Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Unit-3 is being upgraded with the new digital
control system, RadICS, by Ukrainian company PRC Radiy. Old analog control
systems for the Balance of Plant (BOP) and safety systems are being replaced by
PRC Radiy with the new RadICS Digital Instrumentation and Control (I&C)
Platform. The new platform is based on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
technology that provides IEC 61508:2010 SIL-3 architecture in individual
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has contracted WSC to extend the
capabilities of WSC's Rivne NPP Unit 3 Full Scope Simulator (FSS), developed on
the 3KEYMASTER platform and recently updated in arrangement with Energoatom, to
be used as an engineering tool to verify that all plant I&C with the actual
(translated) control algorithms implemented by RadICS perform as expected under
normal and transient conditions.
WSC will work with RNPP and ANL
to complete verification of the Rivne Unit 3 VVER-100 RadICS control system
upgrade using the 3KEYMASTER Rivne NPP Unit 3 FSS.