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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Invensys Process Systems (www.ips.invensys.com) recently completed a fast-track controls upgrade at Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station The Columbia Generating Station, a nuclear power station, is a uranium-fueled General Electric boiling water reactor located on the United States Department of Energy Hanford Site, 12 miles (19 km) NW of Richland, Washington, USA. Its site covers 1,089 acres (4. , a 1,150-megawatt BWR n. 1. a boiling water reactor; a type of nuclear reactor that uses water as a coolant and moderator; - the steam produced can drive a steam turbine and produce electrical power.
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In a congratulatory letter recognizing the effort, W. Scott Oxenford, vice president, Technical Services for Energy Northwest said, "Our Digital Electro-hydraulic (DEH DEH Department of the Environment and Heritage (Australia)
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Regarding the fast-track completion, Mr. Oxenford said, "Most remarkable is the timeline of design and implementation. In March 2006 we issued the Limited Notice to Proceed to Invensys and had our initial on-site kick-off meeting with all present. In approximately 10 months the system was installed in the simulator to support two cycles of operator training. Six months later, the system is operating with precision."
The Tricon TMR system is also utilized for an all new turbine trip digital control scheme, including lube oil, thrust, vacuum and overspeed. The new Tricon digital systems replace older technology controls, which has greatly improved reliability.
Sargent & Lundy (www.sargentlundy.com), the A&E (architecture and engineering) firm, provided a range of engineering services including conceptual study, specification development, bid evaluation, plant modification package, procedure update, installation and test support, and project management assistance.
About Energy Northwest
Energy Northwest (www.energy-northwest.com), celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, was the first Joint Operating Agency formed in Washington and also owns and operates wind, solar and hydro power generation facilities in the state.
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