Systems usability concerns in hybrid control rooms

Paula Savioja, Iina Aaltonen, Hannu Karvonen, Hanna Koskinen, Jari Laarni, Leena Norros, L. Salo

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from two large scale simulator test series which were carried out in the Finnish NPPs. Altogether 18 professional operating crews took part in the experiments and each of them conducted three scenarios at the training simulator of the respective plant. The studies provide evidence on how well-trained operating crews actually manage accident and incident situations in a hybrid control room. The tests were organized in order to have a solid reference in the possible future validation efforts regarding the human factors in the modernization of automation and control room systems. The systems usability (SU) evaluation framework has been developed to understand the role of tools in complex activity. In this paper, we describe the test results of these reference tests for the two plants: both, separately and by comparing the findings of the two cases using the SU framework
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society ANS
Pages476-487
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-1-6274-8015-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012 - San Diego, California, United States
Duration: 22 Jul 201226 Jul 2012

Conference

Conference8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012
Abbreviated titleNPIC & HMIT 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, California
Period22/07/1226/07/12

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Human engineering
Accidents
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Keywords

  • Hybrid control room
  • evaluation
  • human factors
  • systems usability

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Savioja, P., Aaltonen, I., Karvonen, H., Koskinen, H., Laarni, J., Norros, L., & Salo, L. (2012). Systems usability concerns in hybrid control rooms. In Proceedings: 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012 (Vol. 1, pp. 476-487). American Nuclear Society ANS.
Savioja, Paula ; Aaltonen, Iina ; Karvonen, Hannu ; Koskinen, Hanna ; Laarni, Jari ; Norros, Leena ; Salo, L. / Systems usability concerns in hybrid control rooms. Proceedings: 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012. Vol. 1 American Nuclear Society ANS, 2012. pp. 476-487
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Systems usability concerns in hybrid control rooms. / Savioja, Paula; Aaltonen, Iina; Karvonen, Hannu; Koskinen, Hanna; Laarni, Jari; Norros, Leena; Salo, L.

Proceedings: 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012. Vol. 1 American Nuclear Society ANS, 2012. p. 476-487.

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Savioja P, Aaltonen I, Karvonen H, Koskinen H, Laarni J, Norros L et al. Systems usability concerns in hybrid control rooms. In Proceedings: 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC & HMIT 2012. Vol. 1. American Nuclear Society ANS. 2012. p. 476-487