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Monday, 15 August 2011

Kurion Ion Specific Media System Achieving Water Cleanup Goals at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Sorry: seems like a lot of back-patting to me after the news of all the failures:(Ed)
 
Kurion Ion Specific Media System Achieving Water Cleanup Goals at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear PlantKurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear waste management, announced that its Ion Specific Media System has been achieving its cesium removal goal of approximately 99.9% at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant since startup on July 17th. As the last contractor to join the internationally acclaimed members of the Water Treatment Facilities System by several weeks Kurion worked around-the-clock seven days-a-week to design and build the system to meet the same delivery as the other team members. The company is recommending system performance enhancements to increase activity removal to 99.99% or better. Kurion is delivering to TEPCO a reliable, proven, and defensible technology roadmap to success.
View of Kurion Ion Specific Media System for removing cesium. Image shows the six processing skids a ...
View of Kurion Ion Specific Media System for removing cesium. Image shows the six processing skids and central piping gallery. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kurion Vice President and Project Manager in Japan, Dr. GaĆ«tan Bonhomme, said that “After a five week design/fabricate/delivery cycle with frequent and significant specification changes right up to shipment, the system was assembled at Fukushima in nine days followed by only one day of cold commissioning and three days of warm commissioning before hot startup with actual waste water. The highly compressed delivery and startup durations were driven by the urgent desire to avoid further problems due to continual aftershocks and the summer rainy season. Because of the short start-up schedule normal installation adjustments and fixes were exacerbated with some having to be resolved under warm commissioning, or in the case of a mislabeled valve, during the actual waste operations. Kurion and TEPCO worked together around the clock to overcome these issues as an integrated team with excellent cooperation.”


Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Kurion+Specific+Media+System+Achieving+Water+Cleanup+Goals+Fukushima/5258292/story.html?cid=megadrop_story#ixzz1V9CevRSc
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