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On-Line Computers in Nuclear Power Plants a Review

  • M. W. Jervis

Abstract

Digital computers play an important part in the design of nuclear power plants, and on-line computer systems now occupy an important place in plant operation. The basic reasons for introducing computers into power plants are considered, and the control and display facilities that they are required to provide are discussed. Special reference is made to security requirements and to the system configurations employed to provide high integrity, including the case in which computers are used in reactor protection systems. Some examples of systems in service are described, and their performance is discussed with special reference to difficulties and inadequacies that have been experienced. Implications of current trends in technology are discussed and conclusions reached on future trends.

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Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Power Station Online Computer Pressurize Water Reactor Central Processor Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Jervis
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  1. 1.Central Electricity Generating BoardBarnwood, GloucesterEngland

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