Cammell Laird has completed the design, manufacture and installation of an innovative test rig that will be used in the design of future nuclear reactors. It is aimed at re-establishing the UK as a world leader in thermal hydraulics research. The new Thermal Hydraulic test rig, which is seven metres tall, five metres wide and 2.5 metres deep, was built for the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) as part of Project Faith (Fuel Assembly Incorporating Thermal Hydraulics) by experts at the Birkenhead shipyard. The project aims to use the build of the experimental rig as a model for proving the facility’s modular construction techniques in the nuclear industry.
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