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CEMSIS: Cost Effective Modernisation of Systems Important to Safety

Project ID: FIKS-CT-2000-00109
Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C


There are many nuclear power installations within the EU which require maintenance and modernisation. These installations contain I&C systems that are regarded as "systems important to safety" (SIS). The CEMSIS project seeks to maximise safety and minimise costs by developing common approaches within the EU to the development and approval of SIS refurbishments that use modern commercial technology.
The specific technical objectives of CEMSIS were to:
- Develop a safety justification framework for the refurbishment of SIS that is acceptable to different stakeholders (licensing bodies, utilities, suppliers) within the Member States
- Develop approaches for establishing the safety requirements for control system refurbishment together with an associated engineering process
- Develop justification approaches for widely used modern technologies, i.e. - COTS products and graphical specification languages
- Evaluate these developments on realistic examples taken from actual projects
- Disseminate the results of our work to plant operators and regulators within the EU

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Record Number: 6475 / Last updated on: 2004-12-02
Category: PROJ