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Title: Human factors design, verification, and validation for two types of control room upgrades at a nuclear power plant

This paper describes the NUREG-0711 based human factors engineering (HFE) phases and associated elements required to support design, verification and validation (V&V), and implementation of a new plant process computer (PPC) and turbine control system (TCS) at a representative nuclear power plant. This paper reviews ways to take a human-system interface (HSI) specification and use it when migrating legacy PPC displays or designing displays with new functionality. These displays undergo iterative usability testing during the design phase and then undergo an integrated system validation (ISV) in a full scope control room training simulator. Following the successful demonstration of operator performance with the systems during the ISV, the new system is implemented at the plant, first in the training simulator and then in the main control room.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1177224
Report Number(s):
INL/CON--14-32524
Journal ID: ISSN 1541--9312; TRN: US1500153
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 58; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Annual International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Chicago, IL (United States), 27-31 Oct 2014
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; VALIDATION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CONTROL ROOMS; DESIGN; TURBINES; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; VERIFICATION; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; PROCESS COMPUTERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; IMPLEMENTATION; EQUIPMENT INTERFACES; SPECIFICATIONS modernization; NUREG-0711