Energy

High integrity reactor protection and control

Ensuring unexpected reactor issues can't risk the safety of people, the environment or infrastructure investments

Continuously monitoring reactor risk factors, triggering safety systems if thresholds are passed

  • Solutions aligned to reactor specific risk profiles
  • High integrity systems with multi-layer redundancies
  • Solutions sustained over the full reactor lifetime

Operators of nuclear reactors must be sure that any unexpected issues don’t put safety at risk. Ultra Energy's reactor protection and control solutions continuously monitor risk factors and trigger safety systems when set thresholds are passed.

Multiple sensors with automated decision making to trigger reactor shut down

Our solutions align to reactor-specific factors identified as potential precursors to the release of radiation. Multiple sensors are installed around the reactor to monitor risk factors. These send signals to logic solvers that automate decision making and can trigger the activation of safety systems that shut down the reactor. 

Solutions continuously sustained until reactor decommissioned

Given reactor life can exceed 60 years, periodic solution refresh cycles are required. Ultra Energy specifies, designs and manufactures custom reactor protection and control solutions and supports them across their whole life, managing the issues of ageing and obsolescence across that time

Decades long pedigree in delivering reactor protection and control solutions

Our experience with reactor protection and control solutions began with the UK’s earliest nuclear power station designs. While supporting those solutions to this day, we have subsequently built reactor protection solutions for nuclear powered Royal Navy vessels, as well as for later nuclear power stations.

Supporting the development of reactor protection for advanced reactors

Most recently, we have supported organizations developing advanced reactors, providing reactor protection and control consulting services and building bespoke proof of technology demonstrators, supporting them through to regulatory approval, a critical prerequisite to their commercial launch.

Protection system solutions
  • Custom solutions to meet plant, regulatory and customer needs
  • Replacement of legacy systems in operational plants
  • New designs for new nuclear plants
  • Technology matched to applications using custom or pre-approved equipment, analogue, digital, PLC, or FPGA based
  • Fully integrated with sensor and actuator systems
Control system solutions
  • Custom solutions to meet plant, regulatory and customer needs
  • Replacement of legacy systems in operational plants
  • New designs for new nuclear plants
  • Technology matched to applications using custom or pre-approved equipment, analogue, digital, PLC or FPGA based
  • Fully integrated with sensor and actuator systems
Display systems
  • Custom high integrity display solutions for safety critical parameters
  • Custom SCADA displays and interfaces
  • Simple analogue display solutions

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