Framatome modernize I&C systems at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz

30 April 2020

Framatome was awarded a multimillion-euro contract to modernize the crane instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), which is operated by the Technical University of Munich. The crane systems support various activities, such as neutron experiments, maintenance, waste treatment, and fuel handling. 

This modernization project involves dismantling existing components, commissioning four new cranes, and implementing an automated control system. These improvements comply with the safety standards of the Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (KTA) and enhance reactor safety, reduce maintenance costs, sustain the long-term operation, and safeguard investments in the facility.

The modernized I&C system provides fail-safe, redundant components, and advanced cyber security functionality. This safety-related system requires an independent review by the TÜV Technical Inspection Association before installation. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.