Specialised cleaning offers help to precision cleaning for nuclear industry supplier.

Layton Technologies is offering specialist contract cleaning where high value but low volume precision engineered components require a high standard of cleaning.

Industries such as nuclear energy, healthcare, defence components and communications technologies often require specific bespoke, high value parts manufactured in small volumes which are outsourced to specialist manufacturers.

When technology specialists MG Sanders were faced with a challenging cleaning issue as part of a €5.3m contract for the upgrade of the JET Nuclear Fusion reactor situated at CCFE, Culham; Layton Technologies supported them to develop a cleaning specification and process to achieve UHV designated component cleanliness. In total 31,000 parts were processed for cleanroom assembly of 50 Divertor Modules for the project.

Layton used its expertise to work alongside MG Sanders to develop a suitable cleaning standard that would meet the requirement of the industry and their customer, with the parts cleaning process carried out by Layton at their facilities in North Staffordshire.

For high technology industries where intricate and sensitive components are involved and cleanliness is a critical factor in quality and safety, conformance to strict cleaning standards is often outside the in-house scope and capacity of the sub-contractor.

It is here where Layton can help. With a wide experience in component cleaning in virtually every area of industry including some of the most technically demanding, Layton offer a specialist contract cleaning service that can offer the level of cleaning precision and conformance to suit the most demanding applications.

Layton has both solvent and aqueous cleaning facilities available for specialist sub-contract cleaning, and access to testing and evaluation laboratories if required. Contract cleaning can be the most efficient option to cleaning where the nature of the contract may be short-term and highly specialised or where volumes involved do not justify investment in an in-house facility.