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Nuclear Industry Asset Management Powering Up to Deal With Safety Concerns

Published: 22 March 2013

ID: G00230889

Analyst(s): Kristian Steenstrup

Summary

Concerns about cost and the environmental implication of fossil fuel generation are renewing interest and investments in nuclear power. In some quarters, these may counterbalance nuclear safety concerns. We offer guidance to nuclear plant CIOs on assessing key systems at complex and aging plants.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Introduction

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increased focus on real-time and wireless monitoring, as well as asset management software, will be necessary for nuclear plant CIOs to take advantage of improved technologies
  • Nuclear plant CIOs will need to track and audit the activities, events and changes in a plant that come through different systems to link to other record-keeping tools dealing with plant modifications and maintenance
  • OT software governance will need to be formalized by nuclear plant CIOs as increasingly sophisticated OT systems create new complexities

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