RHR Swing Check Valve Seat Replacement

Xcel Energy contracted with BHI to replace a welded seat swing check valve in the Residual Heat Removal (RHR) system during a system outage at Monticello Nuclear Generating Station.  Scope included specialized machining and welding tasks, as well as mobilizing a crew of experienced supervision, union pipefitter welders, machinists and equipment technicians.  The customer described the BHI team as “among the most diligent and professional that our station has encountered.”  The entire implementation scope was scheduled and completed in five shifts, with first-time quality and without safety incidents or human performance errors.  Through our specialized tooling design and customization capabilities, BHI was able to perform a seat replacement versus valve replacement option, resulting in cost, time and dose savings for Xcel Energy.  Contact us to learn more.