Cavendish Nuclear is developing technology to transform the way we decommission active cells and other redundant nuclear facilities on different nuclear-licenced sites.
The In Cell Decommissioning System (IDS) brings together three existing technologies – the RadScan 3D gamma dose rate scanning technology of Cavendish Nuclear, the robotic laser-snake arm of OC Robotics and the VR expertise of Babcock – to create a remotely-operated platform that protects workers from radiation while giving them much greater visibility of the hazards.
These established technologies in spatial and radiometric scanning, remote deployment and virtual reality (VR) control deliver efficient operations through a fully remote solution.
Cavendish Nuclear’s project lead Tony Carrigan said, “We are combining technologies developed across different sectors of industry to deliver a breakthrough in the reduction of risks to workers, increased productivity, more efficient management of waste, reduced timescales and lower overall costs,”
Its modular form means that it can be tailored to suit specific applications and its functional capabilities can be adapted using a range of deployment systems and tools.