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RESEARCH PAPERS

State of the Art of Nuclear Reactor Instrument Automation

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M. Taeschner

Wissenschaftliches Zentrum Für Angewandte Informatik, Technische Hochschule, Darnstadt, Germany

R. Gariod

Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Grenoble, Laboratoire d’ Electronique et de Technologie de l’Informatique, Grenoble, France

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 96(4), 394-398 (Dec 01, 1974) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426835 History: Received August 22, 1974; Online July 13, 2010

Abstract

Due to its complexity, nuclear reactor instrument automation is a challenge to engineers. High investment and running costs of a nuclear research reactor imply the use of advanced equipment and concepts for instrument automation when striving for high performance, reliability, and operational convenience under budgetary pressure. The article describes a successfully operating instrument automation system stressing the important underlying concepts trying to avoid too much details on specific hardware which is dependent on the time when one must order things.

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