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Spark cutter for irradiated test specimens

The aim of this contract was to install, commission and successfully test spark cutter for irradiated test specimens.

  • Customer: Research Centre Řež, Ltd. in frame of the Sustainable Energy (SUSEN) project
  • Location: Hlavní 130, 250 68 Husinec-Řež, Czech Republic
  • Project Realization: 03/2015 – 07/2015

Type of services provided:

Spark cutter for irradiated test specimens is designed for separation and production of samples with weight up to 30 kg without significant thermal and mechanical effects on their initial structure. This is ensured both by an electrical spark cutting method and by an intensive water cooling.

The device was designed with the aim to locate its cutting part inside a hot cell and its operational part, such as control panel and cooling system, out of the hot cell. The cutting part of the device is simply detachable. All components are designed in such manner to withstand high doses of radiation. The device is modified in order to be remotely handled by manipulators.