Decommissioning

Background

We are interested in new technologies and techniques that improve our understanding of our facilities in terms of their radiological, chemical and physical properties and their structure. We are particularly interested in rapid, in situ, non-destructive characterisation techniques that can be operated remotely. We are also interested in new technologies and techniques that can be used for Post Operational Clean Out (POCO), decontaminating, dismantling and decommissioning of our facilities. This includes generic approaches for example, using robotics and autonomous systems as well as approaches for specific challenges and structures such as facilities with alpha contamination, gloveboxes and pipelines. We are particularly interested in approaches that can be operated remotely or increase operational efficiency.

Next steps

Get in touch with research@nda.gov.uk