Power Plant Computer Systems | CANDU Plant Computer Systems (DCCs)
The first CANDU* reactor (Pickering A, Unit 1), began commercial operation in 1971 at Ontario Hydro's Pickering A reactor site, just east of Toronto. In 1973, the Pickering A Nuclear Generating Station equipped with four CANDU reactors, produced more electricity than any nuclear power station in the world at that time.
Through cooperation with CANDU designer Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) and/or Candu Energy, or directly with power generation utilities, L3Harris MAPPS has been supplying CANDU plant computer systems - known as Digital Control Computer (DCC) systems - for nuclear power plants since 1970. DCC systems are used to monitor and control all the major reactor and power plant functions. In response to demand, L3Harris MAPPS has continued to upgrade the technology over the last three decades.
L3Harris MAPPS has sold DCC systems for CANDU nuclear power plants in Argentina, Canada, China, Italy, Korea and Romania. Since 2006, L3Harris MAPPS has been working with the CANDU Owners Group (COG) to enhance the DCC technology and documentation to serve as a reference for future DCC projects. A current generation DCC system resides at L3Harris MAPPS' main Montreal, Canada facility and is used to provide support to all participating COG members for up to 30 years.
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Power Plant Simulators | High Fidelity Power Plant Simulators
L3Harris MAPPS simulators provide superior real world power plant training. L3Harris MAPPS offers a variety of products and services, including full scope simulators, part-task trainers, simulator retrofits and upgrades. We provide conception to completion turnkey systems, specific components and simulator design tools as required by the customer. With worldwide presence, a solid leadership position and the ability to provide any level of customer support, L3Harris MAPPS ensures the success of your simulator projects. Our simulators offer the highest quality in simulation fidelity and training to provide trainees and instructors with user-friendly tools for learning, controlling and exploring complex power plant systems.