Framatome announced on 10 July that it had completed the refurbishment of 31 reactor coolant pump motors for three southeastern nuclear energy facilities in the USA.
From 2002 to May 2018, the company modified and upgraded these components, which resulted in a 100 per cent reliability and zero-failure performance record since being re-installed.
Members of Framatome’s Installed Base services team worked with the plants’ personnel to remove each motor. They then brought the motors to the company’s 70,000-square-foot Pump and Motor Service Center in Lynchburg, Virginia. There, experts inspected the components, completed necessary repairs and replacements, and tested each motor. Following successful testing, pump and motor specialists re-installed the motors and assessed their performance onsite.