MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT

MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT

Energy

Various infrastructures involving fuel extraction, energy generation, and the enrichment and refining of combustibles require a large amount of equipment and machinery, which can include mechanical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, and electromagnetic machinery.

Despite the major physical and environmental limitations against which machines face, machinery in these installations must provide continuity of service for decades without fail.

In addition to being technically and economically feasible, the design of this machinery must integrate reliability, availability, maintainability, and dependability, starting at the R&D phase, all the while taking into account any performance issues which may arrise. 

All these factors are translated in a constantly evolving regulatory context, with which the machinery must comply through the various certifications and approvals from accredited laboratories.

Keeping such machinery operational requires preventative and corrective maintenance actions that are assessed in the design phase.

After a certain period of ongoing operation, some components may become obsolete, requiring technical management studies and/or renewal and retrofitting.

In scenarios such as this, IKOS works with clients by supporting them throughout the machine’s life cycle, from the R&D phase all the way up until decommissioning.

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  • PHENIX POWER PLANT DISMANTLING

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    PHENIX POWER PLANT DISMANTLING

    USING 3D MODELING, OUR TEAMS ARE TAKING PART IN THE REPLACEMENT OF THE HOISTING UNIT IN THE IRRADIATED FUEL ELEMENT UNIT AT PHENIX POWER PLANT.

     

    Context of the project

    As part of the dismantling of the PHENIX power plant on the CEA (the Atomic Energy Commission) site at Marcoule, in the South of France, our teams are taking part in the replacing of the hoisting unit at the spent fuel reprocessing plant.

     

    Description of the project

    This highly technical project enables IKOS to participate in the pre-project stage using 3D modeling. This method is used to design a scale model to simulate operations in an irradiated environment.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #Nuclear #Dismantling #Hoisting/Handling #3D Mechanical Design

  • IN SERVICE MAINTENANCE AND EQUIPMENT OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT

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    IN SERVICE MAINTENANCE AND EQUIPMENT OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT

    OUR TEAMS SUPPORT INDUSTRIES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR BY DEPLOYING IN-SERVICE MAINTENANCE AND EQUIPMENT OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

     

    Context of the project

    In-service maintenance is a critical concern for energy generation, transport, and supply operators. In addition to regular equipment maintenance operations, one of the major challenges involved in maintaining equipment in operational condition is managing the obsolescence of its parts.

     

    Description of the project

    On a multi-sector technical management platform (mechanics, automatics, electronics, electrotechnics), the IKOS teams analyze evolution and obsolescence management requirements in energy generation, transport, and supply infrastructures. IKOS teams use their technical expertise in analyzing specifications and identifying long-term technical solutions, while complying with applicable equipment regulations and standards. Using principals of continual improvement, our teams also support the development of a feedback (FB) system.

     

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Energy #Obsolescence #Technical management #In service maintenance #Standards #Reliability #Maintenance #Availability #FB

  • 120 MW WIND FARM IN ETHIOPIA

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    120 MW WIND FARM IN ETHIOPIA

    THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO BUILD THE LARGEST WIND FARM IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND OUR TEAMS ARE WORKING ON THIS MAJOR PROJECT.

     

    Context of the project

    The construction of this wind farm is an integral part of the Ethiopian government’s decision to supply more electricity to its citizens, through renewable energies. It is the largest wind farm in the region, and will produce up to 120 MW of power, supplying electricity to almost a million households.

     

    Description of the project

    IKOS teams are carrying out the mechanical studies on various parts of the wind turbines (slewing rings, pitch gearbows, downwind and upwind covers). This work also includes research and development on innovative systems and adapted solutions to meet certification standards.

    TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

    #Mechanics #Renewable Energies #Wind farms #Innovation