Overview of the US program of controls for advanced reactors

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An automated control system can incorporate control goals and strategies, assessment of present and future plant status, diagnostic evaluation and maintenance planning, and signal and command validation. It has not been feasible to employ these capabilities in conventional hard-wired, analog, control systems. Recent advances in computer-based digital data acquisition systems, process controllers, fiber-optic signal transmission artificial intelligence tools and methods, and small inexpensive, fast, large-capacity computers---with both numeric and symbolic capabilities---have provided many of the necessary ingredients for developing large, practical automated control systems. Furthermore, recent reactor designs which provide strong passive responses to operational upsets or accidents afford good ... continued below

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White, J.D.; Sackett, J.I.; Monson, R.; Lindsay, R.W. & Carroll, D.G. January 1, 1989.

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An automated control system can incorporate control goals and strategies, assessment of present and future plant status, diagnostic evaluation and maintenance planning, and signal and command validation. It has not been feasible to employ these capabilities in conventional hard-wired, analog, control systems. Recent advances in computer-based digital data acquisition systems, process controllers, fiber-optic signal transmission artificial intelligence tools and methods, and small inexpensive, fast, large-capacity computers---with both numeric and symbolic capabilities---have provided many of the necessary ingredients for developing large, practical automated control systems. Furthermore, recent reactor designs which provide strong passive responses to operational upsets or accidents afford good opportunities to apply these advances in control technology. This paper presents an overall US national perspective for advanced controls research and development. The goals of high reliability, low operating cost and simple operation are described. The staged approach from conceptualization through implementation is discussed. Then the paper describes the work being done by ORNL, ANL and GE. The relationship of this work to the US commercial industry is also discussed.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • IWGFR specialists meeting on advanced controls for fast reactors, Argonne, IL, USA, 20 Jun 1989

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  • Other: DE89014776
  • Report No.: CONF-890673-2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6108873
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1113442

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White, J.D.; Sackett, J.I.; Monson, R.; Lindsay, R.W. & Carroll, D.G. Overview of the US program of controls for advanced reactors, article, January 1, 1989; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1113442/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.