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Online monitoring of nuclear plant components can improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs, and common designs for wireless infrastructure and associated sensors can make online monitoring more economical. This report provides design guidance for the installation of (1) a distributed antenna system for establishing wireless connectivity in a plant and (2) wireless vibration sensors on a pump motor.
With electromagnetic signature analysis, power plant operators evaluate the electrical activity of plant components to detect abnormalities, informing maintenance and repair decisions. This report provides guidance on electromagnetic signature analysis and describes equipment responses to various defects across a range of frequencies.
This report provides on update on research to improve understanding of risk-based methods for transmission planners, develop and enhance practical methods to aid planning decisions, and demonstrate the benefits of risk-based approaches using practical case studies.
Telecom planning is an organization and set of operational functions that are responsible for the reliable operation of a utility's communications systems. This report is intended to help utilities define and advance their telecom planning, structure a planning organization, and identify internal capabilities.
StorageVET is a free, publicly available simulation tool that helps users examine the value of energy storage projects for a range of applications. It can inform design, siting, and operation of storage systems as well as policymaking and research.
Drawing on a review of scientific and other literature, this report examines the current state of science, knowledge gaps, and opportunities for future research across a range of environmental and human health impacts associated with wind and solar energy technologies. The review focused on these four subject areas: air and water quality, ecological impacts, end-of-life waste management, and human health impacts.
Researchers subjected 46 power system protection relays to the E1 component of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse to determine what they can withstand before damage occurs.
This is one or four new “Quick Guides” that EPRI has developed to help nuclear plant owners quickly assess what monitoring instruments and methods could be applied to a particular piece of equipment to address potential degradation mechanisms. It also helps prioritize selection.
This research identifies plant equipment to monitor based on historical preventive maintenance costs and describes methods for applying continuous on-line monitoring to reduce or eliminate maintenance tasks.
This report discusses the results of studies on physical strain, cognitive loading, situational awareness, and other human factors and occupational safety issues associated with the use of augmented reality devices in the electric power industry.
This survey is intended to assess and benchmark the maturity of utilities’ enterprise architecture.
This paper compares the performance and needs of a Tesla all-electric semi truck with those of a standard, diesel semi truck under a variety of scenarios. It also examines the potential grid impacts of large-scale deployment of electric trucks.