Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations

 Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations after scheduled outage

The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio returned to service following a shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Workers with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC, NYSE: FE) replaced 280 of the 748 fuel assemblies, performed safety inspections on the reactor vessel, turbine and electrical generator; and tested more than 130 valves, replacing several control rod blades, and inspecting and cleaning cooling tower piping. Additionally, two feedwater heaters were also replaced.

Workers also installed a new, large transformer, which is one of two circuits that provide power from the offsite transmission network to the plant’s onsite electrical systems. Installation of the new 20-ft. tall, 115-ton transformer is expected to enhance reliability.

More than 1,000 additional temporary contractors and FENOC employees were onsite during the outage.

Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...