Development of a Tool Kit for Integrated System Validation
Authors: Meiqi Zhao, fei Song, Zhizhong Li, Xiaolu Dong
Abstract: As one of the important elements of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Program Review Model (PRM) proposed by NRC, integrated system validation (ISV) is an evaluation using performance-based tests to identify human engineering discrepancies (HEDs) and improve the design of systems. However, the descriptions of criteria and methodology in HFE PRM are so general that analysts in Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) industry are often encountered with confusions in real cases (Dong et al., 2013). The process of integrated system validation is so tedious and complicated that lots of manpower and time is involved. In addition, many steps of the process are repetitive and exhaustive which can be better managed by computer programs. In this study, a tool kit of ISV for NPP field is developed to support ISV data collection, data extraction and data processing. An analysis report as the output of the tool kit, would conclude results of ISV and provide reference for identifying HEDs. In this article, logic model and requirement analysis of the tool kit is described and a preliminary prototype is developed.
Keywords: Integrated system validation, data extraction, Nuclear Power Plants
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