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Shawcor Inspection Systems (SIS) is able to provide a range of digital x- ray solutions for the nuclear industry and for associated applications.

LSXI Detector—Digital Radiography of whole 200 litre drum in single image
LSXI Detector—Digital Radiography of whole 200 litre drum in single image

SIS is a leading supplier of real-time x-ray systems for non-intrusive examination of low level/intermediate nuclear waste in drums. We offer turnkey solutions for the inspection of both 200 and 500 litre drums and our experienced project team will handle all aspects of the inspection including conveying, x-ray shielding, x-ray imaging system and the control and storage software.

Our innovative technology allows the entire drum to be inspected using true, 25 /30 fps Real Time Radiography (RTR) and Digital Radiograph (DR), as a single seamless image. Powerful 3D Computed Tomography (CT) enables detailed examination and location of the drum contents. The SIS drum inspection systems are used in most of the UK's main low/medium level radioactive waste streams.

In addition to waste drum Inspection, fully integrated systems for packet assay and fuel rod Inspection (laboratory and production scale) have been implemented for a number of blue-chip clients. A key aspect of SIS nuclear systems is the design of our detectors, with performance and longevity unaffected in regions of high ambient radiation. More recent advances in detector technology and image processing software have extended these capabilities within existing fields and have created new opportunities in specialist and sensitive areas of examination.