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A Failure investigation of the beam collimator system in the J-PARC 3 GeV rapid cycling synchrotron

Okabe, Kota; Yamamoto, Kazami; Kamiya, Junichiro; Takayanagi, Tomohiro; Yamamoto, Masanobu; Yoshimoto, Masahiro; Takeda, Osamu*; Horino, Koki*; Ueno, Tomoaki*; Yanagibashi, Toru*; et al.

Proceedings of 14th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan (Internet), p.853 - 857, 2017/12

The most important issue is to reduce the uncontrolled beam loss in the high intensity hadron accelerator such as J-PARC proton accelerators. The J-PARC 3 GeV Synchrotron (RCS) has a collimator system which narrows a high intensity beam in the RCS. After startup of RCS in 2007, the collimator system of the RCS worked well. However, in April 2016, vacuum leakage at the collimator system occurred during the maintenance operation. To investigate a cause of the failure, we took apart iron shields of the collimator reducing exposed dose of operators. As a result of inspection, we succeeded to identify the cause of the vacuum leakage failure. In this presentation, we report the failure investigation of the beam collimator system in the RCS.

JAEA Reports

Development of $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn analytical methods for radioactive waste from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Aono, Ryuji; Sato, Yoshiyuki; Shimada, Asako; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Technology 2017-025, 32 Pages, 2017/11

JAEA-Technology-2017-025.pdf:1.45MB

We have developed analytical methods for $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn, which are considered important in terms of the safety assessment of radioactive waste disposal. The methods are specialized for the wastes left after Fukushima accident. As the main analytical sample, we assumed accumulated water / treated water collected at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. As for $$^{93}$$Zr, $$^{93}$$Mo, $$^{107}$$Pd and $$^{126}$$Sn contained in this accumulated water / treated water, we have worked on the development of separation and purification method of target nuclide and improvement of recovery, and summarized these results in this report.

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New precise measurement of muonium hyperfine structure interval at J-PARC

Ueno, Yasuhiro*; Aoki, Masaharu*; Fukao, Yoshinori*; Higashi, Yoshitaka*; Higuchi, Takashi*; Iinuma, Hiromi*; Ikedo, Yutaka*; Ishida, Keiichi*; Ito, Takashi; Iwasaki, Masahiko*; et al.

Hyperfine Interactions, 238(1), p.14_1 - 14_6, 2017/11

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:12.61

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Radiochemical analysis of rubble collected from around and inside reactor buildings at Units 1 to 4 in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Sato, Yoshiyuki; Aono, Ryuji; Konda, Miki; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

Proceedings of 54th Annual Meeting of Hot Laboratories and Remote Handling (HOTLAB 2017) (Internet), 13 Pages, 2017/00

no abstracts in English

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Radiochemical analysis of rubble collected from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Sato, Yoshiyuki; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Kameo, Yutaka

Hoken Butsuri, 51(4), p.209 - 217, 2016/12

A large amount of contaminated rubbles were generated by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (F1NPS). For safe decommissioning of F1NPS, it is important to evaluate the composition and concentration of radionuclides in the rubbles. In this paper, to characterize the rubbles collected at F1NPS in Unit-1, Unit-2 and Unit-3, radiochemical analysis was operated. As a result of radiochemical analysis, $$gamma$$-ray-emitting nuclides $$^{60}$$Co, $$^{137}$$Cs and $$^{152,154}$$Eu, $$beta$$-ray-emitting nuclides $$^{3}$$H, $$^{14}$$C, $$^{90}$$Sr and $$^{99}$$Tc, and $$alpha$$-particle-emitting nuclides $$^{238,239+240}$$Pu, $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{244}$$Cm were detected. In contrast, $$^{94}$$Nb and $$^{152}$$Eu concentrations were below the detection limit. Measured radioactive concentrations implied that $$^{3}$$H, $$^{14}$$C, $$^{60}$$Co and $$^{90}$$Sr concentrations depended on $$^{137}$$Cs concentration respectively. This analysis was characterized the radioactivity concentrations of the rubbles.

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New muonium HFS measurements at J-PARC/MUSE

Strasser, P.*; Aoki, Masaharu*; Fukao, Yoshinori*; Higashi, Yoshitaka*; Higuchi, Takashi*; Iinuma, Hiromi*; Ikedo, Yutaka*; Ishida, Keiichi*; Ito, Takashi; Iwasaki, Masahiko*; et al.

Hyperfine Interactions, 237(1), p.124_1 - 124_9, 2016/12

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:6.34

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Impact hammer test of ITER blanket remote handling system

Noguchi, Yuto; Maruyama, Takahito; Ueno, Kenichi; Komai, Masafumi; Takeda, Nobukazu; Kakudate, Satoshi

Fusion Engineering and Design, 109-111(Part B), p.1291 - 1295, 2016/11

 Times Cited Count:1 Percentile:82.26(Nuclear Science & Technology)

This paper reports the impact hammer test of the full-scale mock-up of ITER Blanket Remote Handling system (BRHS). Since the BRHS, which is composed of the articulated rail and the vehicle manipulator which travels on the rail deployed in the vacuum vessel, is subjected to the floor response spectrum with 14 G peak at 8 Hz, evaluation of dynamic response of the system is of essential importance. Recently impact hammer testing on the full-scale mock-up of the BRHS was carried out to verify the finite element method seismic analysis and to experimentally obtain the damping ratio of the system. The results showed that the mock-up has a vertical major natural mode with a natural frequency of 7.5 Hz and a damping ratio of 0.5%. While higher structural damping ratios is predicted in a high amplitude excitation such as major earthquake, it was confirmed that the experimental natural major frequencies are in agreement with the major frequencies obtained by elastic dynamic analysis.

