• Laser applications in nuclear power plants

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      Nd:YAG laser; fibre-optic beam delivery; laser cutting; laser welding; nuclear reactor.

    • Abstract

       

      This paper reports the state of the art of using a solid-state Nd:YAG laser for material processing applications such as cutting, welding and drilling of several components of operational nuclear reactors in radioactive environment. We have demonstrated several advantages of laserbased material processing over conventional methods, and these are discussed briefly. At NPCIL, we have used laser techniques to cut stainless steel sheets up to 14 mm thickness and stainless steel weld up to a depth of 3 mm. This remotely operable laser system has been engineered for its robustness with proper fixtures and tooling for various material processing operations on industrial scale.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      D N Sanyal1

      1. Remote Tooling Section, Technology Development Group, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., Mumbai 400 094, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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