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Seminar Series: Maintaining an Aging Nuclear Fleet

  • 3-333 33 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States (map)

Maintaining an Aging Nuclear Fleet: What it takes to keep our largest source of carbon-free energy running at peak performance. Nuclear power is currently the largest source of carbon-free energy in the United States by far, but our fleet of reactors is aging. To keep these plants operating safely and at high performance, it takes highly specialized teams and huge equipment operating in a flurry of activity over a three week refueling outage. Get an inside look at commercial nuclear reactor disassembly, refueling, and inspection with Garrett Harms, Refueling Floor Technical Director and Project Manager from GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy. GE-Hitachi is a leading provider of Boiling Water Reactor design, construction, service, and nuclear fuel, based out of Wilmington, NC. Garrett holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute, and has traveled the world maintaining GE's fleet of nuclear reactors, completing control rod drive replacement, fuel exchange, reactor hardware modification, and ultrasonic inspection. The seminar is designed to leave twenty minutes for questions. Come hungry, pizza and drinks will be provided!