• May 4, 2017

Design, Manufacture, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Training for the ESS Active Cells Machining Station

Design, Manufacture, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Training for the ESS Active Cells Machining Station

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Design, Manufacture, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Training for the ESS Active Cells Machining Station

Reference: T/RAF044/18

Description:

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a new build scientific research facility that is currently under construction to the North East of Lund, Sweden. This facility includes the Active Cells, for which the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority are undertaking delivery of an integrated, remotely operated handling and processing capability - part of which is the Machining Station.The Scope of Works is to provide a Machining Station capable of carrying out various defined segregation and size reduction operations on a Target Wheel and the Moderator Reflector Plug frame. The general dimensions of the components and some of the key elements to be segregated are shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. (See attachments below)

  • The scope shall include design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning (including all required testing, verification and documentation).
  • The environment of the Active Cells where the station will be installed and the condition of the items to be cut will impose several constraints that will:
  • Restrict the use of polymers, motors and lubricants in the cell to approved types.
  • Require control electronics to be installed outside of the Active Cells and connected by cable.
  • Require design for operation and maintenance by telemanipulator and robotic lifting systems.
  • Limit the available space for the bulk of the operational part of the station to the approximate space allocation shown in Figure 3 (See attachment below)
  • Increase the cutting difficulty by changing the material properties from those of the base metal.
  • Prohibit the use of liquid coolant.

Operation of the Active Cells including the Machining Station will predominantly be conducted fully remotely and will be viewed exclusively via a video camera system (i.e. there is no direct viewing via windows). The Milling Station or sub-components may be remotely transported to designated areas for hands-on maintenance.

The Machining Station shall be suitable for installation and operation in accord with other systems provided by UKAEA; including integrated Active Cells control system, viewing (camera) system, electrical distribution system, emergency stop system and handling system. The scope shall include collaboratively defining and managing the necessary interfaces with UKAEA.

Value Band

  • D - £1m - £5m

Key Dates

  • PQQ Issued 1/10/18
  • Contract Award: Q2 2019
  • Site Access and Completion: Mid 2021

Issue Date:

Process Stage: Pre-Qualification Period

Attachments: http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-1-Target-Wheel.png, http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-2-Moderator-Reflector-Plug-Frame.png, http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-3-Space-Allocation.png

Status: Ongoing

Update Date: 07/12/2018

What has been Updated:

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Description:

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a new build scientific research facility that is currently under construction to the North East of Lund, Sweden. This facility includes the Active Cells, for which the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority are undertaking delivery of an integrated, remotely operated handling and processing capability - part of which is the Machining Station.The Scope of Works is to provide a Machining Station capable of carrying out various defined segregation and size reduction operations on a Target Wheel and the Moderator Reflector Plug frame. The general dimensions of the components and some of the key elements to be segregated are shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. (See attachments below)

  • The scope shall include design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning (including all required testing, verification and documentation).
  • The environment of the Active Cells where the station will be installed and the condition of the items to be cut will impose several constraints that will:
  • Restrict the use of polymers, motors and lubricants in the cell to approved types.
  • Require control electronics to be installed outside of the Active Cells and connected by cable.
  • Require design for operation and maintenance by telemanipulator and robotic lifting systems.
  • Limit the available space for the bulk of the operational part of the station to the approximate space allocation shown in Figure 3 (See attachment below)
  • Increase the cutting difficulty by changing the material properties from those of the base metal.
  • Prohibit the use of liquid coolant.

Operation of the Active Cells including the Machining Station will predominantly be conducted fully remotely and will be viewed exclusively via a video camera system (i.e. there is no direct viewing via windows). The Milling Station or sub-components may be remotely transported to designated areas for hands-on maintenance.

The Machining Station shall be suitable for installation and operation in accord with other systems provided by UKAEA; including integrated Active Cells control system, viewing (camera) system, electrical distribution system, emergency stop system and handling system. The scope shall include collaboratively defining and managing the necessary interfaces with UKAEA.

Value Band

  • D - £1m - £5m

Key Dates

  • PQQ Issued 1/10/18
  • Contract Award: Q2 2019
  • Site Access and Completion: Mid 2021

Estimated Publication: Q4 2018

Update Date: 07/12/2018

What has been updated:

Attachments: http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-1-Target-Wheel.png, http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-2-Moderator-Reflector-Plug-Frame.png, http://www.race.ukaea.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Machining-Station-Figure-3-Space-Allocation.png