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The Syscade project, which recently won the jury and public prizes at the Wap'Innov competition, consists of developing a mobile laboratory for the inspection and characterisation of nuclear waste
For many years, a lot of radioactive waste was put into drums with little referencing. Following the legislative evolution and the will to submit to a stricter environmental management in order to guarantee viable storage solutions, this historical waste must be correctly characterised. The objectives of the project are to analyse and limit the environmental impact of radioactive waste.
Supported by the Technord group and the company DSI, the Syscade project is developing a mobile system for characterising this waste from both a physical and radiological point of view.
Physical characterisation is carried out by taking X-ray images to identify the nature and size of the waste in the storage drum; non-destructive radiological characterisation is carried out using high-resolution HPGe probes.
The challenge for DSI and Technord was to pack all the necessary technology into a 40-inch container inside a mobile truck.
Technord’s teams worked on the development of a compact, 100% automated system including a control room and operator controls.
The proposed architecture includes a Rockwell Automation solution for drum conveying and analysis system control.
The technical solution we have implemented ensures :
To achieve this management, we carried out the studies, supplied and programmed :
This project mobilised the team of our Process Control department as well as our Low Voltage department (electrical studies, creation of electrical cabinets and wiring in the 40-foot mobile container).
The implementation of a 100% automated control system for the analysis of radioactive waste drums allows :
The results of the Syscade project make it possible to analyse and limit the environmental impact of radioactive waste. They make it possible to determine the degree of danger and therefore the way in which it can be sorted, stored in the long term or even treated.
We are very proud and happy to contribute in this way to our objectives of respecting our environment and the well-being of future generations.
To discover the Syscade project in pictures: Wap’innov: Syscade, a mobile unit to characterise nuclear waste (notele.be)
The project is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Walloon Region. It is labelled by the MecaTech cluster.
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