Framatome's I&C passes the final SAT at the Doel NPP
01 July 2020
Framatome’s digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium passed the final site acceptance test (SAT). This important milestone marks the completion of the project to modernize the control and emergency systems at units 1 and 2. As part of the project, Framatome designed, manufactured, tested, and installed its TELEPERM XS digital platform, which enhances the plant’s safety and supports its long-term operation.
The Doel and Framatome teams installed the TELEPERM XS systems in the Emergency Control Rooms at units 1 and 2. These systems control and monitor the nuclear safety equipment, reinforcing the security of the plant. The emergency systems are mainly responsible for the removal of residual heat from the primary circuit and for managing the pressure and water/boron concentration. The Belgian Nuclear Authority also required several design upgrades to support the Doel units 1 and 2 long-term operation program. Framatome integrated those upgrades in the new TELEPERM XS platform.
Doel units 1 and 2 are pressurized water reactors with an installed net capacity of 433 megawatts each.