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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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