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Title: Human Factors Engineering Review Model for advanced nuclear power reactors

Abstract

One of the major issues to emerge from the initial design reviews under the certification process was that detailed human-systems interface (HSI) design information was not available for staff review. To address the lack of design detail issue. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is performing the design certification reviews based on a design process plan which describes the human factors engineering (HFE) program elements that are necessary and sufficient to develop an acceptable detailed design specification. Since the review of a design process is unprecedented in the nuclear industry. The criteria for review are not addressed by current regulations or guidance documents and. therefore, had to be developed. Thus, an HFE Program Review Model was developed. This paper will describe the model`s rationale, scope, objectives, development, general characteristics. and application.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10158188
Report Number(s):
BNL-NUREG-48657; CONF-930401-17
ON: DE93012525
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Meeting on nuclear plant instrumentation, control and man-machine interface technologies,Oak Ridge, TN (United States),18-21 Apr 1993; Other Information: PBD: [1993]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; REACTORS; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; CERTIFICATION; DESIGN; EVALUATION; QUALITY ASSURANCE; REACTOR SAFETY; 220900; 210700; REGULATION AND LICENSING

Citation Formats

O`Hara, J., Higgins, J., Goodman, C., and Galletti, G.: Eckenrode, R.. Human Factors Engineering Review Model for advanced nuclear power reactors. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
O`Hara, J., Higgins, J., Goodman, C., & Galletti, G.: Eckenrode, R.. Human Factors Engineering Review Model for advanced nuclear power reactors. United States.
O`Hara, J., Higgins, J., Goodman, C., and Galletti, G.: Eckenrode, R.. 1993. "Human Factors Engineering Review Model for advanced nuclear power reactors". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10158188.
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abstractNote = {One of the major issues to emerge from the initial design reviews under the certification process was that detailed human-systems interface (HSI) design information was not available for staff review. To address the lack of design detail issue. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is performing the design certification reviews based on a design process plan which describes the human factors engineering (HFE) program elements that are necessary and sufficient to develop an acceptable detailed design specification. Since the review of a design process is unprecedented in the nuclear industry. The criteria for review are not addressed by current regulations or guidance documents and. therefore, had to be developed. Thus, an HFE Program Review Model was developed. This paper will describe the model`s rationale, scope, objectives, development, general characteristics. and application.},
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