Publications


  • MPR Recommends ABWR Providing Effective Solution for Nuclear Plant Project Owners

    STP 3&4 Independent Assessment

    When NRG elected to proceed with the STP 3&4 project in 2006, STPNOC hired MPR to prepare an independent assessment of the project as well as the available options for constructing new nuclear power plants. Read More

  • MPR Creates Qualification Prototype for Addressing Digital Equipment

    Generic Qualification of Tricon PLC System

    MPR developed and implemented the program to qualify the Tricon PLC System for use in safety related nuclear applications. The engineering and testing program included environmental, seismic, EMC, and Class 1E to non-1E Isolation. The test program qualified the system chassis, power supplies, processor modules, analog input & output modules, digital input & output modules, relay output modules, and communication modules. Read More

  • MPR Creates First-Of-A-Kind Pump Modification, Saving Millions of Dollars

    HPI Pump Modifications

    Davis-Besse HPI pump modifications to increase tolerance to operation with debris-laden water. Read More

  • MPR Extends Service Efficiently from Short-Term to Long-Term

    Salem Fuel Handling Building (FHB) Degradation

    Leakage was identified in the Salem spent fuel pool liner, exposing the fuel handling building structure to degradation from long-term contact with boric acid. Read More

  • MPR Conducts Large Diesel Engine Extended No-Load Testing to Confirm Operability

    Nuclear Power Plant Emergency Generator

    MPR received a request from a nuclear power plant to conduct a full scale test to demonstrate that its emergency diesel generator (EDG) was capable of operating for an extended period of time at no load. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) had stated that it was unacceptable to operate its engines for long periods of time with little or no load on the engine generator set. Since the EDG is not required to produce full rated power during most accident conditions, the USNRC was concerned that the engine would not support its long-term plant safety mission. Read More

  • First-of-a-Kind Liposuction System

    MPR was asked by a start-up company with an innovative core technology to develop the Phaser Lipoplasty System, to allow for more effective tissue removal during liposuction procedures. By identifying and employing specific pressures and temperatures, adipose tissue may be removed with this system without burning or otherwise damaging non-target tissues within the surgical field. MPR performed initial testing to characterize this technology, as well as conceptualization, proof-of-concept development, detailed engineering, and verification and validation activities. By working concurrently with our industrial design service, HUCKdesign℠, the new liposuction system was delivered from sketch to FDA submission in twelve months. The device has now been cleared by the FDA. Read More

  • Cell Isolation Technology

    An MPR client desired to manufacture a medical device to isolate adiposederived adult stem cells (endothelial cells). A form of human primary cell, endothelial cells are used in a wide range of laboratory activities, from the creation of new therapies addressing human diseases to the healing of wounds and treatment of burns. Traditionally, isolating these cells from other components of human tissue has been a complex process, requiring timeconsuming and expensive human intervention with a manual, multi-step and inconsistent methodology. Read More

  • Periodontal Ultrasonic Imaging System

    A start-up company in the dental industry wanted to take a new concept for a digital imaging and diagnostic device for non-invasively detecting and monitoring treatment of periodontal disease, from a university laboratory environment to the clinical practice setting. Read More

  • Radiopharmaceutical Synthesis Device

    A leading supplier of products for radioisotope detection and analysis in life science, pharmaceutical and nuclear medicine research applications challenged MPR to design a new system for the labeling of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) tracers, including C-11 methylations and F-18 fluoroalkylations. The product needed to follow the client's flexible product strategy, be easy to use, maintain and clean, cost and reagent efficient, and consistent in product yield - all areas of concern with other C-11 radiopharmaceutical systems that typically have been manually prepared. Read More

  • Production Process Case - MPR Assists Drug Manufacturer in Designing Delivery Device, Production Process, and Manufacturing Facility

    A specialty pharmaceutical company sought to develop a first-of-a-kind drug delivery device, and design and rapidly construct a manufacturing facility for the combination product. However, the traditional facility build-out approach using process engineering, architect, builder, and validation firms creates schedule risk due to the various organizational interfaces. To manage this risk and complete the project on a very aggressive timeline, the company engaged MPR to provide the overall leadership, project management, and owner's engineering services. Read More