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Super-Compactors

We supply Super-Compactors manufactured acc. to your specifications for reducing the volume of activated and contaminated waste such as core fittings, structural elements of fuel rods, and also low to mid-level radioactive waste. Volume reduction of radioactive waste is one of the key issues and economic factors for repositories. Super-Compactors can be adjusted to be used with various kinds of waste containers. 

On February 1st, 2014, Babcock Noell has taken over Fontijne Grotnes BV technology of nuclear Super-Compactors thus extending Babcock Noell’s portfolio to include further important components for handling and treatment of nuclear waste in nuclear facilities.

With further attractive solutions and highly efficient technologies for Super-Compactors, Babcock Noell is now in the position to expand its existing variety of systems used to reduce the volume of radioactive waste:

  • Solid low active waste (LAW) and medium active waste (MAW) to include plutonium contaminated material (PCM)
  • Press capacity up to 20,000 kN
  • Drum handling for drums containing 80 liters, 100 liters, 180 liters, 200 liters and 52 or 55 US gallons
  • Capacity of up to 15 drums per hour

Babcock Noell offers system solutions including handling, sorting, and grouting facilities for integrating high-pressure compactors in complete processes. 

Scope of supply and services:
Detailed engineering and calculation, material sourcing, manufacture, commissioning, transport, final assembly, all construction and quality checks, final documentation 

Selected references: 
Mobile compactor, Germany
Structural-element compactor PKA Gorleben, Germany
Welding Compactor, CERN, Switzerland

Scope of supply and services::

  • Detailed engineering and calculation
  • material sourcing
  • manufacturing
  • commissioning
  • transport
  • final assembly
  • all construction and quality checks
  • final documentation

Selected References

  • Dounreay, UK; Construction of a new 1000 ton high-pressure press for intermediate-level radioactive waste
  • Belgoprocess, Belgium; Construction of a new 2000 ton high-pressure press for low-level radioactive waste including dismantling (removal and packing) of the old 2000 ton high-pressure press and the maintenance and repair of peripheral devices
  • Belgoprocess, Belgium; Remote conversion/modification of the 1000 ton high-pressure press in the Pamela building for intermediate-level radioactive waste
  • ANSTO, Australia; Programming of the control system for a 2000 ton high-pressure press for low-level radioactive waste
  • Structural-element compactor PKA Gorleben, Germany
  • Welding Compactor, CERN, Switzerland

Contact

Wolfgang Mützel

Wolfgang Mützel

Sales
Babcock Noell GmbH
Alfred Nobel Str. 20
97080 Würzburg
Germany

Phone: +49 931 903-1702
Fax: +49 931 903-1018

Marc Winter

Marc Winter

Head of Division
Babcock Noell GmbH
Alfred Nobel Str. 20
97080 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 903-1409
Fax: +49 931 903-1018