Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry

Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry
Author: Anna-Maria Teperi,Nadezhda Gotcheva
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-10-17
ISBN 10: 0081028466
ISBN 13: 9780081028469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry: A Systemic Approach to Safety presents the latest research and studies of human factors in the nuclear industry. It models and highlights scientific and technological foundations before providing practical examples of applications within the nuclear facility of human performance at an individual, group, organization, and system level. Editors Dr. Teperi and Dr. Gotcheva supply concrete models, tools and techniques based on research to provide the reader with knowledge of how to facilitate and support human performance in this dynamic and fast moving safety critical field. Models and case studies are provided to add practical benefits for the reader to apply to their own projects, including user friendly state-of-the-art equipment, fluent work processes for information flow, functional control room resource management, and scope for competence and learning in the work place. This book will benefit nuclear researchers, safety experts, human factors professionals and power plant operators, as well as those with an interest in human factors outside of the nuclear field. Provides a comprehensive framework for human factors, considering not only the individual, but also the team, organizational and industrial levels Presents tried and tested tools and techniques based on research from the nuclear industry Includes models, examples and case studies of user-friendly equipment, fluent work processes and functional control room resource management

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety
Author: Neville A. Stanton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996-04-12
ISBN 10: 1135794383
ISBN 13: 9781135794385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety Book Review:

There is a growing recognition amongst those involved with the creation and distribution of nuclear power of the value and positive impact of ergonomics, recognition heightened by the realization that safety incidents are rarely the result of purely technical failure. This work provides insights into plant design, performance shaping factors,

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety
Author: Jyuji Misumi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1998-11-11
ISBN 10: 020321207X
ISBN 13: 9780203212073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Safety Book Review:

For many years, as a direct result of international governmental concern, the nuclear power industry has been at the forefront of industrial safety. This text represents a cross-disciplinary look at the human factors developments in this industry, with wider applications for the entire industrial sector. Technical, psychological and social aspects

Safety Reliability Human Factors and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants

Safety  Reliability  Human Factors  and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants
Author: B.S. Dhillon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1351623990
ISBN 13: 9781351623995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Each year billions of dollars are being spent in the area of nuclear power generation to design, construct, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of systems around the globe. Many times these systems fail due to safety, reliability, human factors, and human error related problems. The main objective of this book is to combine nuclear power plant safety, reliability, human factors, and human error into a single volume for those individuals that work closely during the nuclear power plant design phase, as well as other phases, thus eliminating the need to consult many different and diverse sources in obtaining the desired information.

Human Factors Research and Nuclear Safety

Human Factors Research and Nuclear Safety
Author: National Research Committee on Human Factors
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants IAEA Safety Standards Series No Ssg 51

Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants  IAEA Safety Standards Series No  Ssg 51
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2019-08-31
ISBN 10: 9789201004192
ISBN 13: 9201004192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Nuclear Power Plants IAEA Safety Standards Series No Ssg 51 Book Review:

This publication provides recommendations and guidance for meeting Requirement 32 of IAEA Safety Standards Series No. SSR-2/1 (Rev. 1), Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Design, for optimal operator performance involving systematic consideration of human factors, including the human machine interface (HMI). The Safety Guide provides a structured approach and guidance on application of human factors engineering (HFE) in the design of the HMI, which is the basis for human physical and cognitive processes in nuclear power plants. It applies to application of HFE in the design, operation and maintenance of the HMI for new plants, as well as for modifications of the HMI of existing plants.

