A utility decided to upgrade their analog I&C system to an entirely digital, safety-related system to address obsolescence reliability issues and reduce costs.

Framatome was brought in to install the TELEPERM® XS digital control system. From the beginning of the project, we were involved with hardware and software design and development of multiple design change packages. The team was also the customer licensing agent to support the NRC 50.59 rule and conducted the independent verification and validation (V&V) with the software. Lastly, we supported the outage for total installation.

In the end, the utility’s new digital system response times were much quicker and more reliable and ongoing operation and maintenance costs were significantly reduced. This was the first fully digital safety-related system installed in the U.S. with a skill set that can be applied to the same or smaller projects. To date, there have been no operational or complaint-related issues with this system.

We are committed to offering utilities cost-effective Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) solutions with high quality and predictability. You can expect every job to be done right — the first time, on budget and on schedule — and we listen and deliver. You will see the benefits of our intense engineering training program, as well as project management training and certification program which assures quality and efficient execution of projects.

Recently, Framatome acquired Schneider Electric’s Nuclear I&C business, positioning us as a market leader in nuclear automation worldwide. This provides access to I&C platforms like Tricon™, Foxboro DCS, and Spec 200.