Facility response

Facility response

FRS uses

FRS depicts the status of systems and equipment in user-familiar formats, including both electrical One-Line and System Flow Diagrams. Underlying logic relationships are established between equipment and its physical and design data (location, elevation, seismic design, etc). Based on user-defined scenarios, filters are applied that depict the results/impact of the applied scenarios on the overall facility response.  The graphical display identifies where plant challenges exist, allowing for rapid assessment and decision-making to implement mitigating actions to the facility challenges.  FRS provides cross-cutting benefits to multiple organizations and programs, including – normal plant operation, live incident management, emergency planning, drill design and simulation, and training.

 

FRS advantages

Fully customizable graphics: A standard set of symbols is available, but all can be designed to customer specifications.

Event Scenario Analysis: Integrated logic supports review of both known scenarios (e.g., design basis), and scenarios not previously considered (multiple, concurrent scenarios).

Quick and intuitive access to information: Information is accessed through a graphical hyperlink interface. Touch screen technology is supported so that FRS can be deployed on a portable PC/tablet or a large incident command center display.

Configuration control: All changes are regulated by the configuration control module, which assures only authorized users make changes, and all changes are automatically recorded.

Portability: Although FRS can be installed in a network environment, it does not rely on outside data connections, allowing deployment on portable devices with local data storage.

Equipment/system status and out of service tracking:  Equipment/System status is graphically displayed. In combination with the selected scenario(s), additional equipment can be removed from service to determine impacts.

Emergency planning and incident response: The scenario generation menu allows selection of single or multiple scenarios. Additional forced failures and recovery actions can be applied to equipment based on incident response.  An Event Log is provided to document the incident response, and can be used for post-incident critique. Interactive Emergency Action Levels (EALs) are available to support Emergency Classification determination.

Drill design and simulation: The ability to view facility response to user-defined single scenarios, multiple scenarios, and additional forced failures provides the ideal framework for both the design and simulation of drills. Event Logging provides the necessary documentation for record keeping and post-drill critique.

Training: The electrical one-line and system flow diagrams allow for interactive use in a classroom setting. Equipment and system functions can be discussed and graphically displayed to enhance understanding of facility operation and response.

Program maintenance: Configuration control and customized reports are provided that allow for maintenance and revisions of programs such as Safe Shutdown, Fire PRA, NFPA 805, Seismic, Flooding, and FLEX.

FRS application
The FRS application depicts a facility 1-line electrical diagram which incorporates normal power, alternate power, control power, cross-ties, and FLEX designs which would mimic the actual distribution of power to all required pieces of equipment. Direct and indirect failures are identified and logical mitigation strategies confirm the response obtained prior to actually performing the action in the field.
FRS brochure

FRS brochure

Download the Facility Response Simulation (FRS) brochure.

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Customizable FRS

Customizable FRS

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EAL

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