Print
Technology

Global Nuclear Fuel's New Product Operating At Two U.S. Nuclear Plants

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 28, 2017
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has launched a new product that is now operational at two nuclear power plants in the United States.

The ACUMEN core monitoring system, designed by GNF, became the official system at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey in April and another nuclear plant in the Midwest in March, according to a news release from GE.

Once installed, the ACUMEN system monitors and predicts fuel performance through advanced software based on neutron instrumentation inputs, providing plant operators with data they need to improve the performance of the reactor core, according to the release.

This “next generation system” follows production of the legacy GNF 3D MONICORE system, which has provided core monitoring at more than 20 nuclear power plants over the past three decades, according to company officials.

“This product is significant for us in that it will deliver benefits to the industry and solidifies our position as a boiling water reactor technology leader,” GE Spokesman Jon Allen said.

GNF, a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd. and Toshiba Corp., operates primarily through Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas LLC in Wilmington and Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan Co. Ltd. in Kurihama, Japan.

“These plant installations are the culmination of years of extensive design and development performed by GNF engineers,” said Amir Vexler, CEO of GNF. “The ACUMEN core monitoring system unites plant data, engineering and analytics to enhance decision making.”

The news comes a month after GNF announced in May that its newest fuel product, GNF3, completed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved process for new fuel product introductions. GNF3 has been touted by the company as its "next generation fuel design."

GNF is a world supplier of boiling water reactor fuel and fuel-related engineering services.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Katiebraskett web

June 2022 Freight Market Update

Katie Braskett - MegaCorp Logistics
Dane

A Simple Approach To Difficult Conversations

Dane Scalise - GriffinEstep Benefit Group
Atromitos micheallegady headshot

Medicaid Transformation: “The times they are a’changin’" (hopefully)

Michealle Gady - Atromitos

Trending News

Galleria Property On Wrightsville Ave. Sold For $37.5M

Cece Nunn - Aug 10, 2022

Leland Town Center Lands New Tenant; Lowe’s Begins Construction

Johanna F. Still - Aug 10, 2022

Pipeline Poke Headed To Autumn Hall

Elizabeth White - Aug 10, 2022

Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse To Appear At GLOW Event

Justin Williams Pope - Aug 10, 2022

New Biz Creations In Cape Fear Region Continue Strong Trend

Johanna F. Still - Aug 9, 2022

In The Current Issue

Schools Face Nursing Shortage Crises

The pandemic-induced havoc on hospitals around the country still ricochets across systems today. A dire trend accelerated and emerged: a sho...


Film On Rebound; New Horse Enters Race

New soundstages in Wilmington are set to be constructed toward the end of the year – marking activity that appears hasn’t happened since the...


Film Focus: Printing The Scene

Port City Signs & Graphics "does everything for their set in the way of decals, magnets, backdrop items, canvas art, vehicle graphics and se...

Book On Business

The 2022 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100