Nuclear reactor work given to Rolls-Royce

Aug. 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

DALLAS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Plant process computers for two generating units at a nuclear power plant in Texas are being replaced by Rolls-Royce under a $13.7 million contract.

The contract was awarded by Luminant, the largest power generator in Texas and owner of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Reactor, which is located near Glen Rose, Texas, and which features has two pressurized water reactors with a combined generating capacity of 2,300 megawatts.

Under the award, Rolls-Royce will replace the ageing plant process computers on the reactors and also the plant process computer training system.

Plant process computers are integral to plant safety. They monitor and gather data such as pressure, temperature, flows and valve positions from other plant monitoring instrumentation and then display that data in the control room.

In announcing the contract, Rolls-Royce gave no details about when work at the Comanche Peak plant would begin and its anticipated completion date.

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