News

News from Institute for Energy Technology

Man, Technology and Organisation

IFE and Exitech delivers Training Evaluation and Monitoring System to nuclear power plant
IFE Digital Systems recently installed the first version of its new Training Evaluation and Monitoring System (TEAMS) at the training centre of Indiana Michigan Power Company’s Donald C Cook nuclear plant. During this project, TEAMS has been developed from a research tool used by IFE in laboratory experiments in HAMMLAB, to a commercial product applicable to simulator-based training centres in nuclear, petroleum and other process industries.
Digitalization used in decommissioning
The first week of December, The Institute of Energy Technology gathered some of the world's leading researchers and project leaders in decommissioning at Lillehammer. Up to 90,000 will work directly or indirectly with decommissioning over the next decade. Their experiences must be shared with others, and the professional communities have to come to terms with each other on best practices.
New IFE project in Chernobyl under the Norwegian action plan for nuclear safety and security
Sector Digital Systems has got a new project for extending the Chernobyl Decommissioning Visualisation Centre (CDVC). The project is part of the Norwegian government’s assistance for increasing the safety at nuclear sites in Russia and Ukraine according to Action Plan for Nuclear Safety and Security (Atomhandlingsplanen).
Statoil awards framework agreement for Integrated Operations, digital transformation consultancy
Statoil has awarded a framework agreement for business consulting services within Integrated Operations and digital transformation to the consortium: StepChange, Epsis and IFE Digital Systems, who is the research partner. We at IFE Digital Systems are happy to support Statoil’s digitalisation journey along with StepChange and Epsis.
The “world longest ongoing” research project continues for a new three-year period.
The continuation of the OECD-NEA Halden Reactor Project research program for 2018-2020 was signed in Paris on the 8 of December 2017.
The Netherlands re-join the Halden Reactor Project
The Netherlands signed the Halden Agreement on December 1st and will formally become the 20th member country in the Halden Reactor Project (HRP) after the formal acceptance from the Halden Board during their Paris meeting on December 9th, and after the approval of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
IFE supports American control room modernization program
The U.S. Department of Energy, together with Idaho National Labs (INL) and several nuclear utilities, has started a major program to support the modernization and long-term operation of the existing U.S. nuclear fleet. INL has contracted IFE to support studies at the INL control room simulator in order to develop and test control room concepts and tools, and to measure the benefits and potential drawbacks of these tools.
Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) featured a keynote speech at the Enlarged Halden Programme Group (EHPG) meeting in Norway
The 39th meeting of the EHPG gathered 250 delegates from 22 countries
Award to research article with authors from IFE
The IFE scientists, István Szöke and Niels-Kristian Mark, are among the authors of an article honored with award Bernard Wheatley Award for 2014.
New human and technological challenges in Aviation
The Oslofjordfondet assigned the project Advanced Large -scale Management of the Air traffic control Research (ALMAR) 5 million kroner for research on new concepts and safety in aviation. Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Edda Systems and Avinor together receive a budget of 10 million kroner (50 % in-kind contribution) to research these topics in the time period of 2015-2017.
Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant – Monitoring of safety critical electrical cables (LIRA)
IFE is running a project at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) in Russia to improve their ability to monitor cable conditions. An important tool is the LIRA system from Wirescan.
Collaboration between Norway and Ukraine in the nuclear field
30th November 2012 an intergovernmental agreement of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine was signed in Oslo. The agreement focuses in particular on the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine, and on the on-going work concerning nuclear safety and radiation protection in Ukraine.
CPPF - a new research centre focusing on enhanced operation and safety in the oil industry
IFE is one of six research partners in the new collaborative environment CPPF. The vision is to improve the lifetime and value contribution of petroleum facilities while assuring safety for people, environment and assets.
ProcSee 3.8 released
ProcSee version 3.8 is released and available for download
American nuclear control room operators in Halden
- We believe your research will pay huge benefits for the next generations of nuclear operators, and we'd like to encourage all of you to continue to pursue excellence in control room design, states the feedback from the American crew.
ar-lab – augmented reality laboratory established
On Thursday November 29th, the company Augmented Reality Laboratory Norway AS (ar-lab) was established. AR is a further development of the virtual reality, VR, technology and is understood as a combination of digital models and the physical world by use of an advanced goggle. The new company will use AR technology to democratize the decision processes within urban planning and architecture. ar-lab will be located in Halden, Norway.
Emergency Process Information System for Loviisa NPP
During January-June 2010, IFE designed, implemented and installed an emergency process information system at the two units of Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland. The system is based on IFE’s software package for human-system-interfaces, ProcSee, and will be used in case of an emergency situation at the plant to enable remote monitoring of key process parameter values at the Finnish radiation authorities and at Fortum’s emergency monitoring centre. The system has passed Fortum’s and STUK’s acceptance testing and was put in operation in early August 2010.
ProcSee 3.7 released
ProcSee version 3.7 was released 24. March 2010
SWBus 4.7 released
SWBus version 4.7 was released 19. December 2008
ProcSee 3.6 released
ProcSee version 3.6 was released 19. December 2008

Also in this section

IFE seeks PhD Candidate within silane decomposition reactor technology
The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is an independent international research foundation based in Kjeller near Oslo. IFE is at the forefront of several research fields within energy research, environmental and nuclear technology, and develops new technological solutions for industry and the public sector in more than 30 countries. IFE has about 600 employees and an annual turnover of about NOK 850 Million.