United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W15  Digital Instrumentation and Controls: Considerations of Embedded Digital Technology in Plant Equipment

This session will look at the emerging issues concerning the increased application of embedded digital devices in plant actuation equipment (e.g., pumps, valves, breakers) that are important to safety. The discussions in this session will include the key safety issues of concern, the relevant operating and regulatory experience, the current status of international industry standards development efforts, and the existing regulatory requirements. It will also discuss the recent agency efforts on the subject including the issuance of a Regulatory Issue Summary.




  • Dinesh Taneja, Electronics Engineer, Division of Engineering, NRO/NRC tel: 301-415-0011, e-mail: Dinesh.Taneja@nrc.gov
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