The SCADA/HMI TRACE MODE based Zirconium Electrolysis Control System Demonstrates High Reliability and Fast Payback
Chepetsk Mechanical Factory (Glazov, Udmurtiya, Russia) is the biggest Russian manufacturer of pipes from zirconium alloys for fuel elements of nuclear reactors.
The zirconium electrolysis control system has been developed by the engineers from Chepetsk Mechanical Factory using PC-based controllers by Octagon Systems (USA), industrial PCs by Advantech and the integrated SCADA and SOFTLOGIC system TRACE MODE. It is interesting, that TRACE MODE has been used both on operator PC (SCADA/HMI) and in controllers (SOFTLOGIC).
The SCADA/HMI TRACE MODE based control system has shown high reliability. The system availability factor have been equal to 0.984.