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NuScale Power Signs Business Collaboration Agreement With National Technical Systems To Establish Equipment Qualification Test Chamber

NuScale Power Corporation (NuScale) and National Technical Systems (NTS) signed a Business Collaboration Agreement (BCA) to begin development of an Equipment Qualification (EQ) Test Chamber. This technology, built by

Benzinga · 07/28/2022 07:04

NuScale Power Corporation (NuScale) and National Technical Systems (NTS) signed a Business Collaboration Agreement (BCA) to begin development of an Equipment Qualification (EQ) Test Chamber. This technology, built by NTS, will allow NuScale to mimic the range of environmental conditions under which NuScale equipment is required to function in order to meet U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and plant-specific requirements.

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NTS is a leading test, inspection, and certification company with more than four decades of experience working in the nuclear sector, including in the areas of safety relief valve testing, repair services, and fuels and fluid testing. Operating for 61 years, NTS was instrumental in supporting the success of historical projects such as Apollo 11, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Artemis program, and the ITER fusion reactor in France.

As part of the agreement, NTS will design, fabricate, and commission the EQ Chamber at its facility in Huntsville, AL, that will ultimately support critical testing for equipment used in NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) under a schedule to enable the timely delivery of NuScale Power Modules™ to customers by 2027.

“This collaboration agreement marks yet another milestone in our company’s progress towards global deployment of our leading SMR technology,” said Scott Bailey, Vice President, Supply Chain. “With NTS’s expertise in nuclear-related testing and engineering along with NuScale’s innovative design, the two companies will demonstrate compliance with all industry requirements during equipment qualification.”

“NTS is honored that NuScale chose NTS in partnership to shape the future of the nuclear energy industry. We look forward to strengthening the industry alongside NuScale as we push the bounds of technology together,” said Brad Ferguson, NTS’s Director of Strategic Development, Nuclear Division.