Long cycles solutions (including vibration monitoring)
All operators ask for long cycles and so less outages shutdowns. Framatome proposes solutions based on long cycle fuels but also equipment monitoring. In fact less preventive maintenance is only possible with online monitoring systems. We developed iDEX / RDC - Remote Diagnostic Center for aging management and life time extension of power plant components, a solution for plant's equipment monitoring, management and maintenance. It becomes not necessary for plants to shutdown reactors before regulatory timeframe: maintenance schedule is optimized.