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Solutions for Nuclear Facilities

Nuclear facilities‚ÄĒincluding nuclear power plants, waste management locations, research labs, and fuel processing facilities‚ÄĒare incredibly complex and present unique fire safety challenges.

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Nuclear power plants require expertise

PLC Fire Safety Engineering has the specific experience and expertise that understand and can reliably apply fire safety standards to nuclear facilities. Nuclear facilities require specialized fire safety expertise that differs from facility to facility based on what kind of facility they are. We have the expertise to safely, effectively, and strategically implement fire safety standards in a range of nuclear facilities, including nuclear power plants, waste management locations, nuclear research facilities, nuclear mines, and nuclear fuel processing facilities.

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Fire Safety Services for Nuclear Facilities

We offer a full range of fire and life safety services for nuclear facilities‚ÄĒTo learn more, please download our Solutions for Nuclear Facilities info sheet. If you don’t see a particular service, then please reach out‚ÄĒwe might still be able to help you achieve your own plant safety goals.

For complete service descriptions, please download our Services Guide.

PLC Fire Safety Engineers Are Specialized Experts

We have extensive experience applying codes and standards governing the stages of the nuclear life cycle in a full range of facility types, and we’re very familiar with the unique challenges associated with each stage of nuclear safety.

To serve nuclear clients, we have developed specialized software called FIRESOFT, an innovative approach to maintaining Fire Hazard Assessments that allows for early schedule planning, reduced financial commitments, and optimal resource and energy utilization.

Our technical staff includes active committee members of the Technical Committee on Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants (CAN/CSA-N293) and the Technical Committee on Fire Protection for Facilities that Process, Handle, or Store Nuclear Substances (CAN/CSA-N393). We are also well-versed with international fire safety nuclear standards.

Services for nuclear facilities

PLC Fire Safety Engineering offers a full range of fire and life safety services for nuclear facilities of all kinds, from nuclear power plants to nuclear research labs.

PLC helps our nuclear clients by doing:

  • Fire hazard assessments– We apply technical methods to assist with our client’s understanding of what a fire explosion will have on their nuclear facilities.
  • Code compliance reviews– We assist owners, architects, developers, and authorities to plan and implement designs that meet safety objectives, codes, and nuclear facility safety standards.
  • Commissioning services– We help ensure life safety systems operate as required by planning, documenting, scheduling, testing, verifying, and training our clients.
  • Third party reviews– PLC conducts independent reviews by professionals who understand the nuclear industry, its conditions of use, and the applicable safety standards.
  • Fire Alarm Systems design– From developing system design criteria and producing detailed designs to supervising construction and commissioning systems, we create strategically designed alarm systems designed specifically to operate in nuclear facilities.
  • Sprinkler Systems Design– From the design stage to project management and contract administration for cost-effective water-based fire protection systems that match hazards with appropriate protection.
  • Smoke management system design- Nuclear facilities require smoke management systems that meet a range of design and life safety objectives.
  • Special extinguishing system design- PLC designs oversee project management and contract administration for cost-effective special extinguishing systems that match hazards with appropriate protection.
  • Fire protection audits- We conduct a range of audit services to assist nuclear clients with improving fire protection and overall life safety programs while satisfying regulatory commitments.
  • Emergency management- To assist clients in defining the hazards present in their facility and determining the most effective safety controls.
  • Loss investigations- After a fire and explosion event, we can investigate the events to determine the cause, identify contributing factors, and, ultimately, prevent similar incidents.

From nuclear power plants to nuclear power reactors: We have seen it all

Our extensive experience in applying codes and standards during all stages of the nuclear life cycle in a full range of facility types has familiarized us with the unique challenges associated with each stage and facility. To serve our nuclear clients better, our specialized software combined with our innovative approach to maintaining Fire Protection Audits allows us to plan schedules, reduce financial commitments, and optimize resource utilization in advance.

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We’d love to understand your fire and life safety needs to see how we can help. Please reach out to us to schedule a conversation.






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