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Fabrication of an Inconel Retort Assembly for the Nuclear Industry

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Retort Box
Retort Box

A customer in the nuclear industry came to Orbit Industries, LLC. for the fabrication of an Inconel retort assembly that would meet all ASME NQA-1 2000 requirements.

Procedures performed by our expert fabricators and machinists included custom fabrication of all jigs and fixtures, multiple fabrication and machining processes and assembly, installation of internal trays, as well as crating for shipment.

The materials used were Inconel 600, 601, and 602. Measuring 3/16", 5/8", and 1" thick, the retort assembly was 8" high, 16" wide, and 16" deep. It had a pressure range up to 15 PSIG. Special features of this retort assembly included chemical resistance and a heat resistance up to 1400F, all within a tolerance of ±.001".

Upon completion, the product was run thorough the full range of required inspections. We delivered the assembly to our client in Washington State, who was highly satisfied with all aspects of production and service. To learn more about this project, or for more information on our other products and services, please contact Orbit Industries.

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Retort Back
Retort Back
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Retort Doors
Retort Doors
 

 

Fabrication of an Inconel Retort Assembly Project Highlights

Product Description This retort assembly is used within a nuclear application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Jig and Fixture Design and Fabrication
Fabrication
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Shearing
  • Plate Forming
  • Press Brake Forming
Machining
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Drilling & Reaming
Assembly
  • Mechanical Assembly of Doors to Retort
  • Installation of Internal Trays
Secondary:
Packaging
  • Crated for Shipping
Overall Part Dimensions
Material Thickness:
3/16"
5/8"
1"
Height: 8"
Width: 16"
Depth: 16"
Pressure Range: Up to 15 PSIG
Tightest Tolerances ±.001"
Material Used Inconel 600, 601, and 602
Material Finish Machined or Polished
Features
High Heat Resistance
  • Up to 1400F
Chemical Resistant
In process testing performed
Radiographic Examination of Welds
Liquid Penetrant Inspection on Welds
Hydro Testing of Assembled Retort w/ Doors
Pressure Decay Testing of 24 Hours to Check for Pressure Drop
Functional Testing of Door Lock Mechanism
Industry for Use Nuclear
Turn Around Time 8 Weeks
Delivery Location Washington State
Standards Met Customer Supplied Specifications
ASME NQA-1 2000
Product Name Retort Assembly

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