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Improving televisual inspections

April 11, 2019 | 1 min |
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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.

Read the full article in Nuclear Engineering International magazine

 

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Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).