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Curtiss-Wright Flow Control and Westinghouse Continue Testing of World’s Largest Canned-Motor RCP

Thursday, June 10, 2010  
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Curtiss-Wright Flow Control - EMD and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC are continuing the successful testing of the world’s largest canned-motor reactor coolant pump (RCP) at Curtiss-Wright Flow Control EMD’s facility in Cheswick, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., the birthplace and currently a major hub of the commercial nuclear power industry.

During testing on Thursday, May 14, the AP1000TM pressurized water reactor RCP successfully completed testing in ambient operating conditions. On Saturday, May 16, testing was successfully performed at normal operating temperatures and pressures. All test objectives for both tests were met. The tests were completed ahead of schedule, and witnessed by representatives of China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and owners of the four AP1000TM PWR units currently being constructed in China. More…

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