How the NRC modernized its digital I&C infrastructure and where it goes from here

June 11, 2021, 3:20PMNuclear NewsEric J. Benner and Steven A. Arndt

The Nuclear Regulatory Commissiona first formally developed infrastructure for the review of digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems in the 1990s. Although the current fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States was originally designed and constructed with analog systems, the U.S. nuclear industry has for more than 30 years been working to upgrade these older systems with modern digital equipment.

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