EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 8, 2022
Euratom Research and Training in 2022: the Awards collection
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Part 2: Radioactive waste management|
|Published online||23 September 2022|
ROBBE – Robot-aided processing of assemblies during the dismantling of nuclear power plants
Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstr. 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
2 RWE Nuclear GmbH, RWE Platz 2, 45141 Essen, Germany
3 TSE-Wassmann, Wilhelm-Brökelmann-Str. 2b, 58675 Hemer, Germany
4 Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 16c, 8010 Graz, Austria
5 TU Darmstadt, Fraunhoferstr. 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
* e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Accepted: 20 July 2022
Published online: 23 September 2022
For a successful decommissioning and dismantling of an NPP (Nuclear Power Plant), correct and controlled processing of all components is necessary, whereby a large part of the work relates to coated (mainly painted) steel components, which make up a significant proportion of the total inventory of the power plant to be processed. The contamination of these components is reduced by removing the surface coating using UHP (Ultra-High-Pressure) water jet blasting technology. Thus, the decontaminated material is released to be recycled conventionally after receiving clearance in accordance with Chap. 3 StrlSchV (German Federal Law Gazette 2018 No. 41: StrlSchV, 2018). The manual processing of these individual parts is cost-intensive, so that an autonomous, automated solution is more economical while increasing throughput at repeatable high quality. ROBBE aims at implementing a robot-assisted, automated and autonomous decoating procedure of component groups using UHP water jet blasting technology and implements it ata German NPP in Biblis on an industrial, productive scale.
© P. Santos et al., Published by EDP Sciences, 2022
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