With one of the largest safety-related installed bases in the world, the Westinghouse Common Qualified or Common Q™ safety grade instrumentation and control (I&C) platform is approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other nuclear regulators worldwide for both new plant build applications and operating plant safety system upgrades.
The Common Q platform is safe, reliable, easy to service and supported for long -term operations.
The Westinghouse Advant Controller 160 (AC160) Programmable Logic Controller is the core of the Common Q platform with safety qualified equipment serving the human-machine interface.
With more than 30 years of I&C systems design, testing and implementation, Westinghouse understands the need for safe, efficient and cost-effective I&C safety systems. The Common Q platform reflects those basic requirements and offers other significant benefits including improved reliability, improved maintainability and reduced manual surveillance and test labor.