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Title: The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium

Abstract

The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Plasma Physics Laboratory of Princeton University (PPPL) was the first fusion reactor fueled by a mixture of deuterium and tritium (D-T) to be decommissioned in the world. The decommissioning was performed over a period of three years and was completed safely, on schedule, and under budget. Provided is an overview of the project and detail of various factors which led to the success of the project. Discussion will cover management of the project, engineering planning before the project started and during the field work as it was being performed, training of workers in the field, the novel adaptation of tools from other industry, and the development of an innovative process for the use of diamond wire to segment the activated/contaminated vacuum vessel. The success of the TFTR decommissioning provides a viable model for the decommissioning of D-T burning fusion devices in the future.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., NJ (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
820120
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3896
TRN: US0305707
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; DECOMMISSIONING; DEUTERIUM; DIAMONDS; MANAGEMENT; MIXTURES; PHYSICS; PLANNING; PLASMA; TFTR TOKAMAK; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TRAINING; TRITIUM; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; TOKAMAKS, TFTR

Citation Formats

Gentile, Charles A, Perry, Erik, Rule, Keith, Williams, Michael, Parsells, Robert, Viola, Michael, and Chrzanowski, James. The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/820120.
Gentile, Charles A, Perry, Erik, Rule, Keith, Williams, Michael, Parsells, Robert, Viola, Michael, & Chrzanowski, James. The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium. United States. doi:10.2172/820120.
Gentile, Charles A, Perry, Erik, Rule, Keith, Williams, Michael, Parsells, Robert, Viola, Michael, and Chrzanowski, James. Tue . "The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium". United States. doi:10.2172/820120. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/820120.
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title = {The First Decommissioning of a Fusion Reactor Fueled by Deuterium-Tritium},
author = {Gentile, Charles A and Perry, Erik and Rule, Keith and Williams, Michael and Parsells, Robert and Viola, Michael and Chrzanowski, James},
abstractNote = {The Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) at the Plasma Physics Laboratory of Princeton University (PPPL) was the first fusion reactor fueled by a mixture of deuterium and tritium (D-T) to be decommissioned in the world. The decommissioning was performed over a period of three years and was completed safely, on schedule, and under budget. Provided is an overview of the project and detail of various factors which led to the success of the project. Discussion will cover management of the project, engineering planning before the project started and during the field work as it was being performed, training of workers in the field, the novel adaptation of tools from other industry, and the development of an innovative process for the use of diamond wire to segment the activated/contaminated vacuum vessel. The success of the TFTR decommissioning provides a viable model for the decommissioning of D-T burning fusion devices in the future.},
doi = {10.2172/820120},
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