IEC/TR 62096:2009 is intended to support owners of a nuclear power plant in the decision-making process and in the preparation for partial or complete modernization of the I&C. For this, it provides a summary of the motivating factors for I&C modernization, the principal options for the elaboration of different scenarios for I&C modernization, the technical and economic criteria for the selection of a long term I&C strategy, the principal aspects to be taken into account for a detailed technical feasibility study. This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- update on references, taking into account standards published since the previous edition;
- update on the terminology, incorporation of a number of clarifications proposed by National Committees.