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Constructing Reliable Distributed Communication Systems with CORBA  

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Constructing Reliable Distributed Communication Systems with CORBA Silvano Maffeis Douglas C model to support reliable data- and process- oriented distributed systems that communicate through syn distributed object computing systems with CORBA. First, we examine the question of whether reliable applica

Schmidt, Douglas C.

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Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems  

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Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems Taha Osman, Andrzej Bargiela Department of application tasks on the currently avail- able computing nodes. Distributed Systems Reliability Due decision-support systems such as water distribution net- works, involving hundreds or even thousands

Bargiela, Andrzej

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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RESILIENCE; OR RELIABILITY SENSITIVITy .. RiskReliability Planning: Preliminary Definitions.Dioision, Ext. 6782 Reliability Planning in Distributed

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A reliability assessment methodology for distribution systems with distributed generation  

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Reliability assessment is of primary importance in designing and planning distribution systems that operate in an economic manner with minimal interruption of customer loads. With the advances in renewable energy sources, Distributed Generation (DG...

Duttagupta, Suchismita Sujaya

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Reliable Distributed Systems  

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Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Reliable Distributed Systems Shambhu J. Upadhyaya, Senior Member, designers, and implementers of distributed systems, with emphasis on system properties such as reliability with the 19th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems held at Nuernberg, Germany, 2000, but the topics

Firenze, Universitŕ degli Studi di

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Opis: Reliable Distributed Systems in OCaml Pierre-Evariste Dagand  

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Opis: Reliable Distributed Systems in OCaml Pierre-´Evariste Dagand ENS Cachan-Bretagne, France concurrent and distributed systems, making them more widespread and more reliable. Among several models and imple- mentation challenges in developing reliable distributed sys- tems, making the field an excellent

Kuncak, Viktor

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Dynamically Quantifying and Improving the Reliability of Distributed Storage Systems  

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Dynamically Quantifying and Improving the Reliability of Distributed Storage Systems Rekha Bachwani-scale storage systems can be significantly improved by using bet- ter reliability metrics and more efficient on a distributed storage system based on erasure codes. We find that MinI improves relia- bility significantly

Bianchini, Ricardo

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Maximizing Service Reliability in Distributed Computing Systems with Random Node  

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Maximizing Service Reliability in Distributed Computing Systems with Random Node Failures: Theory Member, IEEE Abstract--In distributed computing systems (DCSs) where server nodes can fail permanently with nonzero probability, the system performance can be assessed by means of the service reliability, defined

Hayat, Majeed M.

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Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence  

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Reliability of Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems in the Presence of Correlated Failures Jorge E. Pezoa, Member, IEEE and Majeed M. Hayat, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--While the reliability) fail independently, the impact of correlated failures of CEs on the reliability remains an open

Hayat, Majeed M.

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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and deal only with solar cogeneration units that are assumedand Distributed. cogeneration). These provide just underparameters. as conventional cogeneration units. technologies

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability  

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Identifying Transformer Incipient Events for Maintaining Distribution System Reliability Karen L events in single-phase distribution transformers. This analysis will aid in the development of an automatic detection method for internal incipient faults in the transformers. The detection method can

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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applied to the case of hydroelectric facilities with large3. For comparison, the hydroelectric system in California asas droughts which reduce hydroelectric energy availability,

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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mean value of load and its variance as follows: where W =as a function of load for a given system. This follows fromto some load W. We can write this as follows: LOLP = Prob [

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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Problems and Research Needs, EPRI EL-377-SR, February 1977.Electric Utility Systems, EPRI, EM-336, November, 1976. 24.of Large Generating Units EPRI WS-77-50, February 1978.

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

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RELIABILITY IIIPROVEfWlT PROGRAMS IN STEAM DISTRIBUTION AND POVER GENERATION SYSTEItS Steve Petto Tech/Serv Corporation Blue Bell, PA Abstract This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance of the steam trap... In the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shownt hat more than 40% of all In stalled steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves need some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure problems In condensate return...

Petto, S.

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System (AEDR): Final Report  

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This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects.

Buche, D. L.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Action Models: A Reliability Modeling Formalism for Fault-Tolerant Distributed Computing Systems  

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Action Models: A Reliability Modeling Formalism for Fault-Tolerant Distributed Computing Systems. Introduction Model-based evaluation of the reliability of distributed systems has traditionally required expert- proach to analyze the reliability of fault-tolerant distributed systems. More in particular, we want

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

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Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

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improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all in stalled steam traps and 20% of certain types of valves n~ed ' some form of corrective action. The majority of all high backpressure... problems in condensate return systems are due to poor design criteria in expanding or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program,a 95% reliability can be gained with two to four annual maintenance cyc...

Atlas, R. D.

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Performance and Reliability of Non-Markovian Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems  

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Performance and Reliability of Non-Markovian Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Systems Jorge E-of-service (QoS), and service reliability associated with heterogeneous parallel and distributed computing and system settings for which the Markovian setting, resulting from employing an exponential- distribution

Hayat, Majeed M.

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Abstract--The reliability and quality of power distribution systems are usually affected by many different distribution faults.  

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1 Abstract--The reliability and quality of power distribution systems are usually affected by many and to provide a more effective fault restoration system. Index Terms-- power distribution systems, statistical analysis, tree-caused distribution faults. I. INTRODUCTION OWER systems play a very important role in our

Chow, Mo-Yuen

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A Scheme for Reliable Delivery of Events in Distributed Middleware Systems Shrideep Pallickara and Geoffrey Fox  

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A Scheme for Reliable Delivery of Events in Distributed Middleware Systems Shrideep Pallickara. These interactions can be encapsulated in events. We describe a scheme for the reliable delivery of events pertaining to transactions, data interchange, system conditions and finally the search, discovery

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A BiCriteria Scheduling Heuristics for Distributed Embedded Systems under Reliability and RealTime Constraints  

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A Bi­Criteria Scheduling Heuristics for Distributed Embedded Systems under Reliability and Real are met. Keywords: Distributed real­time systems, safety­critical systems, reliability, multi­time distributed systems in the literature do not attempt to introduce reliability; rather, they concentrate

Girault, Alain

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A Bi-Criteria Scheduling Heuristics for Distributed Embedded Systems under Reliability and Real-Time Constraints  

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A Bi-Criteria Scheduling Heuristics for Distributed Embedded Systems under Reliability and Real are met. Keywords: Distributed real-time systems, safety-critical systems, reliability, multi-time distributed systems in the literature do not attempt to introduce reliability; rather, they concentrate

Girault, Alain

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A continuous distribution method for reliability evaluation of interconnected power systems  

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Recursive algorithms and approximations using continuous distributions are the two basic techniques for reliability calculations of generation systems. Within assumptions common to both methodologies, recursive without using any round-off is exact...

Chintaluri, Gouri Mohana

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric probability distributions in reliability  

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Parametric probability distributions in reliability F.P.A. Coolen Department of Mathematical parametric probability distributions which are frequently used in reliability. We present some main as models for specific reliability scenarios. Keywords: Binomial distribution, Exponential distribution

Coolen, Frank

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Fault-Tolerant Reliable Delivery of Messages in Distributed Publish/Subscribe Systems Shrideep Pallickara, Hasan Bulut and Geoffrey Fox  

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1/10 Fault-Tolerant Reliable Delivery of Messages in Distributed Publish/Subscribe Systems Shrideep in distributed systems. In this paper we present our strategy to enable reliable delivery of messages. Messaging is a critical component in distributed systems. Here, the messaging infrastructure can be based

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Automated Energy Distribution and Reliability System: Validation Integration - Results of Future Architecture Implementation  

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This report describes Northern Indiana Public Service Co. project efforts to develop an automated energy distribution and reliability system. The purpose of this project was to implement a database-driven GIS solution that would manage all of the company's gas, electric, and landbase objects. This report is second in a series of reports detailing this effort.

