P1 Group wins series of projects at Wolf Creek for Refuel 18

BURLINGTON, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc. has won several mechanical and electrical projects at Wolf Creek Generating Station in Burlington, Kan. The work is in support of Wolf Creek’s 18th refueling outage, which is scheduled to start on March 18 and complete on April 29, 2011. Outlined here are some of the major items P1 recently won:

Essential Service Water Pump and Isolation Valve Replacement

  • Remove the old pump from the ESW bay and replace it with a new pump, along with the 30” Jamesbury inlet and outlet isolation valves

“A & B” Service Water Discharge Strainers

  • Remove and replace – this will include replacing the service header 24” isolation valves for each strainer

FAC Pipe Modification Replacement

  • Remove and replace FAC pipe inside the turbine building
  • Old piping will be dismantled and removed and replaced with pre-fabricated piping segments

Heat Exchanger Maintenance

  • Open up, inspect, clean and repair tubes on the following heat exchangers within the plant: component cooling water, high and low pressure feedwater heaters, emergency diesel generator intercooler, jacket water and lube oil heat exchangers, condenser water boxes

Plant Secondary Side Manual Valve Maintenance

  • Includes body to bonnet gasket replacements, repacks, stem and disc replacements, valve seat re-conditioning on globe, gate, plug, check and butterfly valves
  • Perform preventative maintenance on steam traps and wye strainers within the secondary side

Electrical Support

  • For the Motor Operated and Air Operated Valves within the plant

Staff Augmentation

  • For the electrical, mechanical, welding and Fix It Now maintenance departments

Congratulations to the following associates who were integral in securing this work for P1 Group:

  • Marvin Loecker, Executive Vice President
  • Glenn Shain, Vice President
  • Mike Mihalchik, Senior Estimator
  • Tom Crumrine, Senior Project Manager
  • Larry Schultz, Project Manager
  • Travis Johnson, Manpower Superintendent

Wolf Creek Generating Station is Kansas’ only nuclear power plant and has been providing energy to Kansas and Missouri since 1985. The plant generates about 1,200 megawatt electrical, which is enough energy for approximately 800,000 homes.