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NUCLEAR SAFETY CONTROL SYSTEMS

ISO Ingénierie has been assisting the major players in the nuclear sector (EDF, CEA, DCNS, ITER, ILL,…) for more than 20 years throughout the safety life cycle of their nuclear safety control systems, from the initial design phases to the qualification with the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), in accordance with the standards of the SC45a subcommittee: IEC 61513, IEC 61226, IEC 62671, IEC 60880, IEC 62138, IEC 60780…

Assistance to designers and operators of INB

  • Classification of nuclear safety functions (category A, B or C) according to IEC 61226
  • Elaboration of the requirement framework to be qualified (normative, environmental, functional and operational)
  • Definition of global architectures (IEC 61513)
  • Requirement specification of the nuclear safety control systems
  • Redaction of the Preliminary Safety Report (PRSR) for the control system part
  • Assistance in the monitoring of the Safety Systems qualification
  • Safety and cybersecurity coordination (IEC 62859)
  • Writing a cybersecurity program (IEC 62645)
  • Assistance for answers to the ASN
  • Assistance in the Operational Condition Maintenance (OCM) Strategy

Assistance to system and component suppliers/manufacturers

  • Definition of the qualification strategy and redaction of the Qualification Plan
  • Redaction of the System Quality Assurance Plan
  • Requirement engineering and requirement monitoring with Reqtify or DOORS
  • Third party reviewer of the safety life cycle
  • Qualification of pre-existing equipment (COTS): PLCs (IEC 62138) – Smart Devices / ANFL (IEC 62671) – FPGA (IEC 62566)
  • Analysis/Definition of Instrumentation & Control architectures (IEC 60709 / IEC 62340)
  • Assistance in the qualification of application software (IEC 62138)
  • Writing a cybersecurity program (IEC 62645)
  • Environmental qualification (IEC 60780 / IEC 60980 / IEC 61000) and K1 / K2 / K3 according to RCC-E
  • Structuring of the system qualification files
  • Impact and non-regression analysis

 Image représentant le cycle de vie et de sûreté nucléaire

Safety life cycle of the nuclear control system (IEC 61513)

 

Our training service in the nuclear sector

ISO Ingénierie has developed a 2-day training course on the theme “IEC 61513 standard and qualification process“. This training has been provided to many actors in the nuclear sector in France. The objective of this training is to provide applicants with the knowledge and methods to establish the requirements for instrumentation and control systems and equipment (I&C systems) used to carry out functions important to safety in nuclear power plants, classified as Category A, B or C.

More details in our training catalogue.

 

 Our references in the nuclear sector

Qualification of nuclear safety systems according to IEC 61513
2H Energy

Assistance in implementing a complete life cycle according to IEC 61513 for the EPR UK project

Implementation of REQTIFY software solution and methodology associated with the traceability of Requirements

ALSTOM

Analysis of the control system architecture of the safety classified Turbine for the EPR UK project

CEA CadaracheAssistance to the project owner for the follow-up of the classified nuclear safety control system of the experimental devices of the RJH
DCNS

Evaluation of the control system architecture for the FlexBlue submarine nuclear reactor project

EDF SEPTENDefinition of architecture for future nuclear power plants, in compliance with IEC61513, RCCE, WENRA,…
EDF DIPDEDevelopment of the qualification strategy for the safety control system of nuclear power plants, for class 1, 2 and 3 systems.
EDF R&D

Analysis of a functional OCM approach for control systems.

Analysis of the impact of digital technology on the level dimension of nuclear units

EURIWARE Compliance audit of the application software of a category B nuclear function
FRIOTHERM

Qualification of the application software class 2 for nuclear cooling units.

ILLDefinition and compliance with IEC 61508/61513 of a detritiation unit for a neutron production reactor ITER Preliminary design of control system architectures for security and nuclear safety
ITERPreliminary design of safety control command architectures and nuclear safety
ITER

RAMI studies with reliability and availability assessment for ITER installation diagnostic systems

Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis

System modeling in Reliability Diagrams and reliability calculations using Fault Trees

OMEGA Consortium

Technical review of documents for the classified control system of ITER project.

Implementation of REQTIFY software solution and methodology associated with the traceability of Requirements

Réel

Assistance in implementing a complete life cycle according to IEC 61513 for UK EPR

Implementation of REQTIFY software solution and methodology associated with the traceability of Requirements

TUV SUD

Technical review of documents for the classified control system of CIGEO project.

This verification covers the entire corpus of documents (from functional analysis to component selection note) of subsystems within the scope of the control system, and in particular the classified control system

Functional and environmental qualification of components
AREVA NP

Preliminary audit according to IEC 62671 for the qualification of a classified nuclear safety measuring system

Ariane Group

COTS selection strategy for the Cask Transport System as part of ITER project, according to IEC 61513 and IEC 62671.

Identification of environmental constraints for the qualification of COTS according to IEC 60780 and implementation of a Requirements Traceability Matrix

CEA

Preparation and implementation of an audit for C1 qualification (according to IEC60880 and IEC60987) of a programmable logic controller to be used to perform category A functions of the RJH experimental devices

Friotherm

K3 level Qualification of a control cabinet for a nuclear cooling unit function (BIS LED), according to RCC-E and CRT80.C.0.12

HIMA

Qualification of HIMAX PLC according to IEC 61513 class 2

ITER

Definition of environmental constraints for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

ITER

Preliminary safety analysis of selected equipment (HIMA Planar 4 and Siemens S7-F) to perform category A and B functions.

OMEGA Consortium

Assistance and support to OMEGA teams for the qualification audit strategy of ANFL according to IEC 62671

ONET Technologies

Compliance audit of an ultrasonic measurement system according to IEC 62671

ONET Technologies

Qualification C1/K3 of a software-free overspeed sensor (RCC-E)

Schneider

Qualification Strategy K3/C3 of the M340 PLC according to IEC 61513 and RCC-E

SIEMENS

Audit in Zug, Switzerland for the ANFL qualification according to IEC 62671 of a fire detection system

SNEF

Evaluation of the software qualification of the Fire Safety System (SDI and CMSI) in class 3 according to IEC61513 for the RJH project lot E01

Assistance and support to SNEF teams for the qualification audit strategy of ANFL according to IEC 62671

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