Simulator based Human Factors Studies Across 25 Years

Simulator based Human Factors Studies Across 25 Years
Author: Ann Britt Skjerve,Andreas Bye
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN 10: 0857290037
ISBN 13: 9780857290038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Halden Man-Machine Laboratory (HAMMLAB) has been at the heart of human factors research at the OECD Halden Reactor Project (HRP). The HRP is sponsored by a group of national organizations, representing nuclear power plant regulators, utilities, and research institutions. The HRP is hosted by the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Halden, Norway. HAMMLAB comprises three full-scale nuclear power plant control room research simulators. The simulator studies performed in HAMMLAB have traditionally been experimental in nature. In a simulator it is possible to study events as they unfold in real time, in a highly realistic operational environment under partially controlled conditions. This means that a wide range of human factors issues, which would be impossible or highly impracticable to study in real-life settings, can thus be addressed in HAMMLAB. Simulator-based Human Factors Studies Across 25 Years celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of HAMMLAB by reviewing the human factors studies performed in HAMMLAB across this time-span. A range of human factors issues have been addressed, including: • human-system interfaces; • alarm systems; • computerized procedures; • human-automation interaction; • staffing, teamwork and human reliability. The aim of HAMMLAB studies has always been the same: to generate knowledge for solving current and future challenges in nuclear power plant operation to contribute to safety. The outcomes of HAMMLAB studies have been used to support design and assessment of nuclear power plant control rooms.

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety
Author: Neville A. Stanton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996-04-12
ISBN 10: 1135794375
ISBN 13: 9781135794378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors in Nuclear Safety Book Review:

There is a growing recognition amongst those involved with the creation and distribution of nuclear power of the value and positive impact of ergonomics, recognition heightened by the realization that safety incidents are rarely the result of purely technical failure. This work provides insights into plant design, performance shaping factors,

Human Factor and Reliability Analysis to Prevent Losses in Industrial Processes

Human Factor and Reliability Analysis to Prevent Losses in Industrial Processes
Author: Salvador Avila Filho,Ivone Conceicao de Souza Cerqueira,Carine Nogueira Santino
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2022-03-23
ISBN 10: 0128196513
ISBN 13: 9780128196519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factor and Reliability Analysis to Prevent Losses in Industrial Processes Book Review:

Human reliability is an issue that is increasingly discussed in the process and manufacturing industries to check factors that influence operator performance and trigger errors. Human Factor and Reliability Analysis to Prevent Losses in Industrial Processes: An Operational Culture Perspective provides a multidisciplinary analysis of work concepts and environments to reduce human error and prevent material, energy, image, and time losses. The book presents a methodology for the quantification and investigation of human reliability, and verification of the influence of human factors in the generation of process losses, consisting of the following steps: contextualization, data collection, and results; performing task and loss observation; socio-technical variable analyses; and data processing. Investigating human reliability, concepts, and models in situations of human error in practice, the book identifies where low reliability occurs and then visualizes where and how to perform an intervention. This guide is an excellent resource for professionals in chemical, petrochemical, oil, and nuclear industries for managing and analyzing safety and loss risks and for students in chemical and process engineering. Relates human reliability to the environment, leadership, decision models, possible mistakes and successes, mental map constructions, and organizational cultures Provides techniques for the diagnosis of human and operational reliability Gives examples of the application of methodologies in the stage of diagnosis and program construction Discusses competences for the analysis of process losses in industry Investigates real-life situations where human errors cause losses Includes practical examples and case studies

Safer Complex Industrial Environments

Safer Complex Industrial Environments
Author: Erik Hollnagel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-10-20
ISBN 10: 9781420092493
ISBN 13: 1420092499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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While a quick response can save you in a time of crisis, avoiding a crisis remains the best defense. When dealing with complex industrial systems, it has become increasingly obvious that preparedness requires a sophisticated understanding of human factors as they relate to the functional characteristics of socio-technology systems. Edited by industrial safety expert Erik Hollnagel and featuring commentary from leaders in the field, Safer Complex Industrial Environments: A Human Factors Approach examines the latest research on the contemporary human factors approach and methods currently in practice. Drawing on examples mainly from the nuclear industry, the book presents a contemporary view on human factors in complex industrial systems. The contributors contrast the traditional view of human factors as a liability with the contemporary view that recognizes human factor as also an asset without which the safe and efficient performance of complex industrial systems would be impossible. It describes how this view has developed in parallel to the increasing complexity and intractability of socio-technical systems and partly as a consequence of that. The book also demonstrates how this duality of the human factor can be reconciled by recognizing that the human and organizational functions that can be the cause of adverse events are also the very foundation for safety. Building on this, the book introduces theories and methods that can be used to describe human and collective performance in a complex socio-technical environment. It explores how contemporary human factors can be used to go beyond failure analysis to actively make complex industrial environments safer.

