Tag Archives: Preventive maintenance
This report supports implementation of wireless ultrasonic measurement systems at nuclear power plants. These systems can be used for applications such as detection and monitoring of weld defects, wall thinning, and voids.
A Brief History of Equipment Reliability Improvement Efforts in the U.S. Nuclear Electric Generating Industry
This report tracks the progression of equipment reliability activities in the U.S. nuclear industry from 1980 to 2016, drawing on interviews with nuclear equipment reliability experts.
Failures with gas turbine lube-oil systems have been a focus area for the power industry as a result of events resulting in lost generation and steep repair costs. This report assists owners of combustion turbine combined-cycle facilities in implementing a maintenance program to improve lube-oil system reliability and plant availability.
When a fossil power plant’s retirement date is set, the maintenance philosophy changes from one of indefinite operation to one of end-of-life management. Aimed at operators of plants with known shutdown schedules, this report provides guidance to develop end-of-life maintenance strategies for turbines, generators, and auxiliary systems, supporting availability while conserving resources.