Operators at Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station in Montgomery Co. have removed the plants 'Unit 2' from service Friday for a scheduled maintenance outage.
While the unit is down, workers will replace steam relief valves. Experts say the two valves being worked on are essential components of the plant’s steam piping system.
Workers will test the new parts before returning the unit to service on Saturday.
“Careful and continuous monitoring of plant equipment is essential to reliable operations at Limerick Generating Station,” said Russ Kearney, Limerick site vice president. “This maintenance outage will ensure that we can operate safely and reliably during the peak summer season ahead. Our highly trained team is well prepared to perform the scheduled maintenance and return Unit 2 to service for our customers.”
Limerick's other generator, 'Unit 1', will continue to operate during the outage.
Limerick Generating Station produces enough electricity for 2 million homes in the southeastern Pa. area.