Feb 27 2019

The fire alarm system manufactured by PC “RPC Radiy” is designed to provide fire safety of personnel, buildings, premises and process equipment of nuclear power plants and other industrial facilities.

The fire alarm system

On February 26-27, 2019, a commission performed the factory acceptance tests of the fire alarm system equipment for units 1 and 3 of SS South-Ukraine nuclear power plant.

The fire alarm system has a modular structure and a self-diagnostics system that provides prompt detection of failures without interfering with system operation. Failure detection is made with the accuracy up to the hardware means or addressable fire detector. The operational life of the system is at least 30 years and it is designed for continuous full-time operation.

Based on the test results, the commission concluded that all technical specifications had been met and that the fire alarm system could be delivered to the customer.

Feb 14 2019

On February 12, 2019, a commission performed acceptance testing of the fire alarm system for unit 1 of Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant.

The fire alarm system for unit 1 of Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant

The commission concluded that the equipment met the specified technical requirements and confirmed that the main technical characteristics met the established limits.

The commission recommended delivery of the fire alarm system to the customer.

Jan 28 2019

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Curtiss-Wright and RadICS LLC announced a technical and marketing partnership agreement at the 11th International Workshop on the application of FPGAs in Nuclear Power Plants in Dallas, Texas. Curtiss-Wright will market the Radiy RadICS digital safety system platform exclusively in the United States. Curtiss-Wright’s Idaho Falls operations will be the US integration center of excellence for the RadICS-based systems. System design, configuration and programming will be managed under the long-standing 10CFR50 Appendix B program at this facility. The Idaho Falls office will also be the domestic stocking facility for all RadICS system components and a direct exchange facility for any in-service devices.

RadICS is IEC 61508 SIL 3 (in a single channel configuration), NRC safety certified digital safety system platform. This FPGA based safety platform is the core of Curtiss-Wright’s Digital Safety System and is suitable for installation in any nuclear power generating facility to replace existing digital or analog safety systems. The system is both hardware and software diverse making it the only fully deterministic solution available today. RadICS is designed to easily fulfill all cyber requirements. By virtue of its’ diverse hardware and software and its’ “fail-to-safe-state” design, it is immune to digital system Common Cause Failures. In fact, it is licensable today under existing rules and guidelines without fear of the risk and uncertainties associated with earlier less secure and robust designs.

Radiy is a pioneer in the design, manufacturing, and installation of FPGA-based digital instrumentation and control (DI&C) systems for nuclear power plants and research reactors. With over 100 systems installed to-date and successful SIL 3 certification for the RadICS platform, Radiy’s demonstrated technological expertise is paving the way for increased safety and efficiency in the nuclear field. The RadICS design is both hardware, utilizing FPGA and CPLD technology, and software diverse eliminating common cause failure licensing concerns. The Safety Evaluation Report (SER) will be released by the NRC in the Spring of 2019.

Curtiss-Wright will design, configure, manage and test the RadICS platform under their 10CFR50 Appendix B quality program. System development and Factory Acceptance Testing for systems will be performed in the secure Idaho Falls facility that meets all of the NRC requirements for a Secure Development and Operational Environment (SDOE). These development and test facilities ensure direct and immediate support of plant operations in the US. A full complement of modules and associated materials is maintained at the Idaho facility to support the 24/7 direct exchange maintenance program.

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Jan 25 2019

PC “RPC Radiy” has established a quality management system to provide for complete control of the equipment supplied to nuclear power plants. Type and handover acceptance testing are performed to control the quality of manufactured products. Type testing is a necessary step prior to handover acceptance testing. The results of such inspections help to identify and correct any defects in equipment or accompanying documentation.

On January 23-24, 2019, a DC power supply cabinet manufactured by PC “RPC Radiy” underwent type testing. The test results confirmed compliance with the requirements of Ukrainian regulatory documents and the commission recommended changes to the draft Change Notice that aim to clarify the categories of functions performed by the cabinets.

Jan 23 2019

On January 21-23, 2019, the Power Supply System for Rod Control (part of the Reactor Control and Protection System) for unit 3 of SS South-Ukraine nuclear power plant successfully passed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT). Testing was done at PC “RPC Radiy” facilities.

