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AMS Corporation recognized in major nuclear industry award
July 17, 2020

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AMS President Dr. Hash Hashemian holding the TIP Award, alongside AMS Senior Engineering Manager Brent Shumaker and AMS Marketing Manager Ryan O’Hagan. Image submitted

KNOXVILLE — Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS), a Knoxville-based market leader in testing the instrumentation and control systems of nuclear power plants worldwide was recognized for their shared efforts as Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) received a Top Innovative Practice (TIP) award from the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). The nuclear industry’s most prestigious honor, TIP awards are bestowed upon a select few utilities annually that have successfully implemented innovative techniques, new practices, and improved technology in their daily operations.

AMS President Dr. H.M. “Hash” Hashemian stated, “Under the leadership of our Senior Engineering Manager Brent Shumaker and Marketing Manager Ryan O’Hagan, AMS worked closely with SNC in the successful implementation of on-line monitoring (OLM) technology at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Georgia.” OLM is made of a set of advanced data acquisition and data analysis algorithms and machine learning procedures to replace manual maintenance activities with condition-based maintenance.

To be considered for a TIP award, a new technology to be implemented in a nuclear plant must lead to improvements in plant operations, maintenance, communications and outreach, or innovative business practices. This OLM implementation is the first of a kind to be used within the United States. Per Dr. Hashemian, although OLM technology has been developed mostly in the United States it was first implemented at the Sizewell B nuclear power plant near London, England. AMS performed the OLM implementation at Sizewell B, saving the utility as much as $5 million per each operating cycle of 18 months.

About Ams Corporation
Co-founded in 1977 by its current president and sole owner, Dr. H.M. Hashemian, AMS is a spin-off company from research efforts at The University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Today, AMS is a global nuclear engineering firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, with representatives in Austria, China, France, South Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom, providing the worldwide nuclear industry with products and services to measure instrumentation and control (I&C) system performance and to verify compliance with technical specifications and regulatory requirements. In addition to performing field measurements in nuclear power plants, AMS carries out equipment development, laboratory testing, technical training, and high-level technology research and development projects for a number of national and international organizations and governmental agencies. For more information on AMS, please visit www.ams-corp.com.


Published July 17, 2020










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