New Challenges, Proven Solutions
You can protect the public and protect your assets. Plant sites worldwide are already experiencing enhanced safety and efficiency from AREVA’s wide range of existing products and global resources. In fact, AREVA has a proven track record of customizing innovative solutions that are tailored to each plant’s specific requirements. From prevention to mitigation and emergency preparedness, AREVA adds value by complementing your existing capabilities.
Complete SFP Instrumentation Solutions, Proven, Robust, Simple
Utilities are searching for safe, reliable, simple, and economical Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) monitoring solutions. Our solution is a commonly used through-air radar based on proven technology from the number one level measurement provider, VEGA Americas, Inc.
Passive Shutdown Seal
AREVA has performed rigorous testing and qualification programs for its simplified design and easy-to-install Passive Shutdown Seal (PSDS) for Reactor Coolant Pumps (RCPs). In fact, this innovation is available now for installation as part of a design change package to enhance your existing hydrostatic seal.
Transnuclear NUHOMS® Dry Fuel Storage
The possible challenge: In the event of a seismic or flooding scenario at your plant, the integrity of your spent fuel storage system could be severely compromised.
The possible challenge: Following the accident at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station, NRC Order EA-13-109 was issued and requires all BWR license holders to install a reliable severe accident capable Hardened Containment Venting System (HCVS) for Mark I and Mark II containments. The requirements of NRC Order EA-13-109 are broken out into two distinct phases:
- Phase I – Provides reliable, severe accident capable, Hardened Wetwell Containment Vents
- Phase II – Provides reliable, severe accident capable, Hardened Drywell Containment Vents or requires development of a venting strategy which makes it unlikely that a licensee would need to vent from the containment drywell during severe accident conditions (SAWA/SAWM).
For Phase I of the order, all plants with a Mark I or Mark II containment must be compliant with the order no later than startup from the second refueling outage that begins after June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2018, whichever comes first.
For Phase II of the order, all plants with a Mark I or Mark II containment must submit an integrated plan to the NRC by December 31, 2015.
Passive Autocatalytic Recombiner (PAR)
The possible challenge: In the unlikely event of severe accidents due to loss of coolant accident (LOCA), large amounts of hydrogen could release in your reactor containment, leading to a high concentration of explosive gas which might ultimately affect the integrity of your containment.
Task Force Recommendations 2.1 & 2.3
The possible challenge: The NRC’s 50.54(f) letters require engineering analyses and walkdowns to respond to Near-Term Task Force Recommendations 2.1 & 2.3. The result? Utilities could experience an impact to their plants’ budget and resources.
CANBERRA’s SafePoint™ Systems
The possible challenge: Outdated radiation monitoring equipment could delay communication of radiological conditions, hindering decision-making and causing unwarranted confusion and public concern.
Filtered Containment Venting System (FCVS)
The possible challenge: A severe accident at your plant could result in pressure build up inside containment that causes leakage or even containment failure.