BWXT Integrated System Test Facility

B&W's mPower IST at the CAER

BWXT’s Integrated System Test Facility at the CAER

The IST facility is an electrically heated, pilot-scaled pressurized water reactor prototype house in a 120-foot tower monitored and controlled with a fully digital I&C system and equipped for operational and design basis event testing.

This three-year imitative will collect data to verify the reactor design and safety performance, supporting B&W’s licensing activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Learn more about the IST facility: here.