GSE Systems awarded $2.6M contract for DVR solution
GSE Systems announced that it has been awarded a contract from a major US nuclear operating company to deliver a Data Validation & Reconciliation solution for the utility's large fleet of nuclear reactors. True North Consulting, a GSE company, will use its extensive expertise and utilize Belsim's VALI software to build simulation models of the client's numerous nuclear reactor plants and integrate the models with the respective plant information systems to automate DVR fleetwide. The resulting models will enable the utility to perform additional calculations for critical systems, such as feed flow systems. These calculations will reduce uncertainty and validate plant instrumentation readings as sensors age, helping plants make better operating decisions to optimize performance. In addition to analysis of instruments for critical systems, these enhanced plant models are useful for a variety of purposes, such as optimizing preventative maintenance and testing. This current contract is the result of a positive outcome from a pilot project implemented for three nuclear reactors at the utility. GSE will build the models in 2019 with an option to perform further integration in 2020. Data from these models will feed other high-level information systems in use by the utility.