Group of companies NEOLANT develops and implements Plant Information Models (PIM) to support nuclear and power generation facilities management.
Unique Russian Experience in Using PIM Technologies
Nowadays Russia is the first country worldwide successfully using PIM Technologies in nuclear industry for several years. A nuclear facility information model is a digital prototype of the facility enabling operators to solve multiple tasks concerning the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning. Using PIM Technologies results in significant optimization of the nuclear facility management concerning its economic efficiency and safety. The price of facility's ownership can be reduced up to 30%, where the stages ensuring the economy of losses are delivery of equipment and facilities, construction, operation and decommissioning. In terms of safety, the information models contribute to lowering the generated RW amount and personnel dose rate in the facility.
Group of companies NEOLANT widely experienced in solving of tasks unprecedented in the Russian nuclear practice is one of the leading design contractors for a number of Rosatom's enterprises particularly concerning the development and implementation of PIM technologies.
IAEA and WANO highly appreciate the experience in implementing and applying PIM technologies in the Russian nuclear industry. Furthermore, IAEA intends to develop recommendations basing on the Russian experience on the application of the plant information modeling worldwide. For the purpose on request of IAEA, NEOLANT has prepared two following reports:
Effectiveness of PIM at Facilities Operation and Decommissioning
Given that the operation and decommissioning are the longest stages of a nuclear facility lifecycle, the outcome of PIM technology usage is the most significant in the nuclear industry and hence doubtlessly has a positive effect on the facility management expenditure optimization.
|Improvement||Means of Improvement|
|number of equipment failures||
|time of design works for rehabilitation and retrofitting facility||
|downtime of the equipment||
|costs of complex repair operations||
Detailed digital modeling of maintenance in dedicated software environments basing on the PIM making it possible to:
|maintenance personnel labor costs||
|time of operating and maintenance personnel training prior to performance of complex operations||
|Decommissioning (for NPP)|
|the generated RW amount||
|dose rates of personnel performing disassembling of radiation dangerous equipment||
|disassembling time of complex radiation dangerous equipment||
PIM for Design Support
NEOLANT has a unique set of engineering and IT expertise for the implementation of Plant Information Models and system engineering methods using CAD and PLM tools.
PIM for Construction Support
NEOLANT develops and implements Plant Information Models to support construction projects management that allow optimization of facility construction and integration.
PIM for Operation Support
NEOLANT develops and implements Plant Information Models to support any operation processes management from visualization of actual facilities state to the training of operational and maintenance personnel.
PIM for Decommissioning Support (for NPP)
NEOLANT has a unique experience of nuclear facilities support at the final lifecycle stage. A wide range of decommissioning services of our company are in great demand in nuclear industry.
Software and hardware package:Digital Decommissioning