June 27, 2022

Developed on behalf of Tecnatom, Spain, this solution is designed for the inspection of pressure vessel nozzles within a nuclear power Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR).

Small enough to enter the containment building via a personnel air lock this free floating manipulator is positioned using a mini submarine or poles and provides ultrasonic and visual inspection of all areas from inside the vessel, without the need for repositioning.

Due to the small size and fast deployment, using this manipulator resulted in reduced inspection time and decontamination.