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Commercial Nuclear Power Market
Today, nuclear power plants – the second largest source of electricity in the United States – supply approximately 20 percent of the nation’s electricity needs. Nuclear power plants provide the lowest cost energy source. They are environmentally friendly and minimally impact water, land, habitat, species and air resources. The safety of people and the environment is the essence of Curtiss-Wright’s advanced technologies for the nuclear power industry.
Curtiss-Wright’s valves, pumps, actuators and electronics control the flow of liquids, such as water used in the cooling systems of nuclear reactors. Curtiss-Wright Flow Control’s broad range of core competencies in engineering, analysis, manufacturing and testing are being applied in the commercial nuclear power industry to achieve improvements in operation and maintenance processes, as well as to address the emerging focus of the industry to extend the life and increase power output of existing plants. Curtiss-Wright also plays a key role in maintaining the supply of critical components that are no longer available from original equipment manufacturers.
As demand increases for locally produced, environmentally friendly energy sources, the recognition of nuclear power as a clean, economic and independent energy source is prompting new development. Curtiss-Wright is at the forefront in developing advanced products for the nuclear power industry’s existing and next-generation commercial nuclear power plants.
Curtiss-Wright is the leading source of several advanced technologies:
We are committed to providing advanced technologies and innovative solutions to meet the unique nuclear regulatory requirements of operating plants, as well as the construction of new power plants internationally.