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Missouri nuclear plant shuts down; no public risk

12/04/2014

An Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE) nuclear plant in central Missouri shut down Wednesday due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.

Products

11/25/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

Temporary Power Solutions for Water Management in Unconventional Oil & Gas Exploration

11/25/2014

Unconventional oil and gas field exploration and production in the United States is anything but typical.

Remote Vibration Monitoring Keeps Power Plants Running at Full Capacity

11/25/2014

You can get the monitoring and analysis you need without requiring your equipment specialist to be on-site at the plant.

Setting the Bar at Watts Bar

11/25/2014

Bob Williams, TVA's Watts Bar Fukushima project manager, was in a tight spot in August 2012 when the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its orders concerning nuclear plant modifications in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation

11/25/2014

Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Perry, Palo Verde nuclear units go offline due to weekend problems

11/10/2014

Both the companies and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are investigating some problems that resulted in loss of power at a couple of nuclear plants this past weekend.

Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online after refueling, maintenance outage

10/31/2014

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 returned to service Oct. 29, after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. 

FirstEnergy returns Perry to service after unplanned outage

10/29/2014

The FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Perry nuclear plant in Ohio was returned to service Oct. 26 after an unplanned outage that occurred Oct. 20.

Finland nuclear power reactors return to service after maintenance outages

09/23/2014

Both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland are back online after annual maintenance outages.

Condenser Performance: Assigning Monetary Losses to Sources of Degradation

09/19/2014

Many plants fail to understand the nuances of condenser operation. Read about how one plant dug deep into condenser data to isolate degradation during a significant performance degradation event.

Smoke Alarms and Insurance Policies

09/19/2014

What do the following items have in common: fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and insurance policies?

L-3 Mapps to upgrade Sizewell B’s nuclear simulator

09/16/2014

L-3 Mapps will upgrade the Sizewell B nuclear power plant’s simulator and provide other training devices for plant operator EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited.

NRC begins special inspection at Millstone nuclear power unit

09/15/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will begin a special inspection at the Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Connecticut that is operated by Dominion Nuclear (NYSE: D).

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project

09/09/2014

Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

VIDEO: Reactor vessel installed at Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit

08/27/2014

The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear project in Tennessee.

Valves & Actuators

08/21/2014

Valves and actuators get little or no recognition. But their impact on power plant efficiency can be significant. <em>Power Engineering</em> identifies several notable improvements in actuator technology.

Westinghouse will supply nuclear reactor pumps for Finnish nuclear plants

08/15/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. received a 40 million euros ($53.6 million) contract from TVO to deliver 12 advanced nuclear reactor internal pumps for the Olkiluoto units 1 and 2 in Finland.

Toshiba awards DSIC contract for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex project

08/08/2014

Decision Sciences International Corp. (DSIC), a technology provider of security and detection systems, has received a contract from Toshiba Corp. (Toshiba) to supply its muon tracking detectors for the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex.

Pumps and rotating equipment company acquires O&M business for $42mn

08/04/2014

Sulzer announced it has completed its acquisition of two Grayson Armature businesses, Grayson Armature Large Motor Division Inc., and Grayson Armature Orange Texas Inc., for $42 million.