United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T6  Advanced Technologies in Plant Operations: Operational and Safety Implications Identified through Experimentation and Control Room Modernization Efforts

The introduction of new human-system interface (HSI) technologies (e.g., computer-based procedures) in nuclear power plant control room designs can substantially enhance operator and plant performance.   However, these new technologies can also have substantial implications for the conduct of control room operations and introduce new opportunities for operator error.  This session addresses such operational and safety implications. The session speakers will discuss operating experience with advanced HSIs and insights gained through recent control room modernization efforts and simulator experiments performed by the OECD Halden Reactor Project. Additionally, this session will include an overview of recent research on adaptive automation.

  • David Desaulniers, Senior Technical Advisor for Human Factors and Human Performance Evaluation, Division of Construction Inspection and Operational Programs, NRO/NRC tel: 301-415-1705, e-mail: Dan.Dorman@nrc.gov


  • Niav Hughes, Human Factors Analyst, Division of Risk Analysis, RES/NRC
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