NES completes flask leak test equipment contract series

Nuclear Engineering Services (NES) has recently completed a contract for the installation of flask leak test equipment (FLTE) into the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) facility for Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL).

The installation of this unit signifies the end of a series of contracts for NES that has seen the installation of 19 FLTE units across 13 sites.

Equipment has been supplied to EDF AGR and Magnox sites across the breadth of the country. Initially developed in 2004 as a prototype unit in a joint venture for both EDF (British Energy at the time of the contract award) and Magnox, the FLTE is used to confirm that flasks containing spent nuclear fuel are fully sealed prior to their transportation to Sellafield for fuel reprocessing.