Knoxville, Tennessee — Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS), a leading nuclear technology consulting firm headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, has partnered with Rolls-Royce nuclear division to provide advanced nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C) system testing services to the global nuclear energy market.

Rolls-Royce designs, manufactures, and ensures the long-term support of safety I&C solutions for civil nuclear reactors worldwide. AMS is a recognized market leader in testing and verifying the performance of process I&C systems in all the nuclear power plants operating in the United States, as well as many in Europe and Asia. As part of the “PULSE” offer developed by Rolls-Royce, a comprehensive range of services will be provided by the two companies dedicated to monitoring the performance and health of safety I&C components (neutron detectors, pressure transmitters, temperature probes, cables, and connections).

Eric Blanc, President of Rolls-Royce’s Civil Nuclear division in France, said: “For more than 50 years, Rolls-Royce has been at the forefront of safeguarding more than half of the world’s nuclear power plants through the I&C solutions and technologies delivered to our customers. Supporting them in the long-term with high added-value services has always been the priority of Rolls-Royce. The establishment of this partnership with AMS will allow us to bring complementary predictive maintenance solutions to our customers, and thus improve the performance and reliability of their nuclear facilities.”

AMS President Dr. H.M. Hashemian said: “We are truly honored to partner with Rolls-Royce to bring our respective expertise, experience, and capabilities in the I&C field to support nuclear power plants operating worldwide. AMS’ partnership with Rolls-Royce will add a significant new dimension to AMS’ worldwide footprint.”

Established in 1977 in Knoxville, Tennessee, with nearly 100 employees and representatives in Austria, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, AMS provides the worldwide nuclear industry with products and services to measure instrumentation and control (I&C) performance and 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.

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe, and competitive solutions to meet the planet’s vital power needs. Headquartered in Grenoble, France, Rolls-Royce’s nuclear I&C division employs approximately 550 people, who design, manufacture, install, and provide long-term support for I&C solutions, installed on nearly 200 nuclear reactors worldwide, including the 58 reactors currently in operation in France. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested approximately $1.7 billion on research and development. In addition, the company supports a global network of 29 University Technology Centers, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.