where expertise comes together - since 1996

Web's Largest Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
Open Access Database (Conference Proceedings, Articles, News), Exhibition, Forum, Network


NDT.net Issue - 2014-03 - NEWS

Tecnatom will carry out special inspections and tests at Angra (Brazil) between 2014 and 2018.


Tecnatom S.A.94, Madrid [Spain]
NEWS  
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2014-03
Following a lengthy international bidding process, Eletrobras-Eletronuclear S.A. has awarded Tecnatom a multiple cycle contract for the performance of Special Inspections and Tests at groups 1 and 2 of Angra nuclear power plant over the next five years. For the performance of this contract, Tecnatom will receive support from the companies Westinghouse Electric and Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción.

During the period 2014-2018, which will include eight refuelling outages, Tecnatom will undertake the performance of the non-destructive tests and inspections to be applied to the main components and systems of the primary circuits of the two groups of this Brazilian nuclear power plant. Particularly significant among the most important tasks to be performed are the mechanised ultrasonic inspections of the vessels and internals of both reactors, the eddy current inspection and sludge lancing of the steam generators, the ultrasonic inspection of the main primary circuit piping and components, the diagnosis of motor-operated valves, the maintenance and testing of snubbers, the integrated leak testing of the containment of group 2 and the visual inspection of the main pumps, pressuriser and steam generators of group 2, among other operations.

The achievement of this contract rounds off a year, 2013, in which the foundations were laid for a strategy of long-term consolidation of the presence of the Tecnatom Group in Brazil. In this respect, mention may be made of the fact that during 2013 the Tecnatom Group has also achieved several contracts in that country, particularly significant being the design, manufacturing and supply of a passive scanner for the nuclear fuel manufacturing facility of INB (Industrias Nucleares do Brasil), the periodic safety review at Angra 1 and the development and application of training programmes for the operators and other professionals of Angra NPP groups 1 and 2.

These four new contracts are added to and will go on from the fifteen service contracts carried out throughout 2013, among which special mention might be made of the supply of a full-scope simulator and the control room design review for Angra 1, the training of operating personnel, the verification and validation of plant modifications, revision of the operating procedures or the inspection of thimbles, control rods, turbine rotors and primary circuit piping, as well as the inspection and repair of the KBA 02 heat exchanger at Angra 2.

Tecnatom S.A.

More of Tecnatom S.A. published in NDT.net
2018-12-01: Structural evaluation of the rehabilitation of a stayed bridge using a SHM system
2018-08-01: Wireless 3D localization applied to the manual ultrasonic inspection of complex-geometry composite components.
2018-08-01: Ultrasonic Phased-Array advanced techniques for the inspection of circumferential welds in small diameter pipes
2018-08-01: PEC application for corrosion detection under insulation in carbon steel pipes and tanks
2018-08-01: Laser ultrasonic inspections are ready for production in Europe
2018-08-01: On the Inspectionability of curved CFRP Vessel by Active Infrared Thermography
2018-08-01: Positioning of Indications in Composite Materials by Infrared Thermography
2018-08-01: Development of On-line Damage Monitoring System for Evaluation of Composite Cockpit during Static/Fatigue Structural Tests
2018-06-01: More on the reliability of small diameter nozzles inner radius inspection qualification
2018-04-01: Tecnatom Shows at JEC World its Wireless Positioning Technology for Inspection in The Aerospace Sector
All 94 Articles & News of Tecnatom S.A. in NDT.net


© NDT.net - The Web's Largest Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934

Open Access Database, |Conference Proceedings| |Articles| |News| |Exhibition| |Forum| |Professional Network|