Nuclear Plant Simulator In Action
WSC licensed CNPSC and INET (Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology) to develop the simulator…
WSC is a privately held, technology driven company with engineering simulation as its core competence. Its vision is to provide the Power Industry with innovative, state-of-the-art, simulation technology products and services, that will add value in the design, commissioning and safe and reliable operation of their power generating or process plant assets.
WSC’s joint venture China Guangdong Nuclear Simulation Technology subsidiary has completed the on-site installation and commissioning of the Pebble Bed Modular High Temperature Reactor simulator. A site acceptance certificate has been signed, marking the official start of use of the simulator system.
WSC licensed CNPSC and INET (Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology) to develop the simulator. Within 3KM, WSC modified Flowbase to include Helium (He) as the heat transfer medium as well as developing the heat structure in Flowbase. WSC was responsible for supporting integration of the reactor model in 3KM that was developed by INET. CNPSC were responsible for developing for the balance of plant models, integration, hardware, installation, and virtual DCS.
According to World Nuclear News, "Work began on two demonstration HTR-PM units at China Huaneng Group's Shidaowan site in December 2012. China Huaneng is the lead organisation in the consortium to build the demonstration units together with China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (CNEC) and Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET), which is the research and development leader. Chinergy, a joint venture of Tsinghua and CNEC, is the main contractor for the nuclear island. The simulator will be used for the training and licensing of nuclear power plant operators, as well as for supporting emergency exercises, and plant design and operation verification. The Shidaowan simulator features a complete replica of an HTR plant's control room, including the instrumentation and control system. The demonstration plant's twin HTR-PM units will drive a single 210 MWe turbine. It is expected to start commercial operation in late 2017. Eighteen further units are proposed for the Shidaowan site, near Rongcheng in Weihai city."