Hazardous waste
management innovation

Taking time and costs out of the decommissioning cycle 

We deliver solutions in hazardous waste disposal, transportation and long-term storage. If you need a waste container that will:

  • Be optimised to suit your environment and waste type;

  • Be standardised for volume production;

  • Enable safe, remote handling

Capsa waste containers

How the Capsa container can be optimised to suit your needs:

Every operational environment is different. Your processing facilities, waste type, transportation and final storage destination will impact the size, shape and safety requirements.

The Capsa waste container design has been developed using core engineering fundamentals that can be adapted to meet the safety requirements of your waste type and processing facility, using techniques such as shielding or adjusting wall thicknesses. It can be produced in a range of sizes for handling and transportation in a variety of orientations. The lid mechanism is fundamental to remote operations as it uses a unique, patented reverse iris mechanism so that the container can be closed and sealed using a single, remote movement rather than the traditional bolted solution.

This means that, in working with you from the outset, we can adapt our base design to suit your operational needs. The lid mechanism is an extremely safe solution for sealing as it can be operated remotely. It also makes the waste cycle much faster, significantly reducing time from filling to transportation or storage.

How the Capsa container ensures cost-effective and secure supply:

The Capsa container was designed from day one for volume manufacture. We have worked with manufacturing experts to productionise the concept. Some of the areas where the Capsa container adds value through supply chains and time savings:

Our simple design minimises the number of component parts and material processing required to manufacture a container. These parts are available from a number of sources, reducing the risk of supply issues and ensuring the container is cost-effective to produce.

The container is efficient in its material use and scrap produced, minimising the volume of stainless steel required.
Production techniques are simple and readily available in standard manufacturing plants.

These key features help to minimise the risks associated with the current global supply chain crises, securing your future supply. The production of the container is easily scalable so that production can be ramped up alongside your operations as required. The simple design reduces the risk of scrap and rework, meaning a reliable and consistent supply at a reduced cost.

How you will be supported in your operations:

Behind Capsa Solutions is a team of engineers with extensive experience in the nuclear decommissioning sector.

This means we can support you in setting up your facility to work seamlessly and at its most efficient. In addition, we will ensure that in using the Capsa container as intended, your personnel will be able to work remotely, safely and effectively, supported by a team of experts.

Hazardous waste management solutions for the nuclear industry

Latest Capsa News

World Nuclear Exhibition: our experience

World Nuclear Exhibition: our experience

Last week, the team from Capsa Solutions spent 3 days exhibiting at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris, a key event in the global nuclear calendar that attracts over 23,000 visitors and has more than 780 exhibitors. We were selected to exhibit as part of the WNE...

Analysis work for Capsa waste container

Analysis work for Capsa waste container

One of the challenges with developing a waste container solution is firstly in ensuring it meets the very strict design requirements on safety and function, and then demonstrating that, in a worst-case scenario such as a stack of containers falling, that its...

Designing the Capsa waste container

Designing the Capsa waste container

The original objective When we set out to build a nuclear waste container to meet the challenge set by Sellafield back in 2017, we had safety, operability, ease of manufacture and cost-effectiveness in mind. There are a number of differences between the Capsa design...

Capsa waste container design submitted to Nuclear Waste Services UK

Capsa waste container design submitted to Nuclear Waste Services UK

How Capsa began We launched Capsa Solutions in response to a challenge set by Sellafield in 2017. The objective was to develop a safer, more cost-effective and responsible unshielded intermediate level waste (ILW) container for use in GDF storage. Our engineers have a...

Manufacturing trials starting soon

Manufacturing trials starting soon

Capsa Solutions is due to start manufacturing trials for its innovative intermediate level waste container. Having completed the initial design stage, and after ensuring it fully complied with regulatory requirements, we then carried out a baseline method of...

Waste Management Symposium 2022

Waste Management Symposium 2022

James Hill spent last week at the #WMSym2022 Waste Management Symposium in Arizona, showcasing our waste container concepts to the US and Canadian market. Thanks to the Nuclear Industry Association, who organised the 200-strong UK contingency, we had the unique chance...

Waste Management Symposia conference 2022

Waste Management Symposia conference 2022

CAPSA Solutions looking forward to exhibiting at the Waste Management Symposia conference 2022 (WMSym2022) next month. The Conference is taking place from March 6th - 10th at the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona. WMSym2022 is the largest annual exhibition of its...

CAPSA awarded £500k Innovate UK grant

CAPSA awarded £500k Innovate UK grant

We are thrilled to have been awarded £500k to develop a waste container designed to meet the challenges of broad front nuclear decommissioning. The funding was granted for the 2.5 year development program by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Capsa Solutions was...

Integrated Waste Management Conference

Integrated Waste Management Conference

CAPSA Solutions is thrilled to be revealing our innovative, next generation of waste container at the 2019 Integrated Waste Management Conference this week. The Nuclear Institute, in partnership with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has organised the event which...

If you have any questions regarding Capsa Solutions products for hazardous waste storage, to arrange a demonstration or request more information, please get in touch.