Game Changers challenge: analytical services

14 November 2017, NPL Teddington.

The Game Changers programmes presents its latest one-day challenge event to find innovative solutions to the decommissioning challenges at Sellafield.

In collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory and GAU Radioanalytical, Game Changers invites companies and organisations to bring their innovative techniques, technologies and solutions to the challenges faced by Sellafield’s Analytical Services teams.

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At present, Sellafield analytical operations take place in a facility that is over 50 years old using decades-old processes. The current laboratory is being phased out, with the majority of the future work to be performed in the re-fitted National Nuclear Laboratory Central Lab. This presents a great opportunity for new and innovative technologies and techniques to be introduced in support of the Analytical Services teams.

The challenge event will introduce personnel from Sellafield’s Integrated Research Teams and present specific challenges at interactive presentations and workshops. It will be of particular interest to businesses and academia in the laboratory technology sector including instrumentation, control and automation – Sellafield will particularly welcome interest from organisations operating in other sectors such as oil and gas, biosciences or aerospace which can bring their innovations and technologies into nuclear decommissioning.

For more information and to register, go to the Game Changers website.

Previous challenge events have focused on waste containers (hosted by the Nuclear AMRC in November 2016) and digital and smart technologies. Other challenges include plant dismantling, post-operational clean out, and decommissioning infrastructure.