Spent Fuel Pool
Recent events at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant revealed the critical need to measure and monitor water levels in the spent fuel pool (SFP). Regulatory agencies throughout the world are investigating and mandating varying degrees of level instrumentation requirements and their specifications for improved SFP monitoring.
Fluid Components International (FCI) has been a long-term and continuous supplier of level instrumentation to the Nuclear Power Industry. FCI has a large base of point level, multi-point level and continuous level instruments, in both safety and non-safety, installed and operating at nuclear energy power plants throughout the world, including SFP. FCI is an experienced supplier who will work closely with you to optimize a SFP level system to meet your plant/site strategies to comply with your local regulatory agency.
On March 12, 2012 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued order EA-12-051 outlining requirements for Spent Fuel Pool level measurement and the time lines for its implementation. FCI is quite familiar with this SFP order, FLEX strategies and has attended NEI workshops on the NRC's Fukushima Regulatory response. FCI level instruments such as our multi-point level instrument Model FLT93M, or continuous level Model CL86, or a combination of both can provide a solution to meet order EA-12-051. These are proven instruments in use today. Further, FCI has devised a propriety technique that will allow site operator's to verify calibration in-situ, without removing the sensor assembly from the SFP.
Contact FCI's nuclear instrumentation sales department today to discuss your strategies and FCI solutions to meet them.