Electrical, Control and Information Systems in the Enhanced CANDU 6
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08

Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Process Systems, Measurement, I & C, and Chemistry

J. De Grosbois (AECL)
G. Raiskums (AECL)
Michael Soulard (AECL)


This paper describes the electrical, control, and information system (EC&I) design feature improvements of the Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®). These additional features are carefully integrated into the EC6 design platform, and are engineered with consideration of operational feedback, human factors, and leveraging the advantages of digital instrumentation and control (I&C) technology to create a coherent I&C architecture in support of safe and high performance operation. The design drivers for the selection of advanced features are also discussed. The EC6 nuclear power plant is a mid-sized Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor design, based on the highly successful CANDU 6 family of power plants, and upgraded to meet today’s Canadian and international safety requirements and to satisfy Generation 3 design expectations.


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