More Power Plant Pumps & Valves News

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.

Summer nuclear power plant shut down for leaky valve

07/17/2014

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) shut down the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant due to a leaking safety valve.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service

07/17/2014

The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey returned to full power July 17 after inspections showed potential issues with components that control reactor pressure.

Emerson upgrades gas turbine controls

05/13/2014

Piqua Power System, located in Ohio, has successfully upgraded its OEM turbine controls.

St. Lucie Shows Public Opinion Is Easily Swayed

04/16/2014

Recently, the St. Lucie nuclear power plant in Florida has been in the news for reportedly having steam generator tube wear.

Valves & Actuators: The Path to Greater Efficiency & Performance

04/14/2014

Valves and actuators are critical in every aspect of power plant operations, and companies are working to make innovations that will improve performance and reduce costs.

Areva to supply nuclear power components for Korea units

04/14/2014

Areva was awarded a contract to supply and replace six stators for units 3 and 4 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Kori Nuclear power plant.

Perry Nuclear Power Plant leak does not affect operations

04/04/2014

Perry Nuclear Power Plant had nearly 50 gallons of refrigerant leak from a valve on Wednesday, giving the plant an “Unusual Event” notification.