Reference No: A2054

Digital Control Element Drive Control System

Main description

Due to aging components, connections and wiring, nuclear plant operators face the possibility of failures in control element drive systems (CEDS). Some upgrade options only address symptoms of an aging CEDS system, leaving plants susceptible to single-point vulnerabilities and an increased risk of trips and loss-generation time.

The Framatome digital control element drive control system (DCEDCS) is the solution with the most certainty to help operators continue producing uninterrupted electricity to their customers, while resolving obsolescence and reliability challenges in a sustainable manner. Our DCEDCS system is a cost-effective solution integrating a combination of CEDS retrofits and digital upgrades, and offers value-added enhancements for desired system functionality.

Product Sheet


  • Challenge solving Challenge solving
  • Operator competitiveness Operator competitiveness
  • Safety excellence Safety excellence
  • Efficiency of operation Efficiency of operation
  • Expertise Expertise
  • Challenge solving
  • Safety excellence
  • Expertise