Electronics, Instrumentation and Radiological Safety Group
Instrumentation and Radiological Safety Group consists of Instrumentation & Control
Group and Radiological Safety & Environmental Group, Computer Division
and Security Electronics Section
The major activities of the group are
Development of Full Scope, Replica type PFBR Operator Training Simulator, providing & management of Computing & Data Communication Facilities
Design & Development of Electronic Instrumentation & Control systems for Nuclear Reactors.
Design & Development of Innovative Instruments at low cost.
Carryout Research and Services in Radiological Safety, Quality Assurance and Environmental Safety
Instrumentation and Radiological Safety Group is actively involved in the
development of Instrumentation & Control for the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder
Reactor. Towards this the I&C systems are designed with safety and availability
of the reactor as the guiding requirements through redundant systems and also
keeping in mind the simplicity of design and maintainability. A judicious
combination of hardwired and computer based I&C systems, state-of-the-art
design, manufacturing processes and testing were employed in the design of I&C
systems. The systems developed include safety critical, safety related and non
safety I&C systems. The Prototype systems were qualified after rigorous
environmental, EMI/EMC and seismic testing. The application software developed
was subjected to thorough Verification & Validation procedures.
The Group is also developing a full scope replica type Operator Training Simulator for PFBR. An advanced visualization centre was established and various PFBR systems are modeled for visualization in 3D and walkthrough. R&D activities in the areas of innovative instrumentation using pulsating sensors, Wireless Sensor Networks for use in future reactors, computational intelligence, knowledge management etc. are in progress. State-of-the art computational facilities with a total processing power of about 30 tera FLOPS and data communication facilities are being provided. To take care of the security challenges the security electronics systems are constantly deployed and upgraded
The Group is also responsible for providing quality assurance/quality control services for all the major projects being undertaken by IGCAR through the ISO 9001-2008 certified Quality Assurance Division. The Radiological Safety Division of the Group is responsible for R&D activities in the areas of radioactivity transport and improving the radiation detection and measurements through advanced techniques. This Division provides health physics and radiation safety services for the radioactive facilities in IGCAR. Environmental and Industrial Safety Division provides industrial safety services to all the facilities at IGCAR. This Division also carries out R&D in the domain of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity and sediment characterization. The Group organizes public awareness programs on radiation safety and nuclear energy in addition to training and awareness programs on industrial, radiation and fire safety to occupational workers.
|Electronics, Instrumentation & Radiological Safety Group||
|Instrumentation & Control Group||Radiological Safety & Environmental Group||Computer Division||Security Electronics Section|
|Electronics & Instrumentation Division||Radiological Safety Division|
|Real Time Systems Division||Environmental & Safety Division|
|Quality Assurance Division|
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