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Handbook on Instrumentation and Control Systems for Nuclear Power Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028360

Handbook on Instrumentation and Control Systems for Nuclear Power Plants

1st Edition

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Editor: Mauro Cappelli
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028360
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 900
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of plant instrumentation
3. Fundamentals of Control Systems
4. Control of Nuclear Power Plants
5. Control of Fusion Tokamaks
6. Control System Design and Technology
7. Human-Machine Interface and Control Rooms
8. Human Factors
9. Control System Modelling
10. I&C Safety: standards and code
11. I&C Inspection and Regulatory Control
12. Electrical Systems
13. Future Challenges


Handbook on Instrumentation and Control Systems for Nuclear Power Plants provides the latest innovative research on the design of effective modern I&C systems for both existing and newly commissioned plants, along with information on system implementation. Editor Mauro Cappelli and his team of expert contributors cover fundamentals, explore the most advanced research in control systems technology, and tackle topics such as human-machine interface, control room redesign, human factors issues, and control modeling. The inclusion of codes and standards, inspection procedures and regulatory issues ensure that the reader can confidently design their own I&C systems and integrate them into existing nuclear sites and projects.

Key Features

  • Covers various viewpoints, including theory, modeling, design and applications of I&C systems
  • Includes codes and standards, inspection procedures and regulatory issues
  • Combines engineering and physics aspects in one thorough resource, presenting human factors, modeling and HMI together for the first time


Graduate students of nuclear engineering; Engineers with an MA/PhD in another conventional engineering discipline; electrical and electronic engineers with specialities in nuclear industry; practitioners in industry involved in nuclear system design; existing I&C professionals and specialists; Researchers requiring information on any one of the key topics discussed; National and International regulatory and standards bodies


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About the Editor

Mauro Cappelli

Researcher at Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development Mauro CAPPELLI is a Researcher at ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Frascati (Rome) Research Center, Contract/Adjunct Professor of Control Systems Engineering and Technology at the University of L’Aquila, and Affiliate at DEWS Center of Excellence, University of L’Aquila. He received a Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Perugia, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome, a Master in Nuclear Safety at the University of Pisa, a Master in Fusion Energy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, two post-laurea specialization degrees in Technological Teaching at the University of Romatre, and a post-laurea certificate in Total Cost Management from the Bocconi University. After a post-doc at the University of Salento, he also worked as a Training Manager in the field of Defense Control Management Systems for Elsag-Datamat, where he led a team of teachers for the training of officers and petty officers of the Italian Navy. Afterwards, he joined ENEA where he has been doing research on Instrumentation and Control Systems, Human Computer Interfaces, Radiofrequency Systems and Simulations tools mainly in the field of Nuclear Science and Engineering. From 2013 to 2015 he was Head of the Design and Experimental Engineering Laboratory, ENEA Casaccia Research Center in Rome. He has been involved in many working groups and projects dealing with I&C. He is currently ENEA Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 Modern2020 Project, ENEA Scientific Coordinator of the EC INSN Project, Chief Scientific Investigator for the IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Wireless Technology in Nuclear Power Plants, Coordinator of the Task for the Central Control System and Integrated Instrumentation for the EUROfusion Project WPENS (DONES), and a member of several projects at national and international level. He is author of more than 50 papers in national and international journals and conferences. He is also editor of a book on the history of Energy edited by the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani in 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher at Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy