Conference Proceedings Paper
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
A. Allport (New Brunswick Power)
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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