The FAT commission confirmed that the Power Supply System meets Ukrainian standards on nuclear and radiation safety and that the equipment ensures safe and proper functioning in all operation modes. It was recommended that the system be delivered to the customer.

Jan 11 2019

On January 9-10, 2019 a special commission from PC RPC Radiy conducted factory acceptance testing (FAT) of equipment designed as a part of the Fire Alarm System (FAS 1-16) to be installed at Rivne NPP.

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The FAT results showed that the fire control receiver, control device, and fire alarm system meet the technical requirements identified in the supply contract.  The FAT commission accepted the equipment as qualified to operate and authorized delivery to the customer.

Dec 29 2018

The Power Supply System for Rod Control (part of the Reactor Control and Protection System) has successfully passed factory acceptance testing (FAT). PC “RPC Radiy” developed and manufactured the Power Supply System for unit 4 of Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

Testing was performed at PC “RPC Radiy” facilities and the FAT commission confirmed the full compliance of the equipment and documentation with Ukrainian nuclear and radiation safety regulations and national electromagnetic compatibility requirements consistent with the IEC standards. The software verification plan and report confirmed the compliance of the Power Supply System software with Ukrainian requirements.

PC “RPC Radiy” designed and manufactured the Power Supply System in accordance with the company’s Quality Assurance program and the FAT commission confirmed that the system ensures safe operation and proper functioning in all operation modes.

Dec 12 2018

New Project Presentation to Consulate General of the Czech Republic

On December 12, 2018, leading Czech engineering company NUVIA introduced its new project to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. The project is focuses on modernizing Ukrainian nuclear power plants and will be implemented in partnership with several Ukrainian engineering companies, including PC RPC Radiy. The project will be coordinated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

NUVIA belongs to a French corporation VICI and has considerable experience in project management and service providing to highly regulated industries.

In 2017, NUVIA A.S., part of a French corporation known as VICI, signed a Consortium Agreement with PC RPC Radiy to cooperate on modernization projects for unit 3 of South Ukrainian nuclear power plant during 2018 -2020.

Representatives of the French Embassy in Ukraine, PC RPC Radiy Chairman of the Supervisory Council Ievgenii Bakhmach, SE NNEGC "Energoatom” representative Gennadiy Sazonov, and members of Private Joint Stock Company “SRPA”Impulse” also attended the Consulate meeting.

During the presentation, all parties spoke about the benefits this partnership gives to its members: a valuable European experience for Ukrainian companies and, for European companies, a new perspective on the development of technical solutions.

Dec 10 2018

    On December 5-7, 2018, PC “RPC Radiy” Special Committee performed Factory Acceptance Testing of Safety Related Nuclear Island I&C System (SR NI I&C System) for SS Khmelnytska NPP Power Unit No.1.

Factory Acceptance Testing

    Validation of SR NI I&C System was performed in two stages at Radiy facilities in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine.

     The first stage involved the preliminary independent testing of the components and integrated testing of the SR NI I&C System. The tests were performed by Radiy’s Quality Control and Certification Department and were witnessed by the design and manufacturing departments. 

    The second stage of testing was done by the factory acceptance test (FAT) committee according to the programs and procedures UYAISH.468263.041 PP1, UYAISH.468263.041 PP2, and UYAISH.468263.041 PP3.

Factory Acceptance Testing

    The results of the acceptance testing confirmed that SR NI I&C System and its components comply with the Nuclear Radiation Safety standards and the requirements of UYAISH. 468263.041 ТZ. The supply set demonstrated correct operation and functioning in all operation modes, specified in UYAISH. 468263.041 ТZ. The design, operation, and program documents for the system is complete and meet the regulations applied in Ukraine.

    The FAT committee approved SR NI I&C System for delivery to the customer and for installation at SS KhNPP Power Unit No.1.

    For 20 years, PC “RPC Radiy” has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality nuclear power plant equipment.

Dec 05 2018

Regional Advisory Council 2018

On December 3, 2018 the Kropyvynytski Regional Advisory Council met with regional and city administrators and managers of leading companies to discuss important issues concerning development in the Kirovograd region.

