Westinghouse receives NRC OK for nuclear safety I&C system

Westinghouse Electric announced that it received a final Safety Evaluation Report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the company’s Advanced Logic System (ALS) platform. The ALS technology is a next generation safety system instrumentation and control solution for operating plant safety system upgrades and new nuclear builds.

ALS is a logic-based platform that uses simple hardware architecture instead of a microprocessor or software for operation. The NRC approved it as an acceptable approach to address diversity and defense-in-depth concerns within digital safety system applications. The platform is also scalable in order to provide single-system replacements or full safety instrumentation and control replacement.

The solution targets safety-critical control systems, and incorporates features that allow for diagnostics, testability and modularity.

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