U.S. Technical Center - Nuclear Component Testing
The U.S. Technical Center offers full-service nuclear safety testing capabilities, including: a seismic analysis laboratory with a tri-axial shake table capable of testing items weighing up to 10 tons, environmental chambers for thermal agining and to test the performance of components and products in harsh conditions, metallurgical and chemistry labs to evaluate material properties including a scanning electron microscope.
These capabilities enable utilities to address plant life extension, and are a key resource for AREVA’s Integrated Procurement Solutions, which helps our customers simplify procurement and inventory management of equipment and components, streamline qualification and commercial grade dedication, and develop performance improvement capabilities.
The U.S. Technical Center testing services are supported by AREVA’s Appendix B Quality Assurance Program, mechanical design engineering, specialty machining and fabrication activities also located at the AREVA Solutions Complex.
With these capabilities at one location, the U.S. Technical Center is equipped to support customer research and development initiatives with customized testing solutions. The U.S. Technical Center is the most recent addition to AREVA's world-wide testing capabilities.