To guarantee consistency, functionality and an alternative to full replacement, Westinghouse Electric Company recently announced new product portfolio additions for global boiling water reactor (BWR) locations using the company’s plants-specific computer systems.
The announcement was made from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Operating nuclear power plants are built to last and this purchase demonstrates our commitment to support them,” David Howell, Westinghouse's senior vice president of operating plants, said. “Whether through our Long-Term Asset Management Program or system replacement, Westinghouse continues to invest in components and systems critical to the operational excellence of these safe and valuable energy-generating assets.”
The company invested in TREK, a system designed to monitor power generation, manage incidents and calculations, and document events for BWR plants. Concurrently, it also acquired DASie, a data acquisition system to record and buffer high-speed data and support communication between BWR systems and plant equipment manufacturers. Additionally, Westinghouse consulted with experts to promote streamlined integration among all new systems.
Westinghouse Electric Company is a leading global nuclear power company, supplying products and systems for plants worldwide. It supplied the world’s premier commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.
Headquartered in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, the company provides components for approximately half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.