Plant and waste characterisation

Plant and waste characterisation

James Fisher Nuclear provides plant and waste characterisation services to clients operating in challenging environments, with a wide range of conventional and innovative inspection techniques.

James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) has extensive capability in the deployment of remote operating vehicles (ROVs) for accessing underwater locations to deploy inspection technology and deliver an improved understanding of plant conditions.These services give plant owners characterisation information to improve the operation, maintenance or dismantling of elements of operational or shut-down nuclear and industrial plants.

Surveys can include camera and radiation surveys for a visual inspection, thermal imaging surveys and radiation surveys. LASER scanning can be deployed to determine the precise spatial location of items. SONAR scanning can be deployed for assessing underwater profiles and the depth of sludges, Rheology surveys assess the behaviour of sludges. As well as a conventional and high end NDT, for the assessment of plant structures, JFN has developed a innovative range of non-destructive testing systems which can be deployed remotely.

Data from laser scans and historical plant drawings can be converted by JFN designers into interactive 3D models. As well as providing as-built records of facilities, the 3D models can be used as a framework for visualising other characterization data. Sonar and other imagery can be integrated and presented as a layered model of the plant or vessel to aid the diagnosis of complex processes and problems.

Below are some of the plant and waste characterisation techniques we can employ.