Buche, D. L.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2001 111 Reliability and Costs Optimization for Distribution  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2001 111 Reliability and Costs methodology, using an evolutionary algorithm, for finding out the best distribution network reliability while been used. The proposed methodology has been tested intensively for distribution systems

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

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Fault Tolerant Reliable Delivery of Events in Distributed Middleware Systems Shrideep Pallickara, Geoffrey Fox and Hasan Bulut  

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Fault Tolerant Reliable Delivery of Events in Distributed Middleware Systems Shrideep Pallickara interchangeably) is an important problem that needs to be addressed in distributed systems. Increasingly, interactions between entities within a distributed system are encapsulated in events. In this paper we present

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The design of a reliable reputation system  

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reliability by spreading its transactions evenly across all 20 peers in the system (shown by Distribution

Swamynathan, Gayatri; Almeroth, Kevin C.; Zhao, Ben Y.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'03) 1060-9857/03 $17.00 2003 IEEE  

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Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'03) 1060-9857/03 $17.00 © 2003 IEEE #12;Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'03) 1060-9857/03 $17.00 © 2003 IEEE #12;Proceedings of the 22nd

Reiter, Michael

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Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'04) 1060-9857/04 $ 20.00 IEEE  

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Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'04) 1060-9857/04 $ 20.00 IEEE #12;Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS'04) 1060-9857/04 $ 20.00 IEEE #12;Proceedings of the 23rd

Reiter, Michael

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RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM TO SELECTED PORTIONS OF THE NUCLEAR HVAC SYSTEM  

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A design requirement probability of 0.01 or less in a 4-hour period ensures that the nuclear heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in the primary confinement areas of the Dry Transfer Facilities (DTFs) and Fuel Handling Facility (FHF) is working during a Category 1 drop event involving commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) assemblies (BSC 2004a , Section 5.1.1.48). This corresponds to an hourly HVAC failure rate of 2.5E-3 per hour or less, which is contributed to by two dominant causes: equipment failure and loss of electrical power. Meeting this minimum threshold ensures that a Category 1 initiating event followed by the failure of HVAC is a Category 2 event sequence. The two causes for the loss of electrical power include the loss of offsite power and the loss of onsite power distribution. Thus, in order to meet the threshold requirement aforementioned, the failure rate of mechanical equipment, loss of offsite power, and loss of onsite power distribution must be less than or equal to 2.5E-3 per hour for the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF. The loss of offsite power occurs at a frequency of 1.1E-5 per hour (BSC 2004a, Section 5.1.1.48). The purpose of this analysis is to determine the probability of occurrence of the unavailability of the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF due to loss of electrical power. In addition, this analysis provides insights on the contribution to the unavailability of the HVAC system due to equipment failure. The scope of this analysis is limited to finding the frequency of loss of electrical power to the nuclear HVAC system in the primary confinement areas of the DTFs and FHF.

N. Ramirez

2004-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability of lightning resistant overhead distribution lines  

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An assessment of the 32 year historical reliability of the 13.8 kV electrical distribution system at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee has yielded several conclusions useful In the planning of Industrial power Systems. The system configuration at ORNL has essentially remained unchanged in the last 32 years which allows a meaningful comparison of reliability trends for the plant`s eight overhead distribution lines, two of which were built in the 1960`s with lightning resistant construction techniques. Meticulous records indicating the cause, duration, and location of 135 electric outages in the plant`s distribution system have allowed a reliability assessment to be performed. The assessment clearly shows how differences in voltage construction class, length, age, and maximum elevation above a reference elevation influence the reliability of overhead power distribution lines. Comparisons are also made between the ORNL historical data and predicted failure rates from ANSI and IEEE industry surveys.

Tolbert, L.M.; Cleveland, J.T.; Degenhardt, L.J.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Analysis of the Trigger Synchronisation and Distribution System of the LHC Beam Dumping System  

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The Trigger Synchronisation and Distribution System (TSDS) is one of the core components of the LHC Beam Dumping System and an essential element to guarantee that operation with the beam is always safe. The most critical failure of the TSDS is the missed trigger and re-trigger of at least 2 MKD magnets. This report presents the modelling and analysis of the likelihood of the TSDS to develop such a failure scenario during operation. The analysis returns the Safety Integrity Level (SIL) for the TSDS, and the list of the most important contributors. Sensitivity analysis is performed with respect to the failure parameters and with respect to failure dependencies among components that are in the redundant sets. This includes a study of the common cause failures that are in the TSDS architecture. The results in terms of SIL for the TSDS will be compared to the SIL for the previous architecture which was operational until the Long Shutdown 1. Recommendations in order to obtain higher safety by design will also be gi...

Filippini, R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Results of NERSC Systems  

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Reliability Results of NERSC Systems Akbar Mokhtarani,analysis of systems reliability and component failure rates,reported to operation. Reliability Data HPSS and the IBM SP

Mokhtarani, Akbar; Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Operational Reliability and Availability...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Reliability and Availability Database, Final Report, January 2004 Distributed Generation Operational Reliability and Availability Database, Final Report, January 2004 This final...

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Hawaii electric system reliability.  

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This report addresses Hawaii electric system reliability issues; greater emphasis is placed on short-term reliability but resource adequacy is reviewed in reference to electric consumers' views of reliability %E2%80%9Cworth%E2%80%9D and the reserve capacity required to deliver that value. The report begins with a description of the Hawaii electric system to the extent permitted by publicly available data. Electrical engineering literature in the area of electric reliability is researched and briefly reviewed. North American Electric Reliability Corporation standards and measures for generation and transmission are reviewed and identified as to their appropriateness for various portions of the electric grid and for application in Hawaii. Analysis of frequency data supplied by the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission is presented together with comparison and contrast of performance of each of the systems for two years, 2010 and 2011. Literature tracing the development of reliability economics is reviewed and referenced. A method is explained for integrating system cost with outage cost to determine the optimal resource adequacy given customers' views of the value contributed by reliable electric supply. The report concludes with findings and recommendations for reliability in the State of Hawaii.

Silva Monroy, Cesar Augusto; Loose, Verne William

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic system reliability  

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This paper discusses the reliability of several photovoltaic projects including SMUD`s PV Pioneer project, various projects monitored by Ascension Technology, and the Colorado Parks project. System times-to-failure range from 1 to 16 years, and maintenance costs range from 1 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour. Factors contributing to the reliability of these systems are discussed, and practices are recommended that can be applied to future projects. This paper also discusses the methodology used to collect and analyze PV system reliability data.

Maish, A.B.; Atcitty, C. [Sandia National Labs., NM (United States); Greenberg, D. [Ascension Technology, Inc., Lincoln Center, MA (United States)] [and others

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems  

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an approximation to the joint posterior distribution on the total system reliability was obtained. Many reliability or bounding moments of the system reliability posterior distribution (Cole (1975), Mastran (1976), DostalA Hierarchical Model for Estimating the Reliability of Complex Systems Valen E. Johnson, Todd L

Reese, Shane

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FIELD RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS  

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I Ww i 1 i FIELD RELIABILITY OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS wcwotoias R I S 0 - M - 2 4 1 8 An analytical study of in-the fiald axparlanca of electronics reliability Tag© Elm Rise National Laboratory, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark February 1 0 8 4 #12;RIS�-M-2418 FIELD RELIABILITY OP ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS An analytical

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations...

