Operations & Maintenance

US operator urges faster changes to I&C rules holding back digitization

Nov 1, 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must accelerate rule changes on digitizing safety control systems and update software failure assumptions so plant operators can implement lower...

Nuclear engineers apply 3D printing to cut cost of parts replacement

Aug 23, 2016

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's new 3D printing project for nuclear plant components demonstrates the rising use of 3-D modelling to optimize complex engineering and manufacturing...

Nuclear cloud computing growth to challenge cyber security tools

Jul 26, 2016

The rising use of common platforms for power plant analytics will require in-depth review of technology options and regular security audits to minimize cyber security risks, experts at...

Exelon in talks to buy Fitzpatrick plant; US, Canada seek closer supply ties

Jul 25, 2016

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Belgian nuclear operator to cut O&M costs by 5% by 2018

Jun 28, 2016

Engie's new maintenance strategy will use a component classification system to prioritize operations and reduce the risk of plant outages as low wholesale prices pressure margins...

Social engineering seen as rising cyber threat to nuclear industry

Jun 15, 2016

The use of social engineering to mount attacks on business data and information networks is emerging as a major risk to cyber security at nuclear power plants, experts told Nuclear...

European operator implements new performance tools to maximize lifespans

May 17, 2016

Finland’s Fortum is introducing resource optimization measures to maximize output and support investments in the long-term safety of nuclear power plants, development experts at Fortum...

US utilities must commit to digitization to cut operating costs by 30%

Apr 29, 2016

U.S. utility leaders must embrace digitization of nuclear work practices if the industry is to drive down costs and improve the efficiency of operations, leading digital experts told...

Industrial internet turns Big Data boom into operator profits

Jan 12, 2016

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Exelon Generation’s Industrial internet platform project is using the latest analytics and sensor technology to optimize plant maintenance and...

Knowledge transfer strategies require long-term, digital approach

Dec 6, 2015

Nuclear plant operators must implement long-term Knowledge Management strategies and the latest digital technology to maximize gains from recruitment drives aimed at offsetting the...

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