Power Plant Monitoring Articles

  • Solar Powered Light Towers for Remote Areas

    Solar powered light towers can be installed in remote locations to support industrial operations, emergency services in disaster zones and exploratory excursions. The portable units are a viable option for businesses and groups that engage in activities in far-flung areas, because they do not rely on the grid for electrical power and limited fuel sources, such as gasoline or propane. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Bruce Power (Canada) Gamma Monitoring System - Case Study

    System description and operational performance after first winter period 2014/2015 The Bruce Power nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ontario, Canada, is the largest nuclear generating station in the world, operating 8 nuclear reactors producing 6300 MW. In correlation with Bruce Power’s safety culture, “Safety first” and continuous improvement are essential and substantial ...


    By Bertin Technologies

  • Plant area monitoring at Krško

    Post-Fukushima upgrades at Krško in Slovenia (www.nek.si) are being implemented in accordance with the requirements of the national regulator and the plant owners. The first phase, including a passive containment vent filtering system and hydrogen recombiners, a new emergency diesel generator, and a protected store of mobile emergency equipment, is already completed. The next phase in ...


    By Bertin Technologies

  • Health monitoring of NPP workers

    The aim of the study is to assess the health status of Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant personnel in association with their occupational exposure to low doses of ionising radiation (IR) as well as with other factors of their working environment and to determine the probability of the occupational exposure to be a reason for the diagnosed malignant diseases (Probability of Causation – PC). More than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

    What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Instrumentation and controls architectures in new NPPs

    Instrumentation and control systems are the nervous system of a nuclear power plant. They monitor all aspects of the plant's health and help respond with the care and adjustments needed. Progress in electronics and information technology has created incentives to replace traditional analogue instrumentation and control 'I&C' systems in nuclear power plants with digital I&C systems. Digital I&C ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Buyer Invest Titanium-Based Products

    Titanium is one of the most interesting elements in the world of chemistry today. It has the atomic symbol Ti and the atomic number 22. Since the 1950s, this element has been used extensively in many industrial applications. It is known for its high strength, low density and weight, as well as for its high anti-corrosion properties. Today, titanium products are quite common in the ...


  • Monitoring benzotriazoles: a 1 year study on concentrations and removal efficiencies in three different wastewater treatment plants

    Benzotriazole (BTri), 4- and 5-tolyltriazole (4-TTri, 5-TTri) were monitored over 1 year in three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with a membrane bioreactor (MBR-MH) and two conventional activated sludge systems (CAS-E, CAS-M). The influent/effluent concentrations and treatment stages removal efficiencies were monitored. 5-TTri was removed best (mean removal 80%) in the WWTP mainly by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of reliability monitor by GO-FLOW methodology for the safety related sub-systems in PWR

    In this study, how to define the dynamic reliability of nuclear power plant is first discussed and then development of reliability monitor for safety related subsystem in PWR is conducted by considering the redundancy of safety system in new concept of risk monitor system. New concept of risk monitor system of Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is based on the idea of plant Defence-in-Depth (DiD) risk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Lovett Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Mirant Lovett1 power plant is located in Tompkins Cove, on the Hudson river in the state of New York, about 30 miles upstream of New York city. Terrain elevations vary significantly over the study area, with altitudes in the river valley close to zero and maximum altitudes close to the receptors of approximately 270 m - see Figures 1 and 2. On-site ...

  • ADMS 5 Complex Terrain Validation Clifty Creek Power Plant

    1 Introduction The Cliffy Creek power plant1 is located in southern Indiana on the north side of the Ohio River (see Figure 1). The area immediately north of the facility is characterized by cliffs rising about 115 m above the river and intersected by creek valleys. The tops of the stacks extend about 80 to 100 m above the top of the cliffs on both sides of the river. Three ...

  • Where Has All the Ice Gone?

    As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm and ice continues to melt, seas are projected to rise nearly 2 meters (6 feet), inundating coastal cities worldwide, such as New York, London, and Cairo. Melting sea ice, ice sheets, and mountain glaciers ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 2012 and Beyond: State of-the-Art Radiation Monitoring Systems for Nuclear Power Plants and Accelerators

    Executive Summary: Demand for Electrical Power is Far Outpacing the Current Global Capacity. "Our modem industrial world stands or falls on the success of our People, Institutions and Infrastructure. Clean Electric Power including Nuclear Power is a central pillar of our global infrastructure requirement. " Robert Goldstein, 2011. The recognition of this critical element - ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Quick response to assist nuclear power plant

    A US nuclear plant and their engineering contractor were faced with an unexpected challenge in the course of design work regarding installation of an emergency steam dump sparger in the plant’s Low Pressure (LP) condenser. During pre-outage reviews of the planned installation, it was found that an existing partition plate running nearly the length of the condenser was obstructing access. ...


    By Intek, Inc.

  • The power of incremental innovation

    Humans are suckers for shiny objects. Whether its Star Trek or Sharper Image, we love to believe in the promise of future tech. Shiny futuristic innovations are a big part of sustainability. Hydrogen fusion, fuel cells, solar farms…we love them for the promise and possibilities they hold. But so much sustainability is just plain common sense. Innovations that are so simple, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rotork valve automation at solar power plants - Case Study

    Overview Spain is now the world's largest generator of electricity from solar power plants. Spanish solar energy plants utilise parabolic trough technology combined with a thermal storage system using molten salt batteries to maximise their power generating capacity. The parabolic trough is constructed as a long parabolic mirror with a Dewar tube running its length at the focal point. ...


    By Rotork

  • Innovations in monitoring & field control pave the way for PV plant optimization

    PV Insider - hear the latest challenges and solutions for improving monitoring and field control for large scale PV plants   With large-scale PV development taking shape in the United States, maximizing the output of utility scale PV plants is vital for developers and utilities alike. The critical drivers for utility scale projects lay in the increasing size of plants, the need to export ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • A model-based ensemble approach to plant-wide online sensor monitoring

    Online sensor monitoring aims at detecting anomalies in sensors and reconstructing their correct signals during operation. Since 1994, research at the OECD Halden Reactor Project has focused on the problem of sensor monitoring, eventually developing the PEANO system for signal validation. PEANO combines fuzzy clustering and auto-associative neural networks and has proved successful in a variety ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of the preparedness of the healthcare system of Bulgaria in nuclear accidents

    This paper describes the studies that were carried out to establish the available resources of the hospitals situated near to Bulgarian NPP 'Kozloduy' to perform medical treatment of casualties in mass radiation accidents. Special attention has been paid to evaluate the possibility to perform first aid and triage to the victims, radiation monitoring procedure and decontamination. The expert view ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An applied research study on information technology talent management and knowledge management innovations for Generation Y information technology professionals in the nuclear power industry

    Nuclear power plants rely on computerised Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems in monitoring, control and protection at nuclear facilities. I&C systems serve a critical role in monitoring and control functions in nuclear power plants (National Research Council, 1997). To support the use of I&C systems, nuclear power organisations have expanded the intellectual capital of their workforces ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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