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The Ultimate 'Remote Control' Kurion’s Robotic Systems Tackle The Toughest Remote Challenges And Provide Access To Environments That Are Far Too Hazardous For Humans

180 Systems, And Counting A Custom Remote Manipulator Is Just One Of The Many Technologies Kurion Employs For The Most Difficult Remote Handling Tasks

One Size Does Not Fit All Kurion works side-by-side with customers every step of the way to design a solution that meets the unique needs of each project

A hundred years ago, the promise of “robotics,” a term first coined by Karel Capek in his science fiction play “R.U.R,” was rather fanciful. Since then, robotics and remote controlled technologies have become indispensable tools for law enforcement, manufacturing, healthcare, and ocean and space exploration.

Kurion’s proprietary remote access technologies and robotics eliminate human risk when it comes to the remediation of nuclear and hazardous waste in some of the most dangerous environments imaginable.

To date, the Kurion team has designed over 180 systems for projects around the world, including the technology used to investigate a damaged reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Kurion also designed systems to assist engineers in safely accessing hazardous material and environments at multiple sites around the world including Hanford in the U.S. and Sellafield in the UK.

These experiences – and resourceful use of off-the-shelf technologies – delivers pragmatic, simple, economical, and most importantly, effective remote solutions for the most-challenging remote tasks.

Simple, Economical Solutions for the Toughest Remote Tasks

Kurion is committed to delivering simple, pragmatic solutions for even the most difficult projects. The team often customizes available equipment to minimize technological risk and cost.

 

Kurion’s system removes a section of a reactor, one element of a customized approach to decommissioning pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors

Kurion’s system removes a section of a reactor, one element of a customized approach to decommissioning pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors

Proven Solutions for Wide Range Problems

Each radioactive or hazardous environment has a unique set of challenges related to cleanup, dismantlement or decommissioning. While remote access to such unique environments requires distinct solutions, fundamental themes, know-how, and problem-solving are often applicable from one project to another. That is why it’s critical to find a team that has solved similar problems before.

 

Kurion's broad experience includes designing a remote retrieval system to excavate highly contaminated soil beneath the 324 Building at the Hanford site in Washington, USA

Kurion’s broad experience includes designing a remote retrieval system to excavate highly contaminated soil beneath the 324 Building at the Hanford site in Washington, USA

For more than 20 years, the Robotic Systems & Services team has designed over 180 systems for projects around the world, from going inside nuclear reactors to accessing underground storage tanks containing high-hazardous waste.

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Robotic arm that went inside the unit two reactor at Fukushima Daiichi to inspect for leaks

Working side-by-side and Around-the-Clock

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Kurion works around-the-clock to meet urgent client needs

Kurion’s driving passion is safety. This is why the company invests so much time, resources and ingenuity to innovate new technologies to take people out of harm’s way when cleaning up hazardous materials.

The Kurion team works step-by-step and side-by-side with clients to design remote solutions to meet the needs of each project. And while each project may have its own distinct challenges, there are common threads through all of them:  Protecting the people involved, and the surrounding environment, from nuclear and hazardous waste.

Kurion develops technical solutions from concept and engineering, to final design, fabrication, testing, and field deployment. Once Kurion’s systems are in operation, the team provides around-the-clock support to ensure success.

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