Nuclear power reactors to be equipped with Emerson valves

Westinghouse Electric Co. has awarded Emerson Process Management a contract to provide critical control valves to be used in two AP1000 pressurized water reactors at the 2,430 MW Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia. Engineering and construction activities are underway for Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle, with plans to begin commercial operation of Unit 3 in 2016 and Unit 4 in 2017.

Emerson’s Fisher control valves covered by the purchase orders are identical to those selected for the first four AP1000 nuclear power plants being built in China. As part of the AP1000 plants’ passive residual heat removal system, the valves will help achieve proper plant cooling during shutdown.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

Sponsored by FLSmidth
Recommend this article Recommend this article () You recommended this article You recommended this article ()
Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Buyers Guide Categories

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Company Listings

ProMation Engineering Inc

Manufactures a wide array of industrial electric actuators, including quarter-turn non-spring return electric actuators, quarter-turn spring return electric actuators, linear electric actuators, as well as PBU energy storage.

AUMA Actuators Inc

Manufactures electric motor actuators for valves, dampers, and other flow control devices.

EIM

EIM has been manufacturing valve actuators since 1949 including electric, high/low pressure gas, and manual gear. Controls options include discrete, analog, and digital-ModbusRTU, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, and DeviceNet protocols

Harold Beck & Sons Inc

Manufactures electric actuators used to improve process control in valve and damper applications. Site surveys and product demonstrations can be arranged.

Power Industry Wire News

Walter Energy Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Walter Energy Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

A Global Opportunity: WindStream Third Quarter Report

A Global Opportunity: WindStream Third Quarter Report

Eco-Shift Power Corp (OTCQB: ECOP) Announces Appointment of Duncan Frederick to the ECOP Board of Directors

Eco-Shift Power Corp (OTCQB: ECOP) Announces Appointment of Duncan Frederick to the ECO...

Hess Reports $1 Billion Third-Quarter Earnings, Tubular Bells Offshore Project to Start Production, an Industrial Info News Alert

Hess Reports $1 Billion Third-Quarter Earnings, Tubular Bells Offshore Project to Start...

Range Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Range Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>