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Offline Rennhack

Quad Cities
« on: Jul 22, 2001, 07:29 »
Talk About: Quad Cities


« Last Edit: Dec 10, 2007, 12:51 by Camella Black »

DainJer

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2002, 01:55 »
any newer updates to the Quad List? what was the comment about goats and quad?  lol

DainJer

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2002, 03:58 »
lol...goes to show, anielsen...respond to your phone messages:) i left one for ya today asking about prices *wink* no return call yet...ill check messages in a few minutes.

Offline Rennhack

Quad Cities
« Reply #3 on: Nov 30, 2002, 07:51 »
Don't forget to vote.  Keep your comments civil.

DainJer

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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2002, 10:27 »
One of the highest "dose" plants for union contractors...i worked 4 outages prior to quad...and the single outage at quad surpassed the doses recieved at the other 4 outages.
on the good side...i hear there building permanent
"break rooms" for the contractors...i spent way to much time in the bartlett trailer....they need a larger place and more seating for sure .

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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 2002, 10:41 »
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I spent way to much time in the bartlett trailer.

You had better be careful, people will start to think you hang out with HP's.... at work, here.... where does the insanity end?

DainJer

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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2002, 10:47 »
i hung out in the bartlett trailer because they couldnt ever get an RWP right...or we dosed em out as quick as they created them...or waiting for a TEDE.  or waiting on an briefing. you had to resign on RWP's 2 to 3 times a night
it was Rev. city...there were seriously RWP's with 8 and 9 revisions.
Hang out with HP's? i was put here to keep an eye on you people!!! its a dirty job but somes gotta do it  (ev)
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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2002, 05:28 »
i should warn myself and you(add)about our quad cities talk<--mike of rule 1,3,9....but then you would only point out rule #10....your favorite im sure
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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #8 on: Mar 15, 2003, 12:12 »
Whatever happened to Dave Cook?
::)  ;)

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Re: Talk About: Quad Cities
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 2003, 07:45 »
Quad Unit 2 declared an Alert based on a stuck open Power Operated Relief Valve. They manually scrammed at 95 degrees Torus Temperature, the relief valve remained open long enough to raise Torus temperature to 118 degrees with RHR running in Torus Cooling Mode and the subsequent rapid depressurization violated the Reactor Coolant System 100 degree per hour Cooldown rate.

The PORV did close during the plant cooldown.

The plant was in Cold Shutdown (<212 degrees) in 7.5 hours.

The NRC dispatched a Special Inspection Team.

Quad has three types of Safety Relief Valves on their Main Steam System. Electromatics, Target Rocks, and PORVs. The plant was recently Power Uprated .

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #10 on: Feb 23, 2005, 01:11 »
It has been a while since I have been there, but one thing you should be aware of.
When I was there, the meat processing plant stunk up the whole area. Stay on the Illinois side if possible. The Iowa side seems to have a stronger smell.

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #11 on: Mar 09, 2005, 10:14 »
There's some talk about an up coming outage how many day's dose anyone know?

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #12 on: Mar 10, 2005, 06:27 »
The outage is scheduled for about 35 days, starting 3/21.  But, hold on.  The steam dryer replacement is postponed.  Apparently the dryer is ready, but the QC paperwork is lagging by months.  This afternoon's rumor (note that it is only a rumor) is that they are going to try to swap it in July.  Sounds suspicious to me, though.  Why would they shut down in the highest demand period of the year? 
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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #13 on: Mar 11, 2005, 03:44 »
I spent one outage there. Throw all of your experience out the window RP's. You're there as a body only! And don't even try to slow production for safety.....Industrial, or radioiogical. THEY WILL NOT HAVE THAT!! Personally, I like trying to do my job. Out there thatwas impossible to do. If you don't mind getting a good paycheck while walking around with blinders on, you'll have a GREAT outage. Sorry, not my style!               RAWTECH

Austria

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #14 on: Mar 12, 2005, 05:16 »
Official word on the outage is that they will continue as planned MINUS the dryer replacement. They have not yet determined a date for doing the dryer yet.

That is according to a printed memo distributed by Exelon.

Kokokel

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #15 on: Sep 26, 2006, 09:38 »
Don't forget to vote.  Keep your comments civil.
QuadCities is not a bad plant to work.  House Supervision is very reasonable, and Barlet Supervision is always the same and very helpful-good people.  Plant is high dose, people are fair with conractors.

foreverajr

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #16 on: Sep 28, 2006, 11:17 »
I always enjoyed working at Quad Cities.  The people there are great, both house and contractors.  It is probably one of my favorite plants to work.  The plant is really high dose though. 

vikingfan

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #17 on: Jan 04, 2007, 08:04 »
Does anyone know if the outage is still scheduled to start on the 4th of may ?  I believe thats the date i saw. does anyone have any details on the length of the outage and what work is being done this time around ? Also if anyone has any good info on lodging.

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #18 on: Jan 04, 2007, 01:23 »
Does anyone know if the outage is still scheduled to start on the 4th of may ?  I believe thats the date i saw. does anyone have any details on the length of the outage and what work is being done this time around ? Also if anyone has any good info on lodging.

