TITLE

Gimbaled Heads Improve Vessel Head Inspections

AUTHOR(S)
Jepson, Margie
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Nuclear Plant Journal;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the initiatives of Entergy Nuclear Inc. employees at Palisades Power Plant and AREVA team to improve the inspection process of a nuclear reactor nozzle at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio. They use the SUMO-Rocky platform robot. They alter the ultrasonic transducers in a gimbaled head that saves time and gives the team a consistently accurate inspection. Two different mock-ups are built to test and qualify the multi-gimbaled transducer heads.
ACCESSION #
53473710

 

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