The Spanish company Tecnatom becomes an international reference for simulator development
Tecnatom, a member of the Spanish Nuclear Industry Forum, has been chosen by Norway's Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)forthe development and supply of small modular reactors (SMR).
The Spanish engineering mltinational will develop their own simulator for IFE. This simulator will be simplified and configurable, with a variable number of units based on generic SMR designs.
Thanks to the simulator, says Tecnatom, IFE will be able to conduct research related o operation and monitoring in a multi-unit control room with highly automated control systems. Another important feature is that it will make it possible to develop studies related to cybersecurity.
The Spanish multinational Tecnatom was awarded a contract with the Norwegian Institute of Energy Technology to develop a simulator based on small modular reactors
The simulator, explains Tecnatom, will make it possible to make a real-time recreation of all the phenomenology at each of the selected units, not just under normal operative conditions but also in scenarios including anomalies and emergencies. It will communicate with different operation and monitoring interfaces and transfer all the necessary variables to these monitoring systems to test their design as well as the response of the operation personnel.
Simulation is a fundamental tool in the energy sector; it is not only used for information but also for engineering and support to the operation. In the past few years, Tecnatom has provided simulatores with different operational ranges and for different purposes to clients in Europe, Asia and America.
The use of simulators in the energy sector is a fundamental tool for training, engineering and operation support
Tecnatom is a Spanish multinational engineering company that provides services to the nuclear sector since 1957. Its main activity centers on the inspection and structural integrity of components, training operating personnel via full-reach simulators and engineering for nuclear power plant operation support.
Thanks to their compact and modular design, SMRs present numerous advantages such as a readuction in costs and construction period, and the possibility of being installed in remote locations with difficult access.