Tecnatom - NDT, inspection, engineering support and training

Tecnatom is an engineering company specialising in the operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants. The company's main activities include component inspection and structural integrity services, training of operation and maintenance personnel, nuclear power plant operational support, engineering assistance, equipment supply, long term operation and decommissioning.

Automated NDT inspection

Inspection services: Full capabilities to perform the automated NDT inspection of all the areas of reactor pressure vessels, fuel elements, steam generators, heat exchangers and other relevant plant components such as piping and turbines. Our in-house technology and capabilities allow for the development of advanced inspection solutions adapted to any specific client needs and requirements.

Tecnatom designs and manufactures inspection systems for a wide variety of applications, including manipulators for non-destructive testing (NDT) sensors and associated electronic control, as well as NDT instruments. We have developed systems for inspection of critical nuclear components (reactor vessels, steam generators, piping, nozzles or vessel penetrations); nuclear fuel (fresh and spent), as well as large and complex aerospace components.

Tecnatom provides the following NTD equipment/services:

  • Data acquisition and analysis systems for standard or specific multi-channel equipment used in eddy current, ultrasonic testing and UT Phased-Array technology
  • Software suites for a broad spectrum of NDT applications (Inspect View©, Teddy©, etc.)
  • Design and manufacture of tailor-made eddy current and UT transducers for NDT applications.

We can also help with the development and implementation of inspection procedures and integration of new technologies into existing processes.

Condition monitoring of nuclear components

Tecnatom offers a broad range of advanced testing services for condition assessment or condition monitoring of different nuclear power plant components. These include:

  • Nuclear plant containment tests (ILRT)
  • Heat exchanger leak tests
  • Efficiency tests
  • Valve diagnosis
  • Electrical equipment condition monitoring
  • Environmental qualification tests
  • Snubber testing
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) functional and special tests.

Our capabilities and experience in this area also allow for the implementation of other specialised testing requirements for our clients.

Engineering support

Tecnatom offers engineering support for both existing and new advanced nuclear power plant projects. Engineering support services cover:

  • Materials life management
  • Long term operation
  • Decommissioning
  • Codes and standards
  • Inspection programmes
  • Equipment maintenance and reliability
  • Spares management.

Our integrated and high-value technical solutions have a special emphasis on supporting plant asset management and long-term operation (LTO) programmes.

Nuclear training and operational support

Tecnatom provides comprehensive training services for the global nuclear industry through a team of 160 professional instructors specialising in generation II, III and IV nuclear reactor technologies.

Support services for the operation of nuclear power plants that we provide include:

  • Assistance with operating procedures
  • Development of severe accident management guidelines (SAMGs)
  • Emergency response procedures and management tools
  • Radiation health protection and dosimetry support
  • Performance improvement
  • Leadership and safety culture development.

Advanced control rooms and simulators

More than 30 years of experience accumulated in simulation, operational support and human factors engineering (HFE) has enabled Tecnatom to develop its own technology to provide the best solutions in training and nuclear power plant simulation.

Tecnatom has carried out projects in 30 countries around the world, including the design and supply of advanced control rooms and full scope simulators for 15 nuclear power plants in China, Taiwan, Argentina and Brazil.

We also specialise in control room modernisation, leading instrumentation & control (I&C) projects and designing and implementing new computerised operating support systems.

About Tecnatom

Tecnatom was set up in 1957 as an engineering company in Spain. Today, the business group has subsidiaries in USA, France, Brazil, Mexico, Arab Emirates and China. Tecnatom carries out activities in several sectors, including energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, transport and aerospace.

The company is also deeply involved in the construction of advanced nuclear power plants (including AP1000, ESBWR, ABWR, APR-1400 and PHWR designs). In addition, Tecnatom is actively involved in nuclear fusion and research reactors via the ITER Project, the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) in Japan and the Jules Horowitz research reactor (JHR) in France.

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Contact Details

Tecnatom SA
Avenue Montes de Oca 1
San Sebastián de los Reyes
Madrid 28703
Contact: Business Development Director - Juan Ortega
Tel: +34 91 659 8600
Fax: +34 91 659 8677
Email: info@tecnatom.es
URL: www.tecnatom.es

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