author: Hüseyin Canbolat
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN 10: 9535136798
ISBN 13: 9789535136798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robots Operating in Hazardous Environments Book Review:

Robots are used in industry, rescue missions, military operations, and subwater missions. Their use in hazardous environments is crucial in terms of occupational safety of workers and the health of rescue and military operations. This book presents several hazardous environment operations and safe operations of robots interacting with people in the context of occupational health and safety.

Intelligent Systems and Applications

Intelligent Systems and Applications
Author: Kohei Arai,Supriya Kapoor,Rahul Bhatia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1292
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 3030010570
ISBN 13: 9783030010577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Systems and Applications Book Review:

Gathering the Proceedings of the 2018 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys 2018), this book offers a remarkable collection of chapters covering a wide range of topics in intelligent systems and computing, and their real-world applications. The Conference attracted a total of 568 submissions from pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. These submissions underwent a double-blind peer review process, after which 194 (including 13 poster papers) were selected to be included in these proceedings. As intelligent systems continue to replace and sometimes outperform human intelligence in decision-making processes, they have made it possible to tackle many problems more effectively. This branching out of computational intelligence in several directions, and the use of intelligent systems in everyday applications, have created the need for such an international conference, which serves as a venue for reporting on cutting-edge innovations and developments. This book collects both theory and application-based chapters on all aspects of artificial intelligence, from classical to intelligent scope. Readers are sure to find the book both interesting and valuable, as it presents state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problems, along with a vision of future research directions.

Reinventing Mechatronics

Reinventing Mechatronics
Author: Xiu-Tian Yan,David Bradley,David Russell,Philip Moore
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 3030291316
ISBN 13: 9783030291310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Mechatronics Book Review:

This book presents the latest research on mechatronic systems engineering. By bringing together the most important papers from the 2018 Mechatronics Forum Conference ‘Reinventing Mechatronics,’ it outlines key trends in research and applications that will define mechatronics for the next 50 years. Mechatronics was established as an engineering discipline over 50 years ago, as the integration of electronics and information technology with mechanical design. Given major technological advances and the growth of systems-level concepts such as Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, along with Cloud Technologies and Big Data, it’s now high time to reconsider the role of mechatronics, particularly within engineering design. Past and ongoing technological changes are impacting how systems are designed and configured in ways that could never have been envisaged when the field of mechatronics was first introduced.

Application of Remotely Operated Handling Equipment in the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities

Application of Remotely Operated Handling Equipment in the Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105008587839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation

Nuclear Decommissioning  Waste Management  and Environmental Site Remediation
Author: Colin Bayliss,Kevin Langley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2003-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080537788
ISBN 13: 0080537782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Decommissioning Waste Management and Environmental Site Remediation Book Review:

Decommissioning nuclear facilities is a relatively new field, which has developed rapidly in the last ten years. It involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. The wastes arising from decommissioning are hazardous and have to be stored or disposed of safely in order to protect the environment and future generations. Nuclear decommissioning work must be carried out to the highest possible standards to protect workers, the general public and the environment. This book describes the techniques used for dismantling redundant nuclear facilities, the safe storage of radioactive wastes and the restoration of nuclear licensed sites. * Describes the techniques used for dismantling nuclear facilities, safe storage of radioactive wastes, and the restoration of nuclear licensed facilities. * Provides the reader with decommissioning experience accumulated over 15 years by UKAEA. * Contains valuable information to personnel new to decommissioning and waste management.

Proceedings of the Robotics and Remote Handling in Hostile Environments National Topical Meeting

Proceedings of the Robotics and Remote Handling in Hostile Environments National Topical Meeting
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Amer Nuclear Society
Total Pages: 469
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004499227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Remote Technology Applications in Spent Fuel Management

Remote Technology Applications in Spent Fuel Management
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: IAEA
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061021179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Technology Applications in Spent Fuel Management Book Review:

Based on a series of consultations between 1998 - 2000 and augmented by information from related literature, this publication provides an overview of remote technology applications to spent fuel management. It is in three main sections, the first is the overview, the second concerns methodology for applications and the last looks at the technical horizons.

Robot Manipulator Control

Robot Manipulator Control
Author: Frank L. Lewis,Darren M. Dawson,Chaouki T. Abdallah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 638
Release: 2003-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780203026953
ISBN 13: 0203026950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Manipulator Control Book Review:

Robot Manipulator Control offers a complete survey of control systems for serial-link robot arms and acknowledges how robotic device performance hinges upon a well-developed control system. Containing over 750 essential equations, this thoroughly up-to-date Second Edition, the book explicates theoretical and mathematical requisites for controls design and summarizes current techniques in computer simulation and implementation of controllers. It also addresses procedures and issues in computed-torque, robust, adaptive, neural network, and force control. New chapters relay practical information on commercial robot manipulators and devices and cutting-edge methods in neural network control.

Technical Reports Series

Technical Reports Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433073430229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822008328163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations

Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations
Author: K. Pflugrad,R. Bisci
Publsiher: European Communities
Total Pages: 635
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004083671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power
Author: Reinhard Haas,Lutz Mez,Amela Ajanovic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3658259876
ISBN 13: 9783658259877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power Book Review:

This open access book discusses the eroding economics of nuclear power for electricity generation as well as technical, legal, and political acceptance issues. The use of nuclear power for electricity generation is still a heavily disputed issue. Aside from technical risks, safety issues, and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, the economic performance is currently a major barrier. In recent years, the costs have skyrocketed especially in the European countries and North America. At the same time, the costs of alternatives such as photovoltaics and wind power have significantly decreased. Contents History and Current Status of the World Nuclear Industry The Dramatic Decrease of the Economics of Nuclear Power Nuclear Policy in the EU The Legacy of Csernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Plants Alternatives: Heading Towards Sustainable Electricity Systems Target Groups Researchers and students in the fields of political, economic and technical sciences Energy (policy) experts, nuclear energy experts and practitioners, economists, engineers, consultants, civil society organizations The Editors Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haas is University Professor of energy economics at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives at Technische Universität Wien, Austria. PD Dr. Lutz Mez is Associate Professor at the Department for Political and Social Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. PD Dr. Amela Ajanovic is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives at Technische Universität Wien, Austria.--

Advanced Robotics

Advanced Robotics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105016787322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the ANS Seventh Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems

Proceedings of the ANS Seventh Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000043131310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decommissioning of Research Reactors

Decommissioning of Research Reactors
Author: M. Laraia,International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: IAEA
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064782181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decommissioning of Research Reactors Book Review:

Taking into consideration the work done to date on research reactor decommissioning, it is timely to provide an up to date basis for ongoing and intended activities in this field. This report reviews, from a historical perspective, decommissioning projects completed in recent years or under way, and assesses progress as well as open and new issues. It is meant to facilitate timely, safe and efficient completion of decommissioning projects for research reactors by highlighting technologies, and planning or management methodologies, and suggesting ways to overcome expected issues. The report includes a CD-ROM providing details of several hundred research reactor decommissioning projects.

Nuclear Engineering International

Nuclear Engineering International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822005489307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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