STLE Toronto Section Event
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Title: Tour of Kinectrics – The Category Leader in Testing, Inspections and Certification for Generations and T&D
Kinectrics Inc. 800 Kipling Avenue, Unit 2 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8Z 5G5
10:30am Dr. Gavin Pereira and Dr. Tom Jarv Presentations, Tour of the Facilities, Lunch in the Cafeteria.
There will be 3 tour guides, one each for TDT (electrical), seismic group, chemistry lab (analytical, petroleum, and environmental) plus one other in case. You will get to see all three areas. As time permits, we may also include a tour of the metallurgical lab.
Primary heat transport (PHT) sinks are the main source for heat removal from a nuclear reactor core in a generating station. The PHT system is responsible for equilibrium and safety. A recent problem will be discussed; ozone (O3) generation in several of the primary heat transport (PHT) pump motors within a nuclear generating station is occurring. The cause of the ozone generation cannot be fully determined until a post-mortem inspection of the PHT pump motors are taken out of service.
This O3 is detrimental to the surrounding equipment, including the aging motor pump oil, and also the health and safety of people working around the motors. The lifetime of the equipment and oil has diminished considerably.
This study investigates several possibilities for oil substitutions (over many manufacturers and various product lines) that have been exposed to ozone and their performances have been evaluated. Several chemical and physical tests were performed to gauge the performance of the oils after ~ 120-130 ppm of ozone was exposed to them for several hours. The protocol, test methodology, rationale and results will be discussed.
Time permitting; a brief overview of nuclear reactors in Canada and USA will be discussed. Contact local section leaders to make your reservation.
For the tour bring safety glasses and safety shoes.
Register with Solongo Wilson at Solongo.Wilson@chemtura.com
Please bring your own safety glasses. If you do not have safety shoes you must stay in the aisles.
When you get there go to the lobby in building KR. This is in about the middle. There is no receptionist but someone will be available to direct everyone to the boardroom or auditorium depending on the numbers.
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