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Areva Completes Testing of Nuclear Plant Digital Control Rod Mechanism

Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio

Areva Inc. completed the factory acceptance test for the installation of a digital control rod drive control system (DCRDCS) at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio.
With the successful completion of the test, the company can continue with the system assembly and documentation, and prepare it for delivery next year. The control rods, which manage the power of a nuclear reactor, are inserted into and removed from the reactor by control rod drive mechanisms. The mechanisms are controlled and powered by the DCRDCS.
Installation of Davis-Besse’s DCRDCS is planned for spring 2016 during a scheduled outage. This will be the fifth installation for Areva in the U.S.
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