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SKF dynamic motor monitoring improves equipment reliability for EDF Energy

02 September 2019

EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment from SKF to monitor the condition of key components at Hartlepool power station.

Opened in 1983, Hartlepool power station in County Durham is one of seven UK nuclear power stations built using two Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors (AGR). Owned and run today by EDF Energy, the 1,185MW plant is scheduled to continue operating until 2024. 

Hartlepool currently provides around 2 percent of the UK’s peak power demand, so it’s safe, reliable ongoing operation is critical not just to the bottom line of its owner, but also to the stability of the country’s energy supply. The plant’s staff are always looking for ways to improve its operations, with a focus on three key performance indicators around safety, output and maintaining availability until the end of its planned operating life.

Read the full article in the September issue of DPA.

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