Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security

Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security

Michael Yastrebenetsky (State Scientific and Technical Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Ukraine) and Vyacheslav Kharchenko (National Aerospace University- KhAI, Ukraine and Centre for Safety Infrastructure-Oriented Research and Analysis, Ukraine)
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Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 470
ISBN13: 9781466651333|ISBN10: 1466651334|EISBN13: 9781466651340|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5133-3


Accidents and natural disasters involving nuclear power plants such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and the recent meltdown at Fukushima are rare, but their effects are devastating enough to warrant increased vigilance in addressing safety concerns.

Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems for Safety and Security evaluates the risks inherent to nuclear power and methods of preventing accidents through computer control systems and other such emerging technologies. Students and scholars as well as operators and designers will find useful insight into the latest security technologies with the potential to make the future of nuclear energy clean, safe, and reliable.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Security
  • Emergency Systems
  • General Architecture
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems
  • International Standards
  • Multi-Version Technologies
  • Power Grid Resilience
  • Preventative Measures
  • Safety Requirements
  • System Modernization

Reviews and Testimonials

Yastrebenetsky and Kharchenko present this volume on nuclear power plant safety, discussing updates in technology and particularly computer control systems. The first chapter establishes definitions and gives general information on instrumentation and control (I&C) systems. International safety standards and quantitative and qualitative properties of safety important I&C systems are discussed, followed by field programmable gate array technology, software of computerized systems, and diversity strategies for ensuring adequate redundancy.

– Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, ProtoView

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michael Yastrebenetsky, PhD, Doctor of technical sciences, Professor, Honor Scientist of Ukraine. Until 1992 – Head of Department “Reliability of Automated Control Systems” of the Central Scientific Research Institute of Complex Automation. Since 1993 – Head of the Department “NPP Control and Information Systems Safety Analysis” of State Scientific and Technical Centre of Nuclear and Radiation Safety Professor of the Department “Systems Analysis and Control” of the Kharkov National Technical University. Author of 12 monographs, 290 articles, 35 international and national standards and regulations. Organizer and Chairman of 1-5 International Conferences “NPP I&C systems: safety aspects”.
Vyacheslav Kharchenko, PhD (1981), Doctor of Technical Sciences (1995), Professor (1991), Honor Inventor of Ukraine (1990). Head of the Department of aerospace control systems, Kharkiv Military University (1992). Head of the Department of computer systems and networks, National Aerospace University KhAI (2001-present), Director of the Center for safety infrastructure-oriented research and analysis, RPC Radiy (2006-present). General chair of the DESSERT Conferences (2006-2013), SERENE Workshop (2013). Invited lecturer of a lot of international conferences and universities. The author of 32 monographs and textbooks, more than 700 inventions, 200 articles (70 articles published in English). Supervisor of 40 PhD and DrS-students.