Smart SCADA-based Emergency Plume Gamma Monitoring System
During 2010, a total of ten nuclear power stations were chosen to have their legacy Emergency Plume Gamma Monitoring Systems (EPGMS) replaced. Servelec Controls has over twenty years’ experience in the provision of EPGMS to the nuclear power generation industry. The primary function of EPGMS systems is to provide essential information to an emergency team on site to assist in the assessment of the local population's radiation dose in the unlikely event of an accidental release of radioactivity.
Adroit TechnologiesAdroit Technologies is a privately held software development company that has been developing award winning real-time software for the industrial automation markets for over 25 years. The principal activities of the company are product development, consulting and solutions development, primarily in the industrial sector. Year founded: 1989 Revenue: $11 - 100 million (2014 est.)
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
- USE CASES
Servelec Controls is one of UK’s leading systems integrators, with 4 offices, 150 staff and an international presence in more than a dozen countries.
Each EPGMS system consists of a pair of Adroit Smart SCADA servers engineered in a dual-redundant, hot-standby configuration, with up to 6 client workstations connecting to the servers. All EPGMS systems are connected to and monitored by a Central Emergency Support Centre (CESC), located in the geographic center of the UK. Hardware Components - CESC server - Adroit Smart SCADA server Software Components - CESC HMI
- DATA COLLECTED
Air Quality (PMI), Fault Detection, Humidity, Wind Direction, Wind Speed
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of equipment in a power plant.
Impact #2 [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency, and enables the safe control of equipment in the case of a radiation leak.
Impact #3 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
Long-term data storage allows analysis and trend monitoring.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
EPGMS enables identification of a radiation leak within 30 seconds.