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vikingfan

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #19 on: Jan 04, 2007, 01:55 »
hey thanks for the info ! i hadn't planned on getting bartlett info for the site though.

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #20 on: Feb 26, 2008, 09:27 »
Why is Atlantic asking for techs at Quad?   I thought all the techs from Clinton were suppose to go there in the "Deal or No Deal" with Bartlett.   Don't tell me that some techs were able to break off and go to other sites without filling all the Quad slots.
« Last Edit: Feb 26, 2008, 09:28 by Tech A »

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #21 on: Feb 27, 2008, 08:38 »
Why is Atlantic asking for techs at Quad?   I thought all the techs from Clinton were suppose to go there in the "Deal or No Deal" with Bartlett.   Don't tell me that some techs were able to break off and go to other sites without filling all the Quad slots.

Beau - to answer your question these are unplanned openings, Quad opened slots last minute (Monday of this week). 
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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #22 on: Feb 28, 2008, 06:34 »
Better to say "The new NRC new work rules are making them hire more people" and EXELON is being to force to hire more or do without, which is not a option in the days of 17 day outages..
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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #23 on: Mar 24, 2011, 08:29 »
Quad  has made lots of improvements and their dose rates have dropped significantly. Its a great place to work.

Offline GLW

Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #24 on: Aug 01, 2015, 12:42 »
In chronological order, stay tuned for further developments:

29 May 2015 526 pm EDT/2126 GMT
Exelon to decide fate of Quad Cities nuclear power plant in September: CEO

http://www.platts.com/latest-news/electric-power/louisville-kentucky/exelon-to-decide-fate-of-quad-cities-nuclear-21526498



Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:59pm EDT
New power rules may preserve Exelon nuclear plants in Illinois

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/30/us-usa-nuclear-idUSKCN0Q42IV20150730



07/31/2015 | Thomas Overton
Quad Cities Nuclear Plant May Be Retired

http://www.powermag.com/quad-cities-nuclear-plant-likely-doomed-exelon-says/

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #25 on: Aug 01, 2015, 05:24 »
As much as I hated both of my outages at Quad, this would be devastating and would upset a strong Pro-Nuke person like myself a lot. Ridiculous  >:(
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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #26 on: Aug 02, 2015, 02:36 »
"We have certain regulatory and operational triggers in September that require us to make some tough choices on the specific assets this fall, particularly in light of the continued pressure on the power markets," he told analysts. "So we are continuing on with our disciplined plan on evaluating the assets and their likelihood to stay within the stack, and we'll bring that to closure with our decision in September."

PJM has enacted "enhanced" capacity market rules that will send more revenue to generators who can keep running in adverse conditions, but Crane said that likely wouldn't be enough. His comments come just a week after Bloomberg identified Exelon as one of the primary beneficiaries of the new rules.

Exelon's Clinton nuke, which operates in the Midcontinent ISO market, could face a similar fate but that decision will not be made until next year.
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Exelon reported second quarter adjusted operating earnings of $509 million, or 59 cents per share, compared with 51 cents per share a year ago.

The justification looks weak...as if the decision was already made, contrary to the improved earnings.


http://www.utilitydive.com/news/capacity-market-changes-likely-not-enough-to-keep-exelons-quad-city-nuke-o/403250/

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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #27 on: Aug 02, 2015, 02:52 »
"We have certain regulatory and operational triggers in September that require us to make some tough choices on the specific assets this fall, particularly in light of the continued pressure on the power markets," he told analysts. "So we are continuing on with our disciplined plan on evaluating the assets and their likelihood to stay within the stack, and we'll bring that to closure with our decision in September."

PJM has enacted "enhanced" capacity market rules that will send more revenue to generators who can keep running in adverse conditions, but Crane said that likely wouldn't be enough. His comments come just a week after Bloomberg identified Exelon as one of the primary beneficiaries of the new rules.

Exelon's Clinton nuke, which operates in the Midcontinent ISO market, could face a similar fate but that decision will not be made until next year.
\

Exelon reported second quarter adjusted operating earnings of $509 million, or 59 cents per share, compared with 51 cents per share a year ago.

The justification looks weak...as if the decision was already made, contrary to the improved earnings.


http://www.utilitydive.com/news/capacity-market-changes-likely-not-enough-to-keep-exelons-quad-city-nuke-o/403250/


at least one of the underlying factors has been simmering for several years,...

.........................
Not to mention the Final Rules due in 2016 which may give any business pause when being served notice they have a 300 year liability:

...The staff considers a timeframe of up to 300 years of storage to be appropriate for
characterization and prediction of aging effects and aging management issues for EST. The
staff may adjust this analytical period based on the expanded gap assessment results, expected
in 2012, which will identify technical and regulatory needs to support the development of an EST
framework and WC update...


http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1102/ML110260244.pdf
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Re: Quad Cities
« Reply #29 on: Jun 02, 2016, 03:06 »
Well, this may bring the topic to the top...
Another closing nuke plant. Sad to see - it's hitting all regions except for Region 2...
I'm on my 3rd one (1 other commercial and 1 DOE, and now VY)
Looks like this industry is going the way of the video rental store - looked like it was gonna last forever...
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