General Atomics nets several contracts for Radiation Monitoring Systems

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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) said this week that the company has been awarded several contracts to supply Radiation Monitoring Systems (RMS) to U.S. nuclear power plants, which must comply with new federal regulations.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Order EA-13-109 requires the installation of dependable radiation monitors and Hardened Containment Vent Systems (HCVS) in nuclear plants that use boiling water reactors (BWR) with Mark I and II containments.

The order aims to address safety and security concerns after 2011's Fukushima disaster in Japan.

"We are extremely proud to have our RMS products selected by over one-half of all the operating BWR plants with Mark I and II designs undergoing HCVS upgrades in the U.S. today," Vivek Lall, vice president for global commercial strategic development at GA-EMS, said. "As new plants come on line, and as existing plants are being tasked for service life beyond 40 years, customers demand highly reliable systems that meet the requirements for extended operating lifecycles. Our reputation for unequaled product quality, reliability and customer support has been the determining factor in customers continuing to select GA-EMS not only to help implement mandates such as EA-13-109, but to provide new-product designs to suit changing plant requirements."

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