The new TRACE MODE based project was implemented by the specialists of Kola nuclear power plant (Murmansk Region) in atomoc industry. It is the second case of the TRACE MODE launching at nuclear power plants.
The monotoring system of nuclear power plant units has been developed by specialists of VNIIEF-Volgogas (Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod Region) and for the first time implemented at the Kalininskaya NPP. The success of the first project has become the basis for subsequent implementations. At the present time, the TRACE MODE based project on Kola NPP is at the stage of commercial operation. Beginning from 2003-2005, it is planned to implement the monitoring system on three more power-generating units.
The project hardware part has been developed on the basis of Schneider-Electric and Omron controllers, TRACE MODE 5 RTMs are used on operator servers. The information archiving is carried out by a global register, one of the best high-performance process data acquisition systems in the industry branch. The report generation is performed by a TRACE MODE global documenting server.
This implementation also has another interesting result. The automation systems at all industrial enterprises located at the Kola peninsula are operated under the TRACE MODE control. The first TRACE MODE based system in this region appeared at the Severonickel Industrial Complex (Monchegorsk, Russia) in 1998. Then it was implemented at Pechenganickel, Kovdor mining and processing complex, Apatite Industrial Complex, Kandalaksha Aluminium Plant and, at last, Kola NPP.
All above-listed enterprises are going to further develop TRACE MODE based systems.