Diakont Launches Underwater Robotic Cleaning and Decontamination Services for BWR and PWR Refueling and Other Cavities
Diakont, a leading provider of refueling services and tooling to the nuclear industry, is now performing underwater cleaning and decontamination of reactor refueling cavities while flooded, using advanced robotic tooling.
Diakont, a leading provider of refueling services and tooling to the nuclear industry, is now performing underwater cleaning and decontamination of reactor refueling cavities while flooded, using advanced robotic tooling. Historically, plant operators completed cleaning and decontamination of these surfaces manually during refueling outages. However, this method is a slow and less effective process that can result in excessive personnel dose exposure. Diakonts robotic cleaning and decontamination services also outperform competitor robotic solutions. Featuring unmatched maneuverability through the use of thrusters to fly/swim when navigating to difficult-to-reach locations, Diakonts robotic cleaning and decontamination services deliver considerably safer and more efficient results that can reduce both personnel dose exposure and critical path schedule duration.
"With our underwater cleaning and decontamination service offerings, weve introduced game-changing robotic technology to the way this task has traditionally been handled by plant operators," says Jacco Goemans, Director of Nuclear Solutions for Diakont. "By eliminating the need to send personnel into the cavity to perform these tasks by hand, Diakonts service provides a low-risk solution for decontaminating the reactor cavities, resulting in a reduction in personnel dose exposure, and in some cases shortening critical path outage durations."
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Diakont is a leading designer, manufacturer and provider of high-technology products and services for the nuclear power industry, providing radiation-tolerant cameras and robotics, as well as inspection, maintenance and repair services for plants of all designs. With a mission of enhancing safety while improving the overall efficiency of the nuclear industry, Diakont has been deploying state-of-the-art robotics and world-class service to solve inspection and repair obstacles for over 25 years.