Simulator delivered for China's HTR-PM

WSC licensed CNPSC and INET (Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology) to develop the simulator. Within 3KM, WSC modified Flowbase to include Helium (He) as the heat transfer medium as well as developing the heat structure in Flowbase. WSC was responsible for supporting integration of the reactor model in 3KM that was developed by INET. CNPSC were responsible for developing for the balance of plant models, integration, hardware, installation, and virtual DCS.


 

WSCs joint venture China Guangdong Nuclear Simulation Technology subsidiary completed the on-site installation and commissioning of the Pebble Bed Modular High Temperature Reactor simulator on 20 December. A site acceptance certificate was signed on 24 December, marking the official start of use of the simulator system. WSC  licensed CNPSC and INET (Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology) to develop the simulator. Within 3KM, WSC modified Flowbase to include Helium (He) as the heat transfer medium as well as developing the heat structure in Flowbase. WSC was responsible for supporting integration of the reactor model in 3KM that was developedby INET. CNPSC were responsible for developingfor the balance of plant models, integration, hardware, installation, and virtual DCS.

  

According to World Nuclear News, "Work began on two demonstration HTR-PM units at China Huaneng Group's Shidaowan site in December 2012. China Huaneng is the lead organization in the consortium to build the demonstration units together with China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (CNEC) and Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET), which is the research and development leader. Chinergy, a joint venture of Tsinghua and CNEC, is the main contractor for the nuclear island. The simulator will be used for the training and licensing of nuclear power plant operators, as well as for supporting emergency exercises, and plant design and operation verification. The Shidaowan simulator features a complete replica of an HTR plant's control room, including the instrumentation and control system.

The demonstration plant's twin HTR-PM units will drive a single 210 MWe turbine. It is expected to start commercial operation in late 2017. Eighteen further units are proposed for the Shidaowan site, near Rongcheng in Weihai city." (Courtesy of http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Simulator-delivered-for-Chinas-HTR-PM-0401164.html)