For obvious reasons, managing a nuclear power plant can be a dangerous business. But with high quality communications, risk can be mitigated and teams can carry out operations safely. There are several key areas associated with a power plant: the nuclear containment chamber, the steam turbine facility, and the cooling tower/system. Each area is incredibly important, but the teams managing the daily fission process and the annual step-by-step procedure of changing fuel rods within the chamber is most acute.
Team member communication between the control room, airlock and containment chamber is a requirement to having a safe, successful transfer. Constant status updates are delivered to keep the entire team abreast of what procedural stage they are in. This continual communication keeps the workers calm and allows them to focus on each task for a seamless fuel exchange. If an incident were to occur, all workers would simultaneously be notified to begin an emergency process based on details communicated from the control room.
The control room houses an Eclipse HX-Delta frame with E-IPA and E-QUE interface cards. The combination of the cards provides communication support between all end-points within the facility. FreeSpeak Edge 5.0 GHz transceivers are positioned throughout the containment chamber allowing for high beltpack density and full roaming capability. Outside the chamber, FreeSpeak II 1.9 GHz transceivers are positioned near the Access points and Control Room for FSII beltpack equipped support teams. Team members inside the control room have both V-Series Iris panels and FSII beltpacks for communications with all workers managing the chamber.
Featured Products used in this Application:
- FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom Systems
- FreeSpeak II Beltpack
- FreeSpeak II 1.9 GHz Transceiver
- FreeSpeak Edge™ Wireless System
- FreeSpeak Edge Beltpack
- FreeSpeak Edge 5.0 GHz Transceiver
- Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix Intercom System
- Eclipse HX-Delta Frame
- E-IPA-HX Card
- E-QUE-HX Card
- V-Series Iris 24-key 2RU Rotary Panel