Aug 30 2019

SPS

PC “RPC Radiy” is a leading manufacturer of equipment for nuclear power plants in Ukraine. Performing acceptance tests according to the supply plan is a mandatory procedure.

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In late August 2019, the approved expert commissions performed acceptance tests in the following order:

  • August 20th-22nd. Tests of I&C system of automatic power controller and power limiting device and accelerated preventive protection equipment for power unit No. 6 of SS ZNPP, designed and manufactured in accordance with the terms of reference, were performed. This equipment is used to upgrade the corresponding system at the nuclear power unit.
  • August 28th. Acceptance tests of equipment included in the fire alarm system FAS 1-18 for power unit No. 5 of SS ZNPP were performed. Fire alarm system FAS-1 is designed to ensure the fire safety of personnel, buildings, structures, technological equipment of nuclear power plants, industrial enterprises and other facilities by early detection of a fire source, signaling its occurrence to operational personnel to take necessary measures and, if necessary, form teams to manage installations of water and gas fire extinguishing, ventilation, air conditioning, fire alerts, etc., as well as temperature monitoring of objects.
  • August 30th. Acceptance tests of complete transformer substations CTS-1000 (sections 3CW01, 3CW02, 3CQ-I, 3CQ-II, 3CC, 3CD), CTS-400 (sections 3CE, 3CF, 3CL01, 3CN01), designed and manufactured by PC “RPC Radiy” in accordance with the specifications, were performed.

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The purpose of all the tests was to confirm that the equipment and the developed documentation meet the requirements of specifications, design documentation, technical requirements and terms of supply contracts. Experts confirmed that the technical level and manufacturing quality of products and documentation meet the criteria given in the regulatory documents on nuclear and radiation safety valid in Ukraine. All submitted samples are fully ready for shipment to customers.Priyomka

Aug 16 2019

Ceremony

On August 16, 2019, RPC RadICS celebrated RadICS Safety System Digital Platform US NRC Certification and awarded all the company employees engaged in the certification stages. See the official version of Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for RadICS Safety System Digital Platform on the US NRC website dated July 31, 2019, that approves completed certification of the FPGA-based RadICS Platform.SER

The certification objective is to prove compliance of the product with the US safety requirements. Only six companies in the world have managed to pass the US NRC Certification, such as Rolls-Royce, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and others. RPC RadICS is proud to be the first company in Ukraine and the seventh company in the world that has the US NRC Certificate.SER2

Aug 14 2019

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On August 14, 2019, Nikolay Steinberg had a meeting with employees of PC “RPC Radiy”. Nikolay Steinberg is a professional with abundant experience in the nuclear industry including sensitive and critical situations related to technological disaster management.  

Nikolay Steinberg was born on June 24, 1947, in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. In 1986, after the nuclear accident, he worked as a Chief Engineer at Chernobyl NPP. He held the position of Deputy Chairman of the USSR Inspectorate for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, and since 1991 – Chairman of the State Committee of Ukraine on Nuclear and Radiation Safety. Later on, he performed duties of a Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of NNEGC “Energoatom”. Since 2002, Nikolay Steinberg had been the Deputy Secretary, and later on he became the Deputy Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine.   Shteynberg

At the present time, Nikolay Steinberg conducts engineering and consulting business, participates in professional communities as an expert with great experience. Moreover, he is currently holding a position of Chairman of the Reactor Safety Council reporting to the Chairman of the State Committee of Ukraine on Nuclear Regulation. Working with IAEA, EBRR, National Commission on Radiological Protection, and membership in the TEPCO International expert team on accident management at Fukushima NPP gives Nikolay Steinberg the full right to analyze the real state of the world nuclear field in general and Ukraine, in particular. 

During the meeting with Mr. Steinberg, participants discussed many questions, issues, and perspectives of the modern Ukrainian nuclear industry. The meeting was carried out in the form of a live discussion and active exchange of opinions.

Such events are undoubtedly important for professional and personal development of our specialists. Communication with the world’s big names gives positive energy and inspires with success.Shteynberg1

Jul 31 2019

SER

Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for RadICS Platform was issued on July 31, 2019.

Radiy’s RadICS field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based digital Instrumentation and Control (I&C) platform has received certification by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC).

The fundamental architecture of the RadICS Platform consists of a single-instrument chassis containing a logic module and up to 14 other input/output and fiber-optic communication modules. This single channel configuration is IEC 61508:2010 SIL 3 capable and is intended for nuclear safety applications. The RadICS Platform is flexible and scalable to fit the typical system arrangements used in both operating and new-build nuclear power plants.

