For this particular ASME Section III / Harsh Qualification case example, Paragon’s client was a Canadian eight-unit nuclear power plant.
The scope of work for this project was extensive and included design and harsh qualification of double Isolation, ASME Section III poppet valves for plant life extension activity.
This was a new design for our team and partner and included ASME Section III, harsh environment qualification. TSA registration was required.
There were some additional challenges:
The client considered two competing design options in this case, and the Paragon valve design was selected for several reasons. One important reason was due to Paragon’s ASME III program and the harsh program at one facility. As well, it was important to the client to utilize a Canadian manufacturer. But the biggest reason for the selection of Paragon’s chosen solutions was for the superior overall value.
The details of the chosen valve solution with 32 total valves include:
The defined scope of work was broad and included:
Upon completion of the project, the customer found immediate benefits.
First and foremost, cost savings were realized in both the short term as well as over the longer term. For the client, the new valve design met specifications and passed all reviews. The new valve design developed will be utilized for the four remaining units.
As well, the client was appreciative of Paragon’s thorough design review exposed existing design flaws and the Paragon team corrected the issues with the design and still provide an economically attractive solution.