Nuclear Reactor Program Awarded a 2016 NEUP Reactor Upgrade Grant

The Nuclear Reactor Program was recently awarded an FY16 DOE Nuclear Energy University Program Reactor Upgrade grant. The nearly half million dollar award will be utilized to upgrade components of the PULSTAR reactor control console instrumentation and monitoring equipment. The upgrade will increase the reliability of critical monitoring channels by replacing obsolete electronics with new state-of-the-art instrumentation, and increase the level of redundancy and backup functionality between channels to eliminate the possibility of critical failures leading to extended facility shutdowns.

RTD Temperature Transmitters
safety channel
Reactor Power Instrumentation