Ievgenii Bakhmach, CEO of RadICS LLC, stated, “The RadICS Platform is a revolutionary and high-quality product that RadICS LLC can bring to North America along with the company’s vast experience in successful safety system implementation. This is a huge milestone for our company and I am very proud of our team’s achievements.”

The RadICS Platform is a new generation product that has accepted technology solutions that provide significant plant benefits.

“The RadICS Platform is unique in how it uses internal diversity to address Common Cause Failure (CCF) concerns without the need for a separate diverse actuation system,” said Anton Andrashov, RadICS LLC Global Business Development Director. “The RadICS technology provides the most complete self-testing features. This automation provides increased availability of these systems and also provides cost reductions in plant operations and maintenance through the elimination of most manual testing. The RadICS Platform diversity strategy presents a stronger diversity case than other digital platform accepted by US NRC. The RadICS CCF solution provides for simpler modernizations with reduced licensing risk,” Andrashov stated.

Jul 29 2019

SPSOn July 29, 2019, RPC Radiy commission held a hand-over acceptance testing of the Fire Safety System SPS 1-18 for SS Zaporizhia NPP Power Unit No.5.

The Fire Safety System SPS 1 is designed to ensure fire security of the personnel, buildings, constructions, process equipment at NPPs, industrial companies and other facilities by means of fire source early detection, signaling to the operating personnel, and, if necessary, command generation to control the gas and water fire-fighting systems, air ventilation and conditioning systems, fire alarm system, temperature monitoring system etc.

SPS 1 system has a modular structure and self-diagnostics system ensuring fast defect identification without intervention in SPS 1 functioning. Failure detection function operates as accurately as hardware module or addressable fire detector. SPS 1 mean lifetime is at least 30 years of continuous 24/7 operation.

The hand-over acceptance testing proved compliance of SPS1-18 system with all required regulatory documents and its applicability for shipment to the Customer’s site and intended use.SPS1

Jul 17 2019

Kurs

On July 17, 2019, the last module of a course training «Professional Tester» has been completed.

The course consisted of six modules:

  1. Basics of Testing
  2. Testing During the Software Development Life Cycle
  3. Static Testing Methods
  4. Test Design Methods
  5. Test Management
  6. Testing Tools

Kurs1After completing the last module, graduates of the course received certificates of successful training completion. In addition, Evgeniy Bulba, Validation Department manager at RadiCS LLC and ISTGB certified Test Manager, arranged a competition among the participants. The winner got the Testing Book.

Surely, progress in learning new things is a constant feature of our employees.kurs2

Jul 12 2019

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During the period of July 8th-Jully 12th 2019, acceptance tests were performed on a supply set of Power Supply System for Reactor Control and Protection System of a power unit No. 3 of SS SUNPP developed and manufactured according to the “Terms of  Reference For the Development, Manufacture, Acceptance and Supply of  Power Supply System for Reactor Control and Protection System of power units No. 3 of SS SUNPP and No. 4 of SS RNPP”.psi8 9

Acceptance tests were carried out the RPC Radiy site according to the program and procedure of the «Power Supply System for Reactor Control and Protection System of a power unit No. 3 of SS SUNPP and No. 4 of NPP RNPP. Program and Procedure of Acceptance and Acceptance Tests».

On July 9th, 2019, acceptance tests of the Unitized Transformer Substation-1000-10 (section 3CR10), developed and manufactured by PC «RPC Radiy» were performed at the site of PC «RPC Radiy», Kropyvnytskyy.

The test results of the supply set of Protection System and Unitized Transformer Substation-1000-10 have confirmed the compliance of presented equipment with the requirements of specifications, design documentation, technical requirements and supply contracts. The technical level and quality of manufacturing the supply set of Protection System and Unitized Transformer Substation-1000-10 meet the criteria given in regulatory documents on nuclear and radiation safety and other papers valid in Ukraine.psi8 91

Jul 05 2019
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Employees of PC “RPC Radiy” participated in the 14th International Conference DepCoS-RELCOMEX 2019, held on July 2-5, 2019 in Brunow, Poland. RadICS LLC, RPC Radiy’s subsidiary, has been the main industrial partner of the conference for many years, and this year, DepCoS has celebrated its 42nd anniversary. The conference is known for high-quality publications, and a platform for exchange of ideas and opinions on topics related to the issues of functional and information security of computer systems. Proceedings of the conference are published in the publishing house Springer, a series of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.

