United Utilities Renewable Energy (UURE) owns and operates upwards of 60 renewable technology assets across the North West of England, including solar photovoltaic, hydro and wind turbines. Many of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are mounted on the ground, meaning management of nearby organic growth is an important part of the overall Operations & Maintenance strategy and is key to ensuring the safe and efficient on-going output of the system.
Reducing the Amount of Reagent to Clean Pipes and Vessels
When cleaning nuclear vessels and pipework, the challenge owner seeks to reduce plant radioactivity levels by orders of magnitude, which reduces the risk and hazard for decommissioning and, in turn, lowers the lifetime costs of the redundant plants and makes the plant more economical to dismantle. This challenge is to identify a method of delivering low volumes of reagent to treat pipework walls and vessels walls rather than filling the entire pipework and vessels.