Aqueous washer replaces solvents

Derbyshire-based Paul Fabrications, a Unitech Aerospace company, has dispensed with the solvent cleaning of nuclear components, replacing the process with a Turbex Pro 550 aqueous ultrasonic cleaning system.

The four-stage line is devoted to washing and drying all the nuclear components that support and hold stainless steel tubes containing uranium fuel pellets in the core of advanced gas reactors. All of these components were previously processed in a trichloroethylene closed system at the company’s Castle Donington manufacturing site.
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