Reuter-Stokes and Paragon detection technology for NuScale SMR

15 September 2022

Members of the Reuter-Stokes, Paragon Energy and NuScale Power teams met recently at Reuter-Stokes’ global headquarters in Twinsburg, Ohio, USAReuter-Stokes and Paragon Energy Solutions have signed a contract to design and manufacture unique neutron monitoring detectors for NuScale Power.

A Baker Hughes business, Reuter-Stokes detector assemblies will be responsible for monitoring the fission rate. The first NuScale project to use the detectors will be the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with the first NuScale VOYGRTM SMR power plant, which is scheduled to begin generating power in 2029. NuScale is the only provider of Small Modular Reactors with design approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

“We are excited to partner with Paragon Energy and extend our cutting-edge nuclear technology to the global SMR market,” said Rod Martinez, vice president at Reuter-Stokes, adding: “We aim to quickly establish Reuter-Stokes as pivotal sensor technology partners across the SMR market”.

The agreement with NuScale follows an agreement signed in 2021 between Reuter-Stokes and Paragon Energy Solutions that includes project development and execution in the SMR and advanced reactor markets to provide nuclear instrumentation. The technology can be customised to a user’s specific application.

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