GLSEQ introduces the
Intrinsically Smart – Severe Accident Instrumentation Line (IS-SAIL)
Designed To Make Nuclear Power Plants Even Safer!
Adding a whole new level of protection for nuclear plants
IEEE Std 497™-2016 Type F Instrumentation
Identify Fuel Damage
Severe Accident Mitigation
Located where you need it most
suppression pool hatches.
Significance to Plant SAMGs
During an accident, information is needed to diagnose a nuclear plants status and confirm its response to mitigative actions. It is important to determine the information necessary for severe accident management and to ensure that this information could be derived from plant instrumentation.
Severe Accident (SA) Scenarios are greatly simplified with GLSEQ’s SAIL Instrumentation Hydrogen and Oxygen Measuring System (HOMS). HOMS is diverse instrumentation designed and tested for the world’s worst SAs. HOMS is always on, direct measurement monitoring of:
- Hydrogen gas concentration
- Oxygen gas concentration
HOMS provides unambiguous information to the plant operators of:
- The occurrence of fuel damage.
- Molten Core Concrete Interaction (MCCI)
- Risk of Hydrogen Explosion inside and outside of containment
- Independent and diverse direct measurement of SA conditions
- Simplifies Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMG) and Scenarios
Fukushima Lessons Learned: Hydrogen Monitoring
One of the lessons learned from the Severe Accidents at Fukushima Daiichi in 2011 was to develop advanced hydrogen monitoring.
Instrumentation systems in the nuclear power plant are very important systems to monitor plant conditions for safe operation and shutdown. TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident caused severe accidents such as severe core damage and loss of function of instrumentation systems.
A research and development (R&D) program for an Advanced Instrumentation System for Severe Accidents was carried out as a result of a public offering by the Japan Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. In the R&D, the aim was to contribute to limiting accidents from turning to severe accidents such as TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Accident.
Specifications for instrumentation systems during the severe accident that took into account TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Accident were developed. Investigations and development were performed on new advanced instrumentation systems that are able to measure important parameters (e.g., pressure, hydrogen concentration, etc.) in nuclear power plants during a severe accident.
GLSEQ’s hydrogen monitoring system won the international R&D competition and the multi-phase, multi-year (2012 to 2015) verification process, which was a part of the results of the collaborative project by Japanese electric power companies and plant manufacturers that is carried out as the Safety Enhancement for LWRs program by Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
Read about GLSEQ’s hydrogen sensor performance in the Japan SA Keisou ICONE23-1239, “DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS FOR SEVERE ACCIDENTS – 6. ADVANCED HYDROGEN CONCENTRATION MONITORING SYSTEM”.