Curtiss-Wright receives ASME III division 5 certification for the design, fabrication, and testing of components for use in high temperature reactors

Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division announced today that its Brea, California facility has received a Certificate of Authorization from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for Section III Division 5, Class A & B components. This certification authorises the facility to design, fabricate, and test metallic components for use in Gen IV high-temperature Advanced (AR) and Small Modular (SMR) reactors.

This achievement follows the Brea facility’s ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2023, highlighting the company’s adherence to stringent quality management practices. Additionally, in 2022, Curtiss-Wright’s Middleburg Heights, Ohio facility became the inaugural recipient of ASME III Division 5, Class A & B certification.

Kurt Mitchell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division, said:

“Curtiss-Wright remains dedicated to advancing the nuclear power industry, both the existing fleet of power plants and the next generation of nuclear reactors. This ASME certification underscores our unwavering commitment.”

For over a decade, Curtiss-Wright has collaborated with AR and SMR developers, offering critical support in areas such as Reactivity Control and Shutdown Systems, as well as primary system valves.

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