EDF rolls out the SiRENE 1300 MW simulator

Following on from the 900 MW version, a first version of 1300 MW SiRENE* (Simulator renovated for design work) simulator was rolled out in 2020 for EDF’s nuclear engineering. The CORYS simulator provides support for changes to the fleet in operation, including predictions and analysis of the changes’ impact on installations. The next version of … Read more

New applications for Elvees

The forward-compatible engineering simulator Elvees is opening up to new users. Initially designed to support the validation of the various design stages of the Brazilian Angra 3 power plant, this simulator provides a structure for validating the control specification of any industrial installation. CORYS was able to implement, the process model of the IPS/NAS (Isotope … Read more

Free webinar : severe accident training simulation

CORYS organizes a webinar on February 16: Severe Accident Training Using Full Scope Simulators. Jody Ryan, CORYS Chief Commercial Officer will host the webinar, and panelists will include Bob Sanders and Barney Panfil, both of whom are Principle Engineers at CORYS and experts in severe accident simulation. Jody also anticipate the participation of utility training personnel … Read more

Remote training on simulator

Due to the pandemic, the training of the future inspectors of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), scheduled in March, was postponed to November and carried out entirely online. We were able to adapt our programme to guarantee effective training, including a theoretical part such as neutronics and materials, but also a practical part on … Read more

Simulator framework agreement for EDF DIPDE

CORYS has been selected by EDF DIPDE (Marseille) for its Simulator Framework Agreement. This six-year contract, with a commitment to place orders, covers several activities: alterations to full-scale simulators to implement real-life unit changes; Maintenance in Operational Condition (MOC) of the simulator process model; and simulator manufacturer expertise for EDF simulator workshops. CORYS has also … Read more

USA : free webinar about Glass Panel Simulators

On September 16, CORYS Inc. Power Business Unit will be giving a webinar called “Full Scope Glass Panel Simulators”, featuring the Monticello and VC Summer glass panel simulators. Jody Ryan (Chief Commercial Officer CORYS Inc.) will be the host and panelists will be Stan Chan (Chief Technical Officer, CORYS Inc.), Joe Yarbrough (Senior Simulator Engineer, Monticello … Read more

A simulator to develop the EPR2

The engineering simulator for the EPR2 reactor (designed by EDF), was installed in August 2020 in the AREVA tower at La Défense, Paris.  Designed in collaboration with Edvance (the joint subsidiary of EDF and Framatome), this simulator is operational to run transient scenarios. The operating procedures used have already enabled to identify design evolutions impacting … Read more

Full scope glass panel for NPP in USA

In late 2019 Dominion Energy contracted CORYS Inc. to develop a full scope glass panel simulator for the VC Summer nuclear plant in South Carolina.  The purpose of the new simulator is to supplement the existing highly-utilized full scope training simulator, providing more opportunity for both licensed and non-licensed plant operators to enjoy the benefits … Read more

MOC of EDF’s EPR simulators

The MOC (Maintenance in Operational Conditions) contract for the simulation platforms representing the EPR plants has been renewed by EDF. This project began in 2006 with the first contract for the Flamanville simulator. CORYS is now developing, as part of an integrated team with EDF/EDVANCE/CNEN (Centre National des Etudes Nucléaires), the various simulation platforms dedicated to … Read more

Deployment of SiRENE simulator at EDF

Following the 900 MW stage, the SiRENE simulator (SImulator RENovated for design work) has been deployed for the 1300 MW stage at EDF’s nuclear engineering department. This engineering simulator, developed by CORYS, is notably used to support modifications to the operations by allowing EDF teams the possibility of predicting and analysing their impact on the … Read more

New audio-video system validated for HPC EPR simulator

NNB and EDF Energy, United-Kingdom, validated the audio-video system installation on one of the four simulation platforms, installed to date at the Cannington training centres for the Hinkley Point EPR plant. This audio-video facility enables, through a virtual window, a “direct” view from the instructors’ room of the operator trainees in the replica control room. … Read more

CORYS involved in the French nuclear industry

The ConnexiTY multi-partner R&D project on digital innovation in the nuclear industry entered its second year at the end of November at a strategic committee meeting. CORYS participated alongside the 13 other members of the consortium (Ansys, Assystem, Atos Wordgrid, Siemens, EDF, Framatome, TechnicAtome, Spie Nucléaire, Cegelec, Som-Ortec, Cyclife DS, PrimaFrance and BOOST) and will be … Read more

New engineering simulator for EDF

EDF/SEPTEN has just awarded the contract for its new SiRENE engineering simulator (RENovated study SImulators) to CORYS. This project has been launched to limit the effect of the obsolescence of the SIPACT simulator, operational since the early ‘90s. A first version of SiRENE for the 900 MW concept will be available at the end of … Read more

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