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Computer-Based Human-Machine Interfaces for Emergency Operation

Maren H. Rø Eitrheim, Håkan Svengren, Alexandra Fernandes

Nuclear Technology / Volume 202 / Number 2-3 / May-June 2018 / Pages 247-258

Technical Paper /

Received:October 2, 2017
Accepted:January 8, 2018
Published:June 8, 2018

Emergency operating procedures (EOPs) are fundamental for coping with emergency and accident situations in nuclear power plants. Researchers at the Halden Reactor Project have developed a design concept including computer-based EOPs and other displays to support operators during emergency situations. The computer-based procedure system includes three displays: a symptom check display intended for monitoring EOP entrance criteria, a procedure selection and overview display, and a procedure performance display. A large-screen display provides shared information viewable for all operators in the control room. This paper describes the design, implementation, and initial testing of the displays in the Halden Man-Machine Laboratory. The original paper presented at the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2017) has been revised to include empirical results from a full-scope simulator study.

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