Vogtle Reactor Head Shielding

January 9, 2023

In 2021, Vogtle reached out to NPO to help develop a new shielding package for around the reactor head. Their current system consisted of two rings: one under the head, and one around the outside of the head. Each of these shield rings used 1’ x 6’ 60 lb lead wool blankets. These shielding systems […]

Primary Sample Panel Shielding

September 10, 2021

South Texas Project had long used lead wool blankets to shield their Primary Sample Panel, an area of the site within Chemistry that sees a lot of traffic. These lead wool blankets were affixed to the Primary Sample Panel via independent high strength magnets that attached to the grommets. With the blankets turned on their […]

Heat Exchanger Shielding – Permanent Installation

March 29, 2021

As part of a long-term dose reduction plan, Ameren Callaway sought to install permanent shielding around one of their regen heat exchangers. The intention was to replace the dozens of lead wool blankets used as temporary shielding, and more importantly, eliminate the time and dose costs associated with installing and uninstalling the temporary shielding package. Working […]

T-Flex Blankets

February 10, 2021

How many lead wool blankets does your site deploy every outage? Despite best efforts, do your lead blankets look sloppy while draped over pipes and hot spots or seem mashed and bent around corners and tight spaces? How long have they been there?  How are they handling the use and abuse? Lead wool blankets, while […]

Permanent Pipe Shielding for Davis-Besse

November 17, 2020

NPO was brought on to provide shielding for Mechanical Penetrations Room No. 1 at Davis-Besse. This room featured a variety of pipe runs with many valves, bends, and reductions throughout as well as many hot spots. Using a combination of drawing information and practical measurements taken on site, NPO provided a shielding package using T-Flex […]

Magnetic ARGOS Booth Shielding

September 3, 2020

Byron had an issue with an ARGOS Zeus unit in the main exit area of the RCA. Background gamma radiation from a line in the overhead was shining down and causing false alarms on the gamma detectors to the point of making the unit inoperable. Due to the position of the Argos unit it was […]

NPO Engineering Services

July 9, 2020

NPO offers a number of engineering services to validate the integrity and performance of our shielding. We are the industry experts when it comes to aiding nuclear power plants design new and unique shielding and pride ourselves on our technical expertise. We want to act as part of your team to not only ensure the […]

Shielded Filter Casks

April 29, 2020

NPO worked closely with AVANTech in designing a set of three shielded casks that reduced dose from 26,000-30,000 mRem/hr to less than 60 mRem/hr on contact. Two casks were utilized with one as a spare. Each shielded cask housed one of their Solids Collection Filter canisters for torus water/sludge filtration at Fermi. To achieve their […]

Boiler Plate Shields

April 28, 2020

Inside the steam generators of CANDU nuclear power plants, a divider plate separates the hot leg from the cold leg. Dozens of bolts hold this divider plate together, and these bolts trap hot particles that are a major source of radiation during inspections. NPO designed magnetic shielding designed to fit around each bolt. Since it […]

Mobile Shielded B25 Container

November 15, 2019

This mobile shielded container has all the same internal dimensions as a standard B25 container, but with a few added features. All six sides of the container are 0.5″ thick steel, which provides dose reduction for the rad waste it is intended to store. There are two sliding doors on top and four access doors […]

Vertical Storage Cask Gap Shielding

November 7, 2019

“Discrete exposure savings listed at 41 mrem. However, the shielding also provided critical radiological configuration control during this high profile first time evolution.” -Timothy Bigler, Point Beach Nuclear Point Beach was set to perform a Vertical Storage Cask inspection and required shielding for the VCC/MSB gap created when the shield ring was removed. The need […]

RHR Line Permanent Shielding

June 27, 2019

First Energy’s Perry Nuclear Generating Station wanted to improve the shielding on their RHR line. Instead spending time and dose to cover the line with temporary lead blanket shielding every outage, Perry sought to make the shielding permanent. They contacted NPO and we got to work on a design that is quick to install, seismically […]

RadVision3D – LaSalle Case Study

May 31, 2018

In the scope of one job, LaSalle Generating Station saved 12 Rem through the use of 3D gamma radiation source mapping and intervention analysis, RadVision3D. The Reactor Water Cleanup valve is an Anchor Darling valve that needed to be breached and have the internals replaced during a refuel outage. It is located in a locked high […]