Westinghouse’s Nuclear Component Repair Center (NCRC) in Madison, Pennsylvania (USA), provides the nuclear industry access to the most experienced quality and safety-conscious resources for pump, motor and component engineering and repair services. The NCRC has a large and well-equipped repair machine shop for working on contaminated equipment and supporting a full scope of services.
An in-house engineering group, experienced machinists, repair specialists, and mechanical and electrical inspectors certified to American National Standards Institute standards support all repair/refurbishment services. Services provided meet 10CFR50 Appendix B and ISO 9001 quality standards.
The NCRC is a fully equipped 8,000 square-foot facility, providing a complete range of services for contaminated and safety-related motors of both Westinghouse and non-Westinghouse designs. With a 10CFR50 Appendix B program, ISO 9001 certification and the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee approval, Westinghouse fully understands the design responsibility and service reliability required by safety-related and critical service nuclear components.
Dyno testing of a 2,000-hp motor
Auxiliary Motor Service Capabilities
Standard Scope of Service
When an auxiliary motor is serviced at the NCRC, the following standard work scope is performed:
600-hp auxiliary motor
In addition to quality of execution and state-of-the-art processes, Westinghouse provides additional value by assigning a project manager to be the single point of contact with the customer. The project manager functions as the direct interface for all technical and commercial issues for every repair project.
Westinghouse’s extensive refurbishment expertise is also used on non-Westinghouse pumps and motors. Westinghouse has accumulated decades of motor design and qualification experience and is strategically aligned with partners that provide access to motor design and upgrade expertise of other OEMs such as General Electric, TECO/Westinghouse Motor Company, Reliance Electric and Howden North America Inc. Using human performance tools along with the ingrained practice of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations principles for a strong nuclear safety culture in the work control processes, Westinghouse provides value added that supports life-cycle management while minimizing the risk of forced outages.