Control Rooms Window Annunciators for Embalse NPP (Argentina)
PC “RPC Radiy” designed, manufactured and supplied Window Alarm Annunciators (WAA) for Candu Energy Inc. to replace the obsolete equipment presently installed in the “Embalse” NPP, Argentina, as part of their life extension project. In this project Radiy used modules and chassis of the standard RadICS FPGA-based Safety Platform as a hardware base for WAAs equipment. These modules are certified as SIL 3 under IEC 61508.
From March 11th to 21st in 2014 Radiy’s specialists carried out set of qualification tests according to IEEE and IEC standarts and Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), witnessed by Candu Energy, which demonstrated WAA’s stability in different operational conditions and full compliance with client specifications and applicable standards.
The project was noteworthy because of the customer's demand for seismic resistance of our equipment that was much higher than the norm of 28g, according to which we had previously tested our equipment. Despite the difficult task, at the Canadian testing laboratory Kinetrics, we successfully tested our products for compliance with customer requirements.