Outage and Field Services

Westinghouse provides value-added outage services for our CANDU® customers through inspection & maintenance services, specialized tooling and welding & machining offerings.

Westinghouse leads the way in innovation and customized solutions while championing a safety-first culture to meet the ever-present challenges of improving cost, plant safety, reliability, availability and capacity.

We offer specialty and turnkey maintenance and modification services that encompass all areas of the CANDU® utilities including staff augmentation, reactor services, steam generator services and bop services. We also provide specialized tooling solutions and engineering services required for specific tasks in an outage environment such as engineering assessments of existing maintenance challenges, tooling obsolescence as well as first-of-a-kind tooling design. For specific areas such as welding and machining, Westinghouse provides a large cross-section of repair technologies and custom solutions for the toughest challenges.

Inspection & Maintenance Services

Westinghouse offers an integrated suite of CANDU® field services to ensure our customers receive high-quality solutions to maximize the life of your plant. From Engineered Tooling Solutions to Steam Generator & Reactor Maintenance, our team provides full lifecycle services from challenge identification through to solution development and execution.

Our experts ensure seamless project execution through leveraging key resources to ensure schedule compliance and cost effectiveness to keep you on-time and on-budget. For over 40 years, Westinghouse teams have been engaged with CANDU® steam generator and reactor services for inspection and maintenance activities.

Engineered Tooling Solutions:
  • Concept Engineering: conceptual engineering reports, proof-of-concept testing
  • Preliminary Engineering: establish design requirements, process Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), risk reduction testing
  • Engineering & Prototyping: detailed design, tooling FMEA, prototyping
  • Manufacturing & Assembly: material procurement, component fabrication, system assembly
  • Advanced Testing: integration & function, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), validation & verification testing
  • Commissioning & Site Execution: finalize documentation, on-site training, execution support
Steam Generator & Reactor Maintenance

Our team engages in a wide range of steam generator engineering and services such as:

  • Owner's engineering
  • Third-party review
  • Chemical cleaning (ASCA and IASCA)
  • Tube roll plugging
  • Steam separator repair

Our team engages in a wide range of reactor engineering and services such as:

  • 300k effective full power hour tooling assessment
  • Advanced Non-Destructive Examination (ANDE) tool assessment
  • Major Component Replacement (MCR) Maintenance platform design
  • Extended West Shift Plus (EWSP) conceptual engineering

Specialized Tooling

Westinghouse is a leader in CANDU® tooling development, from prototype and proof of concept design to detailed design, manufacturing, testing and commissioning on-site. From CANDU® plants to nuclear laboratories and SMRs, our extensive experience allows us to tackle niche problems while meeting the highest Quality Assurance standards.

Leveraging our highly experienced teams, we produce ruggedized designs for trade use in limited space and/or limited access purposes. When remote operation and positioning is required, we utilize a dedicated, network-based control system to ensure reliability and connectivity. To ensure seamless implementation, we also provide execution support from our team of engineers, technicians, machinists and project managers.

Advanced Tooling Solutions

Our extensive experience allows us to understand the criticality of a challenge and work closely with you to develop requirements and constraints for specific needs - providing you with full turnkey tooling solutions.

A few examples of tooling systems our experts have produced include:

  • Major Component Replacement Combine Tool
  • Extended West Shift Plus Tooling Set
  • Automated Tube Plugging System
  • Steam Generator Manipulator System
  • Calandria Relief Duct Laser Scanner
Field Support

We support our clients in the field to ensure seamless use of our tools and equipment through procedure writing, process overview and technical assistance. Our highly skilled team regularly provides execution support with engineers, technicians, machinists and project managers.

Obsolescence Services

We supply tooling parts and components as well as engineering services for existing tooling systems. Our expert teams can help with tooling modifications, repurposing and reverse engineering to meet customer specific requirements when a component is no longer available.

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Peter Gowthorpe

Peter Gowthorpe

Customer Solution Director, Outage & Engineering Services