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The Advanced Control Room Project ISACS

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Abstract

In 1987, the decision was made within the Halden Project to develop a prototype of a new control room coupled to the NORS simulator, a simulator representing the Loviisa nuclear plant in Finland. The main purpose of the project was to demonstrate how new knowledge in human factors with respect to operation of complex processes, combined with availability of a broad spectrum of computerised operator support systems, could improve safety and efficiency in operation of nuclear plants. The chapter describes the background for and development of the first prototype, ISACS-1, completed in 1991. It further presents the experiences gained from the project, from formal evaluations and practical use, and discusses the system concept in relation to commercial nuclear plant control room development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Former OECD Halden Reactor ProjectInstitutt for EnergiteknikkHaldenNorway

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