WNE 세계 최대 민간 원자력 전시회가 WNE 어워즈 최종 우승후보에 오른 대기업·중소기업·소기업을 대상으로 21개 기업을 발표했다.
이번에 발표된 21개의 기업은 운영 우수성(Operational Excellence), 기술 및 지식관리(Skills and Knowledge Management), 제품 및 서비스(Products and Services), 원자력 안전(Nuclear Safety) 등 4개 부문에서 세계 최고의 민간 원자력 산업 전문가로 구성된 심사위원단에 의해 선정됐다.
금번 WNE 2021년도 어워즈는 주요 민간 원자력 산업의 주요 시장인 프랑스, 러시아, 영국, 독일, 미국, 캐나다 등 84개 출품업체(소기업/중소기업 41%, 대기업 59% )가 제출한 137개의 프로젝트들이 치열한 경합을 펼쳤다.
이번 전시회는 WNE2021 출품업체들의 적극적인 참가로 WNE 어워즈 행사는 전체 민간 원자력 분야의 필수적인 WNE 전시회의 핵심 이벤트로 자리매김했다는 평가를 받고 있다.
특히 제품 및 서비스(Products and Services) 부문은 55.5%를 차지하면서, 다른 세 부문 (16%-운영우수성, 13.9%-기술 및 지식관리, 14.6%-원자력안전)보다 더 많은 지원서를 받았다.
각 부문의 최종 후보자를 선발하는 4명의 WNE Awards 2021 심사위원단은 ▲ V?ronica Garea, Fundaci?n INVAP 회장 (원자력 안전 부문) ▲Mary Alice Hayward, Principal of Hayward Consulting (기술 및 지식 관리 부문) ▲ Patrick Landais, CEA 원자력 에너지 고등판무관 (제품 및 서비스 부문) ▲ Daniella Lulache, OECD-NEA 정책조정실장 (운영 우수성 부문) 등 민간 원자력 산업의 국제 전문가 4명으로 구성됐다.
WNE는 대기업과 중소기업 모두 각자 위치에서 두각을 드러내며 각 부문 민간원자력산업의 우수성과 해당분야의 기술적 혁신 및 전문성을 구현하는 21개 업체를 축하하는 자리를 마련했다.
최종 선정된 부문별 WNE 어워즈 최종후보 명단.
Big group & Mid-cap
DASSAULT SYST?MES, “3DEXPERIENCE - Plant Conformance and Quality”
The solution is a web-based collaborative platform, allowing inspection bodies, manufacturers and regulators to manage the following processes: data & document review, findings, audits and inspections. The solution has been adopted by ESPN Digital project to manage the conformity assessment of French Nuclear Pressurized Equipments.
EDF, “Stop Corrosion”
To stop corrosion of the alternator hollow bar, operators used to change the characteristics of cooling water from neutral to alkaline pH. However, it induces expensive component modifications. EDF developed a simple solution, avoiding modification: replace the original ion exchange resin by a new one able to change the pH of the water.
NORD LOCK GROUP, “HYDRAULIC CLOSURE SYSTEMS”
Hydraulic closure system is essentially a series of Hydraulic Nuts, a network of Hydraulic Hoses and Ancillaries, and an Air Driven Pump. It provides a temporary joint closure solution during maintenance outages ? improving our customers’ operational performances.
SMEs and VSEs
The CryoControl? is a fully comprehensive system managing the formation of ice plugs also known as pipefreezing in the industrial maintenance word. This system has been developed to take into account the specificity of the pipe receiving the freeze, the site and its level of safety while addressing the needs for quality control and traceability.
OAKRIDGE SAS, “NESTERS ? Nuclear Ex-core inStrumentation sysTEm (Rpn) System App.”
NESTERS is a tailor-made app, based on a data-centric approach. It dramatically eases the management of the multi-year maintenance program of the RPN (nuclear ex-core instrumentation) system, by gathering and displaying in real-time the accurate data from multiple sources. It also gives a seamless experience to the end-users.
Siteflow is the first cloud-based Field Service Management Solution dedicated to the nuclear industry. Around our Web App and our Mobile App, companies are achieving their full digital transformation while respecting high quality requirements, making it the first solution used by a subcontractor of EDF (case 1) on French nuclear sites.
■ 기술 및 지식관리 부문
Big group & Mid-cap
CEA, the French alternative energies and atomic energy commission, “Create Your MOOK”
This innovative Knowledge Management methodology carried out on ASTRID, a Gen IV Reactor project, is based on a series of expert interviews and video recordings, transformed into a “MOOK” (Management of Organized Online Knowledge), considered as a data-rich content. Team has capitalized on a 10-year project and synthetized the knowledge thanks to 120 MOOKs.
ORANO GROUP, “COOC (Corporate Online Open Course): Orano Nuclear Fuel Cycle Process”
Our experts have synthesized their knowledge and technical skills into a series of 20-minutes digital formats in order to share this knowledge capital with the group's employees in France (12,000 people). Each module is structured in 3 parts:- the scientific phenomena in play; how to implement them; operating feedback through our industrial experience.
