FAT of Kozloduy NPP Auxiliary building-3 I&C system
February 16, 2016
FAT of the Hardware and Software Complex for modernization of Information and Control System (KAUX-3 I&CS) of Kozloduy NPP Auxiliary Building 3 is successfully completed at the site of Westinghouse Electric Company, Bulgarian branch. Design, development and testing of the complex has been performed jointly by Westinghouse Electric Company and Westron.
Westron scope under AUX-3 I&CS projects includes development of process displays software and supply of the current multiplier cabinets.
Installation of the Complex at the Kozloduy NPP is scheduled in March-April 2016.
OIDS EOP Commercial Operation at KhNPP FSS
March 24, 2016
Comprehensive acceptance tests of the automated operator information display system based on algorithms of symptom-based emergency operating procedures (OIDS EOP) were carried out at Khmelnitsky NPP PU No.1 full-scale simulator (FSS) on March 15 - 24.
The OIDS EOP compliance with the project documentation, symptom-based emergency operating procedures of KhNPP PU No.1 and requirements of Technical Specification for the system was confirmed by acceptance tests.
Based on the results of the acceptance tests the OIDS EOP system is recognized ready to commercial operation at KhNPP PU No.1 FSS.
The OIDS EOP system will be used at FSS for MCR operating personnel training and the OIDS EOP system preparation for implementation at MCR of KhNPP power unit No.1.
The OIDS EOP system implementation at KhNPP is being carried out under the European Commission project "Development and implementation of the OIDS EOP (U1.05/09T3)" by Westron and Westinghouse specialists with active participation of high-level specialists of NNEGC Energoatom and Ukrainian NPPs . KhNPP was chosen among the Ukrainian NPPs as pilot one for the OIDS EOP system implementation.
To make effective use of the experience gained and results of pilot project of the OIDS EOP implementation at Ukrainian NPPs the seminar with participation of specialists of NNEGC Energoatom, Ukrainian NPPs, State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate and Westron will be carried out at FSS of KhNPP on April 20 - 22, 2016.
Workshop on Results of the NPP Operator Information Display System Implementation
April 26, 2016
A workshop on distribution of the "Development and implementation of an operator information display system based on emergency operating procedures (OIDS EOP)" project results was carried out in April 20-21 on Khmelnytsky NPP. The project is financed by the European Commission.
Westron and Khmelnytsky NPP experts have acquainted representatives of the NNEGC Energoatom, SNRIU, Zaporizhye, South-Ukrainian and Rivne NPPs with results achieved, experience and the specifics of the OIDS EOP pilot project implementation on KhNPP.
Two emergency scenarios of MCR operating personnel actions to eliminate accidents of reactor plant using the OIDS EOP were demonstrated at full-scale simulator (FSS) during this workshop.
The workshop participants appreciated the usefulness of the OIDS EOP implementation developed by experts from Westron, Westinghouse and Khmelnytsky NPP on other power units of Ukrainian NPPs.
In 2017 it is planned to implement the OIDS EOP at MCR of KhNPP power unit No.1 during the scheduled preventive maintenance.
Westron had delivered the equipment to the Customer to upgrade control system of Lviv CHP-1. For the first time the equipment was manufactured based on the new generation equipment "Vulcan-M" of space-saving design (for details see presentation "SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE PLATFORM "VULCAN/ VULCAN -M" FOR NPP AND TPP MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM" placed on site page "Software and hardware complex "Vulcan/Vulcan-M").
Lviv CHP-1 upgrade works are being performed in cooperation with "EMV-ENERGO" LLC. Equipment installation and pre-commissioning are planned in April 2016.
Westron is Preparing to 22nd Anniversary
September 26, 2016
In September 22 within the World Car-Free Day Westron carried out the bicycle race. 30 Westron members aged between 25 and 60 had ridden along the new bicycle line in forest park having ridden precisely 22 kilometers - that is the number of years Westron will celebrate on 29 September.
Recertification Audit of Westron's Quality Management System Conformity to ISO 9001:2015
October 5, 2016
Westron passed recertification audit of quality management system. Based on audit results Westron's Quality Management System conformity to requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015 has been confirmed. The audit was held by representatives of the certification body "TUV SUD".