FOAMBAGS™ and FOAMCAPS™
FOAMBAGS™ and FOAMCAPS™ can be developed to suit a range of shapes and sizes and Steve Vick International sealants are highly effective at encapsulating and fixing any loose debris or contamination prior to cutting.
The procedure involves introducing FOAMBAGS™ into a duct or pipe through an intrinsically safe hot tapping system. Once the foam inside the bag has cured (after 30 minutes) it can be safely cut through.
This technique has radically reduced exposure times and cost during glovebox removal at UK nuclear sites.
The National Nuclear Laboratory has carried out tests on the cured foam used in Steve Vick International’s FOAMBAG™ and associated systems and have rated it as having an 8-10 year lifespan in an area with a background radiation level of 7–9Sv.
For further details please contact Rich Ditte: