Month: May 2016

New USA supplier PIPELINE

Author: Ricky Myers

USA is pleased to introduce one of its newest suppliers PIPELINE PIPELINE provides advanced technology solutions for nuclear outage, on-line and capital project work execution optimization. Their industry-leading solution, Syntempo®, is an integrated backbone for the next generation OCC. Syntempo automates work progress collection and provides a real-time view of the schedule and automatically informs...

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USA supplier Areva awarded three patents

Author: Curtis Roberts

USA supplier AREVA was recently awarded three patents for employee inventions that were developed to enhance the safe operations of existing nuclear reactors and to recycle a rare material from used control rod assemblies. “At AREVA, our employees are committed to innovating solutions that sustain and advance the nuclear energy industry,” said Marty Parece, vice...

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Two down, two to go

Author: Anna Markham

Activities performed during Refueling and Maintenance Outages support the safe and reliable operations of nuclear facilities. Four Utilities Service Alliance plants planned to perform refueling and maintenance tasks. DC Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 and Susquehanna Unit 1 Nuclear Plant recently connected to the grid, and Salem and Comanche Peak are currently performing their outage....

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Team Susquehanna achieves one year OSHA free

Author: Chip Palazzo

USA fleet member Talen Energy’s Susquehanna Nuclear has been challenged for years with Industrial Safety issues. In 2010 alone, Susquehanna experienced an average of one OSHA Recordable PER MONTH. Susquehanna leadership was frustrated to see personnel getting injured, and its station delivering some of the lowest performance in industrial safety in the U.S. “Injuries were...

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Monticello hosts INPO instructor workshop

Author: Dave Tombers

One of the major milestones toward becoming a qualified nuclear instructor is to complete the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) Instructor Certification Program. The Instructor Certification Program is a standard Instructor Certification Program based on guidelines from the industry. The program provides training on a standard set of tasks that each student learns to...

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