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22 oktober, Stockholm

Industry standard components in nuclear I&C applications

Silke Kuball, EDF Energy UK

The use of industry standard or commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment in nuclear power facilities has become more common in recent years, particularly for digital industrial devices such as smart sensors. However, to date, different countries’ industries have adopted varying approaches to the justification and licensing of digital Cots devices, and a unified approach has yet to emerge.

Energiforsk I&C R&D program ENSRIC has commissioned UK consultancy Adelard to study the approach towards the use, licensing and justification of digital COTS products in nuclear applications. The scope of the study covers the nuclear industries of different countries, other non-nuclear safety-critical industries, and the approach laid out in arecently developed IAEA guide on the subject.

The findings were presented at this seminar, along with a number of invited distinguished international speakers that shared the approaches adopted by their organizations and lessons that have learned. The seminar included opportunities for discussion and sharing of lessons and good practices between representatives of different industries. Licensing is one of the challenges with COTS, this was discussed in a panel discussion with participants from regulators and licensees.





Monika Adsten



Use and licensing of COTS digital devices in safety critical industries – Project summary

Sofia Guerra, Adelard, UK



Dedication of Digital COTS Components for Use in the U.S. Nuclear Industry

Steven Arndt, NRC, US



Justifying COTS Products using Commercial Grade Dedication

Andrew M Nack, Isotek Systems, LLC, US





Use of SMART Devices in Safety Related Computers

Kevin McKay, OPG Canada



Justification of COTS smart devices within EDF Energy Nuclear Generation UK

Silke Kuball, EDF Energy, UK



Justification of commercial industrial instrumentation and control equipment for nuclear power plant applications – IAEA report

Sofia Guerra, Adelard, UK





The use of Commercial Grade Dedication in Sweden

Pär Lansåker, Vattenfall, Sweden



Developing the licensing and qualification of industrial standard components in Finland – the KELPO-project

Maria Palo,  ÅF-Consult Ltd,  Finland





Panel on challenges of licensing COTS digital components

Steven Arndt, NRC
Mark Bowell, ONR
Silke Kuball, EdF Energy
Anders Johansson, Vattenfall



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ENSRIC steering group through Monika Adsten, Energiforsk