Nuclear Polar Cranes
For decades, PAR Systems has designed, implemented, and serviced specialty cranes for the nuclear industry. That expertise includes the design and installation of large polar cranes.
At PAR, we are experts in lifting and transporting extremely heavy loads to the most stringent compliance standards. We have over 60 years of experience designing and implementing high-performing cranes and equipment for the nuclear industry.
Our expertise shapes the installation of polar cranes for nuclear plants, incorporating multifunctionality that enables them to perform extremely heavy lifts with precision.
What are polar cranes?
Polar cranes are used in nuclear plants for the assembly and disassembly of reactor vessels during refueling operations. These cranes can be used for multiple tasks, and are made up of a main hoist and auxiliary hoist.
They operate on a large circular runway in the containment and/or reactor building. Their multipurpose function combined with their reliable performance make them an ideal choice for nuclear applications, where operating conditions and requirements are incredibly demanding.
Our High-Fidelity and Nuclear Crane Expertise
We are experts in lifting and moving extremely heavy loads to the strictest regulatory compliance standards. PAR has large specialty cranes working on some of the largest and most critical material handling applications in the world. We are a leader in designing, implementing, and maintaining specialty and high-fidelity cranes.
Our experience with specialty cranes for challenging nuclear applications makes us especially suited for the implementation of polar cranes.
For over 60 years, PAR has been solving difficult challenges in the nuclear industry. We engineer intelligent systems that are specifically designed for nuclear applications.
- Radioactive and caustic environments
- Decommissioning applications
- Explosive particulate gasses
- Underwater applications
- Critical material handling
- Extremely large and high-load precision cranes
Polar Crane Features
We customize polar cranes to the needs of each nuclear customer. Here are some highlighted features within nuclear cranes we’ve created:
- Single failure proof hoist assembly
- Power rotational hooks
- Fail-safe operator controls
- Control upgrades
Additional Nuclear Capabilities
For over 60 years, PAR has been solving difficult challenges in the nuclear industry, providing solutions for radioactive and caustic environments, decommissioning applications, explosive particulate and gases, underwater applications, chemical and conventional munitions demilitarization, and more.
The PAR Advantage
PAR Systems was founded in 1961 as a company servicing advanced solutions for the nuclear industry. Since then, we have only deepened our knowledge of and expertise in designing systems to meet the unique needs and requirements of these challenging, hazardous applications. We specialize in designing large, custom crane systems. That same level of innovation and attention to detail applies to our polar crane systems.
In addition, our worldwide service organization offers dedicated support from a team of local field service engineers. We support our machines for their entire usable life.