Nuclear power plants, other equipment

REEL supplies cranes for  different reactor buildings:

  • Reactor building polar cranes or heavy cranes
  • Fuel building auxiliary and heavy cranes
  • Cranes for auxiliary waste processing buildings
  • Cranes for machine rooms

REEL is involved in the modernization of these cranes, updating them to the latest earthquake resistance standards, strengthened safety standards or improved operational performance standards.

The techniques proposed for the lifting systems (hoists, instrumentation & control) meet the highest safety and reliability standards, supported by an optimized human-machine interface.

References: modernization of polar cranes via our entity NKMNOELL Special Crane:

  • Grafenrheinfeld in Germany
  • Beznau in Switzerland
  • Lovisa in Finland

REEL designs and manufactures spent fuel storage racks for cooling pools.

REEL carries out all the safety studies needed to meet sub-criticality requirements and the integrity of stored fuel: criticality, earthquake resistance, drop resistance, thermo-hydraulic & radiological factors.

Our technology is based upon the separation of neutron-absorbing functions and resistance functions, using borated steel as a neutron poison and a specific design to resist earthquakes. The racks designed by REEL are also used for re-racking operations.

References:

  • More than 18,000 cells, equipping nearly 30 reactors across the world.

REEL manufactures components for reactor internals 

In a plant dedicated to the production of complex mechanical systems in stainless steel, notably the guide tubes for new reactors and replacement operations.

References:

  • More than 1,600 guide tubes supplied for French (EDF) and Chinese plants.

REEL with its subisdiary NFM Systems, design and manufacture Reactor Building containment  equipment such as :

  • personnel airlocks
  • equipment hatches

 

REEL proposes filtration solutions  for new reactors and replacement operations :

  • screening drums,
  • trash rakes
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ITER Council milestone #50 successfully achieved . WELL DONE to ALL

It was a display of Titans, with no less than 1,000 tonnes of steel and concrete test loads attached to the giant hoists

ITER : Upending the steel cradle

Travelling the entire length of the assembly space (~ 170 metres), the REEL overhead cranes will be the workhorses

EDF Innovation Challenge : Archimedes’ buoyancy at REEL’s service

How to handle a 17-ton rack with a 2-ton overheadcrane?

Some news from ITER : load tests on the assembly bridge cranes

Testing the load path