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Instrumentation and Control Revamping

Jean-Lucien Mourlevat, Alain Parry, Jean-François Petetrot, Jean-François Aschenbrenner

Nuclear Technology

Volume 92 / Number 3 / December 1990 / Pages 300-308


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The advantages of replacing obsolete analog equipment with modern digital equipment in a pressurized water reactor are presented. Several modifications to the control system are discussed in detail, with anticipated benefits. The process of rejuvenating the protection system of old 900-MW(electric) plants is described, indicating objectives, technology employed, and new system architecture.

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