Kenda wins contract for meter maintenance at Nuclear Electric's power stations


Southampton-based Kenda Electronic Systems has been awarded a contract to provide total care and maintenance of the Settlement Metering Systems at all six power stations operated by Nuclear Electric Ltd.

Installed in the early 1990s as part of the Final Metering Scheme, the meters have to have regular accuracy and calibration checks, as stipulated in Settlements Code of Practice 4.

The contract covers on-site calibration checks and fault finding, as well as full laboratory calibration of the meters. In addition, Kenda will be responsible for maintaining the voltage failure alarm relays at each site and the Meteor data collection outstations that the company supplied to Nuclear Electric for FMS.

Kenda provides rapid on-site response, 24-hour telephone support and also has the facility to collect data remotely, enabling it to carry out initial fault-finding work from its headquarters in Southampton. Maintenance and calibration records for the Nuclear Electric meters will be stored by Kenda on a computer-based relational database, providing complete and detailed traceability of all movements, calibrations, changes and firmware modifications.


Ref. KE119/2 November 1997