L-3 Mapps to upgrade nuclear power plant simulator

 L-3 Mapps to upgrade nuclear power plant simulator

Caption: Embalse nuclear power plant

L-3 Mapps was awarded a contract from Nucleroelèctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to upgrade the full scope simulator in the Embalse nuclear power plant.
The full scope simulator was first put into service in early 2013. Since then, it has undergone numerous design changes during Embalse’s ongoing plant refurbishment. The upgrade will reflect those design changes, including updates to the shutdown control systems, introduction of larger emergency generators, and a power uprate with several thermal hydraulic systems to increase the gross capacity from 648-MW to 683-MW. There will also be an update to the Digital Control Computer emulation provided by L-3 Mapps.
The simulator’s main control room panels with be updated with many modifications, and the instructor booth will be enhanced to include L-3 Mapps’ revamped audio-visual recording and playback system, Orchid Multimedia Manager.
The single-unit Embalse power plant is a Candu pressurized heavy water reactor with a net output of 600-MW. It went into operation January 20, 1984.

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