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Euratom monitoring and logging systems

The Euratom Safeguards Directorate (ESD) of the European Commission inspects all civil nuclear materials in the EU Member States in order to confirm that the nuclear materials are not diverted from their intended uses as declared by the users. To achieve this assurance, safeg...

The Euratom Safeguards Directorate (ESD) of the European Commission inspects all civil nuclear materials in the EU Member States in order to confirm that the nuclear materials are not diverted from their intended uses as declared by the users. To achieve this assurance, safeguard instruments are installed in all major nuclear installations. The ESD intends to place a contract for the development and provision of two Euratom monitoring and logging systems (Emals-System 7). The two systems will be installed at two nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities in the EU. The major functions of the systems are to: - Log the signals from the various sensors in a combination of time-lapsed and adaptive (event detection) storage modes; - Process status signals to alert inspectors to equipment malfunctions and/or tampering; - Process measurement signals (about 150 signals for each system) to produce an event log for each measurement point. To achieve the necessary flexibility, an "expert system" is required to detect plant relevant events (e.g. tank filled with liquid); - Archive all raw data and event logs so that a full history of events can always be recalled. The system is required to store at least three months of raw data on line, and at least two years worth of event data should be available on line; - Provide a simple yet flexible way to view data graphically. The users will be Euratom inspectors. The hardware platform is a DEC/Alpha AXP with the DEC (open) VMS operating system. Therefore, the development must be compatible with this computer. Event data must be stored using Oracle DBMS (version 7). Tender documentation is available from: European Commission Euratom Safeguards Directorate DG XVII/E-4 Mr. J. Goerten Cube Building 029 Plateau du Kirchberg L-2920 Luxembourg Completed tenders should be sent to: European Commission Euratom Safeguards Directorate DG XVII/E-4 Mr. M. van den Boomen Cube Building 032 Plateau du Kirchberg L-2920 Luxembourg