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Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing Program
A CONTROL ROOM CONCEPT FOR REMOTE MAINTENANCE
IN HIGH RADIATION AREAS*
Margaret M. Clarke
Clarke Ambrose Incorporated
Post Office Box 23064
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-1064
John G. Kreifeldt
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
This paper summarizes the design of a control room concept for an
operator interface with remote maintenance equipment consisting of
force-reflecting manipulators, tools, hoists, cranes, cameras, and
lights. The design development involved two major activities. First,
detailed requirements were defined for foreseeable functions that will
be performed by the control room operators. Second, concepts were
developed, tested, and refined to meet these requirements.
Conceptual designs for future nuclear reprocessing facilities
require large, canyon-like process cells where high radiation levels
preclude human entry for repair or maintenance. The Remote Control
Engineering (RCE) Task of the Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing Program at
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is developing advanced remote
system technology to totally replace human presence in these remote
*Research sponsored by the Office of Spent Fuel Management and
R Reprocessing Systems, U.S. Department of Energy under contract No.
DE-AC05-840R21400 with Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.
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Clarke, M.M. & Kreifeldt, J.G. Control room concept for remote maintenance in high radiation areas, article, January 1, 1984; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1204867/m1/2/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.