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Title: Development strategies of an intelligent human-machine interface for next generation nuclear power plants

Abstract

An intelligent human-machine interface (HMI) has been developed to enhance the safety and availability of a nuclear power plant (NPP) by improving operational reliability. The key elements of the proposed HMI are the large display panels that present synopsis of the plant status and the compact, digital workstations for monitoring, control, and protection functions. The workstation consists of four consoles such as a dynamic alarm console (DAC), a system information console (SIC), a computerized operating-procedure console (COC), and a safety-related information console (SRIC). The DAC provides clean alarm pictures in which information overlapping is excluded and alarm impacts are discriminated for quick situation awareness. The SIC supports a normal operation by offering all necessary system information and control functions. In addition, it is closely linked to automatically display the related system information according to situations of the DAC and the COC. The COC aids the operator with proper emergency operation guidelines so as to shutdown the plant safely, and it also reduces his physical/mental burden by tracing the operating procedures automatically. The SRIC continuously displays safety-related information so that the operator can assess the plant status focusing on plant safety. The proposed HMI has been validated and demonstrated using themore » full-scope simulator for Yonggwang Units 1, 2. From the demonstration results, it can be concluded that the HMI enables the operator to terminate or mitigate plant disturbances early. After sufficient validation, the characteristic design features of the proposed HMI will be reflected in the main control room for the Korean next generation NPP`s.« less

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology, Taejon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. Korea Power Engineering Co., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Power Engineering Research Inst.
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
276583
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 3Pt3; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CONTROL ROOMS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; CONSOLES; REACTOR MONITORING SYSTEMS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; REACTOR OPERATORS; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; BWR TYPE REACTORS

Citation Formats

Choi, S S, Park, J K, Hong, J H, Kim, H G, Chang, S H, and Kang, K S. Development strategies of an intelligent human-machine interface for next generation nuclear power plants. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1109/23.502304.
Choi, S S, Park, J K, Hong, J H, Kim, H G, Chang, S H, & Kang, K S. Development strategies of an intelligent human-machine interface for next generation nuclear power plants. United States. doi:10.1109/23.502304.
Choi, S S, Park, J K, Hong, J H, Kim, H G, Chang, S H, and Kang, K S. Sat . "Development strategies of an intelligent human-machine interface for next generation nuclear power plants". United States. doi:10.1109/23.502304.
@article{osti_276583,
title = {Development strategies of an intelligent human-machine interface for next generation nuclear power plants},
author = {Choi, S S and Park, J K and Hong, J H and Kim, H G and Chang, S H and Kang, K S},
abstractNote = {An intelligent human-machine interface (HMI) has been developed to enhance the safety and availability of a nuclear power plant (NPP) by improving operational reliability. The key elements of the proposed HMI are the large display panels that present synopsis of the plant status and the compact, digital workstations for monitoring, control, and protection functions. The workstation consists of four consoles such as a dynamic alarm console (DAC), a system information console (SIC), a computerized operating-procedure console (COC), and a safety-related information console (SRIC). The DAC provides clean alarm pictures in which information overlapping is excluded and alarm impacts are discriminated for quick situation awareness. The SIC supports a normal operation by offering all necessary system information and control functions. In addition, it is closely linked to automatically display the related system information according to situations of the DAC and the COC. The COC aids the operator with proper emergency operation guidelines so as to shutdown the plant safely, and it also reduces his physical/mental burden by tracing the operating procedures automatically. The SRIC continuously displays safety-related information so that the operator can assess the plant status focusing on plant safety. The proposed HMI has been validated and demonstrated using the full-scope simulator for Yonggwang Units 1, 2. From the demonstration results, it can be concluded that the HMI enables the operator to terminate or mitigate plant disturbances early. After sufficient validation, the characteristic design features of the proposed HMI will be reflected in the main control room for the Korean next generation NPP`s.},
doi = {10.1109/23.502304},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
number = 3Pt3,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {6}
}