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Category: Technology Leadership (3)

Completion of Largest Baffle Bolt Campaign in U.S. Nuclear Industry

January 4, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Categories: Technology Leadership

Strong collaboration and technical expertise resulted in highest production rate ever achieved globally.

Drone Inspections: Seeing Outages Through a New Lens

January 4, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Categories: Technology Leadership

Exciting approach to visual inspections begins to take flight.

You may have seen a neighborhood child flying one around their front yard. Or your realtor may have shown you a video recorded with one for a virtual house tour. Drones are becoming more and more ingrained into our daily lives – even in how our electricity is generated.

Bridging the Digital Gap

November 17, 2020 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Categories: Technology Leadership, Next-Gen Plants

Innovative Technology and Industry Expertise offer a Simplified Path to Plant Modernization

When the world’s first AP1000® plants came online at the Sanmen and Haiyang sites with no major startup issues, it confirmed for the world what we already knew – our instrumentation and control (I&C) solutions bring peace of mind to utilities concerned about their systems’ reliability. But how does this success translate to operating plants across the globe?

Incremental Innovation Aims to Provide Dynamic Customer Value

November 17, 2020 by Westinghouse Electric Company

Categories: Technology Leadership

Reimagined Design Brings a New Perspective to Performance

The Westinghouse Digital Rod Position Indication (DRPI) display system has been the backbone of the DRPI architecture for more than 40 years. But as more utilities begin to seek plant life extension, we recognize the need to revisit our technology and push our innovation boundaries yet again in order to ensure reliable plant operation.

Maintaining a Competitive Advantage Through Modernization

January 23, 2019 by Gary Brassart

Categories: Technology Leadership

Nuclear power plants are some of the most complex facilities in the world, so it may be surprising to learn that many of them still utilize analog instrumentation and control (I&C) technology. There are several factors at play in the hesitation to upgrade to modern digital systems – heavy regulations, upfront costs and the solid performance of the original I&C equipment. But as more and more plants reach their 50-year milestones and begin to seek license renewals, maintenance and operating costs continue to rise and attracting new personnel with analog experience becomes more of a challenge.