General Atomics Radiation Monitoring Systems Operating at New U.S. Nuclear Power Plant

Systems Installed at Watts Bar Unit 2

SAN DIEGO, CA, 26 July 2016 - General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that its radiation monitoring systems have been successfully installed throughout the first new U.S. nuclear power plant scheduled to be put into operation since 1996. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) selected GA-EMS to provide full plant radiation monitoring systems for the new Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear power plant. Watts Bar Unit 2 recently achieved criticality and is scheduled to be commercially operable by the summer of 2016.

“We are proud to be an integral part of the operational launch of the first new U.S. nuclear power plant in over two decades,” stated Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Since 1965, we’ve maintained a solid reputation for designing and manufacturing the highest quality, most reliable safety-related products, and for continually supporting our products and our customers throughout a plant’s lifecycle. We now look forward to working with TVA and supporting our products and the new Watts Bar Unit 2 plant for the decades to come.”

GA-EMS designed, manufactured and delivered full plant radiation monitoring systems to meet a variety of safety and non-safety requirements, including area and process monitors, and control room indicators. Each system fully complies with the highest nuclear industry standards including 10CFR50 Appendix B, NQA-1 and Regulatory Guide 1.97. Watts Bar Unit 2 is currently undergoing comprehensive testing to validate plant systems and controls at various power levels to ensure the entire system safely operates as designed before becoming commercially operable.

About General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. 

For further information contact:

Meghan Ehlke
Strategic Communications Manager
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems
(858) 964-7058

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