In order to provide close support for users in Europe and
Japan, we have contracted the following highly competent and
reputable companies in these areas as our exclusive distributors:
For other locations, please contact MST directly.
||Can I change the plant design and operational data to make
them represent my plant?
||Yes. PCTRAN is structured to use Microsoft Access database
files for its input. The design parameters such as plant
geometry, thermal-hydraulics and reactor physics data, RPS and
ECCS set points, and pump and valves characteristics are grouped
into data tables. A consistent set has been prepared for a
typical plant of the same type as yours. You can easily edit
that to fit your plant by either going to the "Edit" button in
the menu bar or using Access to edit the input database.
||Can I change the design of the NSSS and radiation monitor
system mimics to better fit my plant configuration and layout?
||For changes of this scale, you need to get the PCTRAN source
code license. The source code is written in Microsoft Visual
Basic 6, so some knowledge of VB6 is required. In addition, we
will set up a one-week training class to help you fully prepare
for complete model modification.
||What kind of documentation and instructions will be provided?
||We provide a detailed theory manual and user's instructions.
The theory manual covers reactor physics, thermal hydraulics,
heat transfer, plant system description, and modeling technique.
All of the employed transient calculation has a rigorous theoretical
basis. The user's manual contains every step in setting up the
plant model and performing a specific run. Standard Windows
graphic user interface (GUI) is used for interactive control.
||To what extent has validation and verification (V&V) been
performed for PCTRAN and each plant model?
||PCTRAN is a product of 16 years experience. For each plant
type (see the available plant types below) there is a detailed
verification chapter in the documentation. ALL categories of FSAR
Chapter 6 (ECCS), 14 (Transient Analysis), and /or 15 (Accident
Analysis) for the chosen plant have been benchmarked. Reasonable
agreement has been reached in every case.
||What are the plant types and the respective reference plants used in
The list is:
|Westinghouse (Framatome) 2-loop
|Westinghouse (Framatome) 3-loop
||Maanshan (in Taiwan) or Sharon Harris
|Westinghouse (Framatome) 4-loop
|Westinghouse 4-loop Ice Condenser
||D C Cook
|GE BWR-2 Mark I
|GE BWR-3 Mark I
|GE BWR-4 Mark I
||ChinShan (in Taiwan)
|GE BWR-5 Mark II
|GE BWR-6 Mark III
||Leibstadt (in Switzerland) and Kuosheng (in Taiwan)
||Lungmen (in Taiwan under construction)
||TVO (in Finland)
||St Lucie and Fort Calhoun
|B&W OTSG PWR
On-site training classes are available for an additional cost. If
your company operates more than one type of plant and places an order for multiple plants in one requisition, a discount will be applied