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In nuclear power stations, Emergency Diesel Generators (EDG) are vital for safety, ensuring the power supply to essential equipment during a loss of primary power. Because of their importance, the reliability of these generators needs to be very high, yet the diesel generators are standby equipment and operate only during demand and during surveillance checks. Maintaining EDG’s effectively and affordably is our focus.
During commissioning and in the initial years of operation generators have encountered many problems. Preventative maintenance and surveillance testing provide assurance that plant safety requirements are adequately fulfilled. A key part of EDG reliability and availability improvement is a periodic review of the recommended maintenance activities to verify that they are still applicable.
GSE Engineering has created a new proven Preventative Maintenance (PM) Optimization Program that follows the Owner’s Group’s guidelines presently used. Adopting this program can save hundreds of thousands of dollars in recurring maintenance costs.
Managed by specialized, professional EDG engineers, the GSE program guides client teams through the step-by-step process, evaluating past maintenance data to determine if the frequency or activity can be modified, reducing the burden and costs of future maintenance activities.
GSE understands the necessary basis and definitions used to review the historical maintenance inspection data and conditions of engines utilized as standby safety-related power sources. We leverage specialized, high-value industrial engineering design, project management, and implementation services to create agile, end-to-end solutions. Our experienced team includes:
Proven results of our Preventative Maintenance Optimization Program for EDG allow us to forecast the expected return on investment and overall savings. Let us calculate your expected savings. We offer these examples to illustrate the compounding effect of maintenance savings year-over-year.
GSE Engineering, Design & Analysis group, a division of GSE Solutions, supports operational excellence in the power industry. As an Engineer-of-Choice (EOC) provider, we leverage specialized, high value industrial engineering, design and implementation to create end-to-end solutions that reduce risk and optimize performance.