Obsolescence and the ability to obtain qualified replacement and spare parts are primary concerns in the nuclear industry. As your partner, Westinghouse would like to make you aware of an imminent obsolescence challenge that could impact your plant.
HFB and MCP molded case circuit breakers are used in motor control centers and a vast majority of circuit protection applications. The current manufacturer of these specific breakers has announced it will discontinue the product line and no longer accept orders after December 31, 2017.
Westinghouse redesigned the 7300 Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) to resolve challenges with obsolete parts, resulting in upgrades to PCBA across the product line.
A number of nuclear power plant control rooms were outfitted with Gemco® Series 404 rotary selector switches as part of the original design.
Westinghouse is now able to replace aging plasma displays installed in the following units with new and improved LCD display kits: