Shuttered California nuclear plant to auction off equipment

Sponsored by

Non-radioactive equipment inside the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California is being auctioned off.

Machinery Resources International Inc. Auctions is holding the auction March 26-28 online and in person. The public can preview the items for sale on March 24 and 25. Some of the items up for auction include cranes, storage containers, turbine plant cooling water heat exchangers and HVAC equipment.

 

Plant owners Southern California Edison (SCE) announced in June 2013 that both units would be retired. SONGS had been shut down since January 2012 when a tube inside the Unit 2 steam generator burst, leaking radioactive water.

Inspections found that vibrations were causing the tubes to rub against each other, causing premature wear. Workers found the same wear inside Unit 3 and shut that down as well.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) found that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries used faulty computer modeling that did not accurately predict the behavior of the steam and water in the generators.

Sponsored by

Most Popular Articles


CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

February 2014
Volume 18, Issue 2
file

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

WEBCASTS

There is no current content available.

UTILITY PRODUCTS BUYERS' GUIDE

POWER INDUSTRY JOBS

Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.

BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.

Meter Socket Converter

AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.