"The selection process for this major upgrade effort was very rigorous and we are honored that PPL chose our premium Orchid solution," said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing and sales for L-3 MAPPS. "We are committed to working closely with PPL throughout the execution phase to deliver a best-in-class simulator that will meet PPL’s requirements well into the future."
PPL was seeking the most robust simulation environment, most credible plant models and best-developed simulator configuration management system to get to the next level of operator training excellence. L-3 MAPPS demonstrated its technical depth and understanding of PPL’s simulator needs, which resulted in this award.
The new Susquehanna Unit 1 simulator will use L-3’s state-of-the-art graphical simulation PC/Windows-based tools for the plant models and instructor station. The entire Unit 1 power plant will be simulated in the Orchid simulation environment, including L-3’s Comet Plus™ reactor model, ANTHEM™ steam supply system model, balance of plant systems, electrical systems and I&C systems.
The simulator will also be equipped with new 2-D and 3-D animated, interactive visualizations of the reactor vessel, containment building and spent fuel pool to provide operators with a real-time understanding of the plant’s behavior during normal and abnormal operations and during severe accidents. The 2-D graphics will be enabled with L-3’s Orchid Control System, and 3-D visuals will be powered by Bridgeworks© from TriLink Systems.