Leaking crack identification, location and condition monitoring

Sellafield Ltd are seeking ideas, innovations and technologies that will deliver game changing solutions to identify leaks and cracks in ageing, liquor retaining structures.

Sellafield Ltd has experience in managing and maintaining buildings and understands the durability of ageing structures. Known cracks are small and stable and therefore not a structural concern – this may be termed a “crack under control” and may only require monitoring and not repairing. However, some cracks have the potential to change over time and may leak as a result if they are through-thickness cracks.

Current monitoring techniques detect movement and general condition of the structure but cannot detect and, importantly, identify the precise location of the cracks.

The closing date for this challenge is Friday 25th June 2021 at 13:00.

Open call

This call for innovation is open to applicants from any sector including industries such as oil and gas, mineral mining, chemicals, and water.

Sellafield Ltd are seeking a proof of concept capable of deployment in a real environment as soon as practicably possible.

Please download the challenge statement for a full explanation of challenge aims and solution requirements.

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