Wed, 24 May, 2023
TWI has successfully supported EDF Energy in its 18th refuelling and maintenance outage at the Sizewell B nuclear power station.
A team from across our non-destructive evaluation (NDE) group - based in Middlesbrough, Cambridge and Wales - conducted inspection works in the reactor containment area to verify the integrity of the piping in the primary reactor circuits.
This important inspection campaign followed nine months of development carried out by a TWI inspection development team for the application of novel ultrasonic imaging techniques for site implementation.
This planned outage was vital for ensuring the integrity of the plant and to maintain the provision of reliable power to the country.