This year, RadICS LLC employees presented results of a scientific research related to the development of models for evaluating the reliability and safety of I&C on RadICS platform. Moreover, RadICS team provided a report on “Modelling and Safety Assessment of Programmable Platform-Based Information and Control Systems”. The report contained information about the company PC “RPC Radiy” and RadICS LLC), as well as a description of reliability models used in assessing reliability of the I&C on RadICS platform with regard to hidden failures of programmable components of the platform

Jun 26 2019

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In June 2019, RPC Radiy’s engineers performed both acceptance testing and hand-over acceptance testing of several sets of to-be-supplied equipment.

June 5-7, 2019. The Transformer Substation-1000-3 designed for SS South Ukraine NPP Power Unit No.3 Conventional Island I&C System passed hand-over acceptance testing to prove compliance with all Technical Specification requirements.komissiya

June 12-14, 2019. The Power Supply System of Reactor Control and Protection System for SS Rivne NPP Power Unit No.4 successfully passed the hand-over acceptance testing. The results proved the system’s compliance with current Nuclear Radiation Safety rules and standards as well as the Terms of Reference (ToR).isput

June 18-21, 2019. An authorized committee performed the acceptance testing and hand-over acceptance testing of the first supply set of the Engineered Safety Features Actuation System of the second channel (ESFAS-2) for SS South Ukraine NPP Power Unit No.3. The results of testing confirmed the ESFAS-2 meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference (ToR).

All tested equipment is expected to be delivered to the Customers’ sites by the end of July 2019.KTP2

Jun 24 2019

Diploma

One of the most important tasks for Ukraine is to prepare a worthy substitute of young specialists in technical occupations. Lack of engineers has recently become a global problem at the state level. The staff of the company Radiy has more than 300 highly qualified engineers, and the need for such specialists is constantly increasing. Therefore, Radiy provides an opportunity for students to do practical training in its design-engineering departments and production facilities. Having many years of experience and high qualification, Radiy specialists systematically work with future young engineers. According to the results of successful practice, graduate students of specialized educational institutions receive stable jobs with decent wage and full social security at the company.diploma 3

As part of this activity, on June 24, 2019, students of Kropyvnytskyi College of Engineering within Central Ukrainian National Technical University (CUNTU) defended their graduate works at RPC Radiy training center. The state examination committee included college teachers and professional experts, who were scientific practitioners of Radiy. The commission was led by Radiy representative Mr. Viktor Lipkin, a Deputy Director of the Plant for Steering Hydromechanics. The Chairman of the State Examination Commission noted high level of the students training and their deep desire to become true professionals. In their diplomas in applied mechanics and specialization “Maintenance of Numerically Controlled Machine Tools” students proposed many interesting ideas that can soon be implemented.diploma 2

According to the Director of Kropyvnytskyi College of Engineering, Nikolay Storozhuk, “Such cooperation with the company has been a good tradition for us. Our students have been doing the training at RPC Radiy for six consecutive years as well as defending their graduate works here. Many of them subsequently begin their professional careers at the company.”

Viktor Lipkin concluded, “We are working closely with the college. Many graduates, whom I once examined, are now working as designers and production engineers at Radiy. We give a huge credit to the professors of the College of Engineering, because their students obtain an excellent core education. Congratulations to all the professors and students on their incredibly hard work and prominent achievements!”Diploma 1

Jun 12 2019

Project

According to requirements of RPC Radiy Quality Management System CStd 22-1918, the company systematically conducts training of its staff. This is an annual program thta consists of seminars, workshops, and special courses, increases level of personnel qualification, gives them new knowledge and skills, and introduces them to new technologies, techniques and work methods.

In June 2019, training activities at RPC Radiy are proceeding efficiently and eventful. On June 11, 2019, Egor Gozbenko, an engineer-circuit designer from I&C Design Group, conducted a training for developers of FPGA-based digital systems. During this course, the instructor shared his experience regarding optimization of the project under Quartus Prime.

Previously on May 21, 2019, Mr. Gozbenko received training on this subject in the HQ of the company Biakom. The goals of the project optimization exercise were:

-              Understanding a report on utilization of resources of Intel FPGA;

-              Writing an efficient code for FPGA productivity maximization and utilization of instruments for synthesis.

