When our customers call, we respond.  During one of our busiest outage seasons, a customer had an emergent seal issue. We immediately deployed a team of expert RCP Engineers and technicians to the plant. Working together with the utility team, our engineers and advisors facilitated troubleshooting efforts to evaluate the cause of seal failure, while our RCP crew worked to install the new seals. By looking ahead and anticipating challenges, the RCP team was able to finish 12 hours ahead of the baseline schedule. The utility and our RCP Teams worked closely to identify areas for parallel activities and as a result, were able to develop a schedule that ultimately helped to shorten the forced outage from 10 days breaker to breaker to 6.5 days.

We continued to assist our customer with engineering, technical and vibration support during plant start-up to ensure there were no issues and that the plant would have no problem running to the end of cycle. Our customer had this to say following our work at their plant.

“Framatome had a great performance during the forced RCP seal outage at the plant with no incidents or injuries. The team worked great with engineering attempting to find the cause of the seal failure. They had to work staggered shifts in order to do hot turnovers due to the work being critical path. The utility thanked Framatome for their performance, hard work and excellence during this forced outage.”

Utility RTE Outage Coordinator

When you need an immediate around-the-clock response and innovative solution for complex repair and replacement issues, we have a process to get it done – quickly, safely and with the best results. We’re also a single point of contact 24-7 for worldwide support with access to global technology, expertise, equipment and resources.

When two companies realized a need in the nuclear industry for a trusted partner who could offer a wide breadth of instrumentation and control platforms, an idea was born. Gaps existed in the Framatome I&C portfolio and Schneider wanted to realign their strategy.

A utility acquired and installed hardware and software for cyber security. Before the system could be fully configured, their
expert left the company. The utility turned to their Engineer of Choice relationship with Framatome to finish the job.

A plant was spending large amounts of time and money maintaining safety-related equipment. 10 CFR 50.69 allows for reduced regulatory burden on equipment that is of low safety significance. The plant brought in Framatome to implement a pilot program for 50.69.

A utility’s workstations needed an upgrade, custom hardware and a tight schedule added pressure. Three plants were facing obsolesces issues, yet virtualization created a new set of IT and cyber challenges.

A utility decided to upgrade their analog I&C system to an entirely digital, safety-related system to address obsolescence reliability issues and reduce costs. Framatome was brought in to install the TELEPERM® XS digital control system.