Framatome I&C System as Nuclear Plant Modernization Solution

French nuclear company Framatome and Lockheed Martin have signed a teaming agreement that will integrate Lockheed Martin’s Discrete Logic Solving System (DLSS) into proven Framatome instrumentation and control (I&C) nuclear plant modernization solutions.

This solution combines the companies’ technologies and supports the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants.

The I&C system serves as part of the plant’s ‘central nervous system’. It provides operators with critical information on plant operation, allows them to control various plant safety systems during routine operations and automatically protects the reactor if needed.

DLSS is one of Lockheed Martin’s non-digital I&C solutions offering effective applications for nuclear systems that currently employ analogue technology. It supports operational measures of nuclear plant systems by monitoring, calculating and activating plant interfaces.

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