Nuclear qualified solutions
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BERNARD CONTROLS is the world leader in nuclear electric actuation. Relying on 50 years of expertise, close relationship & feedbacks from customers, BC has developed nuclear qualified solutions for Nuclear New Build as well as NPP maintenance.
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50+ YEARS OF CONTINUOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
120+ NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS REACTORS EQUIPPED WORLDWIDE
- France: all reactors in operation + EPR Flamanville
- China: 19 reactors in operation (Daya Bay, Qinshan, Lingao, Tianwan, Ningde, Hongyanhe) & 22 in construction
- Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Korea, India, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine...
BERNARD CONTROLS, supplier of actuation solutions for the latest generation of reactors such as EPR, and for all other types of reactors: ACP1000, ACPR1000+, CPR1000, VVER...
BERNARD CONTROLS appreciates the importance on quality at all stages of the production process, and has put in place and maintains a Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001 (certification ISO 9001: 2008 n° 1997/8657,5). BERNARD CONTROLS also maintains the nuclear quality in accordance with ISO 9000, 50C/ SG-Q-IAEA codes and RCC-E Chapitre A5000.
The quality of BERNARD CONTROLS products has been approved and recognized by a number of international certifying bodies, including ABS, CSA, NEMA, ATEX, IEEE, LCIE, Germanischer Lloyd, INERIS and others. Moreover, BC is also the approved supplier of major companies of the power sector such as ALSTOM, AREVA, EDF, TRACTEBEL...
Solutions for inside & outside containment applications
Based on our experience in the nuclear industry, BERNARD CONTROLS has designed a full range of actuators for use inside and outside nuclear power plants containment and qualified according to latest safety standards (RCC-E, IEEE).
We also propose actuation solutions for other nuclear sites such as waste treatment, uranium enrichment plants, special projects such as MOX fuel production plants, or nuclear propelled submarines & crafts (Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier) which carry small nuclear plants on board. In this last application, compactness is of critical importance.
Close relationships with customers and return on experience have shaped BERNARD CONTROLS SN range of qualified multi-turn actuators designed with safety in mind and optimized maintenance. In addition, BC offers a full range of nuclear qualified solutions for quarter-turn, multi-turn and linear valve movements for On-Off Class A as well as Modulating Class C (BC Class III) applications (EN15714-2 Standard).
BC is an active member of key Nuclear associations: AIFEN (Association des Industriels Français Exportateurs du Nucléaire), GIIN (Groupe Intersyndical de l'Industrie Nucléaire), PFCE (Partenariat France Chine Electricité), PFME (Partenariat France Monde Electricité).