INNOVATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER: THE DIGITAL MODERNIZATION OF CONTROL ROOMS
April 20, 2022 - A recent study from Idaho National Labs (INL) conducted as part of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), identifies practices and principles to support nuclear power plant Digital Instrumentation & Controls (DI&C) modernizations.
One practice proposed was the use of a safety-qualified switching architecture, based on Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) components, referred to as a Display-Keyboard-Trackball (DKT) architecture. The DKT architecture envisioned by the DOE research provides for a flexible Human System Interface (HSI) solution for the Main Control Room (MCR) that achieves the benefits of:
- simplification of the control room layout
- improvement of the Human System Interface (HSI)
- cost reduction from fewer displays
- consolidation of operator functions
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DIGITAL CONTROL ROOM RESOURCES
Thinklogical products support the DOE advanced control room and digital modernization recommendations with DKT technology that enable HSI improvements and reduce operational costs. Click on any of the resources below to download:
Thinklogical manufactures secure and resilient video distribution and KVM extension and switching systems used in nuclear control room applications. Thinklogical products support the DOE advanced control room and digital modernization recommendations with DKT technology that enable HSI improvements and reduce operational costs.
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