The equipment departments are responsible for coordinating the procurement of specific components from the "definition of need" phase through specification development, contract placement, design, fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, operation, repair, refurbishment, and eventual disposal at the end of its useful life. Our equipment departments include:
Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Department
Provides the electrical, electronic, and microprocessor-based equipment needed to operate, monitor, and control reactor plants. I&C leads the design, manufacturing, and delivery of I&C equipment, including the evaluation and application of emerging technologies, preparation of equipment specifications, technical support through the equipment's life cycle, and teaming with laboratories, shipyards, and suppliers.
Reactor Plant Heavy Equipment (RPHE) Department
Provides project lead for the design, manufacturing, testing, and delivery of equipment including steam generators, pressurizers, control drive mechanisms, reactor vessels, closure heads, and core baskets. RPHE also has procurement responsibility for reactor core and fuel work, and provides field service to the shipyards to ensure satisfactory equipment maintenance and operation.
Flow Control Equipment (FCE) Department
Delivers engineering and procurement services to develop, procure, and support various types and models of primary and secondary system valves, centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, heat exchangers, and auxiliary equipment to ensure safe and reliable operation of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
Reactor Servicing and Simulator Equipment (RSSE) Department
Provides the means to refuel the Naval Nuclear Fleet by providing equipment engineering, design assurance, and field support, as well as the equipment used to refuel and service nuclear plants, including containers for movement and shipment of new and used fuel. RSSE also provides physical engine room simulation equipment for Naval operator training and qualification.
Our talented team has supported the Naval fleet for more than 60 years.