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Course syllabus I-MRJE - Measuremet and Control of Nuclear Power Plants (FEEIT - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code: I-MRJE
Course unit title:
Measuremet and Control of Nuclear Power Plants
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 6
Recommended semester/trimester:
Nuclear and Physical Engineering - master (semi-compulsory), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
From seminars and exercises knowledge will be done written final test on which may be obtained 40 points. From the final exam student can obtain 60 points. To obtain all credits student must attend seminars and exercises and may have no more than 2 absences and must obtain at least 56 points from test and exam.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Student will obtain basic knowledge in the field of automatic control of technological processes with focus on nuclear power plants, the physical principles of control systems functioning and configuration. Students will be able to manage the main technological components of control systems in different operating conditions.
Course contents:
1. Safety and control systems . Basic definitions.
2. Theoretical basics of automation and control.
3. Control technology. Regulators. Analog systems. Digital systems . Hybrid systems .
4. Basics of measurement. Physical principles, detectors, transducers.
5. Calibration and verification of measuring instruments.
6. In-core, ex-core measurements of reactor parameters. Heat generation in the reactor core. Safety margins.
7. Main NPPs control systems. Physical principles and instrumentation.
8. Safety limits in relation to the control system.
9. Safety systems.
10. Technological protection.
11. Emergency information, monitoring and control systems . Emergency control room.
12. Information systems and control room. Human factor. Computer aided management. Radiation monitoring systems.
Recommended or required reading:
OKA, Y. -- SUZUKI, K. Nuclear Reactor Kinetics and Plant Control. Tokyo : Springer, 2013. 305 p. ISBN 978-4-431-54194-3.
GOODINGS, A. -- KOSSILOV, A. -- NEBOYAN, V. 3. IAEA TRS 387: Modern instrumentation and control for Nuclear Power Plants.  [online]. 1999. URL:
ŠALMAN, M. -- PLJUTINSKIJ, V. Kontrola a riadenie jadrových elektrární. Bratislava : Alfa, 1988. 310 p.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 38

34,2 %26,3 %
26,3 %
10,5 %2,7 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Róbert Hinca, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor) - slovak, english
Ing. Matúš Saro (instructor) - slovak, english
Ing. Branislav Stríbrnský (instructor)
Last modification: 14. 5. 2019
doc. Ing. Róbert Hinca, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 05/14/2019.

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