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety
Author: Jyuji Misumi,Rainer Miller,Bernhard Wilpert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1998-11-11
ISBN 10: 1135735093
ISBN 13: 9781135735098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Safety Book Review:

For many years, as a direct result of international governmental concern, the nuclear power industry has been at the forefront of industrial safety. This text represents a cross-disciplinary look at the human factors developments in this industry, with wider applications for the entire industrial sector. Technical, psychological and social aspects

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice
Author: Steven Shorrock,Claire Williams
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 1317120337
ISBN 13: 9781317120339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This edited book concerns the real practice of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E), conveying the perspectives and experiences of practitioners and other stakeholders in a variety of industrial sectors, organisational settings and working contexts. The book blends literature on the nature of practice with diverse and eclectic reflections from experience in a range of contexts, from healthcare to agriculture. It explores what helps and what hinders the achievement of the core goals of HF/E: improved system performance and human wellbeing.?The book should be of interest to current HF/E practitioners, future HF/E practitioners, allied practitioners, HF/E advocates and ambassadors, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and clients of HF/E services and products.

Human Factors of Protective Clothing in the Nuclear Industry

Human Factors of Protective Clothing in the Nuclear Industry
Author: Corina P. Grace
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:60215366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System

Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:967920413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applying Human Factors Evaluation and Design Guidance to a Nuclear Power Plant Digital Control System Book Review:

The United States (U.S.) nuclear industry, like similar process control industries, has moved toward upgrading its control rooms. The upgraded control rooms typically feature digital control system (DCS) displays embedded in the panels. These displays gather information from the system and represent that information on a single display surface. In this manner, the DCS combines many previously separate analog indicators and controls into a single digital display, whereby the operators can toggle between multiple windows to monitor and control different aspects of the plant. The design of the DCS depends on the function of the system it monitors, but revolves around presenting the information most germane to an operator at any point in time. DCSs require a carefully designed human system interface. This report centers on redesigning existing DCS displays for an example chemical volume control system (CVCS) at a U.S. nuclear power plant. The crucial nature of the CVCS, which controls coolant levels and boration in the primary system, requires a thorough human factors evaluation of its supporting DCS. The initial digital controls being developed for the DCSs tend to directly mimic the former analog controls. There are, however, unique operator interactions with a digital vs. analog interface, and the differences have not always been carefully factored in the translation of an analog interface to a replacement DCS. To ensure safety, efficiency, and usability of the emerging DCSs, a human factors usability evaluation was conducted on a CVCS DCS currently being used and refined at an existing U.S. nuclear power plant. Subject matter experts from process control engineering, software development, and human factors evaluated the DCS displays to document potential usability issues and propose design recommendations. The evaluation yielded 167 potential usability issues with the DCS. These issues should not be considered operator performance problems but rather opportunities identified by experts to improve upon the design of the DCS. A set of nine design recommendations was developed to address these potential issues. The design principles addressed the following areas: (1) color, (2) pop-up window structure, (3) navigation, (4) alarms, (5) process control diagram, (6) gestalt grouping, (7) typography, (8) terminology, and (9) data entry. Visuals illustrating the improved DCS displays accompany the design recommendations. These nine design principles serve as the starting point to a planned general DCS style guide that can be used across the U.S. nuclear industry to aid in the future design of effective DCS interfaces.