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Assessing reliability in energy supply systems  

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R.N. , 1984. Power-system reliability in perspective, in:L. (Eds. ), 1991. Applied Reliability Assessment in ElectricR. , Allan, R.N. , 1996. Reliability Evaluation of Power

McCarthy, Ryan W.; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Daniel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing Reliability in Energy Supply Systems  

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R.N. , 1984. Power-system reliability in perspective, in:L. (Eds. ), 1991. Applied Reliability Assessment in ElectricR. , Allan, R.N. , 1996. Reliability Evaluation of Power

McCarthy, Ryan; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliable, Low-Cost Distributed Generator/Utility System Interconnect: Final Subcontract Report, November 2001-March 2004  

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This report summarizes the detailed study and development of new GE anti-islanding controls for two classes of distributed generation. One is inverter-interfaced, while the other is synchronous machine interfaced.

Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.; Li, L.; Zhou, R.; Garces, L.; Dame, M.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

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and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FORMAL SEMANTICS AND VERIFICATION OF DYNAMIC RELIABILITY BLOCK DIAGRAMS FOR SYSTEM RELIABILITY MODELING  

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FORMAL SEMANTICS AND VERIFICATION OF DYNAMIC RELIABILITY BLOCK DIAGRAMS FOR SYSTEM RELIABILITY captured by existing reliability modeling tools. In this paper, we introduce a new reliability modeling tool, called dynamic reliability block diagrams (DRBD), for modeling dynamic relationships between

Xu, Haiping

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Carbon and Water Resource Management for Water Distribution Systems  

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Reliability Corporation Polyethylene Polyvinyl chloride Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Water Distribution System

Hendrickson, Thomas Peter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Playas Grid Reliability and Distributed Energy Research  

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The future looks bright for solar and renewable energies in the United States. Recent studies claim that by 2050, solar power could supply a third of all electricity demand in the country’s western states. Technology advances, soft policy changes, and increased energy consciousness will all have to happen to achieve this goal. But the larger question is, what would it take to do more throughout the United States? The studies tie future solar and renewable growth in the United States to programs that aim to lower the soft costs of solar adoption, streamline utility interconnections, and increase technology advances through research and development. At the state and local levels, the most important steps are: • Net metering: Net metering policies lets customers offset their electric bills with onsite solar and receive reliable and fair compensation for the excess electricity they provide to the grid. Not surprisingly, what utilities consider fair is not necessarily a rate that’s favorable to solar customers. • Renewable portfolio standards (RPS): RPS policies require utilities to provide a certain amount of their power from renewable sources; some set specific targets for solar and other renewables. California’s aggressive RPS1 of 33% renewable energy by 2020 is not bankrupting the state, or its residents. • Strong statewide interconnection policies: Solar projects can experience significant delays and hassles just to get connected to the grid. Streamlined feasibility and impact analysis are needed. Good interconnection policies are crucial to the success of solar or renewable energy development. • Financing options: Financing is often the biggest obstacle to solar adoption. Those obstacles can be surmounted with policies that support creative financing options like third-party ownership (TPO) and property assessed clean energy (PACE). Attesting to the significance of TPO is the fact that in Arizona, it accounted for 86% of all residential photovoltaic (PV) installations in Q1 20132. Policies beyond those at the state level are also important for solar. The federal government must play a role including continuation of the federal Investment tax credit,3 responsible development of solar resources on public lands, and support for research and development (R&D) to reduce the cost of solar and help incorporate large amounts of solar into the grid. The local level can’t be ignored. Local governments should support: solar rights laws, feed-in tariffs (FITs), and solar-friendly zoning rules. A great example of how effective local policies can be is a city like Gainesville, Florida4, whose FIT policy has put it on the map as a solar leader. This is particularly noteworthy because the Sunshine State does not appear anywhere on the list of top solar states, despite its abundant solar resource. Lancaster, California5, began by streamlining the solar permitting process and now requires solar on every new home. Cities like these point to the power of local policies, and the ability of local governments to get things done. A conspicuously absent policy is Community Choice energy6, also called community choice aggregation (CCA). This model allows local governments to pool residential, business, and municipal electricity loads and to purchase or generate on their behalf. It provides rate stability and savings and allows more consumer choice and local control. The model need not be focused on clean energy, but it has been in California, where Marin Clean Energy7, the first CCA in California, was enabled by a state law -- highlighting the interplay of state and local action. Basic net metering8 has been getting a lot of attention. Utilities are attacking it9 in a number of states, claiming it’s unfair to ratepayers who don’t go solar. On the other hand, proponents of net metering say utilities’ fighting stance is driven by worries about their bottom line, not concern for their customers. Studies in California10, Vermont11, New York12, and Texas13 have found that the benefits of net metering (like savings on investments

Romero, Van; Weinkauf, Don; Khan, Mushtaq; Helgeson, Wes; Weedeward, Kevin; LeClerc, Corey; Fuierer, Paul

2012-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and Functional Availability of HVAC Systems  

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RELIABILITY AND FUNCTIONAL AVAILABILITY OF HVAC SYSTEMS Sonny Myrefelt Dep. of Build. Serv. Eng., KTH, 10044 Stockholm, Sweden, and SKANSKA Sydost, V?xj?, Sweden Summary This paper presents a model to calculate the reliability... system, therefore, there must be sufficient documentation of design airflow rates. The compulsory ventilation checks performed in Sweden have focused on the importance of maintaining the design air flow rates. More about this activity can be seen...

Myrefelt, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions Mitigation  

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and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response For Power System Reliability: FAQ  

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Demand response is the most underutilized power system reliability resource in North America. Technological advances now make it possible to tap this resource to both reduce costs and improve. Misconceptions concerning response capabilities tend to force loads to provide responses that they are less able to provide and often prohibit them from providing the most valuable reliability services. Fortunately this is beginning to change with some ISOs making more extensive use of load response. This report is structured as a series of short questions and answers that address load response capabilities and power system reliability needs. Its objective is to further the use of responsive load as a bulk power system reliability resource in providing the fastest and most valuable ancillary services.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Results of NERSC Systems  

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In order to address the needs of future scientific applications for storing and accessing large amounts of data in an efficient way, one needs to understand the limitations of current technologies and how they may cause systeminstability or unavailability. A number of factors can impact system availability ranging from facility-wide power outage to a single point of failure such as network switches or global file systems. In addition, individual component failure in a system can degrade the performance of that system. This paper focuses on analyzing both of these factors and their impacts on the computational and storage systems at NERSC. Component failure data presented in this report primarily focuses on disk drive in on of the computational system and tape drive failure in HPSS. NERSC collected available component failure data and system-wide outages for its computational and storage systems over a six-year period and made them available to the HPC community through the Petascale Data Storage Institute.

Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI); Mokhtarani, Akbar; Mokhtarani, Akbar; Kramer, William; Hick, Jason

2008-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint transmission system projects to improve system reliability  

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County PUD, 425-783-8444 Joint transmission system projects to improve system reliability First major regional electric grid improvements in decades prepare the area for the...