-              Application of synthesis attributes in Quartus and/or Assignment Editor for the accurate configuration of the synthesizer behavior;

-              Development of FSM for achieving higher levels of productivity and reliability.Testing

On June 12, 2019, Eugene Bulba, Validation Department manager at RadiCS LLC and ISTGB certified Test Manager, conducted the first lesson of a 6-week course called “Testing Specialist”. This training teaches basics of testing (including testing during life-cycle of a software development), strategic and design methods as well as testing control and its instrumentation. Theory and experiential parts of the training were developed based on the program ISTGB Foundation Level of the year 2018.

Success consists of implemented opportunities. The one to win utilizes them to the fullest 100%.Testing2

Jun 05 2019

IREB

A great specialist is always hungry for new knowledge and discoveries, without which a process of self-improvement and development is impossible. Past several weeks have become very productive and rich in educational events for RPC Radiy employees.

May 23, 2019. Eugene Bulba, Head of Validation and Dedication department and a certified IREB Requirements Engineer, held a seminar on “Requirements Engineering. Best Practices of IREB” in a conference room “Smart Hall” at RPC Radiy. Purpose of the seminar was to introduce requirements engineering, to understand a role and duties of requirements engineers, to familiarize Radiy staff with techniques of identifying and documenting the requirements as well as defining approaches to validation and requirements management. The seminar was designed for professionals working with the requirements development: engineers, developers and project managers. Mr. Bulba provided a detailed presentation of basic terms and techniques for requirements identification, documenting, validation and management recommended by IREB. The participants actively shared their opinions and were absolutely engaged in this discussion.IREB1

May 30, 2019. In “Smart Hall” at RPC Radiy, participants held a round-table discussing a topic “Current Issues of Labor Protection and Safety of Non-food Products”. Among the attendees for this panel were representatives of State Labor Department of Kirovohrad Oblast, state and market supervision, administration of Social Security Fund of Ukraine in Kirovohrad Oblast. Human health is our biggest value, and safety in the workplace is the most important principle when working in production.Bezopasnost

June 3 – 7, 2019. RPC Radiy design engineers from various departments of the enterprise completed “Course M2. Three-dimensional Modelling of Parts and Assembly Units in the COMPASS-3D System.” lectured by Alexander Verstyuk, a technical expert of the company “Information Technology CAD”. The main goal of this course was to teach our specialists basic skills to effectively utilize COMPASS-3D System for completion of their everyday practical tasks related to design of products in the field of mechanical engineering. The proper use of COMPASS-3D’s concept of work will allow to significantly reduce time of design preparation for production, to improve quality and efficiency of design decision making and, finally, to diminish a cost of product refinement.

Our team is always looking for learning opportunities, trying new professional activities and never yields to the unknown!Compas

May 29 2019

PSI

On May 27-29, 2019, RPC Radiy testing grounds hosted several testing activities:

  • Acceptance testing of Hardware and Process Protection Interlocks and Alarms of Engineered Safety Features Actuation System of the 3rd channel (ESFAS-3) for SS Rivne NPP Power Unit No.3;
  • Hand-over acceptance testing of Hardware and Process Protection Interlocks and Alarms of Engineered Safety Features Actuation System of the 3rd channel (ESFAS-3) for SS Rivne NPP Power Unit No.3;
  • Acceptance testing and hand-over acceptance testing of Diagnostic Set for Upper Level Diagnostic SHC for SS Rivne NPP Power Unit No.3.

The results of this testing have proved compliance of ESFAS-3 equipment, Diagnostic Set for Upper Level Diagnostic SHC, and their components with the effective Nuclear Radiation Safety codes and standards and requirements of Terms of Reference (ToR) and design documentation. The supply sets found to be operable and functioning correctly in all operation modes according to ToR. The design, operating and program documents are developed in full scope, and the quality of the documents meets the Ukrainian regulatory requirements.  The supply sets are approved for shipping to the Customer for modernization of Engineered Safety Features Actuation System of the 3rd channel at SS Rivne NPP Power Unit No 3. Shipment to the Customer’s site is scheduled for June 2019.PSI1

May 28 2019

PrezidiyaOn May 2, 2019, as part of the Municipal Investment Form “TIME to INVEST,” Kropyvnytskyi City Council, the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine, and the public organization “Central Ukrainian Union of Builders” held a session entitled “Construction. Energy saving. Architecture.”

