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Nuclear power: keeping to the maintenance plan

In the nuclear industry safety is paramount and the design and specification used for equipment involved in generating plants are governed by a series of stringent regulations. Graeme Robertson reports

The new nuclear

Modern nuclear plants can form a major part of an affordable low carbon transition, according to a new report from the ETI

Optical gas imaging helps ensure continuity of power distribution

FLIR GF306 optical gas imaging camera detects leaks helping avoid breakdowns and ensuring the continuity of their power distribution network

Majority of the public support UK nuclear power

A survey of 2,000 members of the public finds 56% support UK using nuclear power in the future. But 44% said they would protest if there were plans for a nuclear waste facility near their home

Radiation resistant zoom lenses

Resolve Optics Ltd has received its single largest ever order for non-browning zoom lenses from nuclear inspection specialists Visatec GmbH

Radiation hard lens for colour sensors

The new Model 346 non-browning lens from Resolve Optics Ltd. has been designed to operate with colour sensors in areas subject to radiation

Polymeric encapsulation for radioactive waste immobilisation

Dr Steven Black looks at some of the latest developments to identify optimum methods of encapsulation for a range of waste streams, and the progress being made

Tracking zoom lens

Nuclear applications require the zoom to be radiation resistant utilising special glass types to avoid discolouring when exposed to radiation

Power station electrical package

Balfour Beatty Bailey appointed preferred bidder for £460m Hinkley Point C power station electrical package

Fabrication orders for nuclear power industry

Production to start on 49 duct cradles for a nuclear plant in the UK

£50m contract for storage of historic nuclear waste

Three metre cube boxes will provide storage for waste that is to be retrieved from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo at Sellafield, UK

Mini submarines recover medical isotopes

Hundreds of the cartridges will be retrieved from Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond and First Generation Magnox Storage Ponds at Sellafield in the UK

Managing motor and generator repairs at nuclear power stations

In the nuclear industry safety is paramount and the design and specification used for equipment involved in generating plants are governed by a series of stringent regulations. Graeme Robertson reports

Decommissioning dominates

Investments in the nuclear power industry are dominated by decommissioning, refuelling and safety projects

Nuclear global capacity must more than double by 2050

Report highlights the need for stable, long-term investment frameworks to allow capital-intensive low carbon projects, such as nuclear power plants

Managing motor and generator repairs at nuclear power stations

In the nuclear industry safety is paramount and the design and specification used for equipment involved in generating plants are governed by a series of stringent regulations. Graeme Robertson reports

Belgian nuclear regulator warns of global risk as cracks found in nuclear reactors

The cracks were found in the steel nuclear reactor pressure vessels in nuclear reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2 in Belgium

Radiation risk reduced

Two million litres of liquid nuclear waste safely pumped from old nuclear waste store

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