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Offline HydroDave63

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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #150 on: Apr 28, 2012, 04:45 »
Speaking of a "SALP 1" rating....  ;)

"Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California knocked offline by jellyfish-like creatures called salp

This photo provided by the Diablo Canyon Power Plant on Friday shows salp, a gelatinous sea creature, at a nuclear reactor intake structure.
By James Eng,

In Japan, it was a monstrous earthquake and tsunami that brought down the Fukushima nuclear plant. In California, it’s a tiny, jellyfish-like sea creature called salp that’s causing problems at the Diablo Canyon atomic plant."

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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #151 on: May 19, 2012, 08:14 »
What contractor handles the trades portion of the outage at DC?

Fluor mostly.
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Diablo Canyon Spring 2013 outage
« Reply #152 on: Dec 04, 2012, 08:47 »
Am looking for a roommate for upcoming outage.  Work in RP.  Have a 2 bedroom apt from mid Jan till end of Feb-1st week in Mar.  Looking for quiet non smoker, maybe couple.
Condo is in Pismo Beach, near downtown. Send me a message if interested.

It is what it is!

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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #153 on: Jul 11, 2013, 08:07 »
Sometime those Super Soakers can get a lot of mist going...

Power Reactor    Event Number: 49184
Region: 4 State: CA
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS    Notification Date: 07/10/2013
Notification Time: 16:13 [ET]
Event Date: 07/10/2013
Event Time: 09:50 [PDT]
Last Update Date: 07/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) - RPS ACTUATION - CRITICAL
50.72(b)(2)(xi) - OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
   Person (Organization):

Unit    SCRAM Code    RX CRIT    Initial PWR    Initial RX Mode    Current PWR    Current RX Mode
2    A/R    Y    100    Power Operation    0    Hot Standby

Event Text

"On July 10, 2013, at 0950 PDT, the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Unit 2 500kV line differential relay actuated. This action tripped the turbine and opened the generator output breakers to isolate the generator. With the turbine tripped and Unit 2 operating above the P-9 50% power permissive, a reactor trip was initiated from the reactor protection system.

"All plant equipment responded as designed. All three Unit 2 Auxiliary Feedwater pumps started, the Containment Fan Cooling units started and ran in slow speed, and the standby Auxiliary Saltwater train started, all as expected.

"Unit 2 is stable at normal operating temperature and pressure. All power transferred to the plant startup source without incident. Condenser vacuum was maintained.

"The preliminary cause of the differential relay actuation was a flashover of Phase A 500 kV to ground across the Phase A lightning arrestor during maintenance activities to wash the 500 kV insulators.

"NRC Resident Inspector has been informed of this event.

"A press release is planned for local media."

Decay heat is being removed by steam dumps to the condenser. No relief valves lifted during the transient. The steam generators are being supplied by the auxiliary feedwater pumps. There were no injuries to personnel. Unit 1 was not affected.

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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #154 on: Jan 24, 2014, 07:32 »
hey all.  I have a phone screen with a senior recruiter next week for an I&C tech job at DCPP.  She said it would be twenty minutes.  Anyone been there done that and/or know what to expect from this company's screening process?

Thank you in advance.


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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #155 on: Feb 05, 2014, 04:28 »
Hey guys.  So the phone screen went well I guess because now I have an interview in a couple weeks at DCPP for shift control technician.  Please, can anyone shed some light on what to expect for the interview, etc.?
Thank you.

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Re: Diablo Canyon
« Reply #156 on: May 03, 2017, 10:56 »
Anyone know how to reach the Training Manager or RP Training Coordinator here?


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