The AP1000® full-scope simulator provides the capability to train plant operators in a replica control room that represents the control consoles, control panels and displays in the plant control rooms. The plant dynamic behavior and process control is simulated via a plant dynamic model executing in a multiprocessor plant model computer running the Windows® operating system. The control room human system interface (HSI) is stimulated, thereby maintaining high-fidelity operator interaction, while the control systems are translated to support plant dynamics on a single computer platform.
The simulator architecture includes the Ovation® and Common Q equipment necessary to represent the data display and operator input capabilities present on the displays and consoles in the plant control room. Digital input/output (I/O) related to devices on the control consoles pass to and from the plant model computer through simulator I/O devices. The plant model computer executes the plant dynamic model and also executes translated versions of the Ovation and Advant® Controller (AC160) instrumentation and control (I&C) application software. The instructor station system provides the instructor with the ability to control the operation of the simulation.
The plant model computer communicates with the Ovation data highway (real-time data network) via Ovation Sim Stations and with Common Q flat panel displays via an Ethernet link. The Ovation equipment communicates through the Ovation data highway, which is implemented as an Ethernet network. Data on the network is then available to the computerized procedure station, the historian/report server, the application server, the system server and to Ovation operator stations. These devices provide functions to the simulator that are analogous to the functions their counterparts provide on the actual plant network. The simulator also includes a number of hardcopy devices for the control room and for the plant model computer.
AP1000 control room
AP1000 simulator architecture
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