Archive: Dec 2011

Meters for the Nuclear Power Industry

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large Energy Company in Missouri experienced a failure of a 16″ insert style venturi meter after 30 years of service in a condensate flow application. The failure occurred at a Nuclear Power Plant and required immediate replacement.

Venturi meters are chosen for these applications because of their reliability and long life, so after 30 years of reliable service, a failure was unexpected.

Materials of construction were suspected to be the cause of the failure and a new approach was required. Working through the night, Wyatt Engineering supplied the power plant the next day, with an all Stainless Steel replacement meter, to the exact performance specifications of the original one.

Based on this exceptional customer service and technical expertise, Wyatt Engineering has been selected to replace all similar meters at the various power plants.