Maintenance of reactor safety and control computers at a large government facility

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In 1950 the US Government contracted the Du Pont Company to design, build, and operate the Savannah River Plant (SRP). At the time, it was the largest construction project ever undertaken by man. It is still the largest of the Department of Energy facilities. In the nearly 35 years that have elapsed, Du Pont has met its commitments to the US Government and set world safety records in the construction and operation of nuclear facilities. Contributing factors in achieving production goals and setting the safety records are a staff of highly qualified personnel, a well maintained plant, and sound maintenance ... continued below

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Brady, H G January 1, 1985.

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In 1950 the US Government contracted the Du Pont Company to design, build, and operate the Savannah River Plant (SRP). At the time, it was the largest construction project ever undertaken by man. It is still the largest of the Department of Energy facilities. In the nearly 35 years that have elapsed, Du Pont has met its commitments to the US Government and set world safety records in the construction and operation of nuclear facilities. Contributing factors in achieving production goals and setting the safety records are a staff of highly qualified personnel, a well maintained plant, and sound maintenance programs. There have been many ''first ever'' achievements at SRP. These ''firsts'' include: (1) computer control of a nuclear rector, and (2) use of computer systems as safety circuits. This presentation discusses the maintenance program provided for these computer systems and all digital systems at SRP. An in-house computer maintenance program that was started in 1966 with five persons has grown to a staff of 40 with investments in computer hardware increasing from $4 million in 1970 to more than $60 million in this decade. 4 figs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Wilmington section ISA symposium, Newark, DE, USA, 23 Apr 1985

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  • Other: DE85011509
  • Report No.: DP-MS-85-35
  • Report No.: CONF-8504145-1
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5433174
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1068632

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Brady, H G. Maintenance of reactor safety and control computers at a large government facility, article, January 1, 1985; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1068632/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.