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Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring  

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Reliability Based Vegetation Management Through Intelligent System Monitoring Final Project Report Research Center since 1996 PSERC #12;Power Systems Engineering Research Center Reliability Based Vegetation project titled "Reliability Based Vegetation Maintenance Through Intelligent System Monitoring (T-27)." We

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Session Reliability of Web Systems under Heavy-Tailed Workloads: An Approach Based  

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Session Reliability of Web Systems under Heavy-Tailed Workloads: An Approach Based on Design reliability modeling which integrates the user view represented by the session layer and the system view indicate that session reliability, which accounts for the distribution of failed requests within sessions

Goseva-Popstojanova, Katerina

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Reliable Link Maintenance in Cognitive Radio Systems  

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resources and overcome the under-utilization of licensed spectrum. Since the licensed user still keeps) have to vacate the spectrum in case the licensed user claims it. In order to maintain the qualityReliable Link Maintenance in Cognitive Radio Systems Daniel Willkomm, James Gross and Adam Wolisz

Gross, James

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Systems Reliability  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLSMolten-SaltReliability PV Systems Reliability Sandia recognizes

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Sandia National Laboratories: PV Systems Reliability  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1 -theErik Spoerke SSLSMolten-SaltReliability PV Systems Reliability Sandia

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Accepted for publication in Reliability Engineering and System Safety Analyzing the topological, electrical and reliability  

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Accepted for publication in Reliability Engineering and System Safety Analyzing the topological, electrical and reliability characteristics of a power transmission system for identifying its critical of the system the reliability and electrical characteristics of its components. In each phase of the analysis: i

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Combined Heat and Power System Enables 100% Reliability at Leading...  

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Enables 100% Reliability at Leading Medical Campus - Case Study, 2013 Combined Heat and Power System Enables 100% Reliability at Leading Medical Campus - Case Study, 2013 Thermal...

62

Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability  

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Security-Constrained Adequacy Evaluation of Bulk Power System Reliability Fang Yang, Student Member contingency selection, (b) effects analysis, and (c) reliability index computation. Effects analysis and reliability index computations. The methodology is demonstrated with the IEEE reliability test system. Index

63

Dynamic evidential networks in system reliability analysis: A Dempster Shafer Approach  

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Dynamic evidential networks in system reliability analysis: A Dempster Shafer Approach Philippe for modeling and analyzing the system reliability based on Dynamic Evidential Networks (DEN). This method. The current system state determine the probability distribution over the next states. In the work reported

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

64

Is "Spike" a Reliable Feature in Porb Distribution of AM HER Stars?  

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Orbital periods in AM Her stars (polars) are synchronized with spin periods of white dwarf by its high magnetic field. Since the last study of Porb distribution of these systems, the number of known objects of such type has more than doubled. This challenged us to compile a new updated catalogue of cataclysmic variables with highly magnetic white dwarfs (polars) and to study their Porb distribution. In this paper we also discus if "spike" is reliable feature in the distribution. ("Spike" is a concentration of polars in the distribution of their orbital periods near Porb = 114 min and was previously discussed by Ritter & Kolb (1992) and Shahbaz & Wood (1996).)

Alex Golovin; Mykola Malygin; Elena Pavlenko

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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OPTIMAL RELIABILITY ALLOCATION IN SERIES-PARALLEL SYSTEMS FROM COMPONENTS' DISCRETE COST -RELIABILITY DATA SETS  

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OPTIMAL RELIABILITY ALLOCATION IN SERIES-PARALLEL SYSTEMS FROM COMPONENTS' DISCRETE COST - RELIABILITY DATA SETS: A NESTED SIMULATED ANNEALING APPROACH Subba Rao V. Majety# , Srikanth It is generally accepted that a component's cost is an increasing function of its reliability. Most researchers

Smith, Alice E.

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BAYESIAN RELIABILITY MODELING FOR MASKED SYSTEM LIFETIME DATA  

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BAYESIAN RELIABILITY MODELING FOR MASKED SYSTEM LIFETIME DATA Lynn KUO \\Lambda Department to fail. The objective is to make inferences for the reliability of the components. In this paper we Title: Reliability Inference for Masked System Lifetime Data. 1. Introduction In the masked system

Kuo, Lynn

67

Bayesian Networks and Evidence Theory to Model Complex Systems Reliability  

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Bayesian Networks and Evidence Theory to Model Complex Systems Reliability Ch. SIMON, Ph. WEBER, E.levrat}@cran.uhp-nancy.fr Abstract-- This paper deals with the use of Bayesian Net- works to compute system reliability of complex systems un- der epistemic uncertainty. In the context of incompleteness of reliability data

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

68

Building Responsive and Reliable Distributed Services: Models and Design  

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consequences of these failures. For example, in a reactor safety system, the primary functionality concerns and management of safety critical distributed systems. NATS monitors and decides the flight paths of civilian aircrafts in the British air space. Its operations are conducted centrally from West Drayton, and its

Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

69

MULTIAREA SYSTEM RELIABILITY: THE ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF SYSTEM SECURITY CRITERIA  

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MULTIAREA SYSTEM RELIABILITY: THE ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF SYSTEM SECURITY CRITERIA BY TEOMAN GULER B assessment studies and the quantification of the economics of secure power system operations security and the economics of secure operations in the competitive market environment. The advent

Gross, George

70

Distributed Theorem Proving for Distributed Hybrid Systems  

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system with a varying number of arbitrarily many cars. 1 Introduction Hybrid systems with joint discrete a multi-agent system, e.g., distributed car control systems. Such systems form distributed hybrid systemsDistributed Theorem Proving for Distributed Hybrid Systems David W. Renshaw, Sarah M. Loos

Platzer, André

71

Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics  

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1 Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics Sairaj V. Dhople, Student reliability and perfor- mance analysis of grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems is for- mulated using Markov and energy yield, and reliability metrics such as availability. The paper also provides an analytical method

Liberzon, Daniel

72

FRIB cryogenic distribution system  

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The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

Ganni, Venkatarao [JLAB; Dixon, Kelly D. [JLAB; Laverdure, Nathaniel A. [JLAB; Knudsen, Peter N. [JLAB; Arenius, Dana M. [JLAB; Barrios, Matthew N. [Michigan State; Jones, S. [Michigan State; Johnson, M. [Michigan State; Casagrande, Fabio [Michigan State

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FRIB cryogenic distribution system  

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The Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB) helium distribution system has been revised to include bayonet/warm valve type disconnects between each cryomodule and the transfer line distribution system, similar to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) cryogenic distribution systems. The heat loads at various temperature levels and some of the features in the design of the distribution system are outlined. The present status, the plans for fabrication, and the procurement approach for the helium distribution system are also included.

Ganni, V.; Dixon, K.; Laverdure, N.; Knudsen, P.; Arenius, D. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA 23606 (United States); Barrios, M.; Jones, S.; Johnson, M.; Casagrande, F. [Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

74

Reliability Tradeoffs in Personal Storage Systems John A. Chandy  

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Reliability Tradeoffs in Personal Storage Systems John A. Chandy john.chandy@uconn.edu Sumit ABSTRACT RAID has long been established as an effective way to provide highly reliable disk subsystems. However, reliability in RAID sys- tems comes at the cost of extra disks and somewhat lower perfor- mance

Chandy, John A.

75

Assessing the Usefulness of Distributed Measurements in the Smart Grid  

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greater reliability in distribution systems involveReliability and Failure Diagnosis in Distribution Systems,"Reliability – Data and Networking At present, the major push in distribution system

Framhein, Theodore Anthony

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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Wind Energy Statistics for Large Arrays of Wind Turbines (wind energy program is based on such a design Therefore Justus, for example, has found that a is cubic, wind turbine

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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for Large Arrays of Wind Turbines (Great Lakes and PacificConsequences for Variance Wind turbines and solar electricestimate of p = .8 and wind turbine arrays. G In section 3

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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station plants or wind generators and compare bulk storageutilization and the wind generator at 30 percent average,in one case, and by wind generators in the other. tion

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Reliability in future electricity mixes: the question of distributed and renewables sources  

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Reliability in future electricity mixes: the question of distributed and renewables sources of the electricity industry. In this paper, we are interested in the level of reliability of future electricity mixes and whether or not these changes will impact the level of reliability. Consequently, we propose a methodology

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

80

Reliability-based Design of Offshore Mooring Systems  

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This study proposes new methods for the reliability-based design of structural systems, with emphasis on offshore mooring systems. After a brief introduction to the mooring systems, two main objectives are discussed in this dissertation. The first...

