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Turbine installation

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





  • 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.


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