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Manually Adjusted Tungsten Collimator for Radiation Detection

Innovative Inspection Tool for Radiated Cells in the Nuclear Industry

Manually Adjusted Tungsten Collimator for Radiation Detection

Cavendish Nuclear, operating within the complex nuclear industry, required a manually driven tungsten collimator to inspect cells via existing camera ports . RSL responded with a unique solution: a hand - driven wind assembly that allows the user to precisely spin the Tungsten Collimator to desired positions, enabling accurate monitoring of various radiation sources within the cell .


Collimators play an integral role in the nuclear sector, narrowing beams of particles or waves. These devices are especially vital for housing radiation detectors, permitting users to observe specific parts of highly radiated areas. They are instrumental in categorizing various radiation sources in active cells. Cavendish Nuclear recognized a need for a manually adjusted version and collaborated with RSL to bring this idea to fruition.


Purpose of Collimators:

Within the nuclear industry, collimators are tasked with narrowing down beams of particles or waves. These devices offer a protective housing for radiation detectors. Their primary utility lies in allowing users to inspect specific segments of areas with high radiation. Furthermore, they provide insights into categorizing the diverse radiation sources within an active cell.

Cavendish Nuclear's Requirement:

Cavendish Nuclear identified a gap in their inspection toolkit: they required a collimator that could be manually adjusted. The aim was to inspect cells using already established camera ports, offering greater flexibility and precision.


RSL's Innovative Approach:

RSL's solution was not just about manual adjustability but also about ensuring user safety and precision. They designed a system where the Tungsten Collimator could be operated via a hand-driven wind assembly.

Positioned on the clean side of a cell, this wind assembly enables users to spin the collimator to any required position. Such precision ensures that users can accurately monitor a variety of radiation sources present within the cell.

Process & Result

Collaborative Development:

The development process was a collaborative endeavor between Cavendish Nuclear and RSL. Together, they navigated the challenges to ensure the tool was operationally sound and met nuclear industry standards.

Robust and Efficient Design:

The resulting tool was not just operationally apt but was robust enough to meet the stringent requirements of a Nuclear Licensed site. Client Satisfaction & Continued Usage:

A testament to its efficacy and durability, the equipment, post-development, has become a staple in the client's toolkit and continues to be in regular use.

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