The nuclear power plant and waste repository are hazardous environments with gamma and neutron radiation being the main danger factors, particularly within the “in-containment” areas.
To successfully monitor the activities within these harsh environments is of key importance. Surveying and assessing the status and functionality of all key equipment is one important factor. The other is, of course, surveilling all personnel exposed to radioactivity during repair and maintenance work‚ both during outages and during production.
Radiation-tolerant Camera Systems
The RADCAM family of radiation-tolerant cameras is the proven standard in advanced audiovisual process monitoring within NPPs. With its patented neutron absorbing outer body, its high tolerance to gamma radiation and effective onboard cooling system, the RADCAM is designed to perform within the harshest of environments.
The RADCAM Epsilon and Omega are patented in 21 countries, and we continually develop new camera concepts to meet specific demands. One of these is the RADCAM Mobile, a moveable RADCAM camera with a radiation-tolerant cable reel that allows ad hoc placement within the facility where needed.
Video Management Software
ISEC supports all major VMS systems such as Milestone and Genetec. If your site uses other VMS systems, ISEC can of course configure our camera systems to work with these other VMS providers. Please contact us for more information.
Video Monitoring Systems
Our video monitoring systems are information handling systems that collect camera, audio, temperature, radiation data, and other similar variables for transmission to the central hub. The video monitoring system handles both digital and analog signals and also works as a true hybrid system. ISEC video monitoring systems are designed with a modern configuration which incorporates color video cameras designed to replace older chalnicon and videcon tube cameras.
This flexibility makes it compatible with the full spectrum of ISEC’s video, audio and other measuring equipment, as well as most other manufacturers’ equipment within a plant or site.
Why Use Camera Monitoring?
Prevent Production Losses
Unplanned outages or emergency shutdowns, due to substandard or failing process monitoring, can mean huge daily revenue losses. Our video monitoring solutions contribute to preventing unnecessary production stops and possibly exceeding nuclear power plants’ production plans.
Assist ALARA Focus
With radiation being one of the main hazards in nuclear facilities, ALARA activities have increased in importance during the last decade. ISEC offers numerous solutions that assist in each plant’s ALARA activities.
Adhere to New Regulations
Stricter nuclear governance and new, harsher regulations are the result of IAEA and other governing bodies setting a goal to lower the risks and hazards within today’s nuclear processes. ISEC has in-house knowledge of these developments and offers solutions that meet these new regulations.
Adapt to Site Needs
In our 25 years of working closely with nuclear power plants, we have learned that all plants are unique. Each facility requires a unique and customer-adapted set of solutions that match each site’s needs in an ongoing way. Plants change and develop constantly, making flexibility and future-driven planning an important factor.
Predict Equipment Failure
One key issue in increasing production time is the ability to constantly monitor equipment status. With constant monitoring and evaluation of the data acquired, equipment failure can be predicted. This means improved and more secure planning for equipment replacements or repair.
Handle Plant “Big Data” Stream
Running an all-encompassing nuclear monitoring system means handling several, real-time data streams. This is nothing less than “big data” on a local scale. Our video monitoring system easily handles the information flow from a large number of cameras, fixed and mobile measuring devices and other equipment within a full video monitoring system scenario.