Alion Science and Technology said it has won two contracts to perform both hydraulic and structural analysis on replacement sump strainers at eight Korean nuclear power units for Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP). In nuclear plants, the cooling system depends on sump strainers which filter debris from the water that cools the reactor.
Working under subcontract to Transco Products Inc. (TPI), which is providing the new sump strainers to KHNP, Alion said it will perform the necessary testing and analysis at its Illinois facilities to qualify the strainers for hydraulic and structural performance. Upon completion of the analyses, Alion will deliver a qualification report that documents the strainer performance parameters and design basis.
The structural analysis contract will run until Jan. 20, 2013 and the hydraulic contract will run until Sept. 30, 2012.
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