AWE Aldermaston

AWE Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG7 4PR
+44 (0)1189 827274
Richard Watson
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  • UKTA Member

AWE plc is contracted to the Ministry of Defence for all aspects of safety and performance of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent. As a result, AWE employs a wide range of scientific and engineering staff and has facilities dedicated to the design, manufacture and testing of conventional, nuclear and aerospace components. These areas are, in turn, supported by a team of NDE technologists.
The current NDE capabilities include radiographic facilities housing a 6 MeV Linac, 10 MeV Minac and conventional X-ray systems from 450 kV down to 50 kV. These systems can be used with AWE's flat-panel and camera-based digital real-time radiography systems to produce digital and CT images, as well as conventional film radiography. In addition, AWE plc has a 225 kV microfocal cabinet system, also capable of producing CT images. AWE plc also has both ultrasonic and eddy current capabilities with XYZ computer-controlled immersion tank systems and a small robot and turntable for use with conventional eddy current probes.
Personnel within the NDE group at AWE are trained to ASNT Level II.

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