The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) powered by OSISoft PI has been viewed as a huge success by the NRC and industry. The integration of the OSIsoft PI data historian, ProcessBook, and PI WebParts systems delivers emergency response managers a single pane dashboard of critical data to make informed decisions on emergency response - effectively delivering real-time condition assessment. The ERDS role is to provide NRC and the regulated community comprehensive situational awareness tool to capture and maintain an accurate, shared common operating picture. It provides decision makers with situational awareness of primary and secondary systems to include Plant Operations and System-level Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness (SSEP) components. Additionally it includes geospatial location based data and integration of local and regional meteorological data to model potential.
Situational Awareness has expanded to include new and more complex cyber security controls and calls for the integration of location based data, data feeds from sensors, internal and external data sources all while managing the exponential increase in critical digital assets (CDAs) associated with the new breed of digital reactors now under construction.
The authors will share plans for building on the stable PI platform, integrating new PI products, modeling and simulating emergency response scenarios using the PI simulator, integrating ESRI GIS for geospatial awareness of assets at risk, and satellite communication technologies to deliver a comprehensive situational awareness tool to address the use case scenarios for monitoring and managing increasing cyber security threats to CIP and emergency response management.