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Demonstration Information

Technology Name: Remote Underwater Characterization System (RUCS)

Demonstration Name:Test reactor Area TRA-660 Canal | Demonstrated on: 8/25/1998
Demonstration Site: Idaho National Engineering And Environmental Lab

Demo Objective

-The major objectives were to evaluate the RUCS against the baseline technology in several areas including: -Cost effectiveness -Ability to provide a safer working environment -Enhanced capability -Limitations -To access the benefits that may be derived from using RUCS in a nuclear Facility to perform underwater visual and radiological characterization.

Demo Results

The RUCS is a mature technology that performed very well during the INEEL demonstration, and as a direct result, has since been deployed in various D&D operations. There are some very minor improvements that could be made to enhance its operation and effectiveness.

Pictures

The RUCS vehicle inspecting a control rod on The RUCS vehicle inspecting a control rod on
The RUCS vehicle in TRA-660 Canal The RUCS vehicle in TRA-660 Canal

Videos


 
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