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In the past, nuclear power plant (NPP) life requirements were 30 - 40 years. Today, those requirements have doubled as new NPPs need a 60-to-80-year design life.  Factor in the emergency diesel generators (EDG) and station blackout generators (SBOs) that could have been built several years prior, as well as the need to be ready to run during the decommissioning phase, and we could be in a range of a 70-to-90-year design life. Today’s blog will focus on the impact of requiring a longer life design for the EDGs and SBOs as a consequence of the evolution of NPPs. 

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