Nuclear cooling system filter receives patent

Enercon, a multi-disciplined engineering, environmental and technical consulting energy company since 1983, has received two patents for a filter medium for strainers used in nuclear reactor Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS).

Enercon's product was developed in response to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Generic Safety Issue, GSI-191, "Assessment of Debris Accumulation on PWR Sump Performance."

Eleven nuclear power plants in the United States have the Enercon Debris Bypass Eliminator installed in their ECCS sump strainers, which is asecondary filter system that works with the ECCS sump strainer to reduce oreliminate the fibrous debris material in cooling water entering the reactorcore.

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