ATOMEXPO-2018 – Rosatom Schedules Round the Table Meeting to Discuss Digital Future of NPP Control Systems

Rosatom, the atomic energy giant, issued the following press release ahead of the upcoming ATOMEXPO 2018 which will be held on 15th May.

Round-table discussion “Digital Future of NPP Control Systems – What Will It Be Like?” will be held at ATOMEXPO-2018 on May 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. The discussion will be organized by JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (JSC RASU).

ATOMEXPO-2018 – Rosatom Schedules Round the Table Meeting to Discuss Digital Future of NPP Control Systems

According to some experts, NPP will be the last place for IIoT to be implemented. Does this mean that NPP will continue to utilize outdated technologies or is there room for digital transformation? Are the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems of NPP amenable to new technologies, including IIоT, considering all the requirements related to fault tolerance and safety? How do we keep the balance between safety and progress in NPP automation?

The moderator of the meeting, Serge Minin, expert at the PwC’s IoT Centre of Excellence in Russia, together with the guest speakers, will address a number of burning issues in the discussion:

∙             Digitalization of I&C systems for NPP: is this possible?

∙             How to achieve balance between digitalization, efficiency and security?

∙             What digital solutions for I&C systems are already essential today?

∙             The industry is global yet the standards for I&C systems are different. Why is this the case?

∙             What is the value of global alliances for the industry development? Why should the industry players enter such alliances?

Such burning issues cannot be discussed in isolation, the opinions of all interested parties shall be taken into account.

Knowing this, we invite the representatives of international companies – players of the global NPP I&C market, the Russian and overseas clients and partners of ROSATOM and JSC RASU, regulatory bodies, leading companies of the allied industries, persons from the expert community and others join the discussion. 

Among the guest speakers, there will be the representatives of the Russian and foreign companies: Mikhail Chudakov (IAEA), Dmitry Chichikin (WANO), Andrey Butko (JSC RASU), Philippe Sauvard (Framatome), Andrey Dukhvalov (Kaspersky Lab), Peikert Grischa (Siemens AG), Alexey Kovalevich (JSC ETC GET), Maher Chebbo (GE Power), Konstantin Komissarov (Schneider Electric Russia), Sun Yongbin (CTEC CGN).

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The International Forum ATOMEXPO has been held since 2009 on the initiative of ROSATOM. Over the past years about 38,000 people from 83 countries took part in the forum; 987 companies presented their exhibitions, and 1,116 experts were speakers at 141 round-table sessions. At nine forums more than 300 agreements and international cooperation documents were signed. The “Platinum Sponsors” of the jubilee forum ATOMEXPO 2018 are PJSC Sovkombank and PJSC Bank VTB; the “Gold Sponsor” is JSC Gazprombank; the forum partners are JSC TVEL, FSUE RosRAO, FSUE NO RAO; the “Power Sponsor” is JSC Rosenergoatom Concern. The Operator is Atomexpo LLC. For more details please refer to the Forum’s program; terms and conditions for media accreditation can be downloaded from the official website of the event.

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Rosatom, (Russian: Росатомtr. Rosatom, stylized as ROSATOM and also known as the Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, or the Rosatom State Corporation, is a Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow that specializes in nuclear energy. Established in 2007, the organization comprises more than 360 enterprises, including scientific research organizations, the nuclear weapons complex, and the world’s only nuclear icebreaker fleet.

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