Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 Begins Refueling and Maintenance Outage
- posted on November 2, 2018
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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Pa., shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, for scheduled refueling and maintenance.
While the unit is offline, one-third of the 157 fuel assemblies will be replaced and numerous safety inspections will be conducted, including inspections of the unit's reactor vessel head, turbine and electrical generator. In addition, preventive maintenance to ensure continued safe and reliable operations will be performed on major components including the plant's three steam generators, which convert heated water from the reactor to steam which turns the plant's turbine to create electricity, as well as various pumps, motors, valves and the cooling tower. In total, more than 7,000 work activities will be completed during the refueling outage.
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