On the Path Towards Operational Excellence by ProQuest


Major NSSS component replacements, such as PWR replacement steam generators and reactor vessel heads; bi-metallic weld mitigation; and BWR internals replacements and repairs have increased normal outage duration in the U.S. Nevertheless, I see now a strong trend toward shorter outages. The recent replacement of the steam generator and reactor vessel head at Comanche Peak Unit 1 set global records for outage duration and radiological safety.

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