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Title: Compact Control Room Digital Modernization Generic Requirements and Implementation Description

Abstract

The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program has the overall objective to sustain the operation of existing commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). To accomplish this program objective, there are multiple LWRS “pathways” or research and development (R&D) focus areas. One LWRS focus area is the Plant Modernization pathway, which conducts R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems of the U.S. operating LWR fleet. The two major goals for this R&D are: (1) to ensure that legacy analog I&C systems are not life-limiting issues for the LWR fleet, and (2) to implement digital I&C technology in a manner that enables broad innovation and business improvement in NPPs. Under the LWRS Program, researchers developed a requirements specification that is a complete plant-wide design that encompasses all safety and non-safety instrumentation and control (I&C) systems of a nuclear power plant, including human systems interfaces (HSI), and the interface to plant measurement channels (e.g., temperature, pressure) and controlled plant components (e.g., pumps, valves, electrical breakers). The LWRS Program researchers call this requirements specification the Compact Control Room Digital Modernization (CDM). This report is the requirements specificationmore » for CDM. This document includes the CDM design bases and the more detailed requirements to achieve those design bases. It also includes descriptions of CDM implementations that meet those detailed requirements. Alternate implementations may also meet those requirements. These CDM implementation descriptions are distinguished from the requirements with blue italicized text. This document may be used directly by plant owners to obtain an equipment supplier for the CDM. Alternately, this document can be referenced by a plant specific procurement specification. The purpose of this document is also to describe the CDM for approval by US NRC as a topical report (ToR). After approval by the NRC, this ToR is intended to be referenced in plant specific license amendment requests (LAR) for plant-wide digital modernization.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Nuclear Automation Engineering, LLC
  2. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1567689
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-19-55771-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Light Water Reactor Sustainability; Instrumentation and Controls; Requirements Specification; Full Nuclear Plant Modernization

Citation Formats

Scarola, Ken, Thomas, Kenneth D, and Joe, Jeffrey C. Compact Control Room Digital Modernization Generic Requirements and Implementation Description. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1567689.
Scarola, Ken, Thomas, Kenneth D, & Joe, Jeffrey C. Compact Control Room Digital Modernization Generic Requirements and Implementation Description. United States. doi:10.2172/1567689.
Scarola, Ken, Thomas, Kenneth D, and Joe, Jeffrey C. Thu . "Compact Control Room Digital Modernization Generic Requirements and Implementation Description". United States. doi:10.2172/1567689. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1567689.
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title = {Compact Control Room Digital Modernization Generic Requirements and Implementation Description},
author = {Scarola, Ken and Thomas, Kenneth D and Joe, Jeffrey C},
abstractNote = {The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program has the overall objective to sustain the operation of existing commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). To accomplish this program objective, there are multiple LWRS “pathways” or research and development (R&D) focus areas. One LWRS focus area is the Plant Modernization pathway, which conducts R&D to address aging and reliability concerns with the legacy instrumentation and control (I&C) and related information systems of the U.S. operating LWR fleet. The two major goals for this R&D are: (1) to ensure that legacy analog I&C systems are not life-limiting issues for the LWR fleet, and (2) to implement digital I&C technology in a manner that enables broad innovation and business improvement in NPPs. Under the LWRS Program, researchers developed a requirements specification that is a complete plant-wide design that encompasses all safety and non-safety instrumentation and control (I&C) systems of a nuclear power plant, including human systems interfaces (HSI), and the interface to plant measurement channels (e.g., temperature, pressure) and controlled plant components (e.g., pumps, valves, electrical breakers). The LWRS Program researchers call this requirements specification the Compact Control Room Digital Modernization (CDM). This report is the requirements specification for CDM. This document includes the CDM design bases and the more detailed requirements to achieve those design bases. It also includes descriptions of CDM implementations that meet those detailed requirements. Alternate implementations may also meet those requirements. These CDM implementation descriptions are distinguished from the requirements with blue italicized text. This document may be used directly by plant owners to obtain an equipment supplier for the CDM. Alternately, this document can be referenced by a plant specific procurement specification. The purpose of this document is also to describe the CDM for approval by US NRC as a topical report (ToR). After approval by the NRC, this ToR is intended to be referenced in plant specific license amendment requests (LAR) for plant-wide digital modernization.},
doi = {10.2172/1567689},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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