Nuclear Powerplant Wall Skin hotspot Monitoring

Nuclear Powerplant Industries

With the increase in electricity demand for household and industrial usage, its large part is meet by nuclear power plants. All nuclear power plants generate a large amount of energy in the form of heat. It is important to monitor health of power plant structures and ensure the safety of workers and facility.

Challenges Faced By Our Customers

Remote thermal monitoring of abnormal temperatures or hotspots generated on the reactor skin wall is critical to measure by conventional methods. The main challenge to nuclear power plant engineers is the heat generated resulting in significantly high temperatures rise in the reactor. Hotspots on the surface walls of a reactor need to be quickly identified and removed in order to eliminate any error that can lead to a major disaster. Authorities must closely monitor the health of the power plant facility.

Our State of Art Solution To Customers

By laying a few thousand metres of optical fibre cable along the nuclear reactor wall surface, our state-of-the-art solution Distributed Temperature Sensor (DTS) enables temperature measurement with thousand point sensors. The DTS can not only measure temperature but also the location of each temperature reading. An operator can continuously monitor the profile of a nuclear plant facility using low cost DTS solution with ± 1 °C temperature accuracy and ± 1 m position accuracy. A single strand of DTS cable can measure the entire surface temperature profile.

Customer Benefits

  • Precise and accurate measurements.
  • Sensor cables do not require electricity to operate.
  • Temperatures inside Reactor can be monitored remotely 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • One can quickly detect the Heat generation and hotspot location