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Recently, thermal sleeve wear issues at various penetrations were discovered during in-service inspections on multiple reactor vessel closure heads.

Framatome worked with a plant that had historical outages of 35 days. We worked with the site director and looked at previous outage lengths, processes and adjusted crew sizes for a shorter outage plan. With the Framatome work on critical path, we came up with an aggressive 25-day outage schedule.

A utility in Europe needed significant tooling work and required delivery in a hurry. Our machinists worked tirelessly during plant shutdown.

When work is always performed the same way, it can be difficult to see how to improve. That was the case with one utility that had always used a single vendor for outages. The utility had a goal to finish their outages in 22 days or less. They were never going to make that goal if they didn’t make changes.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenged nuclear fuel suppliers to evaluate light water reactor (LWR) fuels and research ways to provide increased coping time for plant operators in the event of an unanticipated incident. Our global team of experts tackled the DOE’s challenge by developing our PROtect program, the leading enhanced accident tolerant fuel (EATF) program in the world.

Finding like-for-like replacements for electrical equipment can be tricky at times, impossible at others. By designing and delivering custom upgrade solutions, we make everything that was old new again.

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.

With two of our market-ready applications, the utility realizes immediate cost savings and dose savings, while strengthening its environmental protection and enhancing plant performance.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.