Tecnatom To Supply SMR-Based Simulator For Norwegian IFE

The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) of Norway has awarded Tecnatom (ENS Corporate Member) a contract for the development and supply of a simulator based on SMR.

IFE was already a user of the i-PWR simulator, that Tecnatom developed and supplied to the IAEA some years ago, thanks to its free access from the website of this organization.

However, IFE decided to have their own simulator not only for validating their HFE, but also for testing the management and training of multi-event sessions of a simulator of up to 12 units.

The scope comprises a reliable and configurable simulator with a variable number of units based on generic SMR designs. This simulator will allow IFE to conduct research associated with the operation and monitoring in a multi-unit control room, with highly automated control systems.

In addition, the simulator will also allow the development of studies associated with cybersecurity.

This simulator will allow simulating in real-time all the phenomenology occurring in each of the selected units, not only in normal operating conditions, but also in abnormal and emergency scenarios, as well as in multi-unit events.

The simulator will communicate with different operation and monitoring interfaces (human-machine interfaces) and will be able to transfer all the necessary variables to new interface systems to test their designs, as well as the response of the operating personnel.

Read the full Tecnatom Press Release.