Services Portfolio - Nuclear Industry
Commercial-Grade Dedication Verification Testing
At Lucideon, we verify material properties, such as chemical composition, physical dimensions, mechanical strength, bond strength and electrical insulation properties, of off-the-shelf components. This ensures that the critical characteristics and original design criteria required for use in repair and replacement of equipment in safety-related applications are met.
Thermal Aging & Endurance Studies
Our experts analyze the behavior of materials inadvertently exposed to safety-related environments in order to assess degradation potential and detrimental effects.
We provide expert metallurgical evaluation of components to determine if the root cause of premature corrosion damage is due to material or manufacturing deficiencies, or to environmental factors.
Alloy & Material Selection
Utilize our materials expertise to expedite selection of materials fit for custom applications, and develop incoming material specifications to ensure supplier quality.
Our state-of-the-art analytical techniques provide information about the chemical composition of materials received in solid, liquid or gaseous form. Results can range from qualitative to quantitative in nature, and data can be in numerical form, graphical spectra or color-composition maps layered on top of images of materials. This determines if the source is component degradation or introduction of contaminants.
Material Irradiation Effect Studies
Via controlled exposure and testing protocols we evaluate the degradation potential of material properties for components used in irradiated areas.
Conventionally & Additively Manufactured Part Qualification
Lucideon offers a range of comprehensive support services, including analysis of powder materials and raw stock, metallurgical evaluation, chemical analysis, mechanical property characterization, failure analysis and recommendations for improvement.
Detrimental Element Analysis & Halogen Content
Our experts provide complete detrimental material analysis to ensure compliance with safety standards, including MIL-STD-2041E(SH), and STR-4P38. This includes analysis of halogens (total and leachable), sulfur, phosphorous, low melting point metals and mercury.
Utilize our comprehensive in-house physical and chemical testing capabilities and our experience analyzing materials for the nuclear industry, to quickly identify contaminants and unknown materials and determine the root causes of failures. Services include extensive metallography, metallurgical evaluation and fractography. Lucideon also specializes in failure investigations of motors, generators and other electrical equipment.
Petrographic Analysis & Concrete Condition Assessment
At Lucideon, we evaluate the quality of workmanship, assess damage to determine if it is cosmetic or structural, identify appropriate repair materials and procedures, and determine the root causes pf premature failures.
MIDAR Waste Encapsulation
Utilize MIDAR, a revolutionary sustainable geopolymer technology that can be used for numerous applications, including encapsulating solid and liquid waste streams into an inorganic solid matrix that is formed during a low temperature chemical reaction.