Leak Testing Project - Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Dounreay Site

H.T. Products' engineers travelled to the Dounreay Power Station near Thurso, Caithness, Scotland to conduct a leak testing operation in cooperation with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The focus of the operation was to establish the integrity of a proposed system built to seal containers of radioactive waste. The irradiated fuel, taken from the fast reactor core, had to be sealed into the 3 metre containers by a Remote Orbital Welding System (ROWS), drop-tested and leak tested under vacuum to measure the success of the weld and the container's durability.