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Power plant simulator planned for Va. facility

Wednesday - 1/23/2013, 3:05am  ET

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - Areva is planning to install a nuclear power plant simulator in the Bedford County facility.

The company and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research announced the plans on Tuesday.

The News & Advance reports ( http://bit.ly/WTCTlL) that the simulator will be used to study human-machine interference and human factors. It will be part of the configurable control room, which is one of the primary research areas at the center.

Officials say the simulator will enable the center to conduct experiments previously not possible in the United States in areas such as alarm systems, control room design, display navigation and development of human performance measures.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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