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Staged implementation of an agent based advanced gas-cooled reactor condition monitoring system

McArthur, S.D.J. and Jahn, Gordon and Reed, Jim and Towle, David (2007) Staged implementation of an agent based advanced gas-cooled reactor condition monitoring system. In: IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting 2007., 1900-01-01.


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This paper introduces iMAPS, the intelligent monitoring assessment panel system used by nuclear electricity generator British Energy in the UK. A multi-agent system design was chosen for this system and the paper describes why this technique was chosen and shows how this will allow the project to meet the short-term goals of the sponsor whilst providing a foundation for a plant-wide analysis system. Experience of building the initial stage of this system is also included, along with observations on the agent-based approach. The system was developed by the Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of Strathclyde and is in use by British Energy Generation.