Alina Begun, the Financial Director of Radiy, spoke about the company’s contribution to social and economic development in the region. For more than 20 years, Radiy has been a leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced engineering equipment for nuclear facilities, both in Ukraine and around the world. The company is a job creator for new university graduates and salaries at Radiy exceed the average monthy income in the region. This stability is a huge advantage for the company’s 1100 employees.

Regional Advisory Council 2018

Radiy also places special focus on helping the community. The company provides various skill training and support programs for young families. Additionally, Radiy is working on several projects that will benefit the region as a whole:
1. Developing a rest and health center (SCYTHIA) in Novoukrainka;
2. Providing financial support for the arts and performance projects;
3. Regularly participating in charity projects.

The Regional Advisory Council concluded that the successful development of the region depends on companies like Radiy. Radiy’s progressive growth and stability is due to its personnel—people who are committed to the company’s goals and who demonstrate enthusiasm and professionalism daily.

Nov 30 2018

On November 29, 2018 Radiy specialists conducted factory acceptance testing (FAT) for seismic sensor SS-1.Seismic sensor SS-1

The members of the FAT commission confirmed that all SS-1 design documents are sufficient and meet requirements. FAT procedures demonstrated full compliance with requirements for radiation safety and other regulations applicable in Ukraine.

For PC RPC Radiy, SS-1 is a quality product proven in use since 2010.

Nov 12 2018

Radics LLC has become an official NIAC member

On November 7-9, 2018 Radics LLC representative participated in the annual Nuclear Industry Asessment Corporation (NIAC) meeting. Radics LLC is a newly accepted member. The Company joined 170 NIAC member companies as a part of brand promotion and recognition activities and QA – related practices benchmarking. The idea is to share nuclear experience and auditing services while supplying goods and services to the nuclear industry. The November annual meeting gathered 214 representatives whose purpose was to learn how to perform auditing services at the highest industry performance standards while eliminating redundancy and costs associated with duplicate supplier audits.

Radics LLC representative also attended the Training Session prepared by Chairman Stan Griffin. The focus of the training was to remind members on how to properly conduct an audit for NIAC—making the proper requests, filling out (and submitting) the correct forms, etc.

Next year’s non-mandatory June (19-20) meeting will be held in conjunction with the NUPIC vendor meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. The mandatory NIAC November (13-15) meeting will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a part of brand promotion and recognition activities and QA – related practices benchmarking, LLC Radics joined Nuclear Industry Assessment Corporation.

Nov 09 2018

On November 8, 2018, Eugene Bulba, head of the Validation and Commercial Grade Dedication Department, organized a workshop entitled «International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) or How to Become a Qualified Validator?” Eugene is a qualified ISTQB Test Manager and he organized the workshop in order to share his experience with preparing for exams and becoming a recognized software tester.

The target audience of the workshop included professionals currently involved in the processes of software validation, those interested in the basics of testing, and those wanting to broaden their technical knowledge. During the workshop, which was held in Radiy’s new training center known as Smart Hall, Eugene introduced the requirements of the ISTQB and provided details on the Foundation and Advanced certification levels. These certificates can be obtained in Ukraine after successfully passing the required exams.

International Software Testing Qualification BoardInternational Software Testing Qualification Board


The workshop generated many questions and facilitated discussion about exam procedures and qualification requirements. All participants agreed that the ISTQB certificate demonstrates high qualification and considerable experience - important values for engineers willing to take on new tasks to further their personal and professional development.

Nov 07 2018

Day of nuclear energy

On November 7, 2018, the Day of Nuclear Energy was held in conjunction with the XVI International Forum “Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: Present and Future” in Kyiv. The General Director of PC “RPC Radiy,” Alexander Siora, was invited to make a presentation entitled “Innovative solutions for the implementation of I&C projects for NPPs.” A. Siora noted that the modernization of nuclear power plants requires equipment that has passed international certification. The RadICS platform is certified in accordance with the requirements of the European standard IEC 61508: 2010 (1-7) and has SIL3 certification for single-channel use. This allows to the Platform to be used at European nuclear industry facilities. Radiy is also working to obtain US NRC licensure in early 2019.

