NRC approves new nuclear core simulator system from Areva

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Areva’s new Arcadia core simulator system for core performance analysis in pressurized water reactors.

An Areva press release calls the news “a major step forward” that will enable the French firm to sell a broader portfolio of products in the U.S. market. According to Areva, aspects of the Arcadia system have already been use for internal safety studies in its European Pressurized Reactor. The system is designed to model reactor core behavior in detail to reduce calculation uncertainties and allow improved operational performance and reactor safety margins, according to a statement from Areva.

Areva plans to offer the Arcadia system worldwide.

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