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Neutron noise monitoring during plant operation expedites flexure replacement at Salem-1
The nuclear industry has historically relied on intermittent ultrasonic test and visual inspections of pressurized water reactor components to identify and manage degradation. While this reactive approach has proven to be effective, imagine a scenario in which the degradation could propagate throughout the reactor internals, making a more proactive measure necessary to avoid a major enterprise risk to the plant. Could a utility identify the onset of degradation within the reactor internals during plant operation? If so, could a repair be developed prior to the next refueling outage to prevent additional, cascading degradation? That is exactly the situation that Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Westinghouse engineers were able to navigate over the course of the 2019–2020 operating cycle at Salem Unit 1, resulting in a tremendous success for the plant and a historic landmark in the nuclear industry, while earning the team a 2021 Nuclear Energy Institute Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award.
Callaway Energy CenterAmeren Missouri
Advanced Test Reactor
Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor
Texas A&M Nuclear Science CenterUniversity of Florida Text ReactorPurdue University ReactorOregon State UniversityWashington State University Nuclear ReactorUniversity of Wisconsin Nuclear ReactorNeutron Radiography Reactor
Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL) at the University of Texas at Austin
B. Ralph Sylvia (posthumously)
Louis F. Storz
FFTF OperationsMaintenanceEngineeringin recognition of disciplined defueling operations and storage operations of spent mixed oxide fuel
Howard MaxwellThe Arizona Public Service Predictive Maintenance Team
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Leo B. Holland (Martin Marietta Energy Systems)Louis F. Storz (Toledo Edison)
George C. Fullmer (GE NuclearSan Jose) (retired)
Graham M. Leitch (Philadelphia Electric CompanyLimerick Generating Station)W. T. Ullrich (Tennessee Valley AuthorityBrowns Ferry Unit 3 Restart)
Patrick Tierney and Eward L. Watzl (Northern States Power)Henry D. HukillT. Gary Broughton and Michael J. Ross (GPU Nuclear Corp.)Robert M. BruggerDon M. AlgerJ. Charles McKibben and Chester B. Edwards, Jr. (University of Missouri-Columbia)
James E. O'Sullivan (Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.)Team of: C. ChiuW. FrickB. WoodsJ. TateS. McMahanD. NiebrueggeV. FisherJ. SalazarB. DuncilC. ElliottW. WilczekM. GutellJ. Moore R. WaldoG. HollowaySouthern California Edison Company (San Onofre Trip Reduction Task Force)
Donald R. Harris (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)William A. Haller (Duke Power Company)Richard M. Smith (Carolina Power & Light Company)
FFTF Reactor Operations Management Team: R. H. DavisG. B. GriffinD. G. HamrickL. E. HarvilleC. P. WickD. J. SwaimJohn C. Merritt, Jr. (Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company)Team: Shuh-Ji Tsuei (Taiwan Power Company)Shoei-Jin LiaoNeng-Fu Shih
Richard J. Cashwell (University of Wisconsin)Harold W. Keiser (Pennsylvania Power & Light Company)
Charles R. Dietz (Carolina Power and Light Co. Brunswick Nuclear Project)Team of: Roland N. Smith (Argonne National LaboratoryID) and William H. Perry (EBR II)Team of: Efford H. Pierce (Yankee Atomic Electric Co.)Edward A. WalshEdwin R. TaylorDonald B. VassarKarl E. Jurentkuff