JAEA Reports

Study on radionuclide analysis of rubble and plants for decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Seki, Kotaro; Sasaki, Takayuki*; Akimoto, Yuji*; Tokunaga, Takahito; Tanaka, Kiwamu; Haraga, Tomoko; Ueno, Takashi; Ishimori, Kenichiro; Hoshi, Akiko; Kameo, Yutaka

JAEA-Technology 2016-013, 37 Pages, 2016/07

JAEA-Technology-2016-013.pdf:2.09MB

In this study, based on the simple and rapid analytical method established from the wastes from research facilities, we created analytical schemes which is applicable to rubble and plants collected at Fukushima Daiichi, then transported to Nuclear Science Research Institute of JAEA. We examined the applicability, and confirmed quantifiability of radioactivity concentration with high recovery rate without being affected by fission products such as $$^{90}$$Sr and $$^{137}$$Cs.

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 49

Moriyama, Setsuko; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 91(1), p.74 - 75, 2015/01

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 48

Moriyama, Setsuko; Ueno, Kenichi; Neyatani, Yuzuru

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 90(11), p.750 - 751, 2014/11

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Preliminary assessment for dust contamination of ITER in-vessel transporter

Saito, Makiko; Ueno, Kenichi; Maruyama, Takahito; Murakami, Shin; Takeda, Nobukazu; Kakudate, Satoshi; Nakahira, Masataka*; Tesini, A.*

Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(9-10), p.2352 - 2356, 2014/10

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:38.25(Nuclear Science & Technology)

After plasma operation of the ITER reactor, irradiated radioactive dust will accumulate in the vacuum vessel (VV). The In Vessel Transporter (IVT) will be installed in the VV and remove the blanket modules for maintenance. The IVT will be carried back to the Hot Cell Facilities (HCF) after exchanging the blanket, and the IVT itself also needs maintenance. It is considered that the maintenance workers will be exposed to the irradiated radioactive dust attached to the IVT surface. In this study, dust contamination of the IVT is evaluated to assess exposure during maintenance work in the HCF. The IVT contamination scenario is assumed in the ITER project. From plasma shut down until maintenance is performed on the IVT will take 345 days under the ITER project assumption. Under this scenario, the effective dose rate from irradiated radioactive dust was calculated as an infinite plate for each nuclide. As a result, W-181 and Ta-182 were the dominant nuclides for the effective dose rate. If all dust is W-181 or Ta-182, the effective dose rate is about 400 $$mu$$Sv/h and 100 $$mu$$Sv/h respectively. Nevertheless, using the dose limit determined by the ITER project and the estimated maximum maintenance time, the effective dose rate limit was calculated to be 4.18 $$mu$$Sv/h under these limited conditions. To satisfy the dose rate limit, decontamination processes were assumed and the dose rate after decontamination was evaluated.

Journal Articles

Information on ITER Project, 47

Moriyama, Setsuko; Neyatani, Yuzuru; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 90(9), p.577 - 578, 2014/09

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Latest information on ITER Project, 46

Moriyama, Setsuko; Neyatani, Yuzuru; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 90(7), p.429 - 430, 2014/07

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 44

Moriyama, Setsuko; Neyatani, Yuzuru; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 90(3), p.198 - 199, 2014/03

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Dust removal experiments for ITER blanket remote handling system

Ueno, Kenichi; Aburadani, Atsushi; Saito, Makiko; Maruyama, Takahito; Takeda, Nobukazu; Murakami, Shin; Kakudate, Satoshi

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 9, p.1405012_1 - 1405012_4, 2014/02

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 43

Moriyama, Setsuko; Neyatani, Yuzuru; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 90(1), p.86 - 87, 2014/01

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 42

Moriyama, Setsuko; Ueno, Kenichi; Neyatani, Yuzuru

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 89(11), p.820 - 821, 2013/11

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 41

Moriyama, Setsuko; Neyatani, Yuzuru; Ueno, Kenichi

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 89(9), P. 637, 2013/09

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Information on ITER project, 40

Moriyama, Setsuko; Ueno, Kenichi; Neyatani, Yuzuru

Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 89(7), p.509 - 510, 2013/07

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Risk assessment for ITER TF coil manufacturing

Ueno, Kenichi; Matsui, Kunihiro; Nishino, Toru; Isono, Takaaki; Okuno, Kiyoshi

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 8(Sp.1), p.2405062_1 - 2405062_5, 2013/05

Japan Domestic Agency (JADA) for ITER will procure toroidal field (TF) coil structures and winding packs, and assemble them into a final TF coil configuration. Because the manufacturing schedule of the TF coils is on a critical path toward the first plasma of ITER, coil manufacturing must be successful and proceed on schedule. Therefore, risk assessment and management for the manufacturing are vital. JADA performed a risk assessment on the basis of past manufacturing experiences and risk mitigation policy for ITER. The results show that risks can be mitigated to a level that we can assure sufficint quality of the TF coil by sound design, manufacturing and quality management processes developed through R&D activities, and the use of prototypes.

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