ISO 17874-2:2004 specifies the criteria for the selection, installation and use of a mechanical master-slave manipulator, for remote handling of radiaoactive materials in a nuclear facility.
ISO 17874-2:2004 deals only with the technical aspects related to the manipulator and its interface with the nuclear facility in which it is intended to be installed.
In particular, the process apparatus and the manipulator features need to be studied in parallel in order to optimize all the functionalities of the manipulator.
However, ISO 17874-2:2004 does not cover the fundamental design criteria of the nuclear facility (e.g. the process involved, maintenance of the process equipment, intervention for other purposes).