ROSATOM CORPORATE ACADEMY, “Rosatom for Rosatom knowledge transfer project”
Stimulation and support of additional training activities of employees in addition to their main responsibilities through individual and mass training, the provision of technical resources, as well as the promotion of the project and the results of the participants' work.
SMEs and VSEs
After careful consideration, the jury decided that this year no nominations will be made for SMEs and VSEs due to the difficulty of scoring and judging against the criteria.
■ 제품 및 서비스 부문
Big group & Mid-cap
BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES, “SaphyGATE GN - Radiation portal monitor for Special Nuclear Materials detection”
Developed with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the 3He-free SaphyGATE GN is a radiation portal monitor for Gamma-Neutron detection & discrimination, able to automatically & non-invasively spot Special Nuclear Materials using plastic scintillation detectors only. It is thus ideal for access control of critical sites.
FRAMATOME, “QuarTec Coating Technology”
QuarTec, an innovative coating technology protecting power plant assets exposed to contaminants, corrosion, & aquatic growth. Reported Utility cost savings support quick ROI. QuarTec enables maintenance cost savings & reduces dose/contamination impacts contributing to power plant performance while complying with environmental standards.
VEOLIA NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, “Treatment of Problematic Nuclear Waste Streams - GeoMelt? Vitrification of Reactive Metals”
Battelle Energy Alliance, operator of the Idaho National Lab for the DoE (USA), contracted VNS to treat reactive sodium contaminated waste. The waste consisted of 55-gallon drums (208L) contaminated with residual radioactive sodium. GeoMelt? proved to be an effective treatment method for this problematic waste stream.
SMEs and VSEs
AVNIR ENERGY, “SK-DIZI (Surveillance System for Ionized Zones)”
SK-DIZI consists in a product innovation as it is a lightweight, compact and robust radioactivity detector specifically designed to be embedded on the autonomous AZUR DRONES SKEYETECH drone, as opposed to the heavy detectors currently used to control potentially radioactive zones that need to be loaded on a helicopter.
HAPTION, “Tele Robotics”
Tele Robotics is the ability to remotely control the manipulator in a hotcell via a master arm with force control. We supply a force feedback system for the master arm. The name of the product is Virtuose 6D TAO and a part of the control system.
SIL?ANE, “Kamido: The robotics solution to sort and quantify legacy nuclear waste”
This system is a disruptive solution to automate the recovery & conditioning of legacy nuclear wastes. It automatically separates the waste item by item, identifies the type of waste, quantifies magnesium, removes aluminium, conditions the waste into drums, without exceeding a maximal quantity of mg inside the drum to prevent H2 effusions.
■ 원자력 안전 부문
Big group & Mid-cap
DOOSAN BABCOCK, “Development of a Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection process for Sizewell B (SZB) Dry Fuel Store Multi-Purpose Canister Lid-to-Shell Welds”
A new NDT inspection system was required to support the 100 year design life criteria of the Multi- Purpose Canisters (MPC) for use in the SZB Dry Fuel Store. A fully qualified Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing system was developed for this specific application, deployed successfully and its application is now part of the MPC storage process.
EDF, “Radiation protection shells”
The innovation reduces radiations around the radiological inspection zone for welded join, increases safety and workers’ security and improves the co-activities management. Thanks to a radiation attenuator and absorbing shells: no weak line, reliable boundaries zone delimitation, reduced collective dose, optimized co-activities of adjacent work sites.
ORANO Group ? CEA, “A new therapeutic approach for the decorporation of transuranium radionuclides using inhaled DTPA”
Orano and CEA have been developing an ease-of-use medical therapy based on the nebulization of DTPA aerosols to complete the current medical therapy (intravenous perfusion) and provide patients with a more efficient treatment for the most frequent and severe routes of internal contamination by transuranium radionuclides, inhalation and wound.
SMEs and VSEs
ASVAD INTL. SL, “ASVAD, the valve to achieve nitrogen-free reactors”
The ASVAD Valve is a passive & automatic valve to avoid the nitrogen injection from the accumulators. Installed in the accumulator’s nitrogen side, it will wait fully closed until needed. Only during the accident, and just when the accumulator gets depleted, the valve will act. Once opened, all the residual nitrogen goes to the containment.
CATHELAIN and co-applicants, “C-Bolt”
C-Bolt is intended to controll the durability of the safety fasteners, the integrity of the tightening process which requires monitoring. The concept is to ingrate to the fasteners (screws, stud bolts and other threaded elements), a fiber optic sensor by means of a patented process developed in partnership with Op’Sens and FT Mesures.
PIERCAN SAS, “Secure and quick glove change with ejector ring system STIC”
This system has its own secured immobilisation mechanical system for the interchangeable part thanks to the locking crown mounted on the Enclosure Ring and the security ejection barrel. The STIC system was developed to improve user safety and protection, improve ease of use, and reduce costs.