At Bruce Power our Safety First value drives every decision we make and every activity we do. As part of our ongoing planned inspection, testing, analysis and maintenance activities, we recently observed a higher-than-anticipated reading in one of the ways we analyze the condition of our pressure tubes on Unit 6 which is undergoing its Major Component Replacement, where all pressure tubes are being replaced.
Pressure tube integrity is based on a number of factors, and high levels of safety continue to be demonstrated to ensure the integrity of our pressure tubes through comprehensive inspections, verification and layers of safety.
Inspection activities undertaken, including recent inspection and maintenance outage campaigns, have demonstrated the ongoing safe operation of the pressure tubes, which will continue to be inspected thoroughly in future planned outages.
These inspection activities form the basis of common tools that we continue to strengthen and evolve that have a proven track record of ensuring safety. These inspection results will be used alongside a large set of information collected over many years to continue to build on the activities we routinely perform to demonstrate the continued safe, reliable operation of our units.
For more information visit our website and here is a link to a video which explains the steps we take to confirm safety and integrity. Additional information is available from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.