ENERGYPerimeter Intrusion Security

Project Profile: St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, Florida

Project: Forensic Services

Scope of Work: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC provided design analysis services as part of the damage assessment and adjustment team, for the Insurer of the Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. PSE worked to evaluate the damage claim for the plant’s Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) resulting from two hurricanes.

Our staff has planned, designed, engineered and/or evaluated hundreds of perimeter security envelopes and systems for both preventing escape or intrusion and homeland security applications for defensive counter measures.

PSE’s services included the following:

Damage Assessment

  • Performed Site Survey
  • Photo documentation
  • Obtained System Performance data

Research Existing Conditions

  • Interviewed PIDS manufacturer
  • Collected system performance and reliability data
  • Obtained As-built documentation
  • Determined equipment life expectancy and maintenance history

Analysis of Claim

  • Evaluation of cost and justifi cation
  • Determination of direct replacement vs. upgrade
  • Requirements of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations
  • Evaluation of different technologies

Design of Replacement System

  • System of like and kind which met NRC performance requirements
    (Regulatory Guide 544 and Design Basis Threat 10CFR73.1)
  • Replacement Methods
  • Phasing required for construction
  • Opinion of probable cost
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