Foreign Material Exclusion Services

DEKRA takes a turnkey, full-service approach to foreign material exclusion (FME) services, helping protect the critical systems, structures, and components of your plant or facility from the introduction of uncontrolled foreign materials during planned and unplanned maintenance activities. We utilize a fully trained, self-sufficient team that is proactive and able to complete the job with minimal site supervision or oversight.
DEKRA’s FME services leverage decades of experience and the impeccable track record of our core plant protection services (Core PPS), as well as our global expertise in inspecting processes, equipment, and infrastructures in the nuclear, renewables, power generation, fossil, gas hydroelectric, and other highly regulated industries.

DEKRA FME Capabilities

DEKRA offers a wide range of FME services, including accountability monitors trained in foreign material prevention techniques and human performance tools, oversight and benchmarking services to help you identify gaps and refine processes, and prevention training to educate and empower your on-site team.
  • FME Accountability Monitors
  • FME Benchmarking
  • FME Oversight and Supervision
  • FME Prevention Training
  • Nuclear Refuel Outages
  • Major Component Replacements
  • Turbines, Stators, and Rotor Work
  • Dry Cask Storage and Irradiated Hardware Campaigns

A Turnkey, Customer-Oriented Approach

Our DEKRA team members are foreign material intrusion prevention specialists with experience in refuel outages, upgrades, and replacements, including steam generators, reactor heads, cranes, turbines, stators, and rotors. In addition, we have completed numerous dry cask storage and irradiated hardware removal campaigns. All team members receive training customized to the jobs they will be performing at your site and that adheres to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operation’s (INPO) “Guidelines for Achieving Excellence in Foreign Material Exclusion.”
Our team works independently, with little to no supervision, building our own schedules, bringing our own supplies and equipment, and completing jump reports at the end of every shift. DEKRA team members are empowered to ask questions to ensure a comprehensive approach that protects workers, maintains cleanliness, and guarantees a focus on prevention.