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TriLink Expands 3D Visualization Nuclear Training Solutions to Slovenia
Virginia Beach, VA – January 23, 2017
As a response to the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, nuclear plants around the world are expanding their training programs to include scenarios that depict severe accidents. As the Fukushima incident progressed, portions of the nuclear fuel attained temperatures sufficient to melt some of the nuclear fuel rods. The melting residue from the uranium fuel rods, called Corium, collected in the bottom head of the reactor vessel and formed a pool where the melted fuel continued to generate decay heat. The Corium failed to cool sufficiently to prevent further melting and a breech in the reactor vessel developed, thus releasing nuclear material into the containment building structures. Another side effect during that accident was the release and buildup of an explosive concentration of hydrogen.
Prior to Fukushima, these types of accidents, were considered so unlikely that specific training exercises were not included in typical nuclear training programs. However, after Fukushima, the nuclear industry decided to address this training deficiency around the world. TriLink’s 3D Visualization software addresses this new requirement by providing a unique solution that allows operators to witness and practice mitigation strategies during these severe accident scenarios.
“TriLink’s solution is unparalleled in the nuclear training industry as a method for observing the complicated set of events, subsequent effects, and practice mitigation strategies all while viewing parameters in a real-time 3D animated computer simulated environment”, commented Hal Paris, CEO of TriLink Systems. “While we hope nuclear operators will never experience the compounding failures that produced the Fukushima accident, operators should be trained and prepared for any eventuality. We are pleased that our solution can assist in avoiding or minimizing similar accidents in the future.”
Bridgeborn to exhibit at SNA National Symposium
Virginia Beach, VA – December 13, 2016
Look for us in Booth #1101 on the Ballroom Level to learn more about our Ship Information System™and/or to speak with our team.
TriLink Demonstrates Bridgeworks 3D Technology at Computer Simulation and Training Conference in Lyon, France
Virginia Beach, VA – October 20, 2016
The conference created a forum for both clients and technology providers to exchange views, demonstrate technology, and to discuss their practical implementation into nuclear training and education around the world. The overarching theme was advancing nuclear training to better utilize technologies proven to be effective in other technical industries, introduce new technology, and to modernize existing practices. The use of 3D animation technology was a dominant discussion topic in presentations and demonstrations. TriLink’s Bridgeworks technology was showcased in a number presentations during the conference and demonstrated for representatives from the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, France, Russia, Ukraine and Austria.
“This was a great conference. It was an opportunity for TriLink to extend our relationships with existing European clients and establish new ones, in a professional venue focused on technology which closely aligns with TriLink’s mission and strategy”, explained Hal Paris, CEO of TriLink Systems. “The nuclear industry is awakening to the powerful training capabilities of 3D animation for training of personnel in plant operations, maintenance and severe accident mitigation. The inclusion of 3D animation to nuclear training programs will only increase over time as the industry gains experience and understanding of its benefits. TriLink’s continued investment in Bridgeworks’ 3D animation software has positioned the company to become a leader in these new 3D learning strategies.”
New 3D Visualization Contract Awarded to TriLink Systems
Virginia Beach, VA – August 11, 2016
The 3D animations will be integrated with a full-scope replica computer simulator where calculated parameters will drive realistic displays. The displays will update in real-time, allowing operators to study nuclear severe accidents, operational transients, and normal plant operation during education and training. These animations provide students views inside components and systems to better understand nuclear reactor behavior as well as associated fluid dynamics, which are not observable by any other method. Additionally, students can interact with the displays and practice accident mitigation control strategies.
“We are excited by the opportunity to apply our unique technology to a unique reactor design. The CANDU reactor design is quite different from the PWR, Pressurized Water Reactors, and BWR, Boiling Water Reactors, designs that TriLink has previously delivered to clients around the world. The CANDU reactor utilizes “heavy water”, water that contains a larger than normal amount of the hydrogen isotope deuterium, as a neutron moderator. The utilization of heavy water allows the nuclear fuel to be composed of naturally occurring uranium, U238, as opposed to enriched Uranium utilized in other nuclear designs. Another distinctive feature of the CANDU design is the ability to refuel the reactor while it continues to produce power avoiding lengthy plant shutdowns”, explained Hal Paris, CEO of TriLink Systems. “Our objective is to provide training scenarios depicting the full range of reactor operation including normal, abnormal and accident conditions. Additionally, this contract will complete TriLink’s portfolio in applying our patented software, Bridgeworks™, to all of the basic types of reactor designs in use around the world.”
Bridgeborn Announces Expansion with New Office Space to Support Growth
Virginia Beach, VA – June 29, 2016
The Company currently holds long term support contracts with the State Department and has partnered with diverse large businesses including Fortune 100 companies to provide Bridgeborn’s support services and patented technology for both government and commercial markets.
Timothy Ambrosino; CEO of Bridgeborn: “The move and expansion represents our commitment to internal growth and increased capacities to service an important government and commercial client base”.
Bridgeborn Appoints New Member to Board of Directors
Virginia Beach, VA – February 3, 2016
Timothy Ambrosino, CEO and Member of the Board stated that Vincent’s 30 years’ experience in team building, strategic and executive leadership, as well as operational planning will bolster the Company’s move into Naval and commercial shipbuilding, maintenance and repair. Vince has held management positions with Lockheed Martin and BAE. Mr. Stammetti is currently Vice President and General Manager of DRS Power and Control Technologies; a subsidiary of the Italian conglomerate, Finmeccanica. Vince is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy as well as the Naval Post graduate School.