April 11, 2019

Improving televisual inspections

Inspections are critical to maintaining the integrity of nuclear components, and the tools that are used are equally important. Nuclear operators are performing more televisual examinations than ever before to fulfill ageing management programmes and licence renewal commitments. But new technology can help improve an analyst's visual inspection toolboxes and reduce subjectivity or bias from visual inspections.

In this article in Nuclear Engineering International magazine, April 2019 edition, Framatome's Darren Wood and Clément Skopinski explain how a new 3D visual inspection technique, to be tested in a nuclear reactor this year, can improve detection of surface defects by leveraging the latest technologies.