Fuel handling equipment

Safe, efficient and compliant

There is no substitute for experience, and with over 150 existing fuel-handling installations, Konecranes has the experience and knowledge to aid the success of your project. Konecranes nuclear fuel handling equipment utilizes SUPERSAFE™ single failure proof technology, which is designed to comply with stringent worldwide nuclear regulatory requirements. Key safety and diagnostic systems continuously monitor equipment operation, which is displayed to the operator in real-time graphics. 

Konecranes fuel handling equipment is based on single failure proof technology that meets all major international nuclear standards.

Fuel handling equipment features

FOR RELIABILITY
  • Multiple redundant features
  • Absolute encoders for reliable positioning
  • Real-time operational feedback on operators console
FOR EASIER, LESS FREQUENT MAINTENANCE
  • Direct access to maintenance points
  • On-board diagnostics simplify maintenance
  • Stainless steel mast and fuel grapple construction to prevent corrosion
FOR SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
  • Single failure proof hoist design
  • Fail-safe operator controls
  • Multiple cameras maximize operator visibility
  • Full bridge walkways for safer operator egress
  • Provisions for emergency operation of grapple
  • Viewing windows on floor and mast for improved line of sight
  • Removable operator console for storage outside of containment and after-outage training and maintenance
FOR LOWEST LIFECYCLE COST
  • Design based on total cost of ownership
  • Designed for minimization of spares
  • Rollers in mast can be removed and replaced without disassembling the mast
  • Maintenance-friendly design simplifies maintenance process 
FOR PERFORMANCE
  • The bridge and trolley utilize variable speed motors and controls for precision movements and automated positioning (Accuracy +/- 0.5 mm)
  • User-friendly operator controls
  • User-friendly touch screen designed to allow use by operators wearing multiple layers of gloves
  • Power rotational mast available
  • Automated sipping in-line with mast to allow parallel fuel movements while sipping