Present in the design, installation and maintenance with safe and efficient processes
Safety in nuclear plants is an essential part of their commissioning. Tecnatom offers integrated solutions with the aim of verifying the operation capacity of the systems, equipment and components in nuclear plants. The Test Services offered by Tecnatom allow plants to meet the codes and standards required by the strict nuclear regulations, as well as providing a status diagnosis of its components to prevent faults, adjusting its maintenance plans to the real condition of the equipment and assessing its remaining lifespan.
Test services are made through the installation of specific sensors on equipment and components with the aim of measuring the characteristic parameters of their behaviour in different conditions. Subsequently, a detailed analysis of these parameters provides us with a precise diagnostic of the tested equipment or component’s condition. To perform these tests, Tecnatom relies on the most advanced equipment used in the nuclear sector, which surpasses the requirements established in the applicable international regulations. Tecnatom also has a team of experienced, qualified professionals certified in various test methods and techniques a who prioritise our clients’ needs as well as the quality of their work and the safety of individuals and the facilities.
The industry is currently immersed in the revolutionary Industry 4.0 which will drastically change the paradigm in many of our fields of activity. Much of the system, equipment and component testing is susceptible to constant monitoring, which has a wealth of advantages including the ability to see an equipment’s status during plant operation, being able to carry out programmed tests immediately. The online monitoring of equipment significantly reduces the workload in test activities, optimising investments in maintenance and improving the performance and efficiency of the plan.
The integration of test services and maintenance constitutes as an added value having a direct implication on the duration of downtimes for refuelling in nuclear plants. Due to its strong interrelations and similar activities, the integration of testing and maintenance on equipment has clear advantages, both from a work quality perspective as well as for the optimising of resources and costs. Tecnatom offers these types of solutions to its clients, with the aim of reducing downtimes and improving the performance of the plant.
The services provided by Tecnatom cover a wide spectrum including: