GE Hitachi Offers Safety Enhancement Solution to its Customers

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FREMONT, CA: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in association with utility customers in Japan is delivering Turbine Water Lubricated (TWL) pumps manufactured by ClydeUnion Pumps. The steam powered pumps are designed to ensure emergency reactor cooling in the event of a complete station blackout. Moreover, it can function when fully submerged in water.

GEH and ClydeUnion Pumps have signed an agreement to offer the TWL pumps. These pumps have a unique and compact design, simplified turbine controls, reduced maintenance requirements and can operate without any external electrical power.

In addition, GEH offers specifications for design, material, fabrication and quality and project management services for being a part of this high pressure alternate coolant reactor safety enhancement solution.

“We’re pleased to support the specific needs of our customers in Japan with this reliable safety enhancement,” says Lance Hall, Senior Vice President, Nuclear Services and Fuels, GEH.