IPM at The American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Category: Power Generation / Nuclear Decommissioning Testing
Method(s) Used: Machine Tool Design and Testing for Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning
Location: Milwaukee, WI
On June 27, 2012, In-Place Machining Company gave a presentation entitled “Development and Underwater Testing of a 12 Axis Heavy-Duty Cutting Machine” at the American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting in Chicago. The presentation was part of the Decommissioning, Decontamination & Reutilization (DD&R 2012) Embedded Topical Meeting track at the ANS Conference.
IPM Presents at ANS Annual Meeting
iVRS Heavy Duty Cutting Machine
IPM discussed the design and development of the iVRS Heavy Duty Cutting Machine that In-Place Machining Company recently designed and built to segment the Zion Power Station reactor internals. His presentation will highlight how project and site constraints influenced the design, development, and underwater testing of the machine.
Underwater Testing Pit
In addition to designing and building the machines, In-Place Machining Company worked with its customer Siempelkamp Nuclear Services to test the iVRS in IPM’s state-of-the-art 160,000 gallon underwater testing pit. IPM’s testing facility features a high capacity filtration system, 480V power, underwater lighting and 45 ton overhead crane capacity.
Specialized Machine Tools for Nuclear Decom
In-Place Machining Company is a world leader in the design and development of specialized remote machining systems, and is a provider of precision on-site measurement and machining services.
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