Online pressurized leak repair in nuclear facilities is a critical process that ensures the safety and reliability of these complex installations. By promptly addressing leaks and employing appropriate nuclear repair methods and technologies, nuclear facilities can mitigate risks, enhance operational efficiency, and maintain the integrity of their systems.
Colt’s technicians are highly experienced in repair and mitigation techniques without compromising the containment of radioactive materials while also minimizing worker exposure and eliminating FME. Our methods entail high precision to ensure a reliable and long-lasting nuclear repair solution.
Colt’s patented interlocking pressure seal enclosures are stocked nationwide, enabling Colt to quickly build custom clamps with stock inventory. If complex measurements or material specifications require a custom enclosure, our engineering and fabrication teams deliver the best customized solution utilizing 3D scanning technologies to enhance efficiency, increase reliability, and reduce worker exposure. Both stock and custom nuclear repair solutions utilize perimeter seals to eliminate the risk of FME.
Drawings and calculations include all pertinent engineering design data with associated sources for customer review and approval prior to manufacturing and installation.
Sealant injection involves the application of sealants or packing compounds to seal leaks. Compounds are injected into the leaking area to form a seal. The compounds Colt utilizes for nuclear repair solutions are tested to ensure they meet stringent nuclear requirements for cleanliness and compatibility. Our long-time experience in the nuclear industry ensures our engineering and technical expertise in determining the appropriate chemical for the intended purpose and that it is compatible with the valve or fittings materials and process fluid.
Composite wraps offer a nuclear repair solution for restoring the strength of corroded, weakened, and dented pipe, tank walls and associated structures. Colt’s repair techniques restore the damaged asset’s pressure-containing capability. Colt selects an engineered product suitable to the line and equipment conditions to repair:
The composite wrap works by sharing the hoop load carried by the pipe or tank wall. A high-compressive strength material fills the external defect to its original wall thickness, preventing leaks from the compromised structure.
Just as we invest in training and growing our knowledge base, we also strategically invest in the utilization of new and innovative technologies. This investment in emerging technologies drives operational excellence by enhancing operational efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. Adopting and integrating emerging nuclear repair solution technologies: