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Operator performance and annunciation sounds

Abstract

This paper discusses the audible component of annunciation found in typical operating power stations. The purpose of the audible alarm is stated and the psychological elements involved in the human processing of alarm sounds is explored. Psychological problems with audible annunciation are noted. Simple and more complex improvements to existing systems are described. A modern alarm system is suggested for retrofits or new plant designs. (author) 3 refs.
Authors:
Patterson, B K; Bradley, M T; Artiss, W G [1] 
  1. Human Factors Practical, Dipper Harbour, NB (Canada)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-CA-0070; CONF-9706208-
Reference Number:
SCA: 220400; 210400; PA: AIX-30:020421; EDB-99:049437; SN: 99002092749
Resource Relation:
Conference: Powering Canada`s future, Toronto (Canada), 8-11 Jun 1997; Other Information: DN: 3 refs.; PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of CNS proceedings of the 1997 CNA/CNS annual conference on powering Canada`s future. Vol. 1, 2; Donnelly, J.V. [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)]; Oliva, A. [Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)] [eds.]; PB: [1122] p.
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ALARM SYSTEMS; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; CONTROL ROOMS; HUMAN FACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PERFORMANCE; REACTOR OPERATORS; RETROFITTING
OSTI ID:
340696
Research Organizations:
Canadian Nuclear Society, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0227-1907; Other: ON: DE99622191; TRN: CA9900045020421
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99622191
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. [16]
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Patterson, B K, Bradley, M T, and Artiss, W G. Operator performance and annunciation sounds. Canada: N. p., 1997. Web.
Patterson, B K, Bradley, M T, & Artiss, W G. Operator performance and annunciation sounds. Canada.
Patterson, B K, Bradley, M T, and Artiss, W G. 1997. "Operator performance and annunciation sounds." Canada.
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title = {Operator performance and annunciation sounds}
author = {Patterson, B K, Bradley, M T, and Artiss, W G}
abstractNote = {This paper discusses the audible component of annunciation found in typical operating power stations. The purpose of the audible alarm is stated and the psychological elements involved in the human processing of alarm sounds is explored. Psychological problems with audible annunciation are noted. Simple and more complex improvements to existing systems are described. A modern alarm system is suggested for retrofits or new plant designs. (author) 3 refs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}