Communication independence is one of the key criteria of digital safety I&C system design. This paper mainly analyzes the requirements for communication independence in safety regulations and standards, and then introduces the architecture and design features, including communication failure processing measures, of communication networks of ACPR1000 nuclear power plant safety digital protection system based on FirmSys platform developed by CTEC. The communication design meets the regulations requirements and effectively improves the safety and reliability of the system, and it is successfully applied in reactor protection system (RPS) of Yang Jiang nuclear power plant unit 5&6. In addition this design can provide reference for communication designs of other NPPs and industries.

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