A step towards more agile and adaptive management of nuclear power plant control room renewals: Lessons learned from a project in Finland

Jari Laarni, Leena Salo, Leena Norros

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    Abstract

    The modernization of automation systems, control rooms (CRs) and human-machine interfaces (HSIs) is a topical issue at TVO’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant (NPP) in Finland. The present study is based on interviews carried out on several occasions at the Olkiluoto plant. The main aim is to provide an overview description of the modernization of the CR and HSIs and to conduct an assessment of the modernization project. A special emphasis is put on the evaluation of operators' role in the project. Automation renewal has been the main driver for the modernization of CRs and HSIs at TVO, and the renewal of the main CR and HSIs is only a small part of the total renewal project. On the other hand, operators have been actively involved in the design of new systems, and their opinions have been well heard and taken into consideration. In general, project members and operators agree that the project has been a success, and their expectations have been well met. The TVO’s modernization project’s can be considered planning-driven rather than plan-driven, which means that plans can be to some degree adjusted during the project based on feedback from different stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organization Sessions
    Place of PublicationHalden
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEnlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, EHPG 2007 - Storefjell Resort Hotel, Gol, Norway
    Duration: 11 Mar 200716 Mar 2007

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    ConferenceEnlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, EHPG 2007
    CountryNorway
    CityGol
    Period11/03/0716/03/07

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    Laarni, J., Salo, L., & Norros, L. (2007). A step towards more agile and adaptive management of nuclear power plant control room renewals: Lessons learned from a project in Finland. In Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organization Sessions Halden.
    Laarni, Jari ; Salo, Leena ; Norros, Leena. / A step towards more agile and adaptive management of nuclear power plant control room renewals : Lessons learned from a project in Finland. Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organization Sessions. Halden, 2007.
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    Laarni, J, Salo, L & Norros, L 2007, A step towards more agile and adaptive management of nuclear power plant control room renewals: Lessons learned from a project in Finland. in Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organization Sessions. Halden, Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, EHPG 2007, Gol, Norway, 11/03/07.

    A step towards more agile and adaptive management of nuclear power plant control room renewals : Lessons learned from a project in Finland. / Laarni, Jari; Salo, Leena; Norros, Leena.

    Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Proceedings of the Man-Technology-Organization Sessions. Halden, 2007.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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