Application of Digital Technology to Nuclear Plant Control and Safety

  • A. B. Long
  • S. M. Divakaruni
  • R. B. Duffey


The nuclear industry must ensure the efficient, reliable, and safe operation of its power plants. For utilities, this is a challenging objective as they develop the expertize to support all facets of plant design and operation. It is particularly demanding given: 1) the extensive post TMI safety modifications; 2) the public concern about escalating energy costs; and 3) the problems of aging equipment. The magnitude of the challenge is manifested as a continuing series of complex and costly retrofits designed to enhance safety, fix operational problems, replace aging equipment, and sometimes improve capacity factor.


Digital Technology Nuclear Industry Digital Control Nuclear Plant Light Water Reactor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Long
    • 1
  • S. M. Divakaruni
    • 1
  • R. B. Duffey
    • 1
  1. 1.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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