logo
* 搜尋
* 核能資訊中心
* 中心簡介
* 相關資訊
* 瀏覽人數
今天: 32
昨天: 260
本月: 3122
總計: 556975
國際核能現況 : French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded
發表人 nicenter 於 2018/9/19 9:48:52 (63 人讀取)

French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded


Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) to upgrade its Flamanville 3 engineering simulator, based on the EPR nuclear power reactor design.




The SOFIA Simulator (Image: IRSN)

An engineering simulator is a computer system able to calculate and display in real time the physical parameters of a nuclear power plant. It simulates equipment failures and actions carried out by operators. All actions are initiated from a user-friendly multi-screen human-machine interface.


The Flamanville 3 (FA3) simulator is one of four pressurised water reactor (PWR) simulator configurations that can be operated on the Simulator for Observation of Functioning during Incident and Accident (SOFIA). SOFIA also hosts plant configurations for CP2 (900 MWe), DYP (1300 MWe) and N4 (1450 MWe). SOFIA performs the functioning of a PWR from cold shutdown states to full power state. Accidental transients can be performed up to the beginning of fuel cladding oxidation, corresponding to a cladding temperature around 2000°F.


The modularity of SOFIA allows IRSN to keep its simulator up-to-date with the current state of the French nuclear plants, and to improve the simulation scope to reach a better modelling level.


The original FA3 simulator, developed by L3 MAPPS, has been in service since September 2011. Modifications are now to be made to align SOFIA's FA3 plant models with the latest plant design information. The upgraded simulator will be carried out as a joint project between IRSN and L3 MAPPS.


The upgrade project includes modifications to the plant models in L3 MAPPS' Orchid Modelling Environment. The simulator's electrical and hydraulic systems will be updated by IRSN. L3 MAPPS will modify the safety and operational instrumentation and control systems. IRSN will also modify the existing human-machine interface in L3 MAPPS' Orchid Control System software with L3 MAPPS' support. The integration and testing phases will be shared by IRSN and L3 MAPPS. The upgraded simulator is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2019.


"The simulator configuration upgrade will allow IRSN to improve its personnel training and safety analysis studies capabilities related to the Flamanville 3 nuclear power plant," said Robin Dorel, IRSN Project Manager for the Sofia Simulator.


Construction of the Flamanville EPR began in December 2007, with commercial operation originally expected in 2013. Hot functional tests - which involve checking the equipment under similar temperature and pressure conditions to those under which it will operate - are now expected to begin before the end this year. The loading of fuel into the unit's core is expected in late-2019.


On 29 June, Taishan 1 became the world's first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation. It is expected to enter commercial operation later this year. Taishan 2 - which is in the equipment installation phase - is scheduled to begin operating next year. Olkiluoto 3, the first-of-a-kind EPR, has completed hot functional tests and is preparing to load fuel. Two further EPRs are planned for the Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset, England.


Researched and written by World Nuclear News



source: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/French-EPR-engineering-simulator-to-be-upgraded



其他新聞
2018/12/12 9:32:00 - Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate
2018/12/12 9:29:31 - Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine
2018/12/12 9:26:06 - South African government replaces Necsa board
2018/12/12 9:24:27 - Nigeria becomes HEU free
2018/12/12 9:21:47 - Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place
2018/12/10 9:24:45 - Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding
2018/12/10 9:22:58 - China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions
2018/12/10 9:21:22 - Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy
2018/12/10 9:19:35 - Optimisation studies begin at Namibian uranium mine
2018/12/7 10:41:45 - Nuclear important to sustainable energy mix, says UNECE report
2018/12/7 10:40:07 - First Taiwanese reactor to enter decommissioning
2018/12/7 10:31:03 - Russia completes testing of modified VVER-440 fuel
2018/12/7 10:30:00 - 核一廠1號機於107年12月6日進入除役期間,原能會將嚴格監督台電公司落實除役計畫及安全要求
2018/12/7 10:29:55 - Russia and Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear power
2018/12/7 10:20:00 - 核一廠1號機執照屆滿依法停機 待取得除役許可正式啟動除役
2018/12/7 10:19:17 - 回應新北市府指核一乾貯未按圖施工 台電:配合地形調整減少開挖 盼與市府再溝通
2018/12/5 9:56:19 - Argentina, Russia expand nuclear energy cooperation
2018/12/5 9:53:07 - Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters
2018/12/5 9:51:20 - CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials
2018/12/5 9:48:24 - Nuclear must remain in South African mix, committee finds

 線上期刊目錄

 友善連結

單位類

行政院原子能委員會
放射性物料管理局
核能研究所
國立清華大學工程與系統科學系
國立清華大學生醫工程與環境科學系
中華民國核能學會
財團法人核能科技協進會

新聞類


30013 新竹市光復路二段101號 創新育成中心三樓309室 電話:(03)571-1808 傳真:(03)572-5461 Email: nicenter@nicenter.org.tw