BS EN 60964:2010 - Nuclear power plants. Control rooms. Design – BSI British Standards

BS EN 60964:2010

Nuclear power plants. Control rooms. Design

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : May 2009 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 60964:2019

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BS EN 60964:2010 Nuclear power plants. Control rooms. Design

BS EN 60964 is an International Standard which  establishes requirements for the human-machine interface in the main control rooms of nuclear power plants. BS EN 60964 also establishes requirements for the selection of functions, design consideration and organization of the human-machine interface and procedures which shall be used systematically to verify and validate the functional design. These requirements reflect the application of human factors engineering principles as they apply to the human-machine interface during normal and abnormal plant conditions.

BS EN 60964 does not cover special purpose or normally unattended control points, such as those provided for shutdown operations from outside the main control room or for radioactive waste handling, or emergency response facilities. Detailed equipment design is outside the scope of BS EN 60964.

The primary purpose of BS EN 60964 is to provide functional design requirements to be used in the design of the main control room of a nuclear power plant to meet operational and safety requirements. BS EN 60964 also provides functional interface requirements which relate to control room staffing, operating procedures, and the training programmes which, together with the human-machine interface, constitute the control room system.

BS EN 60964 is intended for application to new control rooms whose conceptual design is initiated after the publication of this standard. If it is desired to apply it to an existing control room, special caution must be exercised so that the design basis is kept consistent.

Contents of BS EN 60964:

1 Scope and object
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Standard use
5 Design principles for the main control room
6 Functional design of the main control room
7 Functional design specification
8 Verification and validation of the integrated control room system
Annex A (informative) Explanation of concepts


Standard NumberBS EN 60964:2010
TitleNuclear power plants. Control rooms. Design
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 May 2009
Withdrawn Date15 July 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60980, IEC 61227, IAEA NS-G-1.3:2002, IEC 61225, IEC 61772, IEC 61839, IEC 60960, IAEA NS-G-1.9, ISO 11064, IEC 61226, IAEA NS-G-1.11, IEC 61771, IEC 62241, IEC 61513, IEC 60780, IEC 60965, IEC 60709
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 60964:2019
International RelationshipsIEC 60964:2009,EN 60964:2010
Amended ByCorrigendum, June 2010
DescriptorsNuclear technology, Ergonomics, Nuclear safety, Control systems, Nuclear-electric power stations, Work stations, Design, Nuclear reactors, Equipment housing facilities, Control devices, Control equipment, Display devices (computers), Electric power stations
Title in FrenchCentrales nucléaires de puissance. Salles de commande. Conception
Title in GermanKernkraftwerke. Warten. Auslegung
ISBN978 0 580 68112 7
File Size877 KB

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