Mousavi, Mir Emad

2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Load Response Fundamentally Matches Power System Reliability Requirements  

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Responsive load is the most underutilized reliability resource available to the power system. Loads are frequently barred from providing the highest value and most critical reliability services; regulation and spinning reserve. Advances in communications and control technology now make it possible for some loads to provide both of these services. The limited storage incorporated in some loads better matches their response capabilities to the fast reliability-service markets than to the hourly energy markets. Responsive loads are frequently significantly faster and more accurate than generators, increasing power system reliability. Incorporating fast load response into microgrids further extends the reliability response capabilities that can be offered to the interconnected power system. The paper discusses the desired reliability responses, why this matches some loads' capabilities, what the advantages are for the power system, implications for communications and monitoring requirements, and how this resource can be exploited.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL] [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Systems reliability analysis for the national ignition facility  

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A Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis was initiated for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The NIF is an inertial confinement fusion research facility designed to achieve controlled thermonuclear reaction; the preferred site for the NIF is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The NIF RAM analysis has three purposes: (1) to allocate top level reliability and availability goals for the systems, (2) to develop an operability model for optimum maintainability, and (3) to determine the achievability of the allocated goals of the RAM parameters for the NIF systems and the facility operation as a whole. An allocation model assigns the reliability and availability goals for front line and support systems by a top-down approach; reliability analysis uses a bottom-up approach to determine the system reliability and availability from component level to system level.

Majumdar, K.C.; Annese, C.E.; MacIntyre, A.T.; Sicherman, A.

1996-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

83

Cooling water distribution system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A passive containment cooling system for a nuclear reactor containment vessel. Disclosed is a cooling water distribution system for introducing cooling water by gravity uniformly over the outer surface of a steel containment vessel using an interconnected series of radial guide elements, a plurality of circumferential collector elements and collector boxes to collect and feed the cooling water into distribution channels extending along the curved surface of the steel containment vessel. The cooling water is uniformly distributed over the curved surface by a plurality of weirs in the distribution channels.

Orr, Richard (Pittsburgh, PA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Assessing reliability in energy supply systems  

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pathway supplying hydrogen via pipeline from a centralizedgas with pipeline distribution of hydrogen, and 2) on-sitehydrogen is transported to the refueling stations via pipeline

McCarthy, Ryan W.; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Daniel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Assessing Reliability in Energy Supply Systems  

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pathway supplying hydrogen via pipeline from a centralizedgas with pipeline distribution of hydrogen, and 2) on-sitehydrogen is transported to the refueling stations via pipeline

McCarthy, Ryan; Ogden, Joan M.; Sperling, Dan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Distributed Energy Resources, Power Quality and Reliability - Background  

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Power quality [PQ] and power reliability [PR] gained importance in the industrialized world as the pace of installation of sensitive appliances and other electrical loads by utility customers accelerated, beginning in the mid 1980s. Utility-grid-connected customers rapidly discovered that this equipment was increasingly sensitive to various abnormalities in the electricity supply.

Schienbein, Lawrence A.; DeSteese, John G.

2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing system reliability Sample Search...  

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reliability Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: assessing system reliability Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Reliability Based...

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System level design of power distribution network for mobile computing platforms.  

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??Providing a reliable power distribution network (PDN) is a critical design challenge for mobile system on chip platforms. A well-designed power distribution network should be… (more)

Shayan Arani, Amirali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability assessment of autonomous power systems incorporating HVDC interconnection links  

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The objective of this paper is to present an improved computational method for the overall reliability assessment of autonomous power systems that may or may not contain HVdc interconnection links. This is a hybrid method based on a Monte-Carlo simulation sequential approach which incorporates an analytical approach for the reliability modeling of the HVdc transmission links. The developed models and techniques have been implemented into a computer program that can be used to simulate the operational practices and characteristics of the overall system under study efficiently and realistically. A set of reliability indices are calculated for each load-point of interest and the entire system while a set of additional indices is calculated for quantifying the reliability performance of the interconnection links under the specified operating requirements. The analysis of a practical system is also included for a number of studies representing its various operating and design characteristics.

Dialynas, E.N.; Koskolos, N.C. [National Technical Univ., Athens (Greece). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering] [National Technical Univ., Athens (Greece). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Agoris, D. [Public Power Corp., Athens (Greece)] [Public Power Corp., Athens (Greece)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software reliability and safety in nuclear reactor protection systems  

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Planning the development, use and regulation of computer systems in nuclear reactor protection systems in such a way as to enhance reliability and safety is a complex issue. This report is one of a series of reports from the Computer Safety and Reliability Group, Lawrence Livermore that investigates different aspects of computer software in reactor National Laboratory, that investigates different aspects of computer software in reactor protection systems. There are two central themes in the report, First, software considerations cannot be fully understood in isolation from computer hardware and application considerations. Second, the process of engineering reliability and safety into a computer system requires activities to be carried out throughout the software life cycle. The report discusses the many activities that can be carried out during the software life cycle to improve the safety and reliability of the resulting product. The viewpoint is primarily that of the assessor, or auditor.

Lawrence, J.D. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Wind Farm Diversification and Its Impact on Power System Reliability  

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WIND FARM DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS IMPACT ON POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY A Thesis by YANNICK DEGEILH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2009 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering WIND FARM DIVERSIFICATION AND ITS IMPACT ON POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY A Thesis by YANNICK DEGEILH Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...

Degeilh, Yannick

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

92

Final Report for the Virtual Reliability Realization System LDRD  

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Current approaches to reliability are not adequate to keep pace with the need for faster, better and cheaper products and systems. This is especially true in high consequence of failure applications. The original proposal for the LDRD was to look at this challenge and see if there was a new paradigm that could make reliability predictions, along with a quantitative estimate of the risk in that prediction, in a way that was faster, better and cheaper. Such an approach would be based on the underlying science models that are the backbone of reliability predictions. The new paradigm would be implemented in two software tools: the Virtual Reliability Realization System (VRRS) and the Reliability Expert System (REX). The three-year LDRD was funded at a reduced level for the first year ($120K vs. $250K) and not renewed. Because of the reduced funding, we concentrated on the initial development of the expertise system. We developed an interactive semiconductor calculation tool needed for reliability analyses. We also were able to generate a basic functional system using Microsoft Siteserver Commerce Edition and Microsoft Sequel Server. The base system has the capability to store Office documents from multiple authors, and has the ability to track and charge for usage. The full outline of the knowledge model has been incorporated as well as examples of various types of content.

DELLIN, THEODORE A.; HENDERSON, CHRISTOPHER L.; O'TOOLE, EDWARD J.

