GEH Announces the First North American Implementation of its Latest Chemical Decontamination Solution

Jul 26, 2016

WILMINGTON, North Carolina-July 26, 2016-GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced the first North American implementation of the newest chemical decontamination solution which was utilized to successfully decontaminate and mitigate stress corrosion cracking in portions of a nuclear power plant’s recirculation piping.

“By removing contamination build up and mitigating the stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel piping and components, this innovative solution addresses two main challenges that boiling water reactor plant operators face today,” said Lance Hall, Executive Vice President of Nuclear Fuels and Services, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Built upon proven Low Temperature NobleChem™ technology, GEH implemented an enhanced solution developed by its alliance partner Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy to decontaminate and mitigate the plant’s reactor recirculation systems and decontaminate the reactor water cleanup system.

Compared to other processes in the industry, this patented solution provides a significant reduction in secondary waste generation and further reduces base metal corrosion.

About GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in 2007, GEH is a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety. Follow GEH on LinkedIn and Twitter @gehnuclear.

Jon Allen
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
jonathan.allen1@ge.com
+1 910 819 2581

Hollyn Phelps
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
hollyn.phelps@ge.com
+1 910 819 3993