Special purpose machinery & tooling

Vital calibration and tooling capability

Working closely with clients, Rolls-Royce has developed a system that remotely calibrates, tests, stores and exchanges reactor fuel channel inspection and maintenance tooling.

Limited access to the reactor core and complex restrictions to mounting areas demanded a very compact and modular system. Our solution to this problem includes a way to flood and drain a module with D20. It also has a pneumatic system to operate various actuation cylinders remotely. Its design focuses on the need for harsh-environment operations with limited personnel accessibility. Rolls-Royce undertook complete engineering analysis and registration for the piping system and modules.

Rolls-Royce capabilities include:

  • Complete mechanical and electrical system assembly
  • Software development
  • Commissioning
  • Provision of operation and maintenance manuals and installation and operator training