Application of EDDY Pump in Nuclear Power Production

Safe and reliable nuclear power production

EDDY Pump provides safe and efficient handling of radioactive materials in nuclear power production. EDDY Pump’s equipment is well-suited for fuel mining, transferring, and transporting radioactive sludges, slurries, and solid waste materials to treatment or storage facilities.

Safe and reliable nuclear power production

EDDY Pump’s cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing the landscape of nuclear power production. As one of the most critical sectors in the global energy landscape, nuclear power demands reliable and efficient solutions for various processes, including handling radioactive slurries, cooling water recirculation, and waste management. Its innovative vortex design ensures the safe and efficient transfer of abrasive and potentially hazardous materials, such as radioactive waste, without compromising performance and operational safety. With its non-clogging and non-shearing capabilities, the EDDY Pump’s industrial slurry pump and hydraulic dredging equipment is a reliable partner in safeguarding nuclear facilities’ operations, minimizing risks, and optimizing overall efficiency.

Robust slurry pumps are crucial for nuclear power production

Application of Our Slurry Pumps in Nuclear Power Production

Industrial slurry pump applications play a crucial role in various aspects of nuclear power production, where they are utilized to handle and transport different types of slurries containing solid particles, liquids, and sometimes radioactive materials. Some critical applications of slurry pumps in nuclear power production include:

Robust slurry pumps are crucial for nuclear power production
  • Radioactive Waste Management: Abrasive handling pumps handle radioactive slurries generated during nuclear power plant operations. These pumps are designed to safely transfer and transport the waste to temporary storage or treatment facilities, ensuring the containment of potentially hazardous materials.
  • Cooling Water Recirculation: Slurry transport pumps are used in the cooling water systems of nuclear reactors. They help circulate water through the reactor core to absorb heat produced during nuclear fission. These pumps are designed to handle abrasive particles present in the cooling water while maintaining efficient heat transfer to prevent reactor overheating.
  • Uranium Mining and Processing: In the nuclear fuel cycle, heavy-duty slurry pumps are utilized in uranium mining and processing facilities to transport uranium ore slurries from mining operations and through various processing stages, such as leaching and solvent extraction.
  • Tritium Processing: Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen used in some nuclear reactors. Heavy-duty slurry pumps handle tritiated water slurries during tritium extraction and processing.
  • Fuel Reprocessing: Slurry transport pumps are essential in reprocessing nuclear fuel, as they are responsible for transferring and circulating fuel solutions through different stages of the reprocessing plant.
  • Ash and Sludge Removal: In some nuclear power plants, a high solids pump is used to remove ash and sludge generated from the combustion of low-level radioactive waste.
  • Emergency Response: Slurry pumps can be used during emergencies, such as nuclear accidents, to remove and transfer contaminated water and materials, mitigating potential hazards and risks.
  • Desludging and Decontamination: A high solids pump assists in removing settled sludge and debris from various reactor components and waste storage tanks. They aid in decontamination, ensuring the effective extraction and management of radioactive particles.
  • Emergency Core Cooling Systems: Industrial slurry pumps can be part of the core cooling systems in an emergency. They help deliver cooling fluids to the reactor core, preventing potential overheating and ensuring the safety of the nuclear facility.
  • Remote Handling Systems: Slurry pumps are employed in remote systems for handling radioactive materials and waste in high-radiation environments. These pumps allow for safer and more efficient material handling without putting personnel at risk.

The selection of appropriate heavy-duty slurry pumps is critical in nuclear power production, as they must be designed to handle abrasive and corrosive materials while maintaining operational safety and reliability. The pumps used in these applications must adhere to stringent regulatory and safety standards to protect personnel, the environment, and the integrity of nuclear facilities.


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Containment of potentially hazardous materials

Application of EDDY Pump’s Hydraulic Dredging in Nuclear Power Production

Hydraulic dredging equipment has several vital applications in nuclear power production, mainly focused on maintaining water bodies, enhancing safety, and facilitating waste management. Here are some critical hydraulic dredging applications in the nuclear power industry:

Containment of potentially hazardous materials
  • Cooling Water Intake Maintenance: Nuclear power plants use large volumes of water for cooling. Submersible hydraulic dredge removes sediment, debris, and aquatic vegetation from the cooling water intake structures, ensuring uninterrupted water flow and preventing clogging of critical systems.
  • Reservoir and Pond Maintenance: Nuclear power facilities often have reservoirs and ponds for storing water for various purposes, including emergency cooling and fire protection. Submersible hydraulic dredge helps maintain the water storage capacity and ensures the removal of accumulated sediments and contaminants, maintaining the reservoir’s efficiency and functionality.
  • Containment Pond Cleanup: Nuclear power production generates radioactive waste and other hazardous materials that need to be stored in containment ponds. Slurry pump dredge removes sediment, sludge, and solid waste from these ponds, improving waste management and safety.
  • Channel Dredging: Hydraulic dredging is essential for maintaining navigational channels in waterways around nuclear power plants. These channels allow for the safe transport of materials, equipment, and personnel, and regular dredging prevents sediment buildup that could hinder navigation.
  • Silt and Slurry Removal: During construction or maintenance activities, sediment, silt, and slurry can accumulate in various water systems around nuclear power facilities. A slurry pump dredge clears these materials, ensuring water clarity and environmental compliance.
  • Stormwater Drainage: Nuclear power plants have extensive stormwater management systems. Hydraulic dredging equipment helps remove debris, sediment, and pollutants from stormwater ponds, ensuring adequate drainage during heavy rainfall and preventing environmental contamination.
  • Decommissioning Activities: As nuclear power plants reach the end of their operational life, submersible hydraulic dredge can remove sediments and contaminants from various water bodies on-site, contributing to decommissioning.
  • Emergency Response and Spill Cleanup: In an accident or spill that releases radioactive materials, hydraulic dredging may be used to quickly and effectively remove contaminated sediment and prevent further dispersion of the contaminants.

Hydraulic dredging in nuclear power production is essential for maintaining facilities’ operational efficiency and safety, safeguarding the environment from potential contamination, and complying with regulatory standards for waste management and water quality. Hydraulic dredging contributes to the overall success and sustainability of the nuclear power industry by effectively managing water systems and removing potential hazards.