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Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2016, Article ID 9108751, 11 pages
Research Article

An Approach for Integrated Analysis of Human Factors in Remote Handling Maintenance

1School of Mechanical Engineering, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
2Dongguan Neutron Science Center, Dongguan 523890, China
3College of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China
4Dongguan Hengli Mould Technology Development Limited Company, Dongguan 523460, China

Received 5 February 2016; Revised 29 May 2016; Accepted 29 May 2016

Academic Editor: Eugenijus Ušpuras

Copyright © 2016 Jianwen Guo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Considering dangerous environmental conditions, maintenance of radioactive equipment can be performed by remote handling maintenance (RHM) system. The RHM system is a sophisticated man-machine system. Therefore, human factors analysis is an inevitable aspect considered in guaranteeing successful and safe task performance. This study proposes an approach for integrated analysis of human factors in RHM so as to make the evaluating process more practical. In the approach, indicators of accessibility, health safety, and fatigue are analyzed using virtual human simulation technologies. The human error factors in the maintenance process are analyzed using the human error probability (HEP) based on the success likelihood index method- (SLIM-) analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The psychological factors level of maintenance personnel is determined with an expert scoring. The human factors for the entire RHM system are then evaluated using the interval method. An application example is present, and the application results show that the approach can support the evaluation of the human factors in RHM.