Nuclear Diving

The Nuclear Power Industry requires commercial diving companies to address and provide solutions to any underwater engineering problems that may arise. This is more practical and avoids the very expensive option of draining an entire pool and causing extreme dose rates for the workers. So, divers from Divetech Marine Engineering Services are employed to handle emergencies.

Here are a few tasks our divers do:

  • Performing re-racks in spent fuel pools for more storage of spent fuel rods
  • Replace sensors and repair broken transfer carts in fuel transfer canals
  • Welding on cracked steam dryers needing modifications
  • Mending highly critical equipment above the reactor
  • Working in the reactor several feet above live fuel to repair flow nozzles, and recover lost items which could damage the fuel rods