Applus+ executes advanced non-destructive testing services with proprietary technology for a major power facility in Central Canada


    Over the last two years, Applus+ in Canada has been executing a significant portion of the Major Component Replacement Project (MCR) for Shoreline Power Group (United Engineers & Constructors, SNC Lavalin, and Aecon Inc.) at one of the largest power facilities in North America. Our team of nuclear NDT experts utilized Rayscan RAZAR (Reduced Area Zone Automated Radiography), a breakthrough radiography technology that provides a small radiation exclusion zone of under 1.5m (5 feet), industry-leading image quality, and never-before-seen production cycle time.e.

    Prior to the use of RAZAR, Applus+ utilized Small Containment Area Radiography (SCAR) as the leading technology to perform a volumetric examination for small-diameter primary heat transport pipes. Our experts worked tirelessly to further innovate and adopt a new system to secure greater efficiency and consistency, better image quality, and extremely small radiation exclusion zones to allow other labour groups in the area to continue performing their work.

    This project demanded rigorous planning, exceptionally trained NDE technicians, and above all, innovative technology to efficiently perform the work with a high degree of quality and radiation safety. The completion date for the scope is planned for the end of 2023.

    Great strides have been achieved since the commencement of the project. So far, comments from client representatives who’ve witnessed the work performed by our experts have been very positive.

    Jim Watson, the Shift Manager representing Shoreline Power Group on this portion of the MCR scope being executed by Applus+, provided the below comment in an email to our management team titled, A+ for Applus+.

     “This series has been challenging for everyone involved and I want to share my positive experiences with your dedicated crews on days and nights. I want to recognize and thank Applus+ for this crew’s dedication and professionalism through these challenging days. Your team has done nothing but impress me since this series started. Their collective willingness to work with construction and assist in problem-solving has been a blessing for myself and others”.

    Our organization is recognized as a nuclear industry leader in non-destructive examination. We provide innovative solutions that bring tremendous value to our clients and their partners. Along with our solutions, we have the ability to provide a team of over 150 nuclear professionals to execute these complex and challenging projects such as those mentioned above.

    Through its extensive experience in asset life extension projects, new construction, and preventative maintenance programs, Applus+ has developed the ability to fulfill our client’s needs for the demanding schedule expectations and demanding work environment in which the nuclear industry presents.

    Contact us today for more information on RAZAR and our advanced non-destructive testing capabilities,

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