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Title: Migration of Older to New Digital Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Main Control Rooms

Abstract

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has the primary mission to advance nuclear power by resolving socio-technical issues through research and development (R&D). One DOE-NE activity supporting this mission is the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program. LWRS has the overall objective to sustain the operation of existing commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) through conducting R&D across multiple “pathways,” or R&D focus areas. The Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control (II&C) Systems Technologies pathway conducts targeted R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems in operating U.S. NPPs. This work involves (1) ensuring that legacy analog II&C systems are not life-limiting issues for the LWR fleet, and (2) implementing digital II&C technology in a manner that enables broad innovation and business improvement in the NPP operating model. Under the LWRS Advanced II&C pathway, Human Factors experts at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have been conducting R&D in support of NPP main control room (MCR) modernization activities. Work in prior years has focused on migrating analog I&C systems to new digital I&C systems (). In fiscal year 2016 (FY16), one new focus area for this researchmore » is migrating older digital I&C systems to new and advanced digital I&C systems. This report summarizes a plan for conducting a digital-to-digital migration of a legacy digital I&C system to a new digital I&C system in support of control room modernization activities.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1371641
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-16-38576
TRN: US1701952
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CONTROL ROOMS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; NUCLEAR POWER; HUMAN FACTORS; Control Room Modernization; Human Factors; Instrumentation and Control; Light Water Reactor Sustainability

Citation Formats

Kovesdi, Casey Robert, and Joe, Jeffrey Clark. Migration of Older to New Digital Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Main Control Rooms. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1371641.
Kovesdi, Casey Robert, & Joe, Jeffrey Clark. Migration of Older to New Digital Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Main Control Rooms. United States. doi:10.2172/1371641.
Kovesdi, Casey Robert, and Joe, Jeffrey Clark. Fri . "Migration of Older to New Digital Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Main Control Rooms". United States. doi:10.2172/1371641. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1371641.
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title = {Migration of Older to New Digital Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Main Control Rooms},
author = {Kovesdi, Casey Robert and Joe, Jeffrey Clark},
abstractNote = {The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has the primary mission to advance nuclear power by resolving socio-technical issues through research and development (R&D). One DOE-NE activity supporting this mission is the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program. LWRS has the overall objective to sustain the operation of existing commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) through conducting R&D across multiple “pathways,” or R&D focus areas. The Advanced Instrumentation, Information, and Control (II&C) Systems Technologies pathway conducts targeted R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems in operating U.S. NPPs. This work involves (1) ensuring that legacy analog II&C systems are not life-limiting issues for the LWR fleet, and (2) implementing digital II&C technology in a manner that enables broad innovation and business improvement in the NPP operating model. Under the LWRS Advanced II&C pathway, Human Factors experts at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have been conducting R&D in support of NPP main control room (MCR) modernization activities. Work in prior years has focused on migrating analog I&C systems to new digital I&C systems (). In fiscal year 2016 (FY16), one new focus area for this research is migrating older digital I&C systems to new and advanced digital I&C systems. This report summarizes a plan for conducting a digital-to-digital migration of a legacy digital I&C system to a new digital I&C system in support of control room modernization activities.},
doi = {10.2172/1371641},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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