Monitoring of key environment parameters within power station modules

The Innovate UK Innovation Exchange programme is supporting Rolls-Royce SMR to monitor the condition of components within power station modules throughout their journey from factory to storage and installation. This challenge is seeking technologies to monitor key environmental parameters in real time and provide information which can be used to ascertain any changes in component quality.

Opportunity

Challenge opens

13/05/2024

Challenge closes

14/06/2024

Benefit

Funding is available for trialling the selected solution(s) in pilot studies, with the possibility of further adoption upon successful trials. The solution could be co-developed with the challenge holder.

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Background

Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd is aiming to deliver a series of power stations around the world using small modular reactor (SMR) technology. A key aspect of the programme will be to move the majority of nuclear testing, fabrication and assembly into a factory environment - away from the traditional construction site approach. The plant will be built in factories and housed in modules which will then be commissioned and shipped to the power station site for assembly. To preserve the high quality of the components within the modules and to mitigate / minimise the need to replace and re-manufacture, there is a need to monitor the condition of components within the modules throughout their journey from factory to storage and installation. This challenge is seeking technologies to monitor key environmental parameters in real time and provide information which can be used to ascertain any changes in component quality.

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