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Category: Safety (2)

The Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG): Enhancing Nuclear Operating Plants Through Effective Partnerships

September 18, 2018 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Categories: Safety, Technology Leadership, Legacy, Engineering

September 25, 2018 - The Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG) brings together passionate nuclear energy professionals that represent all U.S. and international pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear plants. The group works to address plant efficiencies, seeking ways to improve operations and safety while providing cost-effective solutions.

Always Time for Safety

April 9, 2018 by Jim Brennan

Categories: Safety

April 9, 2018 - It was a typical winter evening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA): cold and windy, with lingering precipitation on the ground. As I left work I stuck my hands deep into my coat pockets and hurried to my car. Looking ahead, I saw a gleam on the parking lot – possibly ice; the evening conditions made it difficult to see the pavement well. The risk of a slip and fall was very real.

Delivering Optimal Outage Performance to Our Global Fleet

April 22, 2017 by Steve Ira

Categories: Safety, Our People & Culture, Engineering

Just like automobiles, nuclear power plants have to be “tuned up” on a regular basis to keep them running efficiently and for a long time. Westinghouse’s outage services team comprises 4,000+ dedicated men and women who safely perform the vital refueling, services, inspection and installation/modification work needed on a regular basis to keep nuclear plants in peak operating condition. Our craftspeople, engineers, welders, technicians and machinists precisely plan and time every detail of an outage to minimize interruptions in electricity generation and enable our customers to get their plants back online on schedule.

Safety Gets Personal: A Focus on Safety Off the Job

July 21, 2015 by Joe Smetanka

Categories: Safety

Safety is the nuclear energy industry’s highest priority, and it’s embedded in every piece of our work here at Westinghouse. Safety specific to nuclear technology and its associated materials is of critical importance, as well as the safety of those with whom we interact – including our customers, suppliers and the public.