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L-3 MAPPS to Furnish AREVA Test Facility with EPR Engineering Simulator

L-3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by AREVA to provide an EPR engineering simulator and on-site support for one year to AREVA’s test facility in Erlangen, Germany. The EPR engineering simulator will be based on the EPR full scope simulator that L-3 MAPPS is currently developing for the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant, which is under construction in Eurajoki, Finland. It will primarily serve as a verification and validation (V&V) tool for the distributed control system (DCS) of AREVA’s Teleperm XS safety system and the DCS of Siemens’ Teleperm XP non-safety system.

“We are pleased that AREVA has entrusted L-3 MAPPS to furnish its Erlangen test facility with one of our high-fidelity simulators,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing and sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “The simulator will undoubtedly prove to be a reliable V&V tool that will assist AREVA and Siemens in validating their widely used distributed control systems.”

As the model design and control systems progress, the L-3 MAPPS EPR engineering simulator will be updated accordingly. The simulator will additionally be used to test the modeled plant responses to transients, to verify plant operating procedures, to perform validation of reference plant calculations, and to train plant commissioning personnel.

AREVA, a world leader in nuclear power and the only company to cover all industrial activities in this field, has manufacturing facilities in 41 countries and a sales network in more than 100. AREVA offers technological solutions for CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution.

L-3 MAPPS has over 20 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 30 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than three decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector.

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