there are 439 commercial nuclear power reactors operating in
30 countries, producing 372,000 MWe of electricity. These commercial
nuclear power plants account for over 12,600 rector years of
experience and supply 16% of the world's electricity.
Although few nuclear power plants have been
built, those operating are producing more electricity. Over
the last five years, plant production has increased by 210
TWh. That's equal to the output from 30 large new nuclear plants.
In the US, nuclear plant performance has steadily improved
over the past 15 years. The average load factor now stands
at around 90%, an increase of 25%. The US leads with 18 of
the top 25 reactors in the world.
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control companies have
played a significant part in supporting plant maintenance,
upgrades, uprates, system modifications and the installation
of advanced technology components. They continue to work with
system engineers and operating personal to provide innovative
solution to support the utilities goal to provide safe, clean,
efficient, and reliable power at a low cost to consumers.
Division began its' association with
nuclear power in the 1952 with they development of critical
function pumps for the propulsion (power) system install
on the USS Nautilus(the
U.S. Navy's first nuclear power submarine). In 1957 when President
Eisenhower gave his famous speech "Atoms
for Peace" to the United Nations and launched the era
of nuclear power EMD was well positioned to play a significant
role in the design of the first Westinghouse large-scale nuclear
power plant at Shippingport, PA. Today they continue to supply
critical equipment to operating reactors as well as provide
repair, refurbish, remanufacturing, engineering and testing
services to the nuclear power industry. Discover
more about EMD.
been supporting operating reactor for over 50 years with ASME Section
III Code, Safety-Related and Commercial products. See chart
(below) for a listing of their products and services offerings. Discover
more about Enertech.
Rock has provided high performance valves
to the nuclear power industry for over a half-century. Their
dedicated testing facility provide unmatched capabilities in
high pressure steam and air testing, as well as pressurized
high temperature water testing. Discover more about Target Rock.
supports the nuclear power industry with
Third Party Parts Dedication, they have dedicated over 15,000
line items, 9000 electrical and I&C components, 3,000
chiller related components and over3,000 mechanical parts. They
perform Seismic and Environmental Qualification services for
OEM equipment to ensure it meets nuclear standards. QualTech NP
is an industry leader in supplying and servicing specialized
equipment to utilities such as airlock, hatches, doors, electrical
control systems. Discover more about QualTech NP.
Nova Machine Products is a leading supplier of safety-related fasteners and precision components, bolting and tensioning solutions, construction products, and related inventory management services to utilities, Nuclear Steam Supply Systems, Architects & Engineers, the Department of Energy and Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as power generating facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Innovative products, such as Nova's HydraNut® bolting technology are changing the face of the industry by dramatically accelerating closure time for reactor vessel heads and coolant pumps, increasing plant efficiencies while significantly reducing the risk of exposure to employees.
Additional products and services include custom manufacturing, NPT-Certified Welding, nuclear approved Unistrut® building materials and PlasmaBond® vacuum-coating lubricant seals. Discover more about Nova Machine Products.
Anatec-LMT, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company, is a global, full service provider of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), and Quality Services to nuclear and fossil power generation, petrochemical, construction, defense, and transportation markets.
Anatec –LMT service offerings include advanced Steam Generator Eddy Current Analysis, BOP Heat Exchanger Eddy Current Testing and Heat Exchanger Condition Assessment, Ultrasonic Testing, including manual and automated Phased Array UT applications, In-Service Inspection (ISI), including ASME Code Program development and review and Quality Control and Quality Assurance services. Anatec –LMT provides technical and certification training in all NDE methods in addition to providing third party certification services. Their core group of Level III personnel has become the workforce of choice for U.S. and international utilities and vendors. The San Clemente based business unit is a member of the Nuclear Group of companies (EMD, Enertech, EST Group, NETCO, Nova, Scientech, and Target Rock) continuously supporting the global Nuclear Power Industry for over 50 years. Discover more about Anatec-LMT services.
EST Group, is a market leader in providing highly engineered products and comprehensive repair services for heat management cooling systems. Expansion Seal Technologies (EST) is the market leader in engineered plugs for shell and tube heat exchangers, condensers, oil coolers, piping systems and pressure vessels for severe service applications. EST Heat Exchanger manufactures heat exchangers, condensers, oil coolers, piping systems and pressure vessels. EST Field Services provides a comprehensive range of field services for heat management systems. Design services provides design, fabrication and repairs of tubular heat exchangers, oil coolers, chillers, double pipe heat exchangers and Section VIII pressure vessels. Field services include a complete range of turnkey services targeted at the inspection and repair of tubular heat exchangers and condensers. Discover
more about EST Group.
operating reactors with equipment, parts, software and information
services. Their Electrical and I&C products have become
the industry standards for replacement
solutions for obsolete electronic modules and instrumentation
for both analog and digital systems. They are the leader in
the replacement of Plant Process Computers and their reactor
and steam generator servicing equipment is used during almost
every outage. See the chart (below) for a specific listing
of their products and services. Discover
more about Scientech.
NETCO is the nuclear power industries leader in spent fuel pool management solutions. Our products and services address the performance of neutron absorbing material in spent fuel pools and storage racks. We provides analytical services related to nuclear fuel storage including engineering analysis, software, laboratory and in-plant testing to extend the useful life of spent fuel racks . As the industries recognized expert in Boraflex degradation we developed the patented NETCO-SNAP-IN® neutron absorbing inserts that provide a cost effective solutions to fuel pool storage rack degradation. Discover
more about NETCO.