The ITER EC H&CD upper launcher: Analysis of remote handling compatibility

TitleThe ITER EC H&CD upper launcher: Analysis of remote handling compatibility
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsD.MS Ronden, M. de Baar, R. Chavan, B.SQ Elzendoorn, T. Goodman, C.JM Heernskerk, M.A Henderson, J.F Koning, G. Saibene, P. Spaeh, D. Strauss
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume86
Issue6-8
Number6-8
Pagination963-966
Date PublishedOct
Type of ArticleArticle; Proceedings Paper
ISBN Number0920-3796
KeywordsECH, ITER, Remote handling, Upper port launcher
Abstract

The present design of the ECH (Electron Cyclotron Heating) upper port launcher has been evaluated in light of the ITER remote handling (RH) requirements. Changes to the launcher design associated with the accessibility, maintainability and manageability of replaceable components are presented. Captive bolts were placed along the flange of the Blanket Shielding Module (BSM). A hinge mechanism was integrated to simplify the (dis-)mounting of the BSM and a frame with incorporated cooling and actuation lines was suggested for simplified mounting and replacement of the steerable mirrors. Rotating the upper port plug upside-down improves maintenance access and component handling. Tools are proposed for manipulation of the port plug and its sub-components. The RH compatibility analysis can improve a design. Early consideration of RH requirements and implementation of necessary features is therefore vital. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.fusengdes.2011.02.027
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Alternate TitleFusion Eng. Des.

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