© 2019 by Titans of Nuclear. Produced by the Energy Impact Center: www.energyimpactcenter.org

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Craig’s background in robotics and shock peening

  • Cycle of production, refueling, and mechanical maintenance at nuclear plants

  • Use of inspection probes and robotics in steam generator maintenance

  • Trends in maintenance innovation over last few decades

  • Causes of component degradation and solutions to limit/reduce

  • Division of responsibilities and challenges in managing outages/refueling cycles

  • Remaining challenges in plant maintenance to be addressed with new technology

  • Innovation in plant maintenance dissemination throughout the industry

  • Technologies on the horizon like high-pressure cavitation peening

  • Dealing with inspection, regeneration, and replacement of aging plant materials

Craig Ranson

Senior Vice President, Installed Base America, Framatome (US)