Outage scope and milestones are critical. Scope determines the outage duration. Milestones met on time and accurately are the best outage preparation. Our two Virginia nuclear stations have had seen successful durations in their last refueling outages. North Anna just completed a 25 day spring 2009 outage that included a 10 year reactor vessel ISI inspection. Surry station's last outage was 24 days. Selecting the proper outage scope is the key factor in determining the outage duration.
Prioritizing Safety, Quality, & Schedule Tom Sharkey Nuclear Plant Journal; May/Jun 2009; 27, 3; Docstoc pg. 24 Reproduced with permission of the copyrigh
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