Using Operating Procedures in NPP Process Control

Leena Salo, Leena Norros, Paula Savioja

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This paper reports results of a qualitative analysis of procedure usage in NPP process control. The data was gathered in a test series that was conducted at the training simulator of the Fortum Loviisa nuclear power plant (NPP) in autumn 2008. The aim of the research is to construct understanding of the role of operating procedures in process control on a general level. In addition, the role of emergency operating procedures in structuring the activity in a specific accident scenario is studied. To demonstrate the methodology and to analyse in detail the role of procedures in one accident situation, the results concerning one run and one crew are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning beyond the Product - Understanding Activity and User Experience in Ubiquitous Environments
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2009
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6340-1
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6339-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2009 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 30 Sept 20092 Oct 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, ECCE 2009


  • emergency operating procedures
  • process control
  • qualitative analysis


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