Nuclear Equipment Testing

The testing and qualification of electrical components and systems in nuclear applications is a complex process that requires specialized equipment and expertise. SCHOTT offers consulting services, execution of single tests or complete qualification programs, as well as the respective documentation support.
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Consulting

The complexity of nuclear equipment testing can result in component manufacturers navigating unfamiliar territory and losing critical time in completing this essential step of the design and qualification process. Customers benefit from comprehensive advice and support on product design, technical calculations and simulations to verify that the designed product being tested will meet all application requirements and applicable standards.

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Testing and qualification

SCHOTT offers the preparation and complete execution of nuclear equipment testing and qualification programs and specifications. This includes the arrangement of applicable third party witnessing in collaboration with TÜV, DNV, BV, and others, with the end result being a product that is qualified according to applicable standards.

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Documentation

Given the importance of safety in nuclear applications, the admission process and documentation requirements are very demanding. Based on many years of experience, SCHOTT can help with the preparation of all necessary documentation in accordance with applicable international standards such as IEEE, IEC, and others.

Available qualification tests at SCHOTT

SCHOTT will help provide you with a finished electrical component or system that is designed and tested to stand up to all applicable standards and qualifications. You can have peace of mind knowing you will be offering a top-quality product to your customers.
Qualification tests
Qualification tests

SCHOTT follows ISO 9001, KTA 1401, ASME NPT, and ASME NQA-1 standards for qualification- and type testing. Our offerings include:

  • LOCA
  • Submergence
  • Severe Accident
  • Thermal Aging
  • Withstand Voltage
  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Pneumatic Pressure
  • Burst Pressure
  • Pressure at Temperature
  • Dimensional Inspection
  • Climate Corrosion
  • Preparation of Test Specimens
  • Wave Impedance Testing
  • Fiber Optic Damping Measurement
  • Partial Discharge (Corona Test)
Non-destructive tests
Non-destructive tests

All SCHOTT testing personnel are qualified according to EN ISO 9712, SNT-TC-1A, and ASME Sec. III. Typically performed non-destructive tests include:

  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Dye Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Helium Leakage
  • Visual Inspection
Qualification tests through partners
Qualification tests through partners

For those qualification tests that we do not offer in-house, we can arrange testing through sub-suppliers, which means you benefit from a “one-stop” service for the entire testing process of your product. All of our sub-supplier need to show accreditation according to ISO IEC 17025.

  • Transportation and Storage Simulation
  • Temperature Cycle Testing
  • Radiation Aging (Gamma Ray)
  • Seismic Testing
  • Shock Testing
  • Vibration Testing
  • Impulse Voltage (Lightning Test)
  • Short-Circuit Current and Capacity Test
  • Short-Time Overload Test
  • Rated Continuous Current Test
  • Solas Fire Test

We are certified

We are certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001, KTA 1401, ASME NPT, ASME NQA-1, ATEX and IECEx, and CEplus, amongst others. Certifications of NDE test personnel include EN ISO 9712, SNT-TC-1A and ASME Section III.

Qualification testing for electrical components and systems 

SCHOTT is highly qualified to conduct nuclear equipment qualification services for a wide variety of products and applications. Our experience gives us the versatility to accommodate distinct customer requirements for nuclear equipment testing as part of product development and qualification. Drawing on many years of experience from in-house testing of our Eternaloc® product range, we understand the processes, priorities, and potential problems in the design and manufacture of products subject to qualification testing. Please contact us and we will happily arrange a consultation to evaluate your specific needs.

Electrical components and systems tested (including but not limited to the following):

  • Feedthroughs
  • Connectors
  • Sensors
  • Cables and cable connecting technology
  • Terminal blocks
  • Actuators
  • Switches

Your benefits

Comprehensive and hassle-free service

Comprehensive and hassle-free service

We offer a complete one-stop service for the entire testing process. No need to consult with multiple parties for the various stages of qualification testing.

Established knowledge and resources

Established knowledge and resources

Since the 1970s, our expertise has included the design, manufacture and testing of nuclear components that meet ‘explosion-proof’ standards.

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Ulrich Dirr, Head of Sales Eternaloc®
Ulrich Dirr

Head of Sales Eternaloc®