A Web Portal for the Remote Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants
Walter Hürster (T-Systems, Germany), Thomas Wilbois (Fraunhofer IITB, Germany) and Fernando Chaves (Ministry of Environment Baden – Württemberg, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007
Nuclear power plants are equipped with safety installations that should, for all practical cases, preclude the occurrence of a nuclear accident. However, additional safety measures pertaining to disaster control, and the provision of radiation protection could be required in the event of an imminent, occurring, or already terminated release of radioactive nuclides. For instance, the distribution of iodine tablets or a precautionary evacuation are included among these measures. The remote monitoring system for nuclear power plants (RM/NPP) includes the collection of radiological and meteorological variables that have an influence on the diffusion and deposition of radioactive nuclides. A central role of the monitoring system is the use of these variables in the calculation of radiation exposure values and areas. These results are used for decision support, dissemination of information, and the issuing of public warnings.