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PC “RPC Radiy” Yevgeniy Bakhmach, together with representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Public Utilities Sector of Ukraine, Head of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine, representatives of the City Council, and the Regional State Administration, welcomed the participants of the Forum as a member of the honorary presidium.Bahmach Ye1

The Forum is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate achievements and discuss issues, development trends, and growth prospects in the construction and energy sectors. The event brought together leaders and representatives of both international and Ukrainian companies, architects, designers, engineers, top managers, and other specialists.

The purpose of the Forum is to provide a venue for constructive discussion on topical issues in the fields of construction and energy saving.The Forum facilitates the development of joint proposals for city development strategies and the expansion of partnership contacts.Forum

Additionally, an exhibition was held to highlight products from both established and start-up companies in the construction and energy sectors. Potential customers were given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a range of products and services.One of the exhibitors was Radiy Trading House and they presented energy-saving LED lamps for outdoor and indoor lighting produced by PC “RPC Radiy.”LED

May 08 2019

Transformatornaya

During the period from 06.05.2019 to 08.05.2019, a committee conducted standard testing of a unitized transforming substation developed and manufactured by PC NPP “Radiy.”

The purpose of the testing was to assess the effectiveness and necessity of proposed changes to the specification.

Test results confirmed that the proposed changes are necessary.Tupovi

Apr 10 2019

ARMROM

From 08/04/2019 to 10/04/2019, a commission performed acceptance testing of automatic power controller and power limiting device and accelerated preventive protection for unit 3 of SS SUNPP.

The commission concluded that the equipment complies with nuclear and radiation safety standards, is functional, and correctly operates in all modes.ARMROM1

The equipment will be shipped to the SS SUNPP in May 2019.ARMROM2

Mar 28 2019

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On March 26-28, 2019 acceptance testing of Safety-Related Nuclear Island I&C System for South Ukraine NPP unit 3 was performed at the RPC Radiy facilities.

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Test results show that the system complies with the current Nuclear Radiation Safety rules and standards and the testing committee confirmed that the Safety-Related Nuclear Island I&C System operates correctly in all established operation modes.

The system is scheduled to be delivered to South Ukraine NPP in May 2019.Shkaf

Mar 26 2019

Bahmach

The international project “All Across the Ukraine” was completed and its final stage of recognizing winners took place on March 26, 2019. The Project was launched by the information and publishing center “Galaxy” and was enthusiastically supported by the Kirovograd Region Administration.

The winners of the Project who made a considerable contribution to the development of Ukraine and their region in particular were given rewards in recognition of their valued service, effort and dedication. The reward ceremony was held in Kirovograd Music and Drama Theatre named after M. Kropyvnytskyi.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Public Company Research and Production Corporation Radiy Ievgeniy Bakhmach was provided with the highest Project reward – the order of “Patriots of Kirovograd Region”. The reward was anticipated as Ievgeniy Bakhmach has been and outstanding public leader and a progressive businessman who has been working for the benefit of Kirovograd region by developing social designs and investing into construction and recreation projects. He is enthusiastically supporting youth projects and charity activities in the region.

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The award recipients were welcomed by the head of the regional council Aleksander Chernoivanenko who said: “This year Reward Ceremony takes place in the time of our Region’s 80 years anniversary.We all live here to add a new page of our region’s history.Today’s Event is an important step towards our common goal – prosperity of Ukraine”.

The “Patriots of Kirovograd Region” honorable award was given to more than 100 citizens who represent municipal councils and administrations, farmers, and managers of private companies. The award winners’ names were mentioned in the book “Kirovograd region: names and achievements” which was published in memory of the Event.

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 15 2019

From February 9-14, 2019 Radiy/Radics representatives took part in the 11th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies. Every second year NPIC&HMIT forum gives an excellent chance for nuclear I&C and human factor engineering professionals to meet with leaders in industry and academia, discover the state of the technology, exchange information and discuss future directions.

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Radiy/Radics  engineers made several presentations at hot-topic technical sessions, took an active part in plenary discussions that attracted professionals from across the US and introduced advanced FPGA-based technical solutions for modernization projects using demonstration equipment at the exhibition.

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Partnered with Curtiss-Wright, Radics will be able to offer international nuclear customers diverse, cyber secure, digital safety systems,  that are compliant with current national regulations and are able to define safe and secure deterministic plant operation.

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