Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Nuclear Power

Control, Reliability and Human Factors

Edited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Texas A&M University

Advances in reactor designs, materials and human-machine interfaces guarantee safety and reliability of emerging reactor technologies, eliminating possibilities for high-consequence human errors as those which have occurred in the past. New instrumentation and control technologies based in digital systems, novel sensors and measurement approaches facilitate safety, reliability and economic competitiveness of nuclear power options. Autonomous operation scenarios are becoming increasingly popular to consider for small modular systems. This book belongs to a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of four major sections and contains twenty-one chapters on topics from key subject areas pertinent to instrumentation and control, operation reliability, system aging and human-machine interfaces. The book targets a broad potential readership group - students, researchers and specialists in the field - who are interested in learning about nuclear power.

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Nuclear PowerControl, Reliability and Human FactorsEdited by Pavel V. Tsvetkov

Published: September 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/988

ISBN: 978-953-307-599-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6062-5

Copyright year: 2011

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70458 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Sensor Devices with High Metrological Reliability

By Kseniia Sapozhnikova and Roald Taymanov


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2. Multi-Version FPGA-Based Nuclear Power Plant I&C Systems: Evolution of Safety Ensuring

By Vyacheslav Kharchenko, Olexandr Siora and Volodymyr Sklyar


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3. Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control

By H.M. Hashemian


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4. Design Considerations for the Implementation of a Mobile IP Telephony System in a Nuclear Power Plant

By J. García-Hernández, J. C. Velázquez- Hernández, C. F. García-Hernández and M. A. Vallejo-Alarcón


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5. Smart Synergistic Security Sensory Network for Harsh Environments: Net4S

By Igor Peshko


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6. An Approach to Autonomous Control for Space Nuclear Power Systems

By Richard Wood and Belle Upadhyaya


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7. Radiation-Hard and Intelligent Optical Fiber Sensors for Nuclear Power Plants

By Grigory Y. Buymistriuc


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8. Monitoring Radioactivity in the Environment Under Routine and Emergency Conditions

By De Cort Marc


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9. Origin and Detection of Actinides: Where Do We Stand with the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Technique?

By Mario De Cesare


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10. Evaluation of Dynamic J-R Curve for Leak Before Break Design of Nuclear Reactor Coolant Piping System

By Kuk-cheol Kim, Hee-kyung Kwon, Jae-seok Park and Un-hak Seong


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11. Feed Water Line Cracking in Pressurized Water Reactor Plants

By Somnath Chattopadhyay


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12. Degradation Due to Neutron Embrittlement of Nuclear Vessel Steels: A Critical Review about the Current Experimental and Analytical Techniques to Characterise the Material, with Particular Emphasis on Alternative Methodologies

By Diego Ferreño, Iñaki Gorrochategui and Federico Gutiérrez-Solana


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13. Corrosion Monitoring of the Steam Generators of V-th and VI-th Energy Blocks of Nuclear Power Plant “Kozloduy”

By Nikolai Boshkov, Georgi Raichevski, Katja Minkova and Penjo Penev


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14. Collapse Behavior of Moderately Thick Tubes Pressurized from Outside

By Leone Corradi, Antonio Cammi and Lelio Luzzi


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15. Resistance of 10GN2MFA-A Low Alloy Steel to Stress Corrosion Cracking in High Temperature Water

By Karel Matocha, Petr Čížek, Ladislav Kander and Petr Pustějovsky


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16. Aging Evaluation for the Extension of Qualified Life of Nuclear Power Plant Equipment

By Pedro Luiz da Cruz Saldanha and Paulo Fernando F. Frutuoso e Melo


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17. Non-Destructive Testing for Ageing Management of Nuclear Power Components

By Gerd Dobmann


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18. Human Aspects of NPP Operator Teamwork

By Márta Juhász and Juliánna Katalin Soós


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19. The Human Factors Approaches to Reduce Human Errors in Nuclear Power Plants

By Yong-Hee Lee, Jaekyu Park and Tong-Il Jang


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20. Virtual Control Desks for Nuclear Power Plants

By Maurício Alves C. Aghina, Antônio Carlos A. Mól, Carlos Alexandre F. Jorge, André C. do Espírito Santo, Diogo V. Nomiya, Gerson G. Cunha, Luiz Landau, Victor Gonçalves G. Freitas and Celso Marcelo F. Lapa


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21. Risk Assessment in Accident Prevention Considering Uncertainty and Human Factor Influence

By Katarína Zánická Holla


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