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Westinghouse Expands BWR Plant Support Portfolio

November 24, 2015
By Business Wire News


Westinghouse Electric Company LLC has added new products to its portfolio to assure that boiling water reactor (BWR) units at global sites relying on the BWR plant-specific computer systems can maintain operability, as an alternative to full-scope replacement.

“Operating nuclear power plants are built to last and this purchase demonstrates our commitment to support them,” said David Howell, Westinghouse senior vice president, Operating Plants Business. “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.”

Westinghouse’s purchase from C3-ilex LLC of TREK, a flexible system that monitors complex processes such as power generation, enables plant operators the ability to support BWR plant event management, process calculations, and alarm visualizations. The company’s purchase of DASie, a data acquisition system capable of collecting, synchronizing, time stamping, collating and buffering high-speed event data, supports continued communication between the BWR plant systems and legacy original equipment manufacturer instrumentation and control systems.

Westinghouse also hired experts associated with the products for seamless support of current and future BWR customers.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa., U.S. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.

Westinghouse Communications
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