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ViridiScope® to be field-tested on five UK nuclear sites!

We are delighted to have been awarded a contract under Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund competition to field-test ViridiScope® on five UK nuclear sites.The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to bring together the UK’s world leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time.

  • Posted On: 14 June 2017
ViridiScope® to be field-tested on five UK nuclear sites!

The aim is to overcome resistance to change, a significant barrier that is endemic in the nuclear industry, and thus gain acceptance of this new approach. Field testing will show companies that the tool is fit for purpose and can deliver in real-world, user-facing projects with the performance needed for a wide range of application areas.  We plan to do this by providing the SLCs undergoing characterisation activities with the use of a ViridiScope® on-site for a period of deployment with an ROV, commercial in-situ counting equipment, training and support to allow them to fully test and assess the sampling tool in an active operational environment with high levels of radioactivity. It will show that this technology can offer considerable advantage over conventional approaches, delivering characterisation rapidly, at least cost and with least effort.

Work has begun to combine a long-reach snake arm with our sampling tool

OC Robotics develop robotic solutions for confined and hazardous environments so can provide the perfect platforms for getting Viridscope in to sample where others can't reach

  • Posted On: 12 May 2017
In the decommissioning industry, many sites contain large spaces that preclude human entry and similarly require remote solutions.  OC Robotics will develop a new long-reach manipulator. The compact, modular system will use lockable links to traverse 10-20m drops; deploying snake-arms at the tip and carrying innovative tools, developed by Viridian Consultants and Createc, for inspection, characterisation & sampling of radioactive environments.

 


Viridian receives business support from Innovate UK

We are now benefiting from the package of business support Kym is receiving as part of her 'Women in Innovation' Award

  • Posted On: 27 April 2017
Viridian receives business support from Innovate UK
We are very fortunate to be gaining expert business advice through the Business Growth Service and the Enterprise Europe Network Team.  In addition to receiving advice, everything from finance to IP and sales, Kym is also being mentored by an award winning business angel.

Viridian begins an Innovate UK funded project to test the feasibility of their alpha tool

ViridiScreen is a robust tool that can be used remotely to detect and measure alpha activity on a contaminated surface

  • Posted On: 21 April 2017
Viridian begins an Innovate UK funded project to test the feasibility of their alpha tool
ViridiScreen will be used to locate areas of contamination prior to collection using our sampling tool, ViridiScope, for subsequent analysis.

Pulse Awards: Viridian - Driving innovation in nuclear!

Pulse Awards finalists Viridian Consultants talk about how working with EDF Energy has given them the opportunity to extend the application of the tool they've created into very different areas that they were previously unable to reach.

  • Posted On: 24 March 2017
Viridian Consultants was chosen by EDF Energy as one of the companies to be featured in the social media videos of the EDF Energy Pulse Awards.
 
So recently we spent an exciting day with agency Shiny Red while they filmed us working on the Consort nuclear reactor at Silwood Park. The result is a short video highlighting our Pulse Award in inspection of nuclear generation assets and our relationship with EDF Energy.

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