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SERVICES - ICN Pitesti

  • Reactors physics, fuel performances and nuclear safety
    • Reactor physics analyses and thermohydraulics
    • Mechanical and thermohydraulic analyses
    • Assessment of experimental results for fuel and nuclear material tests
    • CANDU-type fuel design services
    • Safety analyses (probabilistic and deterministic) for reactors and nuclear facilities
    • Consultancy for commissioning nuclear reactors
  • Irradiation tests, radioisotopes, post-irradiation examination of materials and nuclear fuel
    • Nuclear fuel and structural materials irradiation in the reactor
    • Materials testing in the neutron flow;
    • Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA);
    • Prompt gamma spectrometry;
    • Neutronography analysis;
    • Neutron radiography services for irradiated and non-irradiated materials
    • Raw materials irradiation for medical radioisotopes production
    • Gamma scanning on fuel elements
    • Decommissioning cobalt therapy facilities and replacement of Co-60 sources from the facilities currently operating
    • Inspection, maintenance and repairing services for the industrial gammagraphy facilities - SENTINEL type
    • Post-irradiation examination services for the nuclear spent fuel
    • Defect detecting control through eddy-currents
    • Metallographic examination on radioactive materials
    • Tensile tests and creep tests on irradiated materials
    • Alpha spectrometry for density detrmination of U, Pu and Am from actinide containig samples
    • Radioactive waste casks radionuclide characterization through gamma spectrometry
    • Activity determination of gamma emitting radionuclides from the spent nuclear fuel
    • Lanthanides inventory determination using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • Uranium isotopic composition determining through mass spectrometry
  • Out of pile testing
    • Development of methods required to operate experimental facilities for testing lead corrosion/ erosion
    • Services and maintenance for CANDU NPP systems
    • Technological support and consultancy for NPP
    • Elaboration of new methods and technologies for the NPP equipment maintenance
    • Analysis and interpretation of experimental data from the testing rig and of process data for nuclear reactors
  • Nuclear Materials and Corrosion
    • Topographical, structural and chemical analysis of oxides formed on metallic materials using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Spectrometry with energy dispersive
    • Topographical, microstructural and chemical analysis of metallic and ceramic materials
    • Fractographic and Failure Analysis of metallic structural components
    • Structural Integrity evaluation of metallic and ceramic components under different conditions through the following thermo-mechanical tests: tensile, bending, creep, fracture mechanics on metallic (bars, plates, tubes), ceramic and composite materials in the 20 - 1000oC temperature range
    • Burst tests on thin-walled tubes at room temperature
    • Electrolytic hydriding of nuclear structural materials and hydrides homogenization treatment
    • Hydrogen and oxygen content analysis on steels, titanium based alloys and zirconium based alloys samples
    • Ultrasonic measurements on metallic materials
    • Corrosion experiments using static autoclaves
    • Slow strain rate tests / tensile tests, constant load tests and cyclic fatigue tests in corrosive environment and high temperature using SSRT autoclave (50kN)
    • Evaluation of metalic components corrosion rates using accelerated chemical tests and electrochemical tests
    • Microstructural analysis using optical microscopy techniques (grain size, orientation of hydrides, the thickness of deposited layers)
    • X- Rays diffraction analysis: quantitative and qualitative analysis of polycrystalline materials, thin films investigations, micro-tensions and crystallite size determination, texture analysis, residual stress analysis, X-Ray grazing incidence, X-Ray micro-diffraction
    • Elemental quantitative and qualitative analysis of environmental, geological, byological, industrial samples using X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
    • Analysis of superficial structures and of thin films or developed on materials of nuclear use during research activities on the corrosion of nuclear materials
    • Brinell hardness measurements
    • Evaluation of mechanical properties of structural materials for Generation IV nuclear systems through traction tests in liquid lead environments at temperatures up to 450oC
    • Microdurality measurements
  • Surface analysis
    • Qualitative and quantitative characterization by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of surfaces, interfaces and thin layers of solid materials (metals, alloys, composites, coatings, thin films, ceramics, bottles, powders, nanoparticles)
    • Surface treatments by electrolytic oxidation technique in metals plasma (e.g., aluminum, magnesium, titanium, zirconium) and their alloys (0-400 V, DC, 0-70A)
  • Radioactive Wastes Management
    • Characterization, conditioning and treatment of radioactive wastes
    • Radioactive samples characterization through beta spectrometry with liquid scintillators
    • Conditioning of radioactive sources for the final storage at the National Repository for Radioactive Waste
    • Aqueous liquid waste treatment using the mobile facility for the decontamination of small amounts of aqueous liquid waste
  • Tests and Qualifications for Nuclear Equipment and Instrumentation
    • Tensile tests and creep tests on non-irradiated materials
    • Thermo-mechanical testing on metallic and ceramic materials under various stages of stress and environments conditions
