Improvement of availability of PWR nuclear plants through the reduction of the time required for refueling/maintenance outages

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The objective of the project, conducted by Commonwealth Research Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation, is to identify improvements in procedures and equipment which will reduce the time required for refueling/maintenance outages at PWR nuclear power plants. The outage of Commonwealth Edison Zion Station Unit 1 in March through May of 1976 was evaluated to identify those items which caused delays and those work activities that offer the potential for significant improvements that could reduce the overall duration of the outage and achieve an improvement in the plant's availability for power production. Modifications in procedures have been developed and were evaluated ... continued below

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Mayers, J.B. & Soth, L.G. April 1, 1978.

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The objective of the project, conducted by Commonwealth Research Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation, is to identify improvements in procedures and equipment which will reduce the time required for refueling/maintenance outages at PWR nuclear power plants. The outage of Commonwealth Edison Zion Station Unit 1 in March through May of 1976 was evaluated to identify those items which caused delays and those work activities that offer the potential for significant improvements that could reduce the overall duration of the outage and achieve an improvement in the plant's availability for power production. Modifications in procedures have been developed and were evaluated during one or more outages in 1977. Conceptual designs have been developed for equipment modifications to the refueling system that could reduce the time required for the refueling portion of the outage. The purpose of the interim report is to describe those conceptual designs and to assess their impact upon future outages. Recommendations are included for the implementation of these equipment improvements in a continuation of this program as a demonstration of plant availability benefits that can be realized in PWR nuclear plants already in operation or under construction.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A07/MF A01.

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  • Report No.: COO-2962-5
  • Report No.: WCAP-9215
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-02-2962
  • DOI: 10.2172/6939790 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6939790
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1187208

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  • April 1, 1978

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Mayers, J.B. & Soth, L.G. Improvement of availability of PWR nuclear plants through the reduction of the time required for refueling/maintenance outages, report, April 1, 1978; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1187208/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.