Hitachi DCS Emulator Design to Support NPP Simulator Implementation
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08

Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Training, Infrastructure, and Communication

Yasuhiro Nakashima (Hitachi, Ltd., Information & Control Systems Company)
Kazuhiko Ishii (Hitachi, Ltd., Information & Control Systems Company)
Daishun Chiba (Hitachi, Ltd., Information & Control Systems Company)


Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) simulators are the main means for operator training and as such are a crucial part of the NPP operation life-cycle.Efficient development and testing of NPP software and design concepts require a robust platform mirroring the design and configuration of the operating plant.DCS Emulator and full-scope simulator (FSS) technologies support both these objectives for the entire NPP life-cycle allowing users and operators to implement, test and use actual control and information software applications and designs.This paper describes Hitachi’s latest simulator development and challenges in implementing a DCS emulator to provide a code emulation platform for developing NPP software.


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