Curtiss-Wright Partners with Exelon to Offer Valve Performance Improvements to Power Industry
BREA, CA – April 8, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division (Curtiss-Wright) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon Generation) to license the company’s valve program performance data. Working in partnership with Exelon Generation, Curtiss-Wright will leverage the performance data to increase the effectiveness of its StressWave ultrasonic leak detection technology and promote the implementation of best practices in valve assessment, analysis, and performance across the U.S. nuclear fleet and power generation industry.
Exelon Generation has utilized Curtiss-Wright’s StressWave technology as part of their valve program for more than a decade. During this time, the ultrasonic leak detection platform has delivered valuable insights into Exelon Generation’s valve maintenance practices, resulting in a near elimination of premature valve failures, extension of valve maintenance frequency, and realization of significant cost savings.
“This partnership pairs Curtiss-Wright’s StressWave technology with the wealth of data and experience accumulated by Exelon,” says Kurt Mitchell, Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division. “The agreement helps improve valve maintenance outcomes by reducing performance issues while also potentially increasing maintenance cycles, ultimately resulting in cost savings.”
For more information on Curtiss-Wright’s valve performance solutions, visit www.cw-connect.com.
About Exelon Generation
Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), is the nation’s largest producer of carbon-free energy, powering more than 20 million homes and businesses through a diverse generation fleet with approximately 30,000 megawatts of capacity. Exelon Generation owns and operates the largest U.S. fleet of zero-carbon nuclear plants with more than 17,800 megawatts from 21 reactors at 12 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. It also owns and operates a diverse mix of wind, solar, hydroelectric, natural gas and oil facilities in 18 states with approximately 12,000 megawatts. Exelon Generation sets the standard for world-class power plant operations that produce clean, safe, reliable electricity, and is an active partner and economic engine in the communities it serves by providing jobs, charitable contributions and tax payments that help towns and regions grow. Follow Exelon Generation on Twitter @ExelonGen, view the Exelon Generation YouTube channel or visit exeloncorp.com.
About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.