Pre-validation of nuclear power plant control room design

Jari Laarni, Paula Savioja, Hannu Karvonen, Leena Norros

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Abstract

Evaluation of the design of complex automation and control room systems is an essential phase in the design process in the nuclear field. For example, in order to meet the nuclear regulatory requirements, the new control room systems have to be evaluated in full-scope simulators to achieve a validation of the systems. We have developed a specific approach for the pre-validation of human-system interfaces and applied the method to evaluate the control room designs of a Finnish nuclear power plant. Some lessons learned from previous tests are provided. The paper will also discuss some open questions concerning the use of pre-validation test data. One of the most interesting questions is how pre-validation test data can be used in the final validation of a system, and how a set of pre-validation tests can support the validation by providing cumulative evidence of the functionality and usability of the system
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
EditorsD. Harris
PublisherSpringer
Pages404-413
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-21741-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21740-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201114 Jul 2011

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume6781
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
Abbreviated titleEPCE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period9/07/1114/07/11

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Nuclear power plants
Automation
Simulators

Keywords

  • Concept of operations
  • control room
  • pre-validation
  • verification & validation

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Laarni, J., Savioja, P., Karvonen, H., & Norros, L. (2011). Pre-validation of nuclear power plant control room design. In D. Harris (Ed.), Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 404-413). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 6781 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_43
Laarni, Jari ; Savioja, Paula ; Karvonen, Hannu ; Norros, Leena. / Pre-validation of nuclear power plant control room design. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. editor / D. Harris. Springer, 2011. pp. 404-413 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6781).
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Pre-validation of nuclear power plant control room design. / Laarni, Jari; Savioja, Paula; Karvonen, Hannu; Norros, Leena.

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. ed. / D. Harris. Springer, 2011. p. 404-413 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6781).

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Laarni J, Savioja P, Karvonen H, Norros L. Pre-validation of nuclear power plant control room design. In Harris D, editor, Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Springer. 2011. p. 404-413. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6781). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21741-8_43