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Title: Addressing the human factors issues associated with control room modifications

Advanced human-system interface (HSI) technology is being integrated into existing nuclear plants as part of plant modifications and upgrades. The result of this trend is that hybrid HSIs are created, i.e., HSIs containing a mixture of conventional (analog) and advanced (digital) technology. The purpose of the present research is to define the potential effects of hybrid HSIs on personnel performance and plant safety and to develop human factors guidance for safety reviews of them where necessary. In support of this objective, human factors issues associated with hybrid HSIs were identified. The issues were evaluated for their potential significance to plant safety, i.e., their human performance concerns have the potential to compromise plant safety. The issues were then prioritized and a subset was selected for design review guidance development.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States). Dept. of Advanced Technology
  2. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
305915
Report Number(s):
NUREG/CP--0162-Vol.2; CONF-9710101--Vol.2
ON: TI98007504; TRN: IM9906%%167
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 25. water reactor safety information meeting, Bethesda, MD (United States), 20-22 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Twenty-fifth water reactor safety information meeting: Proceedings. Volume 2: Human reliability analysis and human performance evaluation; Technical issues related to rulemakings; Risk-informed, performance-based initiatives; High burn-up fuel research; Monteleone, S. [comp.] [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)]; PB: 236 p.
Research Org:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Washington, DC (United States);Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 NUCLEAR REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; CONTROL ROOMS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; MODIFICATIONS; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; ANALOG SYSTEMS; REACTOR OPERATORS; PERFORMANCE; HUMAN FACTORS