Advanced Automation Technology Using PLC Helped for Transfer of Spent Fuel Rods from the Storage Cooling Pool of Unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex in the Futaba District of Fukushima which is located in Northern Japan, consisting of six boiling-water reactors constructed between 1971 and 1979. The huge earthquake followed by Tsunami waves generated by the shock damaged the backup generators at the Fukushima Daiichi plant on 11th March 2011. At the time of the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, only reactors 1, 2, and 3, were in operation, and reactor 4 served as temporary storage for spent fuel rods. The explosion, along with a fire touched off by rising temperatures in spent fuel rods stored in reactor 4, where the spent fuel rods kept led to the release of higher levels of radiation from the plant. This paper summarizes key findings and conclusions from the study how this Advanced Automation Technology used to Transfer of Spent Fuel Rods from the Storage Cooling Pool of unit.4 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant with Safety
Keywords- Japan Fukushima, NPP, Spent Fuel Pool (SFP), Automation, Removal of 1,533 SF Rods.
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Prof.Dr.D.Nagarathinam,   "Advanced Automation Technology Using PLC Helped for Transfer of Spent Fuel Rods from the Storage Cooling Pool of Unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.8, Issue 1, pp.344-348, January 2020, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2001064.pdf