Day of nuclear energy

During the Day of Nuclear Energy event, a round table discussion was held on the topic of “Nuclear power: new opportunities for the innovative development of Ukraine.” The following topics were discussed:

- Nuclear power engineering in Ukraine and in the world;

-Investment opportunities for the global nuclear industry;

-Opportunities for Ukraine as a European center for innovations in the nuclear power industry; and

-Nuclear industry production in Ukraine.

The forum participants noted that the nuclear power industry in Ukraine is developing and there are new opportunities for innovative development.

Oct 29 2018

On October 25-26, 2018 acceptance testing of supply set of the Safety Related Nuclear Island I&C system for the SS KhNPP Power unit №1 was completed.

Validation is completed for the supply set of Safety Related Nuclear Island I&C SystemValidation of the SR NI I&C system was done at PC “RPC Radiy’s” facilities in two stages. The first stage included preliminary off-line tests of component parts and integrated tests of SR NI I&C system. These tests were performed by PC “RPC Radiy’s” Quality Control and Certification department with the participation of the design and manufacturing departments.

The second stage included the acceptance testing of SR NI I&C system, which was performed by the acceptance commission.

As a result of the testing performed, testing the Radiy acceptance commission concluded that:

  1. Validation results (of preliminary and acceptance testing) certify the conformance of the SR NI I&C system and its component parts with the requirements of existing rules and standards on nuclear and radiation safety, and requirements.
  2. The SR NI I&C system ensures safe operation and correct functioning in all operation modes provided in the system requirements and is applicable for intended use.
  3. Design, operational, and software documentation for SR NI I&C system are fully developed and meet the quality requirements in force in Ukraine.
Oct 26 2018

Заседание Координационно-экспертного совета специалистов по вопросам АСУТП

On October 24-25, 2018 PC RPC Radiy hosted specialists from the Coordinating Expert Committee that represents State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom.” Over 40 attendees, including nuclear power plant specialists, Radiy administration and leading engineers, and partner companies spent two days discussing important issues of the energy generation industry. The program encouraged participants to focus on the analysis and results of their work and gave them the chance to develop a detailed plan to help improve current practices.

Заседание Координационно-экспертного совета специалистов по вопросам АСУТПЗаседание Координационно-экспертного совета специалистов по вопросам АСУТП

Radiy provided a technical tour of its manufacturing facilities during this event and introduced newly developed products.

Oct 23 2018

Radiy: Sustainable Business

On October 23, 2018, as part of a cooperation effort with Central Ukrainian National Technical University (CUNTU) in Kropyvnytsky, Radiy presented a paper entitled “Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems for Industrial and Municipal Customers.” This publication was jointly authored by Radiy specialists Begun A.P. and Rezunenko A.O. and CUNTU staff.

Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems for Industrial and Municipal Customers

A new luminaire containing a wi-fi based control unit was also introduced at this event. Radiy’s design specialists made the presentation and provided the software to the university for training and laboratory work.

For more than two years, Radiy’s specialists have worked closely with the automation and energy industry department at CUNTU. Radiy is specifically interested in the students studying electro-technical systems of electric power consumption and energy management.

The cooperation between Radiy and CUNTU is focused on three areas:

Energy-Efficient Lighting Systems for Industrial and Municipal Customers

1. Human resources: Students undertake an internship at Radiy with the goal of working for the company full-time. Six CUNTU graduates have already joined the Projects Design Group.

2. Upgrade of light-engineering laboratory: Radiy’s luminaires have extended the training and increased the material resources of the university’s laboratory. Additionally, “Light-engineering facilities of industrial enterprises” was introduced as a new course of study.

3. Scientific publications: “Energy-efficient lighting systems for industrial and household use” was the first publication jointly authored by Radiy and CUNTU and further plans include the development and publication of all scientific literature necessary for students studying “Light-engineering facilities of industrial enterprises.”

Social responsibility is a key concept of business development and cooperation with universities and colleges is one way to achieve this concept. Current students are motivated by attractive educational environments and future career opportunities. Companies with a clear understanding of student needs and a demonstrated desire to hire young specialist can create positive change on a nationwide scale.

