To meet rising electricity demands of growing cities, existing nuclear power plants must undergo refurbishments to increase the power generation output safely and to cope with the growing power consumptions in the next half-century. Existing nuclear power plants in North America have been in continuous operations for more than two decades and will require extensive upgrades to their reactor cores as part of the refurbishment process. Bluewrist Inc.’s vision inspection software is used to verify the quality of the components used in this project.
Some of the critical features inspected include the following:
This inspection process generates a large amount of dimensional data that must be correlated with CMM measurements and stored for traceability and quality reporting purposes.
This customization allows for the consistent and repeatable measurement and data capture of all the key inspection points for each of the cylindrical housing units manufactured.
The custom designed Bluewrist system enabled this manufacturer to perform all the required inspections, which greatly sped up the product delivery schedule.
Key Components of the Inspection System: