Application of DCS to New Build CANDU Designs using the G-HIACS vSAFE Platform
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

Victor Gomez (AECL)
Richard Zurek (AECL)
Sunao Masunaga (Hitachi Canada Ltd.)
Kazuhiko Ishii (Hitachi, Ltd., Information & Control Systems Company)
Paul Eric Marko (Hitachi Canada Ltd.)
Daisuke Tan (Hitachi Canada Ltd.)


This paper summarizes the computer control systems engineering and design activities of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL®) for the Advanced CANDU Reactor (ACR-1000®,1) utilizing Hitachi’s Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 SAFE2 (pronounced “nu-safe”) Distributed Control System (DCS) platform. Basic applicability of the Hitachi SAFE R800FS/HSC800FS product for the ACR-1000 DCS has been evaluated by AECL and is also summarized. Finally, this paper provides an overview of the key Hitachi product technologies incorporated into the ACR-1000 DCS design.


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