2000-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Methodology to Assess the Reliability of Hydrogen-based Transportation Energy Systems  

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2. Define reliability in hydrogen energy systems 3.metrics to value reliability in hydrogen energy systems 4.Specify hydrogen energy systems to evaluate 5. Develop

McCarthy, Ryan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Building diagnosable distributed systems  

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Building diagnosable distributed systems Petros Maniatis Intel Research Berkeley ICSI ­ Security] Project response@R (R, K, SI) lookup response Specification #12;2/8/2006 Petros Maniatis9 Strawman Design Join lookup.NI == node.NI Join lookup.NI == succ.NI Select K in (N, S] Project response@R (R, K, SI

Maniatis, Petros

95

FFTF (Fast Flux Test Facility) reactor shutdown system reliability reevaluation  

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The reliability analysis of the Fast Flux Test Facility reactor shutdown system was reevaluated. Failure information based on five years of plant operating experience was used to verify original reliability numbers or to establish new ones. Also, system modifications made subsequent to performance of the original analysis were incorporated into the reevaluation. Reliability calculations and sensitivity analyses were performed using a commercially available spreadsheet on a personal computer. The spreadsheet was configured so that future failures could be tracked and compared with expected failures. A number of recommendations resulted from the reevaluation including both increased and decreased surveillance intervals. All recommendations were based on meeting or exceeding existing reliability goals. Considerable cost savings will be incurred upon implementation of the recommendations.

Pierce, B.F.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Protection System Failures on Power System Reliability Evaluation  

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The reliability of protection systems has emerged as an important topic because protection failures have critical influence on the reliability of power systems. The goal of this research is to develop novel approaches for modeling and analysis...

Jiang, Kai

2012-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

97

Abstract--Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) are facing ever-increasing complexity due to fast growing demand and large  

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to improve the reliability and quality of electrical distribution system. Index Terms- OPC technology, ICT1 Abstract-- Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) are facing ever-increasing complexity due systems and Local Agent , Distribution Network, IEDs, Maltab OPC Toolbox, Distributed Generators

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

98

Distributed Optimization System  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Modeling of Cyber-Physical Electric Power Systems: A System-Theoretic Framework  

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1 Reliability Modeling of Cyber-Physical Electric Power Systems: A System-Theoretic Framework systematic reliability analysis tools to address planning and operation challenges of future electric power and the introduction of new sources of uncertainty in systems already inherently complex. Current reliability analysis

Liberzon, Daniel

100

A Reliable Fault-Tolerant Scheduling Algorithm for Real Time Embedded Systems  

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/EWICS Workshop on Dependable Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems) of the 32nd International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, Toulouse : France (2013)" #12;2 Chafik Arar, Hamoudi Kalla, Salim Kalla, and Hocine Riadh Scheduling algorithm architecture specification distribution constraints

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Fourteenth Service Water System Reliability Improvement Seminar Proceedings  

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This report contains information presented at the Fourteenth Service Water System Reliability Improvement (SWSRI) Seminar held June 24-25, 2002, in San Diego, California. The bi-annual seminar--sponsored by EPRI--provided an opportunity for participants to exchange technical information and experiences regarding the monitoring, repair, and replacement of service water system components.

None

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Reliability of EUCLIDIAN: An autonomous robotic system for image-guided prostate brachytherapy  

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Purpose: Recently, several robotic systems have been developed to perform accurate and consistent image-guided brachytherapy. Before introducing a new device into clinical operations, it is important to assess the reliability and mean time before failure (MTBF) of the system. In this article, the authors present the preclinical evaluation and analysis of the reliability and MTBF of an autonomous robotic system, which is developed for prostate seed implantation. Methods: The authors have considered three steps that are important in reliability growth analysis. These steps are: Identification and isolation of failures, classification of failures, and trend analysis. For any one-of-a-kind product, the reliability enhancement is accomplished through test-fix-test. The authors have used failure mode and effect analysis for collection and analysis of reliability data by identifying and categorizing the failure modes. Failures were classified according to severity. Failures that occurred during the operation of this robotic system were considered as nonhomogenous Poisson process. The failure occurrence trend was analyzed using Laplace test. For analyzing and predicting reliability growth, commonly used and widely accepted models, Duane's model and the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, i.e., Crow's model, were applied. The MTBF was used as an important measure for assessing the system's reliability. Results: During preclinical testing, 3196 seeds (in 53 test cases) were deposited autonomously by the robot and 14 critical failures were encountered. The majority of the failures occurred during the first few cases. The distribution of failures followed Duane's postulation as well as Crow's postulation of reliability growth. The Laplace test index was -3.82 (<0), indicating a significant trend in failure data, and the failure intervals lengthened gradually. The continuous increase in the failure occurrence interval suggested a trend toward improved reliability. The MTBF was 592 seeds, which implied that several prostate seed implantation cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure. The shape parameter for the MTBF was 0.3859 (<1), suggesting a positive reliability growth of this robotic system. At 95% confidence, the reliability for deposition of 65 seeds was more than 90%. Conclusions: Analyses of failure mode strongly indicated a gradual improvement of reliability of this autonomous robotic system. High MTBF implied that several prostate seed implant cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure.

Podder, Tarun K.; Buzurovic, Ivan; Huang Ke; Showalter, Timothy; Dicker, Adam P.; Yu, Yan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center (NCI-designated), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 (United States)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

103

Distributed computing systems programme  

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Publication of this volume coincides with the completion of the U.K. Science and Engineering Research Council's coordinated programme of research in Distributed Computing Systems (DCS) which ran from 1977 to 1984. The volume is based on presentations made at the programme's final conference. The first chapter explains the origins and history of DCS and gives an overview of the programme and its achievements. The remaining sixteen chapters review particular research themes (including imperative and declarative languages, and performance modelling), and describe particular research projects in technical areas including local area networks, design, development and analysis of concurrent systems, parallel algorithm design, functional programming and non-von Neumann computer architectures.

Duce, D.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Reliability analysis for LEB ring magnet power system in SSC  

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The LEB ring magnet power system contains six subsystems, supervisory control, power supplies, regulation, DC bus, resonant cells, and fault sensing network. The system availability of the total LEB RMPS is required to be 0.999. The work in this paper is to allocate the overall LEB RMPS reliability requirement into reliability requirements for each of the subsystems and lower-tier items. The Feasibility-of-Objective technique combining with engineering experience is the key for the allocation. MIL-HDBK-217F is used to derate SCR components. 7 refs., 5 figs.

Smedley, K.

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability modeling and evaluation of HVDC power transmission systems  

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The objective of this paper is to present an improved computational method for evaluating the reliability indices of HVdc transmission systems. The developed models and computational techniques are described. These can be used to simulate the operational practices and characteristics of a system under study efficiently and realistically. This method is based on the failure modes and effects analysis and uses the event tree method and the minimal cut set approach to represent the system's operational behavior and deduce the appropriate system's failure modes. A set of five reliability indices is evaluated for each output node being analyzed together with the probability and frequency of encountering particular regions of system performance levels. The analysis of an assumed HVdc bipolar transmission system is also included.

Dialynas, E.N.; Koskolos, N.C. (National Technical Univ., Athens (Greece). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Quality monitored distributed voting system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A quality monitoring system can detect certain system faults and fraud attempts in a distributed voting system. The system uses decoy voters to cast predetermined check ballots. Absent check ballots can indicate system faults. Altered check ballots can indicate attempts at counterfeiting votes. The system can also cast check ballots at predetermined times to provide another check on the distributed voting system. 6 figs.

Skogmo, D.

1997-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

107

Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Considerations for Gas Turbine Cogeneration Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR GAS TURBINE COGENERATION SYSTEMS Gyrus B. Meher-Homji and Alfred B. Focke Boyce Engineering International, Inc. Houston, Texas ABSTRACT The success of a cogeneration system... the choice of the number of gas turbines and waste heat recovery units to be utilized down to small components, such as pumps, dampers, hea t exchangers and auxiliary systems. . Rand M studies must be initiated in the conceptual phases of the project...

