Nuclear Laser Scanner
Apr 2011Newton LabsRequest Info
Newton Research Labs Inc. has introduced a tool for use by nuclear
power utility operators to measure the interior of a nuclear reactor underwater.
Delivering precise in-vessel measurements, the NM200UW nuclear laser scanner is
designed to operate underwater, in-vessel, within either pressurized water or boiling
water reactors. The scanner produces a point cloud output so detailed that when
used with industry-standard 3-D software, a full measurable computer-aided design
model can be generated. It can provide precise dimensions of features, cracks and
welds. The scanner provides nuclear utility operators with a means to verify the
accuracy of as-built reactor blueprints created many years ago. Video cameras, their
other evaluation option, cannot take precise measurements.