    • Testing and verification of equipment, devices and radioactive sources used in the nuclear and industrial field
    • Testing and verification of sealed radioactive sources used in nuclear facilities or in the industrial process of gammagraphy (ex. 192Ir)
    • Testing and verification of dosimetry installations
    • Environmental testing (damp heat, dry heat, cold, etc.) for equipment, devices, components, used in the nuclear and industrial field
    • Testing packages used in the transport and storage of radioactive materials
    • Type and batch testing for devices, components and nuclear equipment
    • Products compliance certification (devices, equipment, installations, packages, sealed radiation sources)
    • Carrying-out accelerated ageing tests for nuclear materials and components
    • Functional tests for qualifying NPP system components
    • Testing and verification of dosimetry installations for monitoring environmental radioactivity
    • Services gauging/ calibration and calibration repairing
    • Evaluation services of the neutron measurement instrumentation
  • Radiation protection. Environmental protection
    • Radiation field measurements (gamma, neutrons, contamination);
    • Low background alpha / beta radiometry for measuring air contamination, surfaces and various environmental samples;
    • Determination of atmospheric air radioactivity;
    • Determination of global beta activity;
    • Identification and quantitative determination of gamma-ray emitting radionuclides;
    • Radiological characterization of materials by IN SITU gamma spectrometry;
    • Determination by gamma spectrometry of the isotopic composition of uranium-containing materials;
    • Beta Spectrometry with Liquid Scintillators (3H, 14C, 90Sr etc.);
    • Determination of natural uranium content in water, soil and vegetation;
    • Determination of the natural uranium content in the working area air;
    • Determination of uranium content in urine;
    • Determination of 90Sr content in milk, dairy products and fish;
    • Determination of radioactive strontium concentration in aqueous samples;
    • Determination of 14C concentration in aqueous samples;
    • Determination by alpha spectrometry of actinide content in aqueous samples, soil, aerosol filters and biological samples;
    • Determination of 226Ra and 228Ra content from drinking water by liquid scintillation counting;
    • Determination of 210Po content from aqueous samples, environmental samples and biological samples;
    • Determination of tritium concentration in atmospheric air;
    • Fast measurement of tritium concentration in air using passive collectors;
    • Determination of radon concentration in atmospheric air by measuring the activity of its alpha emitters;
    • Determination of beryllium content in urine;
    • Testing and evaluating the decontamination capacity of contaminated surfaces;
    • Individual testing of staff to detect acute tritium incorporations;
    • Radiation monitoring of effluents and of the environment;
    • Radiological safety analyzes by accredited experts to assess exposure of workers and the general public to different practices;
    • Studies and expertise on the remediation of radioactive contaminated sites, including the remediation of contaminated land NORM.
  • Design of Nuclear Equipments
    • Design of mechanical components for nuclear equipment
    • Design of storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste
    • Design of equipment and facilities provided in ICN research contracts
    • Design of biological shield equipment against radiations
    • Design of electric drives and automation
    • Drafting the investment documentation in accordance with the applicable law:  pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, technical design and manufacturing details
    • Design, execution and assembly of equipment and electronic installations for process control
    • Expertise, technical assistance, assembly and commissioning of control installation and data acquisition
    • Design and implementation of precision systems and equipment for industrial measurements (flow meter systems, voltage and very small currents measurements)
    • Design, software implementation for nuclear and industrial applications
    • Design and registration of projects for systems and components that retain pressure in nuclear installations (PT N SCP1-2008)
    • Design and registration of projects for lifting gears and their auxiliary devices from nuclear facilities (PT N MMR1-2008)
    • Equipment design and development for NPP
    • Design, execution, fitting, calibration, testing and homologation of equipment and special devices designed to carry out the qualification tests of the NPP equipment, facilities, components and materials
    • Technical assistance services
  • Technical Quality Control
    • Visual examination and dimension control
    • Surfaces and their coatings chemical control (priming, painting, browning, zinc plating etc.)
    • Destructive testing in ISCIR certified laboratory:
      • mechanical testing - tensile, hardness (Brinell, Vickers)
      • technological tests - bending, breaking.
    • Nondestructive control in ISCIR certified laboratories in the classic and nuclear field:
      • RTx - nondestructive examination penetrating radiation (X)
      • PT - examination with penetrating liquids
      • LT - leakage testing
      • Helium leak detector
      • Hydraulic pressure
      • Air pressure.
    • Approving sealing procedures according to ISCIR regulations with ISCIR level 3 authorized personnel.
  • Quality Management
    • Internal and external audits for quality management systems
    • Drafting the documentation for company standards and procedures specific to the nuclear field.
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PRODUCTS - ICN Pitesti

