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The REACH project is almost ready for demonstration

The unit is designed to pass through a standard 15 cm nuclear cell penetration

  • Posted On: 17 December 2019
The REACH project is almost ready for demonstration The two nuclear characterisation instruments developed in the REACH project have somewhat different deployment requirements; the ViridiScope is relatively light laser sampling head that requires physical contact to take samples, while the Createc N-Visage system is significantly heavier, but does not require physical contact. However, they both target characterisation with remote deployment. ViridiScope has been reduced in size to permit it to be deployed in pipes and voids as small as 15 cm...

Quigley Design and Viridian Consultants Take End-Use Additive Manufacturing all the Way to the TCT Awards

Well we didn't win the TCT Award but Materialise NV have done a nice feature on the project

  • Posted On: 2 October 2019
Quigley Design and Viridian Consultants Take End-Use Additive Manufacturing all the Way to the TCT Awards When a nuclear facility is shut down, a painstaking process is initiated to dismantle the facility and clean up any remaining nuclear material so it no longer poses a threat to safety. This process requires a lot of sampling to determine the radiation levels contained within various materials at a site and traditional methods are very labour- and time-intensive. Viridian Consultants – experts in instrumentation solutions for the nuclear sector – saw an opportunity to improve this...

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...

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