Nuclear power and electronics

Vol. 27-3

September 1985

This article describes the development of some computerized operator support systems in the FRG with the main emphasis on safety aspects. The tasks of the systems are to: Log and record disturbances and accidents. Reduce the information load and present only essential alarms and messages. Improve signal supervision and verification. Enable a fast survey of the plant status (especially in case of accidents) and of the character and location of a disturbance. Carry out automatic diagnosis of disturbances. Compute process parameters that cannot be measured directly. Support operators as they follow procedures in the operating manual

Nuclear power and the electronics revolution. From video systems to robots, electronic tools are influencing nuclear plant operations

Control and safety computers in CANDU power stations. In Canada, Stage 3 of development calls for a fully computerized shutdown system

Advanced computerized operator support systems in the FRG. In the Federal Republic of Germany, automation carries increasing emphasis

Simulation technology in operator training. Full-scope, plant-specific simulators are part of the new reality

New concepts in control-room design. Worldwide, more attention is being given to improving the man-machine interface

Robots for nuclear power plants. In the USA, robotics technology used at the TMI-2 cleanup and at other nuclear plants has prompted interest and shaped research on how robots might best be used

Remote and automation technologies: Review of Japan's experience in the nuclear field

Reassessing radiation releases: A closer look at source term

Probabilistic safety assessment: Growing interest. PSA has matured into a useful tool for reactor safety

Blackpool: More evidence on PSA

Nuclear plant availability: Real achievements

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