Functional information of system components influenced by counteractions on computer-Based procedure

Tulis Jojok Suryono, Akio Gofuku

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In an emergency condition of nuclear power plant, operators have to mitigate the accident in order to remove the decay heat and to prevent the release of radioactive material to the environment following the emergency operating procedures (EOPs). The action of operators on a component, for example, changing the parameter level of a component, which is described in a procedure step, will impact other components of the plant and the plant behavior. Nowadays, the advanced main control rooms have been equipped with the computer-based procedures (CBPs) which provide some features and benefits which are not available in paper-based procedures. However, most of CBPs do not provide information of the impact of the counteractions on each procedure step (components influenced and future plant behavior) although it is useful for operators to understand the purpose of the procedure steps before making decisions and taking the actions. This paper discusses the functional information and the method to generate the information using multilevel flow modeling (MFM) model of operator actions on some procedure steps of a simplified EOP of pressurized water reactor (PWR) plant, as an example.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044501
JournalJournal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • Components influenced
  • Emergency operating procedures
  • Functional information
  • Future plant behavior
  • PWR plant
  • Steam generator tube rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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