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.
Removing Residues from Inside Pipes and Vessels
The challenge is to identify a solution which can target, break down and mobilise solids (some maybe radioactive) which are not removed by existing cleansing practices and are adhered and ingrained to the internal surface of pipework or vessels. The solution needs to operate from the outside of the pipework or vessels.