FOSAR – FOREIGN OBJECTS SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL


11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components - 2017 Oct. 01-04

Presented at:
11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components
2017 Oct. 01-04
Location:
Toronto, ON Canada
Session Title:
Advances in Inspection and Monitoring Techniques 1 - Specialised Tools

Authors:
H. Damies (AREVA GmbH)
G. Nützel (AREVA GmbH)
S. Popp (AREVA GmbH)
  

Abstract

The identification, location and retrieval of foreign objects is essential in order to maintain power plant integrity. It prevents risks related to loose part fretting but also potential damages caused by loose parts when circulating inside plant systems. Therefore visual inspection and FOSAR technologies strongly contribute to lifetime / aging management programs.
AREVA’S remote controlled combined inspection and search & retrieval solution combines the best of expertise and technology from our global resources to deliver the most cost-efficient, safe and reliable results. We are committed to continual investing so our cutting edge technology can keep evolving. Our number one mission is to safely identify and remove foreign material out of plant systems while minimizing personnel radiation exposure in dose areas.
Our system contains positioning unit / feeding manipulator for tape deflection combined with specific cameras, lighting and very flexible modular FOSAR tools. This allows high manoeuvrability as well as rapid assembly and disassembly with low set-up times.
A set of easily exchangeable grippers for different FOSAR requirements (e.g. type, size, location of particles) covers a wide range of applications. Additional suction devices and magnets are available on specific demand.
Special, highly qualified FOSAR personnel with up-to-date experience ensure optimum performance



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