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A Technical System to improve the Operational and Radiological Monitoring of the Zaporozh'ye Nuclear Power Plant
Beyer, M.; Carl, H.; Nowak, K.; Schumann, P.; Seidel, A.; Weiß, F.-P.; Zschau, J.;
As part of the programme implemented by the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety to cooperate with the Central and Eastern European States and Commonwealth of Independent States in the area of nuclear safety, a technical system to improve operational monitoring has been designed, specified and established since 1992 as a pilot project by the Research Centre Rossendorf and the Technischer Überwachungsverein Rheinland with a significant contribution from the state scientific and technical centre of the Ukrainian supervisory authority in the Zaporozh'ye/Ukraine nuclear power plant.
The technical system complements existing operational checking and monitoring facilities by including modern means of information technology. It enables concentration on a continuous monitoring of the state of unit 5 in normal operation and in cases of anomalies or incidents so that when recognisable deviations from the regular plant operation occur, the Ukrainian supervisory authority can immediately inquire and if necessary impose conditions on the operator. The radiological and meteorological parameters at the nuclear power plant location are monitored to the extent necessary to assess the current radiation situation and to implement effective emergency management measures.
For this purpose
49 different safety related operational parameters of the core and unit
18 radiological parameters of the unit and the plant site and
6 meteorological parameters
are permanently and automatically recorded, monitored and evaluated.
Test operation of the technical system was commenced at the end of 1995.
Following the completion of the user software by the scientific and technical centre of the Ukrainian supervisory authority and the operator and the establishment of evidence of reliability under nuclear power plant conditions, the industrial testing phase of the system was started in the middle of 1996.
The poster gives an overview about the general cond ...
  • Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 73, pp. 151 - 154 (1997)
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Proc. of the International Topical Meeting on VVER Instrumentation and Control, Prague, Czech Republic, April 21 - 24, 1997, p. 105

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