The U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced on April 27, 2018, that Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS), a prominent nuclear engineering consulting firm headquartered in Knoxville, TN, has been selected as one of the winners of major R&D awards that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making with a $60 million budget to support advanced nuclear energy technologies. With the receipt of this grant, AMS will work with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resolve issues and develop guidelines for implementation of AMS’ online monitoring (OLM) technologies in nuclear facilities. AMS developed OLM and first implemented it at the Sizewell Nuclear Power Plant in Great Britain, saving the plant over $5 million in reduced maintenance costs at each refueling outage of two years.
“We are extremely proud and humbled to continue to receive R&D grants from DOE,” said AMS President and CEO Dr. Hash Hashemian. “We are grateful to the U.S. government for its unending contributions to sustainability of nuclear energy technologies.” Dr. Hashemian continued to say, “For more than 40 years, AMS has been in the business of ensuring the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants throughout the world. This award accentuates our commitment to making our planet a safer, healthier place for the benefit of all.” For more information on the announcement from DOE, please click here.