Feb 27 2015

12 120147 1 88224On February 25-27, 2015 the 1st International Scientific Conference "Automated process control system for nuclear power plants and thermal power plants" took place in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The event was organized by the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), All-Russian Research Institute for Nuclear Power Operations and All-Russian Research Institute of Automatics. Nuclear industry professionals from the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania and Armenia participated in the event.

Among the participants were representatives of the nuclear power industry, Government of the Republic of Belarus and scientific communities. The main topics of discussion were the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, process control systems for new units, market development prospects and automated process control system technologies for nuclear power plants and thermal power plants.

Representatives of RPC Radiy delivered a report on “RadICS platform application for the development of automated process control system for nuclear power plants”. The application of Radiy’s platform RadICS and FPGA technology, in general, aroused keen interest among nuclear and thermal power representatives.

Dec 25 2014

DSC05873On December 22-24, 2014 Radiy carried out Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Reactor Power Control and Limitation System for Rivne NPP Unit 1, Ukraine.

The FAT was conducted by Radiy’s technical specialists, the customer’s representatives and representatives from NNEGC “Energoatom”. It was concluded that Radiy’s Reactor Power Control and Limitation System is in full compliance with technical and regulatory requirements.

Dec 18 2014

20141216-DSC04590On December 16-17, 2014 PC RPC Radiy representatives participated in a French-Ukrainian nuclear business forum in Kiev, Ukraine. The forum was organized by the Embassy of France in Ukraine jointly with Ukrainian Nuclear Forum Association and NNEGC "Energoatom".

The purpose of the nuclear business forum was to create a platform for introducing the production capacity of French and Ukrainian nuclear industry to their respective representatives and provide an opportunity for discussions and the establishment of production relations.

The Forum was attended by the heads of 14 companies belonging to the Ukrainian Nuclear Forum Association, including RPC Radiy. Also present were the representatives of 15 companies of French nuclear industry and the Ukrainian central executive bodies.

Nov 27 2014

DSC 7691On November 24-26, 2014, Radiy specialists participated at the “SPS IPC Drives. Electric Automation – Systems and Components” exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.Safety of automation systems was the focus of the event. Many automation industry leaders demonstrated theirs SIL3-capable safety solutions in redundant configuration, however only Radiy was able to deliver SIL3 certification in a single channel.

Radiy representatives investigated latest trends in automation and met with Altera’s specialists on safety issues. Altera's Safety Package played an important role during the development of the RadICS platform .

During the meeting with Altera's system architects, Radiy specialists discussed further development of the Safety Package, challenges encountered during RadICS platform development and their future plans.

Nov 14 2014

DSC05751On November 13-14, 2014 Radiy carried out Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Electrotechnical Equipment for Rods Control System for South-Ukraine NPP Unit 2, Ukraine.

The FAT, conducted by Radiy’s technical specialists and customer representatives, concluded that Radiy’s Electrotechnical Equipment for Rods Control System is in full compliance with technical and regulatory requirements.

Oct 21 2014

DSC07631October 20, 2014, RPC Radiy was awarded a contract by Électricité de France (EdF) to provide an FPGA-based Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Testbed. The Kick off meeting was held between Radiy and EdF representatives in Chatou, France on October 20.

RPC Radiy was represented by Vladimir Sklyar (Technical Director), Oleksandr Ivasiuk (V&V Engineer), Yehor Hozbenko (I&C Design Engineer) and Oszvald Glockler (CEO of SunPort SA).

The testbed will serve research purposes for possible future implementation in nuclear power plants (NPPs) operated by EdF.

The six-month development process will result in the delivery of the testbed in mid-April 2015 along with its documentation, engineering tools for designing applications, and an EdF-specified control application. The service also includes a training course on start-up and operation of the testbed, followed by a three-year research and development (R&D) period with an optional extension for additional three years.

This project will enable EdF to get familiar with designing FPGA-based I&C applications in both NPP modernization and new build projects.

Oct 17 2014

DSC06854 On October 14-17, 2014 Radiy participated in the 7th International Workshop on the Application of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) hosted by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) in Charlotte, USA.

EPRI is an independent, nonprofit organization that helps to address challenges relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.  

Since its conception in 2008, Radiy has been a proud supporter and sponsor of the workshop having hosted the event in Kirovograd, Ukraine in 2009 and again in 2013. During the 7th workshop, Radiy specialists shared their experience and knowledge through a featured technical training session on Reactor Trip Systems for varying NPP designs and an in-depth presentation on FPGA-based I&C equipment qualification.

Radiy specialists were delighted to witness Dr. William Goble’s, Principal Partner at exida, presentation on the certification process for Radiy’s  RadICS FPGA-Based Safety Controller (FSC) based on IEC 61508:2010, parts 1-7. Following the presentation, Anton Andrashov, Head of International Projects Division and Kostiantyn Leontiiev, I&C Designer received exida’s certificate for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3 on behalf of RPC Radiy. For more information on this certificate, please click here.

Oct 16 2014

15102014258 On October 14-15, 2014 Radiy specialists participated in the 6th International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The event more than 140 experts from 20 countries aiming to introduce the latest energy-saving technical solutions to Ukrainian public utilities and businesses. The goal of the forum was to spur collaboration and development for the future of the Ukrainian energy sphere.

Radiy presented a full range of its energy-efficient LED lanterns that cut energy expenditures.

Sep 29 2014

 MG 8683On September 25 – 28, 2014, Radiy’s Steering Hydromechanics Plant specialists made their debut at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles  International Trade Fair in Hannover, Germany.

With 2,066 exhibitors from 45 countries, the trade fair featured commercial vehicles’ enormous drive for innovation with 322 world premieres by companies such as MAN, Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, Iveco, Renault, etc. Buses manufactured by Poland, Turkey and the Check Republic were also on display.

