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Areva will supply nuclear safety system monitoring technology

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Areva will be the exclusive supplier of a technology that monitors and regulates accumulated air and gas in certain nuclear plant safety systems.

The technology, called Nuclear Grade Air Trap (NGAT), was developed by U.S.-based NUCCORP Inc. The system eliminates the need for periodic venting and ultrasonic testing inspections. The accumulated air and gas may compromise the proper operation of the safety systems, such as the emergency core cooling system. The NGAT continuously monitors the accumulation of fluids and automatically removes them before they can enter key reactor piping.

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