currently Hailing from Houston Texas, Bryan King is a Mechanical Engineer and Machine Designer. Contact him at supertuber@gmail.com

Angra NGS Reactor Head Replacement

Angra NGS Reactor Head Replacement

The project was to replace the reactor head at the Angra NGS near Rio De Janiero. This involved reusing the control rod drive mechanisms, removing them from the original reactor head and installing them on the new head.

My roll in the project was to:

1. Design a full scale mock-up for testing and training, along with various tools and devices for the job.

2. Specify and document the rigging to be used for every lift during the job.

3. Project manage the installation of a 5 ton overhead crane in company shop to use during the mock-up.

 

 A screen shot of the mock-up reactor head and service platform.

A screen shot of the mock-up reactor head and service platform.

 The mock-up reactor head and service platform. 

The mock-up reactor head and service platform. 

 The shorter configuration of the mock-up.

The shorter configuration of the mock-up.

 A "wrench" used to unscrew the control rod mechanism from the reactor head.

A "wrench" used to unscrew the control rod mechanism from the reactor head.

 The 5 ton crane lifting the mock-up service platform

The 5 ton crane lifting the mock-up service platform

ANO NGS core flood nozzle

ANO NGS core flood nozzle

North Anna NGS Project

North Anna NGS Project