Proactive aging management or PAM is defined as the use of preventive maintenance, spares provisioning, condition monitoring and other strategies to economically optimize the availability of a plant while maintaining existing safety margins. Westinghouse has developed a set of teaching modules and supporting software, PAM 2.0, to help transfer this technology to China’s nuclear stations. This paper describes the content of the teaching modules and PAM 2.0 and how they can be used to establish an optimized total reliability and maintenance program for a new or existing nuclear plant. It also provides a perspective on the future of PAM in China provided by two Chinese engineers who took the course.

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