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Title: Automated Work Packages Prototype: Initial Design, Development, and Evaluation. Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program

The goal of the Automated Work Packages (AWP) project is to demonstrate how to enhance work quality, cost management, and nuclear safety through the use of advanced technology. The work described in this report is part of the digital architecture for a highly automated plant project of the technical program plan for advanced instrumentation, information, and control (II&C) systems technologies. This report addresses the DOE Milestone M2LW-15IN0603112: Describe the outcomes of field evaluations/demonstrations of the AWP prototype system and plant surveillance and communication framework requirements at host utilities. A brief background to the need for AWP research is provided, then two human factors field evaluation studies are described. These studies focus on the user experience of conducting a task (in this case a preventive maintenance and a surveillance test) while using an AWP system. The remaining part of the report describes an II&C effort to provide real time status updates to the technician by wireless transfer of equipment indications and a dynamic user interface.
Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1236802
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT--15-35825
TRN: US1600271
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
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; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WATER COOLED REACTORS; EVALUATION; DESIGN; INSPECTION; MONITORING; SUSTAINABILITY; HUMAN FACTORS; AUTOMATION; COMMUNICATIONS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; COST; EQUIPMENT INTERFACES; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; REACTOR INSTRUMENTATION Automated Work Packages; Computer Based Procedure; Valve Position Indication; Wireless Communication