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Final NRC approval received for advanced logic system safety system

Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC : 23 September, 2013  (Company News)
Westinghouse Electric Company has received the final Safety Evaluation Report from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the Advanced Logic System (ALS) platform, the company’s next generation safety system instrumentation and control for operating plant safety system upgrades and new nuclear plants.
ALS is a logic-based platform that relies on simple hardware architecture instead of using a microprocessor or software for operation. The ALS platform utilises logic implemented through field programmable gate arrays. It has been approved by the US NRC as an acceptable approach to address diversity and defense-in-depth concerns within digital safety system applications. The ALS platform is also scalable, as ALS-based systems can provide single-system replacements or full safety instrumentation and control replacement.
 
ALS targets safety-critical control systems, where reliability and integrity are of the highest importance. The ALS platform incorporates advanced features to allow for diagnostics, testability and modularity. Diagnostics and testing capabilities are designed into the ALS platform to provide a systematic approach to maintaining and testing the system. It is designed to be at the appropriate level of complexity to achieve high reliability and integrity and allow flexibility to target multiple safety-critical applications within a given plant.
 
“This is a significant milestone for the nuclear industry. The ALS platform is simple, reliable and maintainable for decades to come for both new and operating nuclear power plants,” said David Howell, Westinghouse senior vice president of Automation and Field Services.
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