For more than 3 decades, Paragon has been performing industry-leading equipment qualification activities for the nuclear industry. Our capabilities have evolved from a single 1’x2’ bi-axial table, to our existing state-of-the-art qualification facility.
Today, seismic and environmental qualification testing is performed on our 4 seismic shake tables, 12 aging ovens and 6 environmental chambers. These capabilities enable Paragon to functional test a wide range of equipment to verify the operating characteristics of the equipment. Paragon custom designs and builds aging ovens and environmental chambers as required to meet the equipment requirements.
Environmental qualification testing is performed in accordance with IEEE 323-1983/1974 and daughter standards for specific equipment types. Our current system and program capabilities include:
EMC testing is performed at the Fort Worth TX facility. Testing is performed accordance with MIL-STD-461, which include EPRI TR-102323, Revisions 1 thru 4, MIL-STD-461D thru F and NRC Reg. Guide 1.180. Testing is also performed in accordance with IEC 61000 Standards. These capabilities include IEC 61000 – 4.2, 61000 – 4.4, 61000 – 4.5, 61000 – 4.6 and 61000-4.12.
Paragon’s in-house testing capabilities meet the full range of needs of our clients.
Equipment qualification includes:
As well, Paragon performs software verification and validation, equipment modification to pass any and all requirements.