Southern Nuclear Saves $3 Million Using GT STRUDL for Digital Turbine Project

Southern Nuclear Operating Company is overseeing the licensing and construction of two new nuclear units at the Plant Vogtle site near Augusta, Georgia.

The Vogtle 3 and 4 units are among the first new nuclear plants built in America in more than 30 years. The existing cable tray infrastructure in the turbine building was a typical early 1980s design, when the use of structural analysis was limited and computations were performed by hand. The project required upgrading the plant’s turbine-generator analog controls with a new Mark 6e (VI) digital turbine control
(DTC) system.

“With GT STRUDL, we saved $1 million in manpower expenses and an overall $3 million in time and resources, performing the evaluation in less than 23 days,” said Parimal Gandhi, lead engineer on the project.

Read here how GT STRUDL helped make the project a success.


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