Documentation from international seminar on February 4, 12.30-17.00, 2015
- Welcome and introduction
Monika Adsten, Energiforsk and Anders Johansson, Vattenfall
- Presentation of results from the ENSRIC study FPGAs in safety related I&C applications in Nordic NPPs Sofia Guerra and Catherine Menon, Adelard, UK
- Application of FPGA-based Safety Controller for Implementation of NPPs I&C Systems
Vladimir Skylar, Radiy, Ukraine
- Possible uses of FPGAs in Nuclear I&C
Nguyen Thuy EdF, France
- Experiences from FPGA applications at Ringhals 2
Fredrik Bengtsson, Vattenfall Ringhals NPP, Sweden
- Justifying an FPGA-based system performing a Cat C function
Sofia Guerra, Adelard, UK
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Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have been gaining interest from the nuclear industry for a number of years. Their simplicity compared to microprocessor-based platforms is expected to simplify the licensing approach, and therefore reduce licensing risks compared to software-based solutions.
Energiforsk (formerly Elforsk) Nuclear Safety Related I&C research program, ENSRIC, are running a project to develop an overview and understanding of the position of safety related systems built on FPGA-technology for nuclear applications. The aim is to investigate if FPGA-based systems are a realistic alternative in future investment programs in the Nordic NPPs within the next 5 years, considering technological advancement, licensing, market situation etc.
The results from the study will be presented at this seminar, together with presentations from suppliers and experience from NPPs using FPGA-based applications. ENSRIC is financed by E.On, Fortum, Karlstads Energi, Skellefteå Kraft, The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, TVO and Vattenfall.