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Feds privately rap Millstone over response to pump problem

01/12/2015

As Connecticut's nuclear plant struggled for months last year to fix a critical water pump, federal regulators expressed concern among themselves that the Millstone Power Station was slow to grasp the scope of the issue and make corrections, according to internal emails.

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.