The recent tragedy at the World Trade Center has raised concern on
safety of a nuclear power plant to sustain an airplane crash into its
containment. The spectrum of accident scenarios for the emergency
exercise now must expand into intentional sabotage that was never
considered previously. A simulator or analytical tool to generate
such scenarios may become a necessity for nuclear power plant
operators and related government agencies.
Although we honestly have never thought about that such dooms-day
scenario was possible, nevertheless, our PC-based nuclear power plant
simulation software, PCTRAN, has the capability to generate such
scenarios. In its malfunction list, a spectrum of breaches of the
containment, reactor pressure boundary, Emergency Core Cooling System
(ECCS), and eventual fuel failure are all included. The subsequent
radiological dose release to the public, ether for a limited amount
manageable by protective actions or a catastrophic event, can be
vividly displayed by computer graphics with quantitative data.
Another possibility is a hypothetical terrorist penetration into the
control room. Equipped with technical know-how, they could
intentionally initiate a so-called "Anticipated Transient Without
Scram" (ATWS) to maximize the damage. It is also within the scope of
Available is technical information documenting the software's features
and capability. Despite running like a video game, its quality has
been verified to be of high fidelity.
Since the best way to evaluate PCTRAN is by hand-on examination, we
would like to offer you a low cost
evaluation package, to be delivered in
a CD-ROM for installation on your PC's Windows environment.