L3 MAPPS received an order from Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias (INEEL) to support the modernization of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant’s full scope simulator for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) in Mexico. In the first phase of the project, INEEL will develop a classroom simulator using L3 MAPPS’ Orchid® simulation environment equipped with interactive virtual panels and emergency diesel generator local panels. The overall modernization project will be executed in multiple phases, with the first phase set to complete in the second half of 2017.
L3 MAPPS will deploy its Orchid simulation suite for all phases of the modernization project, and will train INEEL’s simulation personnel. During the first phase, INEEL will re-platform the existing plant simulation from a third-party platform to Orchid and will develop the virtual panels with L3 MAPPS’ on-site and remote support. INEEL will also develop new emergency diesel generator models using Orchid Modeling Environment.
At the end of the first phase, Laguna Verde trainees will interact with the simulation via L3 MAPPS-provided Orchid Touch Interface bays for an accurate representation of the control room environment using touchscreen monitors with 1080p full HD resolution. For added realism, INEEL will also include simulated control room sounds using Orchid Sound System. Laguna Verde’s instructors will control and monitor all aspects of the simulation with Orchid Instructor Station. The emergency diesel generators will be interfaced to the simulation with a Beckhoff I/O system driven by Orchid Input Output.
INEEL was created in 1975 as the Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas (IIE), a public electricity and energy research center. In June 2016, IIE changed its operating name to Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias. INEEL’s mission is to promote sustainable development in electricity and clean energy through innovation.