Sablé sur Sarthe (near Le Mans)
- Treatment without depalletising
- Pallet unaffected
- Packages up to 2.4 m3 and 1 tonne
- Treatment at refrigerated temperatures
The plant at Sablé, which opened in September 1992, was designed by CONSERVATOME and built by GAME, a subsidiary of SGN.
Irradiation is performed: by the pallet, maximum dimensions 1000 x 1200 x 2000 mm, on two separate lines around a plane source, enabling low doses to be administered at very competitive rates, with no human intervention, from the automatic storage/retrieval machine to the unit; maximum capacity 3,500,000 Curies.
The SABLE plant implements a fully automatic system. Irradiation is carried out directly by the pallet or big bag, with no human intervention, using an automatic storage/retrieval machine.
Maximum pallet dimensions:
- 1 x 1,2 x 2 m et 1.000 kgs
- capacity 50,000 pallets per year