United States: AREVA Receives NRC Approval for Safety-Related Digital I&C System
February 01, 2010
February 1, 2010
AREVA today announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted approval for the digital Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) system upgrade of a U.S. nuclear station. AREVA is the first and only supplier to receive NRC approval for full application of a safety-related digital I&C system.
“This NRC approval represents a major milestone for the U.S. nuclear industry,” said Mike Rencheck, Chief Operating Officer, AREVA Inc. “The approval is the culmination of a rigorous and systematic review process by the NRC of our global digital I&C technology (TELEPERM XS™), and AREVA is grateful to all parties involved for their efforts. Now that it is complete, a digital I&C benchmark is available for the entire nuclear industry.”
TELEPERM XS™ is included in the design for new nuclear plants, like the EPR™ reactor, as well as for the upgrading and modernization of existing plants of virtually all types and from all main suppliers. Worldwide, 55 units have implemented or ordered TELEPERM XS™ systems since its first installation more than 10 years ago.