Whiting Nuclear Services tailors our support to best fit the client’s needs at a competitive price. From around-the-clock outage support to standby service, we are here to help make your outage a success.
When our people are at your facility, they are not on “an island.”
They are connected back to Whiting Nuclear’s engineers, senior field technicians, and electrical experts. We employ a team approach to troubleshooting; when we have a problem at one plant we use our communications network to have the entire service organization work on solving the problem.
This is especially important in nuclear given that the equipment is used so infrequently. It may be 10-15 years since the last problem, but we our collective knowledge from working at Nuclear Power facilities will help to diagnose your current equipment issue. Having everyone working on the problem together as a team greatly increases the speed at which we can solve the problem.
Fully Tailored Programs
Whiting Nuclear Services is always available to discuss your outage service needs. These four programs are the stepping off points for tailoring a support program that best suits your facility.
Full Support Options
Full Outage Support
Because the outage does not really start inside containment until the polar crane is a “go,” we deploy 15 to 20 technicians to primarily focus on getting the Polar Crane’s preventative maintenance and OSHA inspections complete in an around-the-clock operation. Placing the polar crane in operation is usually completed in less than 24 hours allowing the containment outage to start. Once the polar crane is up and running, our technicians are deployed over the entire plant completing preventative maintenance and OSHA inspections on less critical cranes.
One to two technicians per 12 hour shift are placed on standby service to provide polar crane support should an issue arise. Many times our technicians ride on the polar crane or are in containment when critical lifts are being performed so that they can instantaneous respond to a problem.
Front End Full Outage Support
Similar to Full Outage Support except once the polar crane is up and running several technicians stay for the remainder of the outage. In addition, if the Turbine building work is also critical to the outage schedule one or two technicians are also deployed to support those cranes.
Technician Liaison (Full Coverage)
Whiting deploys two of our technicians to support the plant’s employees in dealing with issues which may arise with the cranes. In this arrangement, our technicians typically do not perform the work on the cranes but take on the role of advisor. They are certainly capable of performing the work they are directing if called upon. Having two people on site provides the 24-hour coverage critical to outage work.
Technician Liaison (Standby Coverage)
Whiting Nuclear deploys one of our technicians to support the plant’s employees with issues which may arise with the cranes. In this arrangement, our technician typically does not perform the work on the cranes but take on the role of advisor. If called upon, they are certainly capable of performing the work they are directing.
Having one person available to support the plant, we will typically have that person on standby at a local hotel. They will typically come to the plant daily or every other day to understand how the outage is progressing
This allows them to better understand when they might be called upon. This is naturally our most cost-effective option; however, if there is a difficult problem, our technician is going to require rest per NRC standards, potentially leaving your plant without on-site coverage.