The seismic safety monitoring systems developed by Hubei company reach the world standard and occupy a large market share


A worker is rescued after 101 hours under the rubble in Deyang, southwest China’s Sichuan province, May 16, 2008. Photo: VCG

Seismic safety monitoring systems used in nuclear power plants and high-speed railways independently developed by a Hubei company have reached global standards and are said to account for a significant market share in China.

Developed by Wuhan Institute of Seismic Scientific Instruments Co in Hubei Province (Central China), Seismic Safety Monitoring Systems include Seismic Safety Monitoring Systems of Nuclear Power Plants and High Speed ​​Railways , the Hubei Daily reported on Wednesday.

The nuclear power plant seismic safety monitoring system (NPP) has been used in 24 nuclear power plants in China, accounting for 95% of the domestic market, while the high-speed railways seismic safety monitoring system has been used. applied in 18 high speed railways. , covering nearly 10,000 kilometers of rail tracks, accounting for 70 percent of the domestic market share, according to the report.

Chen Zhigao, president of the company, who is also a researcher at the Hubei Earthquake Agency, said that in the event of an earthquake, their systems can calculate ground motion parameters in real time. When destructive seismic waves arrive, systems can safely reduce the impacts of disasters for large projects, such as controlling high-speed trains to decelerate and warn nuclear power plants to stop nuclear reactions, to avoid severe damage during an earthquake.

The nuclear power plant seismic safety monitoring system broke France and the United States’ monopoly on nuclear power plants in China in 2008, and caught the attention of the railway department, China Emergency reported. Management News.

May 12 is the National Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Day set by China in 2009 to enhance national awareness of disaster prevention and mitigation, and improve the quality of prevention work. , mitigation and relief.

On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, killing 68,712 people and leaving 17,912 people missing in the province.


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