Water Treatment Plant Project Failure

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Mission Support Alliance - MSA (Richland, WA - Hanford), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (MSA)

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Maintenance, Construction/Project Management, Strategic Planning

When planning a project for a system that has not been performed for many years, consider applying a higher level of rigor based on schedule and cost risk associated with the project. Replacement filter nozzles, installed in Hanford's 283-W Water Treatment Plant, failed due to increasing turbidity levels. The nozzle failure was caused when the nozzles backed out of the bushings and the stem and basket were separated. The failure caused about a six month delay in the project resulting in additional costs of at least $80K.

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