Conference Proceedings Paper
LIMERICK BWR TURBINE CONTROL AND PROTECTION SYSTEM UPGRADE SUCCESS
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3
C. Tang (Westinghouse Electric Company)
T. Pietryka (Westinghouse Electric Company)
P. Federico (Westinghouse Electric Company)
Westinghouse and Exelon have successfully implemented a digital electro-hydraulic control (DEHC) at Limerick BWR Unit 1 Station to perform the turbine control, protection and reactor pressure functions. The DEHC replaces analog controls and addressed system performance, obsolescence and reliability. This was a first-of-a-kind application for control and protection of the main turbine and BWR pressure control for the distributed control system utilized. The demolition of analog equipment, main control room and front standard modifications, and acceptance testing were completed on schedule during the normal 2014 outage. Key aspects of the project that facilitated this success will be discussed and presented.
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