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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAlbuquerque
    Period12/11/0616/11/06

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