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Structural and Mechanical Properties

We have extensive experience and advanced infrastructure that allows us to perform mechanical tests on irradiated and non-irradiated materials, damage analyses, environmental qualification of the equipment, and degradation assessments of the NPP’s construction materials.

Power engineering materials and components are designed to operate for a specific period during which they have to meet the highest requirements of functionality, safety and durability in an aggressive environment (pressure, temperature, chemical effects).

Evaluating the degree of degradation of the construction materials and determining the extent of their deterioration due to different operating factors is an essential part of the lifetime management of a device.

Our services cover the comprehensive design and implementation of surveillance programmes and irradiation experiments, including subsequent analyses of material degradation and microstructure assessment of irradiated materials.

Our services

  • Operational and laboratory diagnostics of electric actuators and pneumatic actuators by type tests or analysis
  • Tracking with accelerated corrosion (FAC)
  • Accredited tests of the mechanical properties of irradiated and non-irradiated materials
  • Design and implementation of advanced reactor pressure vessel surveillance programmes
  • Collaboration on the design of reactor pressure vessel surveillance programmes (CZ, SR, Ukraine)
  • Development and design of irradiation probes for experimental reactors
  • Development of electron beam welding equipment in hot cells
  • Determining the lifetime of safety electrical equipment of NPP and their components, qualification type tests
  • Qualification of devices and components for aging (thermal, radiation, mechanical, vibration, wear, fatigue, etc.), including environmental influences (LOCA, HELB tests) and reliability tests
  • Monitoring environmental parameters at nuclear power plants
  • Providing solutions to aging and implementing aging management plans, especially for cables
  • Irradiation of cobalt sources, radiation sterilization
  • Radiation and heat resistance assessment of non-metallic materials, a life of satellite components, ITER
Semi-hot cell equipment
Semi-hot cell equipment
Semi-hot cell equipment
Infographics - radiation chamber for the protection of antiques
Semi-hot cell equipment
Cointainers with material samples inside of semi-hot cell
Integrity and technical engineering division´s complex of semi-hot cells
Semi-hot cell workplace
Modernized semi-hot cell
Modernized semi-hot cell
Modernized semi-hot cell
Modernized semi-hot cell

Our infrastructure

  • Autoclaves for evaluation of materials under operating conditions
  • Light scanning electron microscopes
  • Hot and semi-hot cells for the evaluation of the properties of irradiated / radioactive materials


  • For environmental qualification
  • Cobalt irradiators
  • Monitoring properties and characteristics of equipment materials


  • Instron universal blasting machines
    Shuttle hammers
  • Instrument hardness tests
  • Measurement of dimensions
  • Microscopic analysis of broken bodies.


For the practical realization of activities in which sources of ionizing radiation are used we provide::

  • Design, construction and supply of experimental workplaces with ionizing radiation sources - hot and semi-hot chambers
  • Design, manufacture, and supply of test units and experimental equipment (autoclaves, test loops) for testing of industrial and power equipment
  • Design and manufacture of preparations
  • Design and production of test specimens for surveillance programs
  • Design and manufacture of test bodies with non-integrity for NDT qualification
  • Design and manufacture of systems for high vacuum electron beam welding of materials





Division of Integrity and Engineering Engineering

  • Address:  ÚJV Řež, a. s., Hlavní 130, Řež, 250 68 Husinec, Czech Republic
  • Phone: +420 266 173 670
  • Fax: +420 220 940 519
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