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Westinghouse Employee Featured on NEI Blog

August 28, 2014 by Westinghouse Electric Company

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August 28, 2014 - A blog post by Laura Goossen, Westinghouse Nuclear Safety Culture program manager, is currently featured on theNuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) Nuclear Notes blog

Welcome to Nuclear Innovations!

August 11, 2014 by Westinghouse Electric Company

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August 11, 2014 - Innovation has been the cornerstone of Westinghouse Electric Company since it was founded by George Westinghouse in 1886.  In our 128-year history, the company has been responsible for some of the world’s greatest technological and nuclear achievements, including:

BWR Control Rod CR 99

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Flawless Operability. Market-Leading Service Lifetime

The CR 99 control rod incorporates an optimized design with two separate high-density boron carbide pins in each hole. During control rod operation, neutron irradiation causes boron carbide to swell as B-10 atoms are transformed to Li-7 and He-4. With reduced diameter and tapered ends, the hot isostatic-pressed two-pin design minimizes swelling-induced mechanical strain on the blade wings and improves the ability to control mechanical behavior.

SVEA-96 Optima3

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SVEA-96 Optima3 is the answer to the top BWR industry reliability issues and will finally make flawless fuel a reality.