L-3 MAPPS - High-Fidelity Power Plant Simulators
When you are looking for increased reliability in your power plant’s performance, you can count on L-3 MAPPS’ simulation experience to get you there. Our dedication to true-to-life power plant simulators ensures that your personnel have the knowledge required to safely and efficiently operate your power plant. Providing more than just training devices, our simulator solutions—powered by L-3 MAPPS’ unparalleled Orchid® suite of simulation products—will elevate your engineering team to new heights in addressing plant design issues, procedural deficiencies, and reliability improvements.
L-3 MAPPS simulators provide superior real-world power plant training. We offer a variety of products and services, including full-scope simulators, part-task trainers, simulator retrofits, and upgrades. We provide design-to-completion turnkey systems, specific components, and simulator design tools as required by the customer. With a worldwide presence, a solid leadership position and the ability to provide any level of customer support, L-3 MAPPS ensures the success of your simulator projects. Our simulators offer the highest quality in simulation fidelity and training to provide trainees and instructors with user-friendly tools for learning, controlling, and exploring complex power plant systems.
FULL-SCOPE POWER PLANT SIMULATORS
The superior training environments of L-3 MAPPS simulators provide clear advantages for obtaining operator certification, optimizing plant operating procedures and reducing costs. Operators trained on L-3 MAPPS simulator environments acquire the skills necessary to increase plant performance, minimize downtime, and provide confident emergency response. Simulator uses include interactive team training, severe incident management, plant design testing, and start-up/shutdown optimization.
L-3 MAPPS replica-quality hardware controls and touch-screen virtual panels create realistic and credible control environments. Real-time responses to operator actions and interactive instructor controls ensure maximum training effectiveness and adaptability. Any scenario, no matter how complex or dangerous in a real plant, can be reproduced, monitored, and varied in real-time, providing a highly valuable tool for training and plant engineering. Our commitment to customer support extends far beyond industry norms. L-3 MAPPS’ unique knowledge transfer program allows customers to gain expertise and total confidence in the simulator. Users can directly implement simulator modifications to exactly reflect plant changes, evolve their training programs, and expand simulator use into other areas.
USES AND ADVANTAGES
Cost-effective training for: • Experienced operators and new recruits • Overall plant and individual system operation and control • Improved team interaction and performance • Emergency plan implementation and incident management • Command of malfunction and transient situations • I&C familiarization Other benefits: • Operations optimization, including start-up and shutdown • Fewer unplanned outages • Improved plant safety • Analysis of plant response to equipment and/or instrument failure • Efficient plant design planning and upgrading• DCS and plant process computer verification and validation • Ease of simulator upgrade and ability to keep current with plant • Multiple configurations on one simulator • Portability of simulation for classroom training
Evolving training needs, greater fidelity expectations, changing standards, plant modifications, plant fuel updates, obsolescence, and plant life extensions are some of the realities the simulation industry now faces. To keep up, simulator owners need to take advantage of rapid advances in computing technology and implement cost-effective updates. L-3 MAPPS provides updates to legacy simulator platforms, including computer hardware, the instructor station, and/or the control room panel interface system. L-3 MAPPS upgrades take advantage of available computing power to improve the modeling fidelity of the reactor core, nuclear steam supply systems and all other plant systems.
For nearly 40 years, we have worked with our customers to create superior training systems and have established ourselves as the world’s pre-eminent manufacturer of power plant simulators. L-3 MAPPS is a company of people with ideas and vision, with a desire to create value through innovation and with the experience to achieve success.