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Test & Measurement

Watts Bar Refueling Confirmed Following a 48-Minute Core Verification Using the NM200E System from Newton Labs

NEAR SPRING CITY, TENNESSEE - It did not take long for the refuel crew at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant to get the positive news near the end of the recent April outage. All 193 fuel assemblies were confirmed to be properly aligned following a routine, 48-minute long precision mapping using a NM200E Core Verification System, manufactured by Newton Labs. This was the second time the Newton...

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Test & Measurement

Routine Core Verification of Byron Unit 1 Completed in 49 Minutes Using the Newton Labs NM200E System

BYRON, ILLINOIS - Outage crews on Unit 1 at the Byron Generating Station were able initiate the upper internals lift earlier than scheduled, based in part on the rapid completion of fuel assembly mapping by engineers from Newton Labs using the Newton NM200E Core Verification System. Only 49 minute were required to fully map all 193 assemblies, finishing well within the five and a half hours...

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Newton Labs' NM200E Core Verification System Maps Nuclear Fuel Assemblies in Approximately One Hour, Helping Keep the Critical Path Short

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONÂ- – Newton Labs, the leading developer and manufacturer of non-contact underwater measurement tools for the nuclear industry is proud to announce another rapid, accurate and routine mapping of reactor core fuel assemblies at the Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station using the new industry standard NM200E Core Verification system. All 193 fuel assemblies of the Unit 1...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Scheduling of in-Vessel as-Built Measurements by Underwater Laser Scanner during Outages Gains Wider Acceptance from Nuclear Operators

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONÂ- – Joining in what is becoming an industry-accepted practice as part of the nuclear plant refuel process, the owners of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Scriba, New York, scheduled in-vessel underwater laser scanning to measure several as-built components during the Unit 1 reactor outage in mid-April for the purpose of documenting any cycle-to-cycle changes. A...

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Software

Fast, Accurate Smooth and Routine, Core Verification of Byron Unit 2 is Completed in Only 38 Minutes at End of April's Outage

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONÂ- – A highlight of the late April scheduled outage of Unit 2 at the Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Ogle County, Illinois was the noteworthy 38-minute complete and accurate mapping of all 193 fuel nozzles using a NM200E Core Verification System by Newton Labs. The NM200E system is the Exelon-approved primary method for determining nozzle position in their PWRs and...

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Software

Nuclear Energy Institute Presents Exelon with a "Top Industry Practice" Award for Deployment of a Fuel Alignment Measurement System by Newton Labs

Charlotte, N.C. - Exelon Nuclear has claimed the Nuclear Energy Institute's Top Industry Practice (TIP) Award for innovation in the Maintenance Category following introduction of a revolutionary fuel alignment measurement system at three generating stations: Byron, Braidwood and Three Mile Island. The ground-breaking, core mapping technology developed by Newton Labs of Seattle, Washington,...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Westinghouse and Newton Labs Announce Agreement to Provide Underwater 3D Measurement and Modeling Technology for Worldwide Nuclear Power Applications

Pittsburg, PA & Seattle, WA - March 20, 2012 - Westinghouse Electric Company and Newton Labs, a world leader in precision, machine vision inspection and non-contact measurement systems, have announced that Newton will provide Westinghouse with revolutionary underwater laser scanners designed for precise, non-contact in-vessel dimensioning and surveys, worldwide. The NM200UW Nuclear Underwater...

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Software

Highly Accurate Nuclear Fuel Assembly Mapping System by Newton Labs to Eclipse Legacy Video Micrometer Measuring Process at Exelon Facilities

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - A revolutionary nuclear fuel assembly core mapping system developed by Newton Labs is approved by Exelon Corporation as their primary method for determining nozzle position in PWRs. The mapping system, known as the NM200E, offers substantial advantages over the legacy video micrometer procedure in terms of accuracy and mapping time, and has been deployed during outages at...

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Westinghouse Engineers Deploy Newton NM200UW Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner to Obtain Precise In-vessel Survey and Measurements
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Westinghouse Engineers Deploy Newton NM200UW Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner to Obtain Precise In-vessel Survey and Measurements

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - A team of Westinghouse engineers have demonstrated a landmark technological achievement in the nuclear industry's ability to take in-vessel measurements and track cycle-to-cycle degradation with the deployment of a nuclear underwater laser scanner specifically designed to deliver precise measurements in underwater radiation environments typical of BWR and PWR vessel work....

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Underwater Laser Scanner is optimized for distance, imaging area.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Underwater Laser Scanner is optimized for distance, imaging area.

Enabling surveys and measurements of underwater facilities, M300UW scans up to 9 x 7 ft target area from up to 10 ft away. Point cloud, when utilized with third-party 3D software, enables generation of fully measurable CAD model of scanned area. Resulting output accuracy is up to 0.005 in. Designed to operate in air or water, scanner can work as close as 1.5 ft from target surface and supports...

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