Characterisation of nuclear environments has become increasingly important as plants transition from operations through to decommissioning.
The benefits to site licensees are huge, as characterisation of an area gives the potential to move away from ‘worst case’ assumptions, allowing for more fit-for-purpose solution to be developed. Robust characterisation avoids over engineering of solutions and accelerates hazard reduction. At the same time it also minimises overall decommissioning costs.
With rapidly advancing technology, site licensees are now beginning to unlock the true value that can be gained from robust and proper attention to this area.