Industrial Internet of Things in Nuclear: Feasibility study

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify and compile information of existing industrial Internet of things (IIoT) solutions used both in nuclear industry and other industries, which could be applicable to the Nordic nuclear industry.
In recent years, digitalization has been one of the mainstream driving themes across industries and society. Rapid advancements in wireless communication and Internet of things (IoT) related technologies have opened new business opportunities and created new services and solutions, which various stakeholders take into use. Industrial IoT (IIoT) is used as a term, when IoT principles are applied in industrial plants and processes.
Nordic nuclear plants (NPPs) have been designed and constructed before the digitalization age has started. This results to the fact that these NPPs are lacking the IIoT solutions in the actual nuclear plants. Missing IIoT solutions applies alsomany international NPPs, which have been built before the digitalization era.
Digitalization is advancing in the society and positive experiences encourage also the nuclear industry to follow these steps. Although there exist also doubts and obstacles hindering the IIoT adoption in NPPs, various nuclear field stakeholders and research communities together with the nuclear industry are studying opportunities to overcome the additional obstacles and restrictions specific to the nuclear industry.
One main target of this study has been to offer support for the Nordic nuclear plants to start planning and adopting the IIoT into use.
This study is based on on-line surveys with selected experts from the Nordic nuclear power plants as well as on literature reviews from various sources, experience gained from relevant research projects and own practical experience.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyEnergiforsk Digitalization in nuclear applications program
Number of pages92
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7673-726-2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2021
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesEnergiforskrapport
Number726
Volume2021

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