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Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete Client: UKAEA For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives The project brief was to design, manufacture, test, install and commission remotely operated size reduction equipment in the Active Cells of the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden. The objective of the ESS Active Cells is to size…

Passive/Active Neutron Monitor

Project details Category: Remote Handling Client: Mirion Technologies Status: Complete For more information: Download PDF Aims and objectives Aquila was awarded the contract to manufacture a Passive/Active Neutron Monitor (PANM) system, as part of the Electro Mechanical package, working with Mirion’s measurement chains and software systems. About the client Mirion Technologies is a leading provider of innovative…

Remotely Operated Cutting Rig

Project details Category: Remote Handling Client: NNL Status: Complete For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives The Remotely Operated Cutting Rig (ROCR) was required to support operations within one of NNL’s several radiation shielded facilities, known as caves. About the client The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is a government owned organisation, operating a number of facilities offering research,…

Remotely Operated Diamond Saw (RODS)

Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives Aquila won the contract to design, manufacture, assemble and test a remotely operated diamond saw (RODS) for the National Nuclear Windscale Laboratory to support post irradiated examination (PIE) of samples within a shielded cave. Project Overview The RODS has been designed…

Shielded Containment Cell

Project details Category: Shielded Containment Cell Status: Complete For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives The Shielded Containment Cell (SCC) was required to protect operators involved in manipulating radioactive closed and open sources, related to the necessary analysis of nuclear material sampled in the field.  Historically some samples have been supplied that exceed radioactive levels…

SLUDGE CAN PROCESSING SKID

Project details Category: Containment Status: Complete Client: Cavendish Nuclear For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives The project was to design, manufacture and factory test plant equipment to allow the reprocessing of packaged wastes from the active vaults, prior to being stored in Ductile Cast Iron Containers (DCICs). This case study describes the Sludge Can Processing Skid (SCPS)….

Pre-Conditioning LOT 4 Cementation

Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete Client: Magnox For more information: Download PDF Aims and objectives Aquila was awarded the contract to design, manufacture and factory test plant & equipment to allow Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) that has been generated at the Magnox Hinkley Point A site, to be packaged safely for long term storage…

In Cave Equipment

Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete Client: Magnox For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives Aquila was awarded the contract to design, manufacture, assemble and test at works, and subsequently install on site, a range of remotely operated in cell equipment to assist with decommissioning at the Post Irradiated Examination (PIE) facility at Magnox…

Remotely Operated Lifting Equipment (ROLE)

Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete Client:  National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives The objective was to design and manufacture remotely operated lifting equipment to enable irradiated components to be remotely transferred to different locations within a suite of shielded cells, at Sellafield. About the client The National…

Gamma Scanner

Project details Category: Remote Handling Status: Complete Client: National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) For more information: Download PDF Aims and Objectives There were two main aims in designing a new gamma scanner sample handling rig. Firstly, to integrate the detector system at the cave face without impeding operation of Master Slave Manipulators or other cave face…

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