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This press release announces the successful installation of a turbine control system.

 

 

WESTINGHOUSE SUPPLIES NEW OVATION® TURBINE CONTROL SYSTEM TO EXELON’S BYRON UNIT 1

 

  • Provides advanced control and operational advantages in addition to ease of troubleshooting and maintenance.

 

Pittsburgh, June 7 – Westinghouse Electric Company successfully installed a state-of-the-art Ovation® Digital Turbine Control System at Exelon Generation’s Byron Unit 1 (Byron, Illinois) during the recently completed spring 2005 outage.

            The Ovation Turbine Control System provides a high degree of automatic operations, including on-line valve testing, and is operated via graphical displays and operator soft controls.  Design of the system allows installation of some components to take place prior to the plant being shut down, shortening outage time.

            The new control system was designed specifically to have no single points of failure for critical control functions, significantly improving system reliability.

            A duplicate Ovation Turbine Control System will be installed during the Byron Unit 2 fall 2005 outage.  Control systems will be installed at Braidwood Units 1 and 2 during subsequent outages.

Westinghouse Electric Company, wholly owned by BNFL plc of the United Kingdom is the world’s pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world.  Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.

 



This press release details a new appointment in one of Westinghouse's subsidiaries.

 

 

PCI ENERGY SERVICES APPOINTS BRUCE NEWTON DIRECTOR, WELDING ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 

Pittsburgh, July 7 – Bruce Newton has been appointed director of Welding Engineering & Technology Development for PCI Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company.

            In this position, Mr. Newton will focus on developing innovative welding solutions, products and services.  He will also be responsible for all PCI welding, engineering activities and welding technology development.

            Mr. Newton has more than 25 years of experience in the nuclear industry, most recently service as vice president of Quality Assurance at Welding Services, Inc.

            PCI Energy Services LLC, headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois, has remained at the forefront of field machining and welding for 32 years and specializes in remote applications, including engineering tool design, laser metrology, and quality assurance and control.  Currently, PCI provides in addition to field machining and welding services, field electronics, quality assurance services, tool design engineering and manufacturing capabilities.  PCI serves industrial customers that operate power plants, oil and gas pipelines, pulp and paper mills, petrochemical plants, waste to energy facilities, and other operations that have needs for field machining and welding expertise.

Westinghouse Electric Company, wholly owned by BNFL plc of the United Kingdom is the world’s pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world.  Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.



This press release details the new DVD, "New Generation of Nuclear Power."  In addition to writing this release, I was also responsible for the production and distribution of these DVDs.

 

 

“NEW GENERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER” DETAILS SAFETY, OPERATIONAL AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WESTINGHOUSE AP1000

 

Pittsburgh, May 31 – A new DVD which describes the operation of the Westinghouse AP1000 is now available from the company.

            The AP100 is the only Generation III+ nuclear power plant that has received Final Design Approval from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  It is an advanced 1200 MWe nuclear power plant that uses the forces of nature and simplicity of design to enhance plant safety and operations, and reduce construction costs.  Major features of the AP1000 plant include:

  • Ease of Construction; significantly reduced components and bulk materials
  • Over 250 structural and system modules, allowing shop fabrication and parallel site/shop construction
  • Three-year construction schedule from first concrete pour to core load
  • High Plant Performance; 18-month fuel cycle for both uranium and mixed-oxide fuel
  • Significalty reduced maintenance requirements and staffing
  • Sixty-year design lifetime
  • Generation costs that are competitive with all options
  • Enhanced Safety; margins that exceed Utilities Requirement Document levels
  • A modern, digital control room
  • Licensing certainty based on AP600 Design Certificiation

Graphics, photographs and more information about the AP1000 can be accessed at the Westinghouse News Room at http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/D.asp

To obtain a copy of the DVD, “A New Generation In Nuclear Power,” contact Mike Crane on 412-372-2461 or at cranemj@westinghouse.com

Westinghouse Electric Company, wholly owned by BNFL plc of the United Kingdom is the world’s pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world.  Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.



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