Operator experiences on working in screen-based control rooms

Leena Salo, Jari Laarni, Paula Savioja

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Abstract

This paper introduces the results of two interview studies carried out in Finland in four conventional power plants and one nuclear power plant. The aim of the studies was to gather data on user experiences on the effects of control room modernizations and digital control room technology on operator work. Since the number of completed digitalization projects in nuclear power plants is small supplementary information was gathered by interviewing operators in conventional power plants. Our results suggest that even though the modernization processes have been success stories, they have created new challenges for operator personnel. Examples of these challenges are increased requirements for competence and collaboration, problems in trust calibration and development of awareness of the process state. Some major differences in the digitalization of human-system interfaces between conventional and nuclear power plants were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral studies of nuclear reactors S22
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
Pages451-458
ISBN (Print)0-89448-051-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th ANS International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, NPIC&HMIT 2006 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 12 Nov 200616 Nov 2006

Publication series

SeriesINIS Report
Number47
Volume43

Conference

Conference5th ANS International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, NPIC&HMIT 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period12/11/0616/11/06

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    Salo, L., Laarni, J., & Savioja, P. (2006). Operator experiences on working in screen-based control rooms. In General studies of nuclear reactors S22 (pp. 451-458). American Nuclear Society ANS. INIS Report, No. 47, Vol.. 43