REPORT ON CANDU OWNERS GROUP PROCUREMENT ENGINEERING PEER GROUP AND PROACTIVE OBSOLESCENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (POMS) IMPLEMENTATION


11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components - 2017 Oct. 01-04

Presented at:
11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components
2017 Oct. 01-04
Location:
Toronto, ON Canada
Session Title:
Plenary 3A: Proactively Managing Obsolescence

Authors:
A. Allport (New Brunswick Power)
  

Abstract

Obsolescence Management is becoming a leading issue while procuring replacement components for the Nuclear Industry. Utilities must evaluate the cumulative effects of both physical ageing and obsolescence to ensure plant operation remains safe and reliable; while continuing to be a feasible economic option for Power Generation. There are various tools and strategies to combat Obsolescence and this discussion will focus on the following key subjects:

  • What is Obsolescence? What is the scale of Obsolescence impact?
  • How to tackle Obsolescence to mitigate its impact?
  • Identification, Prioritization, and Resolution of Obsolete Components.
  • What tools are available?
  • What are we doing about it? Examples of Obsolescence Management at Point Lepreau.
  • Technical and Quality challenges with obsolete components at Point Lepreau. How can your utility be different or similar from others?
  • How to ensure the design basis is maintained throughout the Procurement of new or replacement components.
  • Identify the need for long term partners and strong vendor relationships to combat obsolescence.
  • How do Industry OPEX/Collaboration and Proactive Obsolescence programs help?

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