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Nuclear

MSSA is CEFRI-E certified to carry out interventions in a nuclear environment in respecting with radioprotection regulation.

Nuclear skills

MSSA teams are skilled and trained to work in the nuclear field. Thanks to its CEFRI-E certification sanctioned by French authorities, MSSA is able to manage radiation risks and ensures its teams work under safe conditions.

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MSSA has previously and successfully used its skills of engineering, dismantling, training, inspection and commissioning for customers in the nuclear industry.

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Nuclear plant dismantling

Several projects consisted of providing an on-site service with nuclear skilled personnel, but also to support our customers for decontamination strategies from feasibility studies to turn-key solutions.

MSSA has managed dismantling projects in France for EDF and the CEA.

For one project (see reference below), MSSA developed a specific container to transport radioactive sodium. This container designed by MSSA is the only model of its type in the world.

Past Projects:

Radioactive sodium transport:

  • Studies
  • Specific container design
  • Compliance with transport regulations
  • Secure transport, under MSSA escort
  • Radioactive sodium unloading

Cleaning unit for radioactive sodium pipes:

  • Studies
  • Cleaning unit design and manufacture
  • Cleaning unit test at MSSA plant
  • Unit delivery to customer site (nuclear site)
  • Staff training

Sodium unloading operation at Superphénix Reactor dismantling:

  • Studies
  • Audit of the installation and sodium loop
  • Sodium draining in nuclear environment (monitored zone)
  • Supervision of the loop/vessels during sodium heating
  • Tank draining
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New fast breeder reactor

For new fast breeder reactors, MSSA can supply R grade sodium (nuclear grade). Beside sodium delivery, MSSA can provide a global assistance solution for:

  • Sodium-handling facility inspection
  • Sodium first unloading assistance
  • Sodium-handling training for staff

Past Projects:

New fast breeder, 2012:

  • Sodium R grade delivery
  • Sodium flexible hoses supply
  • Provision of heating unit
  • Sodium facility inspection
  • Staff training
  • Assistance for first sodium unloading

New fast breeder, 2008:

  • Sodium R grade delivery
  • Sodium flexible hoses supply
  • Provision of heating unit
  • Sodium facility inspection
  • Staff training
  • Assistance for first sodium unloading

For further information, do not hesitate to contact us: assistancetocustomer@metauxspeciaux.fr.

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