Do BWR outage normally last longer than PWR if so how much on average?
Good question. I think there are many variablesthat can determine outage length such as previous maintenance completed, quality of work, etc. but I would say PWRs are shorter by a week on average.
In reply to Nworker:
Actually BWRs are shorter by a week according to the NEI here: www.nei.org/.../Nuclear_Performance_-_April_2011.pdf
In reply to Cam Abernethy:
PWR are safer
In reply to Anonymous:
why do you think PWR's are safer ? I would be interested in knowing what your basis is ? I would rather work BWR's any day, but then I work on the refuel floor doing IVVI inspections, mods etc.