THE ROLE OF AUTOMATED TESTING AND LOGGING TOOLS IN FUEL HANDLING I&C; REFURBISHMENT: BRUCE A NGS FH PROTECTIVE REPLACEMENT
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3


Presented at:
35th Annual CNS Conference
2015 May 31 - June 3
Location:
Saint John, Canada
Session Title:
2A3 - Instrumentation and Control

Authors:
J. Dalby (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.)
Y. Mackwood (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.)
W. Volk (GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.)
W. Yu (Bruce Power)
  

Abstract

The replacement and upgrade of nuclear-related I&C systems forms an important part of the refurbishment and life extension of the CANDU fleet. Replacement of the DEC PDP-based fuel handling Protective computer at the Bruce A NGS has brought with it challenges in both design reimplementation, and in ensuring a smooth path through installation and commissioning. In order to achieve success, innovative approaches to in-field data logging and automated testing equipment for PLCs were needed. GEH-C's Automated Software Test Equipment and datalogger (ASTE/d) has been a key tool in ensuring verification and validation of replacement designs, test repeatability, and enhanced coverage, while contributing to project cost and schedule adherence.

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