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Title: Decommissioning of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor

Abstract

The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory was operated from 1982 until 1997. The last several years included operations with mixtures of deuterium and tritium. In September 2002, the three year Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project for TFTR was successfully completed. The need to deal with tritium contamination as well as activated materials led to the adaptation of many techniques from the maintenance work during TFTR operations to the D&D effort. In addition, techniques from the decommissioning of fission reactors were adapted to the D&D of TFTR and several new technologies, most notably the development of a diamond wire cutting process for complex metal structures, were developed. These techniques, along with a project management system that closely linked the field crews to the engineering staff who developed the techniques and procedures via a Work Control Center, resulted in a project that was completed safely, on time, and well below budget.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
820119
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3895
TRN: US0305706
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Oct 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CONTAMINATION; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; DEUTERIUM; DIAMONDS; FISSION; MAINTENANCE; MIXTURES; PHYSICS; PLASMA; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; TFTR TOKAMAK; TRITIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TOKAMAKS, TFTR

Citation Formats

E. Perry, J. Chrzanowski, C. Gentile, R. Parsells, K. Rule, R. Strykowsky, and M. Viola. Decommissioning of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/820119.
E. Perry, J. Chrzanowski, C. Gentile, R. Parsells, K. Rule, R. Strykowsky, & M. Viola. Decommissioning of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor. United States. doi:10.2172/820119.
E. Perry, J. Chrzanowski, C. Gentile, R. Parsells, K. Rule, R. Strykowsky, and M. Viola. Tue . "Decommissioning of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor". United States. doi:10.2172/820119. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/820119.
@article{osti_820119,
title = {Decommissioning of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor},
author = {E. Perry and J. Chrzanowski and C. Gentile and R. Parsells and K. Rule and R. Strykowsky and M. Viola},
abstractNote = {The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory was operated from 1982 until 1997. The last several years included operations with mixtures of deuterium and tritium. In September 2002, the three year Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project for TFTR was successfully completed. The need to deal with tritium contamination as well as activated materials led to the adaptation of many techniques from the maintenance work during TFTR operations to the D&D effort. In addition, techniques from the decommissioning of fission reactors were adapted to the D&D of TFTR and several new technologies, most notably the development of a diamond wire cutting process for complex metal structures, were developed. These techniques, along with a project management system that closely linked the field crews to the engineering staff who developed the techniques and procedures via a Work Control Center, resulted in a project that was completed safely, on time, and well below budget.},
doi = {10.2172/820119},
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