Experiments with Conventional and Advanced Modes of Instrumentation in HAMMLAB

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It was clear, soon after the inception of HAMMLAB, that, for the foreseeable future, nuclear control room interfaces would comprise a mixture of computerised and conventional instrumentation. There was a concern about the way in which operator performance could be affected by such a combination of different technologies. A series of experiments was conducted using a compact conventional panel to represent a meaningful segment of the HAMMLAB simulator process. This chapter describes these experiments which were carried out between 1985 and 1987. Although the results themselves were of interest to Halden Project members, the experiments also proved to be useful in the development of an influential methodology for conducting such experiments, where the number of available, participant operators was small and access to them very limited.


Control Room Alarm System Touch Panel Conventional Instrumentation Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Synergy Consultants LtdDoncasterUK

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