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Title: Development and evaluation of the conceptual design for a liquid radiological waste system in an advanced hybrid control room

Abstract

As the current fleet of nuclear power plants are maintaining outdated or obsolete equipment it is common practice to replace worn-out equipment on an as-needed basis resulting in a series of like-for-like replacements of components on the control boards addressing an immediate need to replace equipment. Such upgrades rarely represent an encompassing or systematic vision for control room modernization and do not add the additional benefit of enhanced support for operators in the control room, which tend to overlook the opportunity to reduce operations and maintenance costs through enhanced efficiency. The purpose of the research is to provide guidance on how to realize these opportunities by designing control room human-system interfaces with advanced capabilities in mind. Further, the research seeks to ensure that control room modernizations are undertaken with a sound understanding of the impacts to human operators and are designed based on state-of-the art human factors principles. This report describes the conceptual design of the liquid radiological waste system and several research activities conducted to inform the design philosophy. The report also provides recommended updates to the original design philosophy (published by the researchers in 2018) based on the findings.


Citation Formats

Kovesdi, Casey R, Spielman, Zachary A, Hill, Rachael A, Le Blanc, Katya L, and Oxstrand, Johanna H. Development and evaluation of the conceptual design for a liquid radiological waste system in an advanced hybrid control room. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1495183.
Kovesdi, Casey R, Spielman, Zachary A, Hill, Rachael A, Le Blanc, Katya L, & Oxstrand, Johanna H. Development and evaluation of the conceptual design for a liquid radiological waste system in an advanced hybrid control room. United States. doi:10.2172/1495183.
Kovesdi, Casey R, Spielman, Zachary A, Hill, Rachael A, Le Blanc, Katya L, and Oxstrand, Johanna H. Fri . "Development and evaluation of the conceptual design for a liquid radiological waste system in an advanced hybrid control room". United States. doi:10.2172/1495183. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495183.
@article{osti_1495183,
title = {Development and evaluation of the conceptual design for a liquid radiological waste system in an advanced hybrid control room},
author = {Kovesdi, Casey R and Spielman, Zachary A and Hill, Rachael A and Le Blanc, Katya L and Oxstrand, Johanna H},
abstractNote = {As the current fleet of nuclear power plants are maintaining outdated or obsolete equipment it is common practice to replace worn-out equipment on an as-needed basis resulting in a series of like-for-like replacements of components on the control boards addressing an immediate need to replace equipment. Such upgrades rarely represent an encompassing or systematic vision for control room modernization and do not add the additional benefit of enhanced support for operators in the control room, which tend to overlook the opportunity to reduce operations and maintenance costs through enhanced efficiency. The purpose of the research is to provide guidance on how to realize these opportunities by designing control room human-system interfaces with advanced capabilities in mind. Further, the research seeks to ensure that control room modernizations are undertaken with a sound understanding of the impacts to human operators and are designed based on state-of-the art human factors principles. This report describes the conceptual design of the liquid radiological waste system and several research activities conducted to inform the design philosophy. The report also provides recommended updates to the original design philosophy (published by the researchers in 2018) based on the findings.},
doi = {10.2172/1495183},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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