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High Energy Line Break Analysis

Nuclear power plants are designed, constructed, operated and inspected to prevent pipe ruptures. Despite these preventive measures, plants are designed to mitigate the effects of hypothetical pipe ruptures. The hypothetical ruptures are in the form of leakage cracks and, for high energy lines (operating temperatures in excess of 200 degrees F or operating pressures in […]

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Becht Completes Plant-Wide Risk-Based Planning & Training Program for Utility

Eileen Chant, PhD, PE In January 2011, Becht Engineering completed a Risk-based Equipment Reliability Planning (ERP) Development Project for a 600 MW Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant. The study was conducted during a month long series of meetings with the Becht team, utility management and plant personnel to forward the utility’s stated goal of […]

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