TH28 How Digital Technology Is Being Used Today and its Impact
Digital Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) systems improve plant reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and improve safety. Major digital modifications to I&C systems are also vital to address obsolescence and to ensure the long-term sustainability of aging reactor plants.
This year’s session will provide external stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the uses, benefits, and implications of digital technology in I&C systems. Instead of formal presentations, panelists will engage in a roundtable discussion to explore the benefits and solutions in the implementation of digital technology in nuclear applications.
The panelists will provide perspectives on several key questions, including these: What are the essential safety and reliability benefits of using digital technology? What are industry’s plans for the widespread implementation of digital I&C? What have international experiences in digital I&C taught us? What are the remaining industry and regulatory challenges? To enhance the dialogue, panelists will also welcome written questions from the audience.
- Eric Benner, Director, Division of Engineering, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-3298, e-mail: Eric.Benner@nrc.gov
- Sergiu Basturescu, Electronics Engineer, Division of Engineering, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-1237, e-mail: Sergiu.Basturescu@nrc.gov
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