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New nuclear decommissioning system

A robotic laser-snake arm is backed by 3D gamma dose rate scanning and VR

Creative solution for complex problem

Nuclear facility benefits from using a composite insert bonded into a pipe to fix its severe corrosion issue

Faster nuclear fusion work

Case study showing how advanced technology is speeding up MRO at the world’s largest nuclear fusion facility

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Robot uranium detectors to enter service

The robots have demonstrated they can measure radiation levels more accurately from inside the pipe than is possible with external techniques

Energy Institute responds to UK White Paper

The document outlines future ideas for energy including renewables

Decommissioning developments

Nuclear safety fears fuel robot wars, reports Boris Sedacca

Already available additive technology

Peter Cookson explains why vacuum brazing is a form of proven, high-performance additive manufacturing

UV zoom lens enables remote viewing of nuclear fuel assembly

Miniature motors were incorporated to allow accurate remote setting of both zoom and focus functions

The power of persistent security

Tim Ricketts provides some useful hints and tips for businesses looking to improve the security of their Industrial control systems and better protect their business from cyber attacks

A fusion-focused future

Dr David Kingham explains why fusion energy is closer than ever before

New electric actuators for nuclear service

Polymer components, lubricants and motor windings modified to withstand radiation and high temperatures

Quantification of through valve leakage using acoustic emission technology

Originally developed for estimating leakage rates through valves to flare in oil refineries and offshore platforms, acoustic emission technology is also finding use in other process industries such as power generation, nuclear, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, says Tim Bradshaw

Nuclear inspection benefits from new generation sensor lens

Increasing demand from the nuclear industry for radiation hard lenses optimised to operate with the latest generation of colour sensors

Chaos and confusion over new UK nuclear delay, says IChemE

The delay brings further confusion to UK energy policy on top of a period of considerable upheaval that has seen the withdrawal of government support from wind and solar projects

Nuclear inspection benefits from new sensor lens

Increasing demand from the nuclear industry for radiation hard lenses optimised to operate with the latest generation of colour sensors

Vertical cask transporter

Enerpac’s vertical cask transporter for safe handling of spent nuclear fuel storage casks

Flexible format radiation resistant lens resolve optics

Used in nuclear fuel handling operation, reactor active zones and radioactive waste storage plants

Nuclear family gathering

World Nuclear Exhibition takes place From 28 to 30 June at Le Bourget, France

Calibration explanation

Guidance on how to improve power plant performance with a modern calibration process

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