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Title: Planning and Analyses Performed to Install Halden’s Advanced Control Room Concept in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory

Abstract

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) sponsors the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which has the goal of sustaining U.S. nuclear assets through conducting high-quality, value-added research and development (R&D) that provides the technical bases to extend the operating life of commercial NPPs. One area in the LWRS program is the Plant Modernization pathway, which includes human factors R&D, human factors engineering (HFE), and ergonomics, conducts targeted R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems in NPPs. LWRS program researchers have been conducting R&D that enables the modernization of the I&C technologies in NPP main control rooms and have authored numerous reports on those research activities. Interestingly, however, virtually all of the control room modernization activities that have been researched in collaboration with various U.S. utility partners has been on upgrades that are the first steps to position these legacy control rooms for further full nuclear plant modernization. So, while many nuclear utility owners and operators have taken the first steps toward the digitalization of the control room I&C, LWRS program researchers are not aware of what any utility’s end-state vision is for full control room modernization.more » Thus, the purpose of this LWRS R&D activity is to start developing an advanced control room interface concept for legacy NPPs and to demonstrate it in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) so that utility partners can see what a potential end state is for their control room upgrade activities. The end state shows what a fully modernized control room looks like and how it works, and is the result of HFE and I&C work to transition the existing control room and its concept of operations to a new advanced control room configuration. This report documents the planning and analyses performed to install an advanced control room concept in the HSSL. Future LWRS reports will document the process to set up the HSSL and the gPWR with the HSI developed in Halden, and then document how LWRS program researchers at INL and Halden are supporting the capability to conduct future studies by creating additional HSIs that support control room modernization.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. Institute for Energy Technology (Norway)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1484698
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-18-45996-Rev000
TRN: US1902701
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Human Factors Engineering; Control Room Modernization; Light Water Reactor Sustainability; Instrumentation and Control Systems; Human Systems Simulation Laboratory

Citation Formats

Joe, Jeffrey C., and McDonald, Robert. Planning and Analyses Performed to Install Halden’s Advanced Control Room Concept in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484698.
Joe, Jeffrey C., & McDonald, Robert. Planning and Analyses Performed to Install Halden’s Advanced Control Room Concept in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory. United States. doi:10.2172/1484698.
Joe, Jeffrey C., and McDonald, Robert. Tue . "Planning and Analyses Performed to Install Halden’s Advanced Control Room Concept in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory". United States. doi:10.2172/1484698. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484698.
@article{osti_1484698,
title = {Planning and Analyses Performed to Install Halden’s Advanced Control Room Concept in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory},
author = {Joe, Jeffrey C. and McDonald, Robert},
abstractNote = {The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) sponsors the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which has the goal of sustaining U.S. nuclear assets through conducting high-quality, value-added research and development (R&D) that provides the technical bases to extend the operating life of commercial NPPs. One area in the LWRS program is the Plant Modernization pathway, which includes human factors R&D, human factors engineering (HFE), and ergonomics, conducts targeted R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems in NPPs. LWRS program researchers have been conducting R&D that enables the modernization of the I&C technologies in NPP main control rooms and have authored numerous reports on those research activities. Interestingly, however, virtually all of the control room modernization activities that have been researched in collaboration with various U.S. utility partners has been on upgrades that are the first steps to position these legacy control rooms for further full nuclear plant modernization. So, while many nuclear utility owners and operators have taken the first steps toward the digitalization of the control room I&C, LWRS program researchers are not aware of what any utility’s end-state vision is for full control room modernization. Thus, the purpose of this LWRS R&D activity is to start developing an advanced control room interface concept for legacy NPPs and to demonstrate it in the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) so that utility partners can see what a potential end state is for their control room upgrade activities. The end state shows what a fully modernized control room looks like and how it works, and is the result of HFE and I&C work to transition the existing control room and its concept of operations to a new advanced control room configuration. This report documents the planning and analyses performed to install an advanced control room concept in the HSSL. Future LWRS reports will document the process to set up the HSSL and the gPWR with the HSI developed in Halden, and then document how LWRS program researchers at INL and Halden are supporting the capability to conduct future studies by creating additional HSIs that support control room modernization.},
doi = {10.2172/1484698},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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