ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. and Bruce Power held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Integration testing facility on the ATS Cambridge campus, Ontario, Canada.
Bruce Power is a Canadian private nuclear power generator company. ATS plays a key role in supporting Bruce Power’s MCR program by designing and supplying all of the automation equipment required to remove the irradiated reactor components including the fuel channels, calandria tubes and calandria tube inserts.
There are multiple systems required to remove the components; all are highly automated and controlled remotely. This equipment has been designed to maximise safety during the removal process while optimising operational resources.