containment vessel


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containment vessel

[kən′tān·mənt ‚ves·əl]
(nucleonics)
A gas-tight shell or other enclosure around a reactor.
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Tenders are invited for total containment vessel for safe removal, transport, and mitigation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices.
Japanese developers say they plan to send the probe into the primary containment vessel of Unit 3 at Fukushima in July to study the extent of damage and locate parts of melted fuel thought to have fallen to the bottom of the chamber, submerged by highly radioactive water.
Extremely high radiation levels were detected using cameras and robots in tainted water inside a reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima No.
9 million-pound lower ring was lifted into place by the heavy lift derrick, one of the largest cranes in the world, and is the first of three containment vessel rings for Unit 4.
7 sieverts (enough to poison a healthy human being) per hour after surveying six locations within the primary containment vessel, reports the Japan Times.
IHI is already using one Kurion machine, called the Fukushima Inspection Manipulator, to help pinpoint leaks in the pressure containment vessel surrounding Unit 2's reactor.
The NEI has claimed that a typical plant features layers of protection with fencing and heavy patrolling right from the boundaries to the vital equipment and the containment vessel as well has multiple layers of steel and concrete.
TEPCO suspects that rain on Wednesday and Thursday may have found its way to the lid of the reactor's primary containment vessel and may have evaporated due to the warmth of the container.
After disassembling and removing the existing closure heads, the new RVH and CRDMs were assembled at the nuclear reactor containment vessel and installed.
Removal of external pipework from the containment vessel building;
A dosimeter lowered into the containment vessel of the No.
5-inch thick steel containment vessel that encloses the reactor.