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Pressurizer Heater Repair & Replacement

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Pressurizer Heater Repair/Replacement

With more than four decades of emergent repair experience, AREVA can safely and effectively replace or repair your damaged pressurizer heaters — and protect the integrity of your plant.

Utilities seek to mitigate their schedule and risk associated with failed heater damage by implementing contingency plans to address long-lead tasks. These plans include engineering, hardware, and tooling. A proactive approach maintains outage predictability and addresses TB-11-8 recommendations for removal and replacement of non-functioning pressurizer heaters. AREVA offers an “a la carte” approach to contingency planning and implementation for customers based on risk and cost.

Features & Benefits

Solution 1 – Replace your failed heater with a new heater (like-for-like replacement)

  • No analysis
  • Minimal schedule impact
  • Permanent solution
  • Minimal contingency planning required
  • No future unplanned costs

Solution 2 – Cap/plug your heater sleeve

  • Customer has the documents required to install a plug or heater
  • “Planned” contingency approach is less expensive than emergent
  • Deliverables can be used during subsequent heater replacement campaign(s)
  • Plug resolves heater failure without having to install a heater
  • Minimal schedule impact
  • Magnesium oxide drilling
  • Hydraulic puller

Highlights of the AREVA Repair Process

• Thermal Sleeve Removal (If Applicable)

• Roll Nozzle in Repair Region

• Machine Weld Prep & PT Weld Area

• Perform Ambient Temperature Temper Bead Structural Weld

• Prepare Welded Surface For NDE

• Perform Post-Repair UT & PT

• Remediate Rolled and Repaired Areas

• Install Replacement Thermal Sleeve (If Required)

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Lisa Hawkins
Business Development Manager, CR&R
Tel: 434.832.2858