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The CANDU alarm analysis tool (CAAT)

Abstract

AECL undertook the development of a software tool to assist alarm system designers and maintainers based on feedback from several utilities and design groups. The software application is called the CANDU Alarm Analysis Tool (CAAT) and is being developed to: Reduce by one half the effort required to initially implement and commission alarm system improvements; improve the operational relevance, consistency and accuracy of station alarm information; record the basis for alarm-related decisions; provide printed reports of the current alarm configuration; and, make day-to-day maintenance of the alarm database less tedious and more cost-effective. The CAAT assists users in accessing, sorting and recording relevant information, design rules, decisions, and provides reports in support of alarm system maintenance, analysis of design changes, or regulatory inquiry. The paper discusses the need for such a tool, outlines the application objectives and principles used to guide tool development, describes the how specific tool features support user design and maintenance tasks, and relates the lessons learned from early application experience. (author). 4 refs, 2 figs.
Authors:
Davey, E C; Feher, M P; Lupton, L R [1] 
  1. Control Centre Technology Branch, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-IWG-NPPCI-97/1; CONF-9609391-; COG-97-47-I; AECL-11772.
Reference Number:
SCA: 220400; 210400; PA: AIX-28:059527; EDB-97:116770; SN: 97001844492
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAEA specialists` meeting on experience and improvements in advanced alarm annunciation systems in nuclear power plants, Chalk River (Canada), 17-19 Sep 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Experience and improvements in advanced alarm annunciation systems in nuclear power plants. Proceedings; PB: 355 p.
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; ALARM SYSTEMS; C CODES; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; COMPUTER CODES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; SAFETY; SAFETY ENGINEERING
OSTI ID:
519642
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, ON (Canada); Ontario Hydro, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97640102; TRN: XA9744371059527
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97640102
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 268-278
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Davey, E C, Feher, M P, and Lupton, L R. The CANDU alarm analysis tool (CAAT). IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
Davey, E C, Feher, M P, & Lupton, L R. The CANDU alarm analysis tool (CAAT). IAEA.
Davey, E C, Feher, M P, and Lupton, L R. 1997. "The CANDU alarm analysis tool (CAAT)." IAEA.
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title = {The CANDU alarm analysis tool (CAAT)}
author = {Davey, E C, Feher, M P, and Lupton, L R}
abstractNote = {AECL undertook the development of a software tool to assist alarm system designers and maintainers based on feedback from several utilities and design groups. The software application is called the CANDU Alarm Analysis Tool (CAAT) and is being developed to: Reduce by one half the effort required to initially implement and commission alarm system improvements; improve the operational relevance, consistency and accuracy of station alarm information; record the basis for alarm-related decisions; provide printed reports of the current alarm configuration; and, make day-to-day maintenance of the alarm database less tedious and more cost-effective. The CAAT assists users in accessing, sorting and recording relevant information, design rules, decisions, and provides reports in support of alarm system maintenance, analysis of design changes, or regulatory inquiry. The paper discusses the need for such a tool, outlines the application objectives and principles used to guide tool development, describes the how specific tool features support user design and maintenance tasks, and relates the lessons learned from early application experience. (author). 4 refs, 2 figs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Sep}
}