NUREG CR

NUREG CR
Author: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D008156137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries

Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries
Author: Janette Edmonds,The Keil Centre
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2016-09-17
ISBN 10: 0128038780
ISBN 13: 9780128038789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries Book Review:

Human Factors in the Chemical and Process Industries: Making it Work in Practice is a comprehensive overview of human factors within this sector, focusing on the practical application. It has been written by acknowledged industry experts from the Keil Centre, which is a leading practice of chartered ergonomics and human factors specialists, chartered safety specialists, registered occupational psychologists, and registered clinical psychologists. The book was inspired by the international human factors training course run by the Keil Centre with the IChemE, which has reached four continents across the world. The book is written for those who want a comprehensive overview of the subject, focusing on the practical application of human factors. It has been written for safety professionals, engineers and operational disciplines within industry, and those aspiring to these disciplines, who either deal with human factors issues or any aspect of the ‘human element’ in their core role. The book explains what ‘human factors’ is about and how human factors issues are best managed from a practical perspective. It will help readers develop a greater understanding of the area and how to establish more effective solutions for human factors related issues. Provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant human factors within this sector, with succinct overviews of each topic Uses case studies and practical examples to illustrate topics and explains the material in a fully accessible, easy to understand style Written by a single team of eleven industry practitioners, drawing on the combined expertise of different human factors specialisms which are rarely comprehensively combined in a single resource

Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations

Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations
Author: Naosuke Itoigawa,Babette Fahlbruch,Bernhard Wilpert
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2004-07-08
ISBN 10: 0203362691
ISBN 13: 9780203362693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations Book Review:

Technological and social aspects of industrial safety come under the scrutiny of scientists and engineers from an array of backgrounds. This is the third publication developed from a very fruitful, longstanding cooperation between the Institute of Social Research within the Institute of Nuclear Safety System in Japan, and the Research Center System

Human Factors Engineering Aspects of Instrumentation and Control System Design

Human Factors Engineering Aspects of Instrumentation and Control System Design
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2021-05-30
ISBN 10: 9789201215208
ISBN 13: 9201215207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors Engineering Aspects of Instrumentation and Control System Design Book Review:

Safety, reliability, and productivity in the nuclear industry result from a systematic consideration of human performance. A plant or other facility consists of both the engineered system and the human users of that system. It is therefore crucial that engineering activities consider the humans who will be interacting with those systems. Engineering design, specifically instrumentation and control (I&C) design, can influence human performance by driving how plant personnel carry out work and respond to events within a nuclear power plant. As a result, human-system interfaces (HSIs) for plant operators as well as the maintenance and testing of the I&C system cannot be designed by isolated disciplines. The focus of this publication is to integrate knowledge from the disciplines of human factors engineering (HFE) and I&C to emphasize an interdisciplinary approach for the design of better HSIs and consequently improved human performance in nuclear power plants. This is accomplished by practical explanations of the HFE processes and corresponding outputs that inform the I&C development. More specifically, the publication addresses issues in the design process where collaboration between HFE, I&C and other important disciplines and stakeholders is paramount and identifies key tools and tasks for exchanging inputs and outputs between different design disciplines, particularly I&C and HFE. The practical information provided in this publication is intended to support Member States' capabilities to improve their approach to I&C through the consideration of HFE.

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Safety
Author: Gianni Petrangeli
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2006-05-30
ISBN 10: 008046078X
ISBN 13: 9780080460789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nuclear Safety provides the methods and data needed to evaluate and manage the safety of nuclear facilities and related processes using risk-based safety analysis, and provides readers with the techniques to assess the consequences of radioactive releases. The book covers relevant international and regional safety criteria (US, IAEA, EUR, PUN, URD, INI). The contents deal with each of the critical components of a nuclear plant, and provide an analysis of the risks arising from a variety of sources, including earthquakes, tornadoes, external impact and human factors. It also deals with the safety of underground nuclear testing and the handling of radioactive waste. Covers all plant components and potential sources of risk including human, technical and natural factors. Brings together information on nuclear safety for which the reader would previously have to consult many different and expensive sources. Provides international design and safety criteria and an overview of regulatory regimes.

Quality Management in the Nuclear Industry

Quality Management in the Nuclear Industry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021834273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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