||Guide for Hot-Cell Viewing Systems Being Developed by ASTM
A proposed Guide for Viewing Systems for Remotely Operated Facilities
is being developed to provide general requirements for viewing
systems used by hot-cell operators in nuclear facilities. The
proposed standard will provide a series of options or instructions
for cameras, periscopes, microscopes, mirrors, fiber optics, shielding
windows, and lighting systems used in facilities with radioactive
materials in the cell.
Additional hot-cell operators and equipment manufacturers are
invited to develop the guide with a task group of ASTM Subcommittee
C26.14 on Remote Systems within Committee C26 on Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
A concise, up-to-date guide of standard requirements does not
exist for this equipment, according to Dale Tobias, engineering
consultant, Hot Cell Services Corp., Kent, Wash., and chair of
the task group of nuclear engineers, users, designers, and manufacturers
of hot-cell equipment. Interested parties should contact the chair,
or attend the upcoming task group discussion during the meetings
of Committee C26, Jan. 21-25, in Reno, Nev.
For further technical information, contact Dale Tobias, Idaho Falls, Idaho (phone/fax: 208/522-1493). For meeting or
membership details, contact Staff Manager Jeffrey Adkins, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9738). //
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