The Steering Hydromechanics division presented the latest breakthroughs and discussed issues on technical level development, providing samples of electronically controlled hydraulic boosters. Encouraging open dialogue with leading  manufacturers generated interest in Radiy’s hydromechanics production range, proving that connectivity and efficiency drive innovation.

Sep 26 2014

SIL 3 CertificateOn September 26, 2014 exida, one of the leading certification bodies for functional safety and security standards, assessed RPC Radiy’s  RadICS FPGA-Based Safety Controller (FSC) per the relevant requirements of IEC 61508:2010, parts 1-7 and found that it meets requirements providing Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3.

Radiy’s RadICS FSC will read input signals, perform user-defined application layer logic and write results to the output signals within the stated response time. The FSC can be used for design and development of SIL 3 level applications.

Please visit the link to view exida’s Assessment Report.

Sep 26 2014

DSC01923 On September 23-25, 2014 Radiy specialists participated in the XІI International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry - 2014", which was held in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The forum, organized by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, focused on Ukraine’s energy strategy. Technical workshops and roundtables brought specialists together to discuss energy security, technical re-equipments, modernization, and innovative energy-saving technologies.

Radiy presented the Reactor Trip System, Inclinometer Monitoring System, Seismic Sensor, Fire Alarm System, Video Surveillance System, and Energy-efficient LED Lanterns. Our specialists demonstrate the advantages of Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based automatic control systems and outlined the full range of products and services Radiy can offer to support the successful implementation of Ukraine’s energy strategy.

Sep 11 2014

DSC02762On September 9-10, 2014 Radiy conducted Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of the new Vibration-Measuring System (VMS-1) to be used for calibration and verification of sensors in the seismic protection systems of nuclear power plants.  

Below is a list of notable and newly introduced features:
- extended lower limit of the oscillation frequency of the oscillations with high-quality sinusoidal mechanical motion of the vibration-scheduling platform;
- introduced nonlinear distortion measurement of the sensor model and the device under test;
- introduced measuring of the peak value of the oscillation of the first harmonic amplitude in the signal spectrum;
- firstly introduced is the opportunity to fix the device under test below the level of the vibration-scheduling platform for testing of vertically fixed products;
- the excess of the dimensions of the device under test in the longitudinal and transversal axes which are imparting vibrations is acceptable;
- load capacity is increased, the weight of the test item can be up to 10 kg inclusive;
- automation of calibration (verification) process of the test items according to predefined functions.

The Factory Acceptance Committee included representatives from Rivne NPP, Khmelnytska NPP, Zaporizhzhya NPP and South-Ukraine NPP. The committee commended the performance of VMS-1 during the FAT and confirmed compliance with Ukrainian National regulations.

Sep 02 2014

Certificate Paks engOn September 2, 2014, Radiy successfully completed nuclear safety review # KM 42/2014 and was awarded a certificate by specialists of Paks Nuclear Power Plant. The audit confirmed that Radiy’s QMS is in full compliance.  The scope of the audit included design, manufacturing, repair, maintenance, expert activities, main contractor activities and contribution in installation activities relating to operation, maintenance, modification and repair of Instrumentation and Control systems and components classified into the safety categories (ABOS) 2 and 3.

Jul 12 2014

IMG 7473On July 7-11, 2014 the 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE)took place in Prague, Czech Republic. The focus of ICONE is addressing the needs of the nuclear industry including technical advancements, instrumentation and control issues and the current status of nuclear power around the world. More than eight hundred people participated in the conference.

Radiy specialists delivered three presentations; “Fault Insertion Testing of FPGA-Based NPP I&C Systems: SIL Certification Issues”, “Standard Analysis and Tool-Based Assessment Technique of NPP I&C Systems Diversity” and “Security Informed Safety Assessment of NPP I&C Systems: GAP-IMECA Technique”. The topics were delivered by Radiy’s Technical Director Vladimir Sklyar, Director of Scientific & Technical Center Vyacheslav Kharchenko and Head of V&V Department Oleg Odaruschenko.

Jun 18 2014

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On June 16-18, 2014 Radiy carried out Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Direct Current Board for Khmelnitski NPP, Ukraine.

The FAT Committee, included representatives from Radiy, the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) and the Customer, concluded that the Direct Current Board fully met required specifications.

 

 

Jun 12 2014

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On June 10-12, 2014 Radiy carried out Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Control System for Nuclear Island for Unit 2, South-Ukraine NPP, Ukraine.

The FAT, conducted by Radiy’s technical specialists and customer representatives, concluded that Radiy’s Control System for Nuclear Island is in full compliance with technical and regulatory requirements.

 

 

Jun 06 2014

 

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On June 4-6, 2014 Radiy took part in the “Bulgarian Nuclear Energy - National, Regional and World Energy Security” forum (BULATOM) in Varna, Bulgaria. Many leading European nuclear industry representatives took part in the conference.

Invited back for the seventh time to the BULATOM conference, Radiy shared presentations on the current situation and prospects for development of the nuclear industry sector in Ukraine and experience in the implementation of measures for life time extension units with reactors VVER-440 and VVER-1000.

 

 

Apr 17 2014

IMG 3755 1On April 15-16, 2014, Radiy representatives attended Plant Life Management and Plant Life Extension (PLIM & PLEX) Europe forum in Paris, France. The event brought together key European industry experts to discuss, debate and find solutions to industry challenges.

Apr 12 2014

On April 7-11, 2014 Radiy specialists took part in “Energy- 2014”, an international conference on renewable energy, energy supply, power transmission, distribution and storage of energy, held in Hannover, Germany.

Apr 11 2014

On April 8-10, 2014 Radiy specialists participated in the 4th Kazakhstan International Energy, Electrical equipment and Machine building Exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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