Oct 15 2018

The 11th International Workshop on the Application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays in Nuclear Power Plants was held October 8-11, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA. The meeting was organized by SunPort SA, hosted by Doosan HFC, sponsored by Curtiss-Wright and Radiy, and held in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Association. It brought together 67 participants from 14 countries. The attendees included nuclear power vendors/suppliers, regulators, and engineering and research organizations.

The 11th International FPGA Workshop Group Photo

The final agenda of the workshop included 5 invited presentations, 20 technical presentations, and 3 workshop discussion sessions.

The 11th International FPGA Workshop

Radiy and Radics representatives had a key role in sharing best practices to implement modernization projects using their FPGA-based Platform. The presentations made by Anton Andrashov and Kostiantyn Leoniiev also demonstrated Radiy’s achievements in SIL certification, equipment qualifications, and the US NRC licensing processes. They addressed the current challenges in the nuclear industry regarding FPGA-based technology and provided good evidence of the advantages of FPGAs.

The 11th International FPGA Workshop

The workshop included a RadICS Platform demonstration which was an opportunity for attendees to see different types of tests used for systems qualification.

One of the most important moments of the workshop occurred when Dennis Milsom, Instrumentation and Control Director for the nuclear division of Curtiss-Wright, made the official announcement that Radics LLC and Curtiss-Wright had signed a strategic partnership agreement.

The workshop provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation within the industry. The 12th International Workshop on the Application of FPGAs in NPPs is tentatively planned for October 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

Oct 12 2018

Seismic safety is an important part of national security. In order to increase the reliability of strategic assets, a number of technical and organizational solutions are being implemented during the design phase. These solutions are designed to increase the safety of personnel and the environment. Particular attention is paid to devices important to ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants. Seismic devices are designed, produced, and placed to withstand extreme mechanical, thermal, chemical, and other effects, as well as various kinds of extreme natural phenomena (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, etc).

PC "RPC Radiy" produces seismic sensors (SS-1-1) which are designed to operate as part of the seismic protection program of buildings and structures. The main function of seismic sensors produced by PC “RPC Radiy” is the protection of nuclear power facilities from possible adverse seismic effects. The SS-1-1 sensor provides analog and discrete signals that alarm when a given level of seismic activity is exceeded.  These sensors identify and record changes to the static slopes of buildings and foundations.

On 10-11 October 2018, the Radiy acceptance commission conducted acceptance tests of seismic sensors SS-1-1 at the facilities of PC “RPC Radiy.” The purpose of the acceptance test was to confirm that the SS-1-1 sensors and the developed documentation comply with the current regulatory requirements. The test results and documentation provided by PC "RPC Radiy" are sufficient and comply with the regulatory documentation on nuclear and radiation safety in force in Ukraine.

Oct 11 2018

On October 9-12, the XV International Specialized Exhibition “Arms and Safety - 2018” took place in Kiev.  This event brought together 456 participants from both state and private sectors of the Ukrainian defense industry and 47 leading international companies from 17 countries, including the USA, Pakistan, Poland, Turkey, Austria, The Czech Republic, and others.
Wheeled armored personnel carrier - 4MB1

The Exhibition, which coincided with the Defender of Ukraine Day, showcased the best examples of armament and military equipment. The topic of armament is especially important to the Ukrainian army today and Ukrainian companies are expected to have a leading role in providing the Ukrainian army with the most advanced military equipment.

PC RPC Radiy’s Steering Hydromechanics Plant director Oleg Sirenko and deputy director Vladislav Kit attended the exhibition and introduced items manufactured by the plant for the Ukrainian military, including:

Operative tactical missile complex Grom-2

- wheeled armored car "Dozor-B",
- wheeled armored personnel carrier "Triton",
- wheeled amphibious armored personnel carrier "Varan",
- wheeled armored personnel carrier - 4MB1, and
- operative tactical missile complex "Grom-2".

The specialists of the Steering Hydromechanics Plant realize the importance of their contribution to the production of advanced military equipment and they work to continuously develop innovative technologies and to improve product quality.

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