For the 3rd edition of the WNE exhibition on civilian nuclear, Apave and its affiliate Sopemea will be present from 26 to 28 of june 2018, on the stand : Hall 7, driveway H, stand n° 125.

Warning : your visit at the exhibition needs a pre-registration, in order to get your access badge.

Sopemea, a key player in the energy sector

Since a couple of decades, the energy and nuclear sectors have become one of the reference field of work of Sopemea.

Sopemea is the leader laboratory for EDF’s qualification of new equipements or for the maintenance of its actual parc.

Thanks to it experience, and it constant implication in huge industrial projects in this sector, Sopemea is putting to use it expertise to assist you in the success of all phases of your projects in France and internationally.

Our testing services cover all the requirements of this sector.

Requested for complex tests from the onset of the first plants, Sopemea is now the reference in the field of testing for the energy and nuclear industry.

Thanks to its membership of the Apave Group, Sopemea associates with its offer all the services of the group.

Standards :

We cover all the standards of the energy and nuclear sector including:

  • RCC-E CEI 60780
  • EN 60068-3-3
  • CEI 980
  • IEEE 323 Standard
  • IEEE 344 Standard
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References

ABB ALSTOM POWERORANO (ex AREVA) – ENGIE AXIMA BENNING BERNARD CONTROLSCEA CEGELEC/VINCI ENERGIESCLEMESSY NAVAL GROUP (ex DCNS) – EDF EIFFEL ELTA EMERSON ALD France (ex FNAG) – SIEMENS GAMESAKSB MECI OMEGA CONCEPT (subsidiary company of FRANCE PLASTIQUE) – SCHNEIDER ELECTRICSEGAULT SELFA  – SPIE NucléaireTUNZINI NUVIA VRACO

Major programs

  • Management of obsolescence on nuclear facilities in the existing parc

  • Qualification of equipment dedicated to the new generations of EPR plants (Flamanville, Olkiluoto, Taishan …) * RJH (Jules Horowitz reactor) * GB2 (Georges Besse reactor unit 2) * ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)

  • Sustainable energy program (wind, solar, hydraulic)

Specific services

  • Electrical tests (dielectric, insulation resistance …)
  • Functional Limits Testing

  • Tests of behavior in time according to IEC 60068 standards: thermal aging, hot, cold, humidity, temperature variations, salt fog, vibrations

  • EMC tests (IEC 61000-4-2, 61000-4-3, 61000-4-4 and 61000-4-12)

  • Tests in accident conditions: earthquakes, reference accident (LOCA)
  • Irradiation tests
  • Qualification of packaging and containers of hazardous materials (according to IAEA regulations)

  • On-site measurements (hydraulic or nuclear power plant, oil exploration, wind turbine …)

Specific means

  • Several earthquake tables (bi-axis), including an exciter of 300 kN with table of 3x3m

  • 1600 liters LOCA (1) enclosure (thermodynamic shock tests)
  • More than 30 climatic chambers from 1 to 200 m3
  • 5 EMC cages, including a semi-anechoic enclosure of 500 m3
  • Fifteen vibratory exciters

(1) LOCA : Lost Of Cooling Accident

Types of tests covered

Sopemea carries out all the tests corresponding to the families of qualifications K1, K2, K3, K3 Ad and AG.

Research & competitiveness clusters

Sopemea is a player in the competitiveness cluster PNB (Nuclear Pole of Bourgogne).

Notre implication dans les instances industrielles

Sopemea is an active member of professional organizations: GIIN (Intersyndical Group of Nuclear Industry) and PFCE (Partnership Association France China Electricity).

Sopemea participates in the drafting of standards within the framework of the AFCEN.

Des exemples de notre implication

  • AG Qualification of Pressure Connectors and Transmitters

  • K1 qualification of power and measurement cables

  • K3 qualification of temperature probes

  • K2 qualification of cluster position sensors

  • Qualification K3 Ad flow meters
  • K3 qualification of hydrostatic probes

  • K3 protection relay qualification

  • Earthquake tests on registers, valves, circuit breakers, electrical cabinets, control panels, motor fans, diesel generator, transformers, power converters …