Plant Life Management

Containment swap picture diary

22 May 2009



Beaver Valley estimates it saved $50 million by using one (large) hole to swap out three steam generators and the reactor vessel head of its unit 1 reactor in 2005-6.


See the work step-by-step.


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The big swap-out

Steam generators arrive Steam generators arrive
Cutting rebar Cutting rebar
Plate comes out Plate comes out
First vessel head goes in First vessel head goes in
Original steam generators leave the building Original steam generators leave the building


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