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

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Curtis' education at VMI and personal journey through the nuclear industry

  • What is a steam cut?

  • Challenges of repairs in boronated water and other environments unique to nuclear plant machinery

  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA), Ultrasonic Inspection (UT), and process for repair and replacement of nuclear components

  • Periodic scheduling of inspections for maintenance

  • Moving from need-based to predictive maintenance

  • Peening and other techniques for stress relief

  • Economic challenges of building new plants

  • Upgrades and improvements provided during component replacement

  • Extending coping time for the next generation of innovation

Curtis Van Cleve

Vice President, Component Replacement & Repair, Framatome (US)