Requirements for Computer Based-Procedures for Nuclear Power Plant Field Operators Results from a Qualitative Study

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Although computer-based procedures (CBPs) have been investigated as a way to enhance operator performance on procedural tasks in the nuclear industry for almost thirty years, they are not currently widely deployed at United States utilities. One of the barriers to the wide scale deployment of CBPs is the lack of operational experience with CBPs that could serve as a sound basis for justifying the use of CBPs for nuclear utilities. Utilities are hesitant to adopt CBPs because of concern over potential costs of implementation, and concern over regulatory approval. Regulators require a sound technical basis for the use of any ... continued below

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Blanc, Katya Le & Oxstrand, Johanna May 1, 2012.

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Although computer-based procedures (CBPs) have been investigated as a way to enhance operator performance on procedural tasks in the nuclear industry for almost thirty years, they are not currently widely deployed at United States utilities. One of the barriers to the wide scale deployment of CBPs is the lack of operational experience with CBPs that could serve as a sound basis for justifying the use of CBPs for nuclear utilities. Utilities are hesitant to adopt CBPs because of concern over potential costs of implementation, and concern over regulatory approval. Regulators require a sound technical basis for the use of any procedure at the utilities; without operating experience to support the use CBPs, it is difficult to establish such a technical basis. In an effort to begin the process of developing a technical basis for CBPs, researchers at Idaho National Laboratory are partnering with industry to explore CBPs with the objective of defining requirements for CBPs and developing an industry-wide vision and path forward for the use of CBPs. This paper describes the results from a qualitative study aimed at defining requirements for CBPs to be used by field operators and maintenance technicians.

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  • 3rd International Conference on NPP Life Management (PLIM) for Long Term Operations (LTO),Salt Lake City, UT,05/14/2012,05/18/2012

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  • Report No.: INL/CON-12-25691
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1048400
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Blanc, Katya Le & Oxstrand, Johanna. Requirements for Computer Based-Procedures for Nuclear Power Plant Field Operators Results from a Qualitative Study, article, May 1, 2012; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840374/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.