Author: Gary Brassart

Maintaining a Competitive Advantage Through Modernization

January 23, 2019 by Gary Brassart

Categories: Technology Leadership

Nuclear power plants are some of the most complex facilities in the world, so it may be surprising to learn that many of them still utilize analog instrumentation and control (I&C) technology. There are several factors at play in the hesitation to upgrade to modern digital systems – heavy regulations, upfront costs and the solid performance of the original I&C equipment. But as more and more plants reach their 50-year milestones and begin to seek license renewals, maintenance and operating costs continue to rise and attracting new personnel with analog experience becomes more of a challenge.