Tecnatom has successfully qualified its ultrasound inspection processes of the second set of welding on the ITER vessel. From now, we are working towards the development of ultrasonic techniques for the inspection of welded seal joints without radiograph access.
ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world and aims to source energy from nuclear fusion reactions. This reactor is located in Cadarache in the South of France. There are 35 countries taking part to help construct the world’s largest Tokamak, a magnetic fusion device designed to show the viability of fusion as a large scale and carbon emission free energy source. It is based on the same principle behind why the sun and the stars generate their own energy.
Tecnatom has been involved in this international project for years, completing various contracts, such as non-destructive testing of the pre-compression rings of the toroidal chokes, the supply of inspection equipment for the reactor vessel welding, and remote monitoring activities.