TH40 Operating Crew Performance with Advanced Technologies: Insights from Experiments and Simulator Training

Advances in reactor and control technologies are substantially changing the role of humans in plant operations. This session presents crew performance results from simulator experiments and insights from real-world applications concerning how advanced technologies are supporting new concepts of operation in both passive large light-water reactor designs and small modular reactor designs. Collectively, the presenters will address the influence that new control technologies, such as large view displays, hand-held displays, and computer-based procedures can have on the role of the Shift Technical Advisor, crew cooperation and communication practices, decision-making, and operator training.
  • David Desaulniers, Senior Technical Advisor for Human Factors, Division of Reactor Oversight, NRR/NRC tel: 301-415-5918, e-mail:
  • Jing Xing, Senior Human Performance Engineer, Human Factors & Reliability Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-415-2410, e-mail:

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