Meher-Homji, C. B.; Focke, A. B.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Distributed road assessment system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system that detects damage on or below the surface of a paved structure or pavement is provided. A distributed road assessment system includes road assessment pods and a road assessment server. Each road assessment pod includes a ground-penetrating radar antenna array and a detection system that detects road damage from the return signals as the vehicle on which the pod is mounted travels down a road. Each road assessment pod transmits to the road assessment server occurrence information describing each occurrence of road damage that is newly detected on a current scan of a road. The road assessment server maintains a road damage database of occurrence information describing the previously detected occurrences of road damage. After the road assessment server receives occurrence information for newly detected occurrences of road damage for a portion of a road, the road assessment server determines which newly detected occurrences correspond to which previously detected occurrences of road damage.

Beer, N. Reginald; Paglieroni, David W

2014-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution System  

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Spray distribution systems for wastewater are much like lawn sprinkler systems, in that they spray treated wastewater over the surface of a yard. This publication explains how spray distribution systems work, what their design requirements are...

Lesikar, Bruce J.

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Modeling and Evaluation in Aging Power Systems  

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Renewal process has been often employed as a mathematical model of the failure and repair cycle of components in power system reliability assessment. This implies that after repair, the component is assumed to be restored to be in as good as new...

Kim, Hag-Kwen

2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

111

An approach for assessing ALWR passive safety system reliability  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Many advanced light water reactor designs incorporate passive rather than active safety features for front-line accident response. A method for evaluating the reliability of these passive systems in the context of probabilistic risk assessment has been developed at Sandia National Laboratories. This method addresses both the component (e.g. valve) failure aspect of passive system failure, and uncertainties in system success criteria arising from uncertainties in the system's underlying physical processes. These processes provide the system's driving force; examples are natural circulation and gravity-induced injection. This paper describes the method, and provides some preliminary results of application of the approach to the Westinghouse AP600 design.

Hake, T M

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Shutdown heat removal system reliability in thermal reactors  

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An analysis of the failure probability per year of the shutdown heat removal system (SHRS) at hot standby conditions for two thermal reactor designs is presented. The selected reactor designs are the Pressurized Water Reactor and the Nonproliferation Alternative System Assessment Program Heavy Water Reactor. Failures of the SHRS following the initiating transients of loss of offsite power and loss of main feedwater system are evaluated. Common mode failures between components are incorporated in this anlaysis via the ..beta..-factor method and the sensitivity of the system reliability to common mode failures is investigated parametrically.

Sun, Y.H.; Bari, R.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Emergency reconfiguration and distribution system planning under the Single-Contingency Policy  

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Emergency reconfiguration can improve distribution systems' reliability by enabling load transfer among substations. Previous studies, although present its operation strategies, seldom explore emergency reconfiguration's ...

Wang, J.

114

Method for reliability analysis of complex reactor systems. [LMFBR  

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A method and a computer code for efficient and accurate reliability analyses of complex reactor systems are described and illustrated through an example. The method permits realistic analyses through its ability to accurately model and evaluate instantaneous and average unavailabilities for large systems with dependencies. The component models can include continuously monitored, non-repairable, and periodically tested components which are subject to failures resulting from components which are subject to failures resulting from component demands, stand-by conditions, human errors associated with testing and repair, as well as failures during actual operation. The numerical process used is efficient and allows analysis of general system configurations with arbitrary scheduling of maintenance operations.

Elerath, J.G.; Vaurio, J.K.; Wood, A.P.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Failure and Reliability Analysis for the Master Pump Shutdown System  

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The Master Pump Shutdown System (MPSS) will be installed in the 200 Areas of the Hanford Site to monitor and control the transfer of liquid waste between tank farms and between the 200 West and 200 East areas through the Cross-Site Transfer Line. The Safety Function provided by the MPSS is to shutdown any waste transfer process within or between tank farms if a waste leak should occur along the selected transfer route. The MPSS, which provides this Safety Class Function, is composed of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), interconnecting wires, relays, Human to Machine Interfaces (HMI), and software. These components are defined as providing a Safety Class Function and will be designated in this report as MPSS/PLC. Input signals to the MPSS/PLC are provided by leak detection systems from each of the tank farm leak detector locations along the waste transfer route. The combination of the MPSS/PLC, leak detection system, and transfer pump controller system will be referred to as MPSS/SYS. The components addressed in this analysis are associated with the MPSS/SYS. The purpose of this failure and reliability analysis is to address the following design issues of the Project Development Specification (PDS) for the MPSS/SYS (HNF 2000a): (1) Single Component Failure Criterion, (2) System Status Upon Loss of Electrical Power, (3) Physical Separation of Safety Class cables, (4) Physical Isolation of Safety Class Wiring from General Service Wiring, and (5) Meeting the MPSS/PLC Option 1b (RPP 1999) Reliability estimate. The failure and reliability analysis examined the system on a component level basis and identified any hardware or software elements that could fail and/or prevent the system from performing its intended safety function.

BEVINS, R.R.

2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Index for the Evaluation of Distributed Generation Impacts on Distribution System Luis F. Ochoa (1,2)  

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Index for the Evaluation of Distributed Generation Impacts on Distribution System Protection Luis F and distribution systems, in addition to the presence of customers with energy exportation capabilities a special attention since they may weaken the reliability of the system [2]-[3]. In this work, the impacts

Harrison, Gareth

117

Short-term and long-term reliability studies in the deregulated power systems  

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-term reliability in deregulated power systems. Short-term reliability is for operational purposes and is mainly concerned with security. Thus the way energy is dispatched and the actions the system operator takes to remedy an insecure system state...

Li, Yishan

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

118

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

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Advances in HV AC Distribution System Design Ellen FranconiAdvances in HVAC Distribution System Design Ellen Franconisavings result from distribution system design improvements,

Franconi, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Distributed Power Electronics for PV Systems (Presentation)  

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An overview of the benefits and applications of microinverters and DC power optimizers in residential systems. Some conclusions from this report are: (1) The impact of shade is greater than just the area of shade; (2) Additional mismatch losses include panel orientation, panel distribution, inverter voltage window, soiling; (3) Per-module devices can help increase performance, 4-12% or more depending on the system; (4) Value-added benefits (safety, monitoring, reduced design constraints) are helping their adoption; and (5) The residential market is growing rapidly. Efficiency increases, cost reductions are improving market acceptance. Panel integration will further reduce price and installation cost. Reliability remains an unknown.

Deline, C.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Dynamic Interactions of PV units in Low Volatge Distribution Systems  

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. Abstract--Photovoltaic (PV) units along with other distributed energy resources (DERs) are located close by minimizing the negative interactions. Index Terms--Photovoltaic, negative interactions, distribution systems different DERs may react negatively and degrade reliability. There are several different measures

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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121

Imprecise Reliability Assessment and Decision-Making when the Type of the Probability Distribution of the Random Variables is  

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the upper and lower bounds of the reliability of a system involving such variables. A method for modeling, is formulated and solved in order to estimate the minimum and maximum values of a system's reliability1 Imprecise Reliability Assessment and Decision-Making when the Type of the Probability

Nikolaidis, Efstratios

122

A reliability and availability sensitivity study of a large photovoltaic system.  

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A reliability and availability model has been developed for a portion of the 4.6 megawatt (MWdc) photovoltaic system operated by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) at Springerville, Arizona using a commercially available software tool, GoldSim{trademark}. This reliability model has been populated with life distributions and repair distributions derived from data accumulated during five years of operation of this system. This reliability and availability model was incorporated into another model that simulated daily and seasonal solar irradiance and photovoltaic module performance. The resulting combined model allows prediction of kilowatt hour (kWh) energy output of the system based on availability of components of the system, solar irradiance, and module and inverter performance. This model was then used to study the sensitivity of energy output as a function of photovoltaic (PV) module degradation at different rates and the effect of location (solar irradiance). Plots of cumulative energy output versus time for a 30 year period are provided for each of these cases.

