MNES is providing its state-of-the-art water jet peening (WJP) services to the Wolf Creek Generating Station near Burlington, Kansas, and to the Ameren Callaway Energy Center in Callaway County, Missouri. The WJP service will mitigate the potential for stress corrosion cracking of essential Alloy 600 components and associated weld metals, thus providing safety benefits and long-term savings.
"Working together with Ameren Missouri is logical due to the common design of the Wolf Creek & Callaway plants. Additionally, we will be able to concurrently perform, within a reasonable outage schedule, WJP mitigation on the reactor vessel nozzles as well as on other less susceptible materials and welds located in the lower region of the reactor vessel. We have confidence that the process will provide mitigation of potential stress corrosion cracking.” Rich Clemens, VP Strategic Projects, Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station (From May 2013)
“We are excited to pursue application of this innovative Water Jet Peening process. After extensive review of all options, we are confident that WJP provides Callaway with the best technically robust and efficient means to eliminate a known nuclear safety risk. We look forward to this partnership with Wolf Creek and the MNES team as we improve nuclear safety while reducing radiological dose, improving reliability, and increasing shareholder value.” Cleve Reasoner, VP Engineering, Ameren Missouri Callaway Energy Center (From May 2013)