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Sellafield Ltd to use our novel alpha tool on site

We are pleased to announce that our first ViridiScreen alpha detector has been sold to Sellafield Ltd.

  • Posted On: 10 September 2019
Sellafield Ltd to use our novel alpha tool on site

ViridiScreen is a very sensitive and, importantly, robust alpha detection system, which uses the measurement of photons derived from the interaction of alpha particles with nitrogen in the air to determine the gross alpha activity on a surface. We are delighted that Sellafield Ltd has chosen to trial the use of ViridiScreen for a particularly challenging application on site. Kym and John have trained a member of Sellafield staff to use ViridiScreen in preparation for the work.


First ablation test completed successfully at Lynton Lasers

Our first bench test of the right-angled optics for pipes and confined spaces has been completed successfully

  • Posted On: 3 September 2019
First ablation test completed successfully at Lynton Lasers

Viridian Consultants has been working closely with Lynton Lasers Ltd, a British-based company specialising in the manufacturer and supply of aesthetic, surgical and conservation lasers. By turning the laser light through 90o we are able to use ViridiScope to take samples down pipes and round corners where access is difficult with conventional sampling tools.


We will REACH ‘difficult to access’ areas on nuclear sites

The REACH project is a partnership between Viridian Consultants, Createc and UKAEA RACE

  • Posted On: 15 August 2019
We will REACH ‘difficult to access’ areas on nuclear sites It is funded through Innovate UK, designed to develop nuclear characterisation tools capable of remotely accessing confined spaces. Our laser sampling tool, ViridiScope, is being adapted to fire sideways and reduced in size to permit it to be deployed in pipes and voids as small as 10 cm in diameter and at 40 m distance from the control electronics. Createc are miniaturising their existing N-Visage scanner to pass through a standard 10cm nuclear cell penetration. There are many...

Viridian is training nuclear site personnel to operate ViridiScope

Two teams have visited our workshop for a day’s training

  • Posted On: 29 July 2019
Viridian is training nuclear site personnel to operate ViridiScope Previous deployments of ViridiScope on nuclear sites have been carried out by engineers from Viridian Consultants who are experts in the operation of the laser sampler and in situ radiometric equipment. Now Viridian is passing on its expertise to nuclear site engineers who will be implementing their own characterisation programme with ViridiScope.  Our successful trainees left with competency statements which will ensure they operate the equipment safely and maintain our very high...

Viridian Consultants wins laser sampling contract from Magnox

Viridian Consultants has been awarded a contract from Magnox Ltd for the hire of ViridiScope, an innovative tool for nuclear characterisation

  • Posted On: 26 July 2019
Viridian Consultants wins laser sampling contract from Magnox The laser sampler will be used at the Trawsfynydd decommissioning power station for the collection of material as part of their ongoing nuclear characterisation programme. In addition to the sampling tool, the contract includes radiometric counting equipment for in situ measurement of radioactivity in the material collected. Magnox staff will be trained to operate ViridiScope at Viridian’s workshop, just 30 miles away in Corwen. It is not the first time that ViridiScope has been...

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