Stein, Joshua S.; Granata, Jennifer E.; Mundt, Michael Joseph; Miller, Steven P.; Quintana, Michael A.; Collins, Elmer W.; Sorensen, Neil Robert

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Estimated Value of Service Reliability for Electric Utility Customers in the United States  

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reliability of their transmission and distribution systemsdistribution against the incremental benefits of enhanced (or maintained) system reliabilitysystem reliability reinforcements; Assessing the economic benefits of distribution

Sullivan, M.J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load  

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The potential to improve distribution system reliability is a primary motivation behind the development and deployment of microgrids. Previous studies have illustrated substantial reliability benefits of dispatchable ...

Marden, Mirjana Milosevic

125

Mean time to meaningless: MTTDL, Markov models, and storage system reliability  

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Mean time to meaningless: MTTDL, Markov models, and storage system reliability Kevin M. Greenan Loss (MTTDL) has been the stan- dard reliability metric in storage systems for more than 20 years [3], the stan- dard metric of storage system reliability has been the Mean Time To Data Loss (MTTDL

Plank, Jim

126

Reliability importance analysis of Markovian systems at steady state using perturbation analysis  

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Reliability importance analysis of Markovian systems at steady state using perturbation analysis for static systems, i.e. systems described by combinatorial reliability models (fault or event trees for steady state sensitivity analysis of Markov processes in reliability studies. Keywords: perturbation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

127

A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Framework for Reliability and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems proposes a framework for reliability and dynamic performance assessment of wind energy conversion systems--Reliability, Dynamic Performance, Wind Power, Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), Doubly-Fed Induction Generator

Liberzon, Daniel

128

A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems  

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1 A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Sebastian S a framework for assessing wind energy conversion systems (WECS) reliability in the face of external based on wind energy are: the impact of wind speed variability on system reliability [1]; WECS' reaction

Liberzon, Daniel

129

Main Injector power distribution system  

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The paper describes a new power distribution system for Fermilab's Main Injector. The system provides 13.8 kV power to Main Injector accelerator (accelerator and conventional loads) and is capable of providing power to the rest of the laboratory (backfeed system). Design criteria, and features including simulation results are given.

Cezary Jach and Daniel Wolff

2002-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

130

Reliability assessment for multi-state systems under uncertainties based on the  

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Reliability assessment for multi-state systems under uncertainties based on the Dempster.aguirre-martinez}@utc.fr ABSTRACT This paper presents an original method for evaluating reliability indices for Multi-State Systems to represent component state beliefs and to evaluate the MSS reliability indices. We use the example of an oil

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

131

THE RELIABILITY OF CAPACITY-DESIGNED COMPONENTS IN SEISMIC RESISTANT SYSTEMS  

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THE RELIABILITY OF CAPACITY-DESIGNED COMPONENTS IN SEISMIC RESISTANT SYSTEMS A DISSERTATION are to contribute to the understanding of the reliability of capacity-designed components in seismic resistant systems and to develop a reliability-based methodology for establishing the required design strengths

Baker, Jack W.

132

Reliability analysis of solar photovoltaic system using hourly mean solar radiation data  

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This paper presents the hourly mean solar radiation and standard deviation as inputs to simulate the solar radiation over a year. Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) technique is applied and MATLAB program is developed for reliability analysis of small isolated power system using solar photovoltaic (SPV). This paper is distributed in two parts. Firstly various solar radiation prediction methods along with hourly mean solar radiation (HMSR) method are compared. The comparison is carried on the basis of predicted electrical power generation with actual power generated by SPV system. Estimation of solar photovoltaic power using HMSR method is close to the actual power generated by SPV system. The deviation in monsoon months is due to the cloud cover. In later part of the paper various reliability indices are obtained by HMSR method using MCS technique. Load model used is IEEE-RTS. Reliability indices, additional load hours (ALH) and additional power (AP) reduces exponentially with increase in load indicates that a SPV source will offset maximum fuel when all of its generated energy is utilized. Fuel saving calculation is also investigated. Case studies are presented for Sagardeep Island in West Bengal state of India. (author)

Moharil, Ravindra M. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur, Maharashtra (India); Kulkarni, Prakash S. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, South Ambazari Road, Nagpur 440011, Maharashtra (India)

2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

133

Water Distribution System Monitoring and Decision Support Using a Wireless Sensor Network  

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Water distribution systems comprise labyrinthine networks of pipes, often in poor states of repair, that are buried beneath our city streets and relatively inaccessible. Engineers who manage these systems need reliable ...

Allen, Michael

134

INVESTIGATING THE RELIABILITY OF CORONAL EMISSION MEASURE DISTRIBUTION DIAGNOSTICS USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL RADIATIVE MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATIONS  

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Determining the temperature distribution of coronal plasmas can provide stringent constraints on coronal heating. Current observations with the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (EIS) on board Hinode and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory provide diagnostics of the emission measure distribution (EMD) of the coronal plasma. Here we test the reliability of temperature diagnostics using three-dimensional radiative MHD simulations. We produce synthetic observables from the models and apply the Monte Carlo Markov chain EMD diagnostic. By comparing the derived EMDs with the 'true' distributions from the model, we assess the limitations of the diagnostics as a function of the plasma parameters and the signal-to-noise ratio of the data. We find that EMDs derived from EIS synthetic data reproduce some general characteristics of the true distributions, but usually show differences from the true EMDs that are much larger than the estimated uncertainties suggest, especially when structures with significantly different density overlap along the line of sight. When using AIA synthetic data the derived EMDs reproduce the true EMDs much less accurately, especially for broad EMDs. The differences between the two instruments are due to the: (1) smaller number of constraints provided by AIA data and (2) broad temperature response function of the AIA channels which provide looser constraints to the temperature distribution. Our results suggest that EMDs derived from current observatories may often show significant discrepancies from the true EMDs, rendering their interpretation fraught with uncertainty. These inherent limitations to the method should be carefully considered when using these distributions to constrain coronal heating.

Testa, Paola [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 60 Garden Street, MS 58, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); De Pontieu, Bart; Martinez-Sykora, Juan [Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Org. A021S, Building 252, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); Hansteen, Viggo; Carlsson, Mats, E-mail: ptesta@cfa.harvard.edu [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1029, Blindern, NO-0315 Oslo (Norway)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS,VOL. 5, NO. 3, AUGUST 1990 VALUE OF SERVICE RELIABILITY  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS,VOL. 5, NO. 3, AUGUST 1990 VALUE OF SERVICE RELIABILITY 825 presents the value of service (VOS) reliability evaluation approach that explicitly incorporatesinto the planning process customer choicesregarding reliability "worth" and service costs. Using the least

Gross, George

136

Distributed Robust Power System State Estimation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Deregulation of energy markets, penetration of renewables, advanced metering capabilities, and the urge for situational awareness, all call for system-wide power system state estimation (PSSE). Implementing a centralized estimator though is practically infeasible due to the complexity scale of an interconnection, the communication bottleneck in real-time monitoring, regional disclosure policies, and reliability issues. In this context, distributed PSSE methods are treated here under a unified and systematic framework. A novel algorithm is developed based on the alternating direction method of multipliers. It leverages existing PSSE solvers, respects privacy policies, exhibits low communication load, and its convergence to the centralized estimates is guaranteed even in the absence of local observability. Beyond the conventional least-squares based PSSE, the decentralized framework accommodates a robust state estimator. By exploiting interesting links to the compressive sampling advances, the latter jointly es...