The power level control of a pressurised water reactor nuclear power plant

Mahendra Kumar, Jothi Letchumy and Anwar, P. P. Abdul Majeed and Muhammad Aizzat, Zakaria and Mohd Azraai, Mohd Razman and Ismail, Mohd Khairuddin (2020) The power level control of a pressurised water reactor nuclear power plant. In: 2nd Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Mechatronics, SympoSIMM 2019, 8 July 2019 , Melaka, Malaysia. pp. 451-455.. ISSN 2195-4356 ISBN 978-981-13-9538-3

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The control system of a reactor core in a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is non-trivial to ensure safe operation of a nuclear power plant. Owing to the complex and non-linear characteristics of a nuclear power plant, it is, therefore, essential to control the power in load following condition through the regulation of the reactor core. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficacy of different variation of classical control schemes, namely, P, PI, PD and PID to control the power level output. The reactor core model is based on the H.B. Robinson Pressurised Water Reactor NPP. The control schemes evaluated were tuned based on the Ziegler-Nichols tuning method. It was demonstrated through the following simulation investigation that the PID control scheme is appropriate in regulating the power level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pressurized water reactor; Reactor core; PID controller
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 01:54
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 01:54
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