  • Radiation sources for industrial applications (sealed 192 Ir)
  • Sealed 60Co radioactive source capsule for industrial generators
  • Pump for aerosols sampling, with independent power supply
  • Portable device for sampling tritium through ebullition
  • Device for continuous sampling of aerosols, tritium and radioactive iodine CAS - 1- type
  • Device for continuous sampling of SO2 and H2S, CAS - GP type
  • Packaging for storing radioactive wastes (drums, barrels, casks)
  • Small scale mobile installation for the decontamination of small quantities of liquid aqueous radioactive waste
  • Carbon separation facility from the surface water samples in order to determine the C-14
  • Radioactive effluents sampling stations
  • Hypodermic sampling stations
  • Radiation protection doors
  • Swing crane 1 Tf
  • Bearers
  • Mandrels for welding
  • Jaws tweezers for welding T578
  • Graphite pallets
  • Lead protective assembly housing container
  • Demineralized water

Instrumentation and Control

  • Failed Fuel Location System (FFLS) - for CANDU Nuclear Power Plants
  • Radioactivity Monitoring of the Heat Transport System - for CANDU nuclear Power Plants
  • Fixed area gamma monitors
  • Detection assembly with dual spherical ionization chamber of high sensitivity for measuring the flow exposure to gamma radiation in the range 10nSV/h, 100mSv/h
  • Detection assembly with ionization cylindrical chamber for measuring the activities of gamma radiations sources
  • Ionization chamber with boron irretrievable with incorporated  cable, CIBN - 422, for nuclear reactors control  
  • Gamma ionization chamber under pressure CIG - P - 321, for measuring the low level of gamma radiations
  • Intensifier for ionization chamber with  starting comparators for the shut-down system of the CANDU 600 reactor
  • Intensifier for ionization chamber without starting comparators for power regulating system
  • Computerized data acquisition system for industrial facilities
  • Control-command systems for alarms in industrial installations
  • Distribution control system for industrial applications
  • Industrial systems for activating step by step engines
  • GIS based monitoring system for applications in the medical field
  • Integrated systems for information presentation and interactive communication.
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TECHNOLOGIES

  • Experimental fuel elements manufacturing technologies
  • Nuclear fuel testing technologies
  • Nuclear materials testing technologies
  • UO2 sintered powders and UO2 sintered pellets with controlled microstructure manufacturing technologies
  • Targets manufacturing technologies for obtaining radioactive sources
  • Technologies for end cap-clad welds
  • Out of pile technologies and testing systems
  • Technologies for equipment maintenance at NPP
  • Decontamination technologies for NPP's components and equipment
  • Treatment technology through evaporation of beta-gamma active liquid effluents
  • Treatment technology for liquid waste contaminated with natural uranium, together with the recovery of natural uranium for reusing it in the manufacturing cycle of the nuclear fuel
  • Conditioning technology for low active solid  beta-gamma waste, for final storage
  • Treatment/conditioning technology for the spent ion exchangers
  • Treatment technology for the liquid waste
  • Conditioning technology for the waste resulting from treating the liquid waste
  • Treatment technology for gaseous radioactive waste contaminated with 14C
  • Conditioning technology for radioactive waste resulting from treating gaseous radioactive waste contaminated with 14C
  • Treatment/conditioning technology for the spent ion exchangers contaminated with 14C
  • Technology for treating and conditioning organic liquid radioactive waste (oil solvents, liquid scintillators)
  • Conditioning technology for spent sealed active sources.
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Last modified: 21-03-2018.


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