Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd. (a member of IRID) and Hitachi Ltd. announced the development of two types of transformer robots that can modify their posture or shape in water or in narrow spaces surrounded by obstacles. These robots will advance to demonstration testing for IRID’s R&D projects, which has following main aims, namely “Inspection of leaking locations of the PCV” and “Investigating the inside of reactor containment vessels. This project is partially funded by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
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- Investigation Inside PCV / Development of a Device to Investigate inside PCV of Fukushima Daiichi NPS Unit 2 [Development by Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation] (December 22, 2017)
- Full-scale Test for Repair Technology for Leakage Points inside the Primary Containment Vessel: Reinforcement of Suppression Chamber Support Columns [IRID / Hitachi GE Nuclear Energy] (July 31, 2017)
- Full-scale testing of PCV Leakage Point Repairing Technology : Full-scale testing of Water Stoppage Technology by Filling in Suppression Chamber (S/C) [IRID / TOSHIBA] (June 24, 2017)
- Development of technology for criticality control in fuel debris retrieval: Development of “critical approach monitoring method” using Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA) (June 21, 2017)
- Investigation inside Primary Containment Vessel (PCV): Development of Submersible Crawling Robot to Survey inside PCV of Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 [Development by TOSHIBA] (June 15, 2017)