CHAMPS Enterprise asset Management (EAM) has been the Maintenance Management solution of choice for V.C. Summer nuclear power station (VCS) at Jenkinsville, South Carolina, throughout the plants entire history. The longstanding relationship between VCS and CHAMPS has spanned more than three decades and four software operating platforms. Currently, CHAMPS’ oldest client has deployed CHAMPS flagship EAM solution as a mission critical application for the NND (New Nuclear Deployment) Unit 2 for ITAAC and Corrective Action Program.
VCS has received an approval from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a license extension on unit 1, taking the license expiration from 2022 to 2042. Having maintained all maintenance and repairs records of critical plant equipment and components in CHAMPS applications, VCS was able to secure the extension without having to undertake any major refurbishment, resulting in enormous cost savings.
In March 2012, the NRC approved the construction license of the proposed Units 2 and 3 at the VCS site. The construction of Unit 2 began officially on March 9, 2013, with the pouring of concrete for the basemat. Unit 2 is the first reactor to start construction in the US in 30 years. On July 23rd, 2015, V.C. Summer Unit 2 reached a landmark milestone with the successful placement of the CA-01 module, one of the largest, heaviest, and most complicated modules within the nuclear plant.
Nuclear power plant owners receive a combined license that enables them to construct and operate the plant once construction is complete, if certain standards identified in the combined license are satisfied. These standards are called Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria, or ITAAC. VCS has implemented CHAMPS ITAAC solution to notify NRC that all ITAAC items have been completed according to the acceptance criteria. Once the NRC staff has verified that all ITAACs meet the acceptance criteria, it will recommend that the licensee be allowed to operate the facility.
VCS has also implemented CHAMPS Corrective Action (CA) application to report, classify, trend, distribute and review all issues for resolutions. CAs are used to initiate the process of reviewing and correcting problems. This application is integrated with the CHAMPS workflow engine, which defines the work approval process associated with customers’ CA program. CHAMPS CA is an integral part of plant work processes at VCS.