Westinghouse, through its subsidiary PaR Nuclear, Inc., has designed fuel-handling equipment that minimizes the potential for human performance (HuP) errors. It is designed to improve the physical layout of bridge and trolley structures, reduce operator stress-induced errors and provide clear sight lines to fuel.
Constant improvements to actuators, software and interlocks reduce the possibility of fuel-handling errors, and the training Westinghouse technicians receive helps to maintain industry knowledge and safety standards related to the safe installation and maintenance of the fuel-handling equipment.
New plant refueling machine
The range of fuel-handling equipment offered by Westinghouse includes:
The fuel-handling equipment applications range from new plant equipment to upgrades for the operating fleet. Equipment upgrades range from full machine replacement to control system upgrades.
The PaR Nuclear fuel-handling equipment offers:
With more than 50 years of experience, the PaR Nuclear facility and staff are strictly focused on the design, manufacture, installation and operation of fuel-handling equipment and cranes.
The technical staff is experienced in designing to a wide range of regulatory requirements and the qualified field service technicians are experienced in managing the complexities of outage scheduling and installation.