Nuclear power utility adopts condition and performance monitoring platform

Canada-based Bruce Power taps Invensys Operations Management to implement ECPM system across eight nuclear units. Operators seek new views into current and historical condition data.


Bruce Power

Bruce Power nuclear units

Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software, and consulting services to process and manufacturing industries, announced that Bruce Power , Canada's first private nuclear generating company has selected Wonderware software solutions to help manage its new equipment condition and performance monitoring (ECPM) project.

Located approximately 250 km (150 mi) northwest of Toronto, Bruce Power currently operates six nuclear reactors and is restarting two more at its Bruce A generating station. Together the eight units will boost the company's total output of carbon emissions-free electricity to nearly 6,300 megawatts, which is more than 20% of Ontario's electricity supply. Under the terms of the contract, Invensys Operations Management will provide a full suite of software and technology solutions to help Bruce Power effectively monitor its major assets distributed across the eight units.


Bruce Power turbine hall

"Built on the ArchestrA architecture, the new ECPM solution will provide reliable, robust, and secure equipment performance monitoring. It also gives our engineers a single integrated view of historical and real-time process and plant data, as well as a platform to host various plant-monitoring applications," says Mel Poy, project director for Bruce Power. "It will also make use of modern graphics to convey process information to engineers more intuitively and effectively."

"Invensys Operations Management, ASECO Integrated Systems , and Bruce Power are working as a coordinated team to develop a state-of-the-art plant visualization system for the ECPM project," said John Polcyn, vice president and chief nuclear officer for Invensys Operations Management. "This agreement shows what can be achieved when Invensys Operations Management and its partners and clients collaborate and combine expertise and capabilities to address important industry issues."


-Edited by Peter Welander, process industries editor,

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