January 23, 2018

Advancing SG inspection

Rob Smith and Mike Boudreaux explain how robotic technology and advanced software can make steam generator inspections safer and more efficient.

STEAM GENERATOR INSPECTIONS HAVE been conducted using robotic technology since the late 1970s. But they have been radically changed by advances in manipulators, inspection probes and delivery systems, along with the software that supports them. Developing these systems aims to improve the quality and speed of inspections, while reducing dose. With today’s technology, these inspections are more efficient and safer than ever.