New Mexico radiation leak contained by Custom Automation

By: CUSTOM AUTOMATION  04/02/2014
Keywords: Industrial Control Systems

Software and hardware systems designed and installed by Custom Automation were responsible for the automatic containment of radioactive leakage at the New Mexico Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site on February 14, 2014. These systems, normally exercised only in simulation, worked as designed during the first measurable radioactive leak detected at the facility. Systems provided by Custom Automation are also helping investigators analyze the event. Background on this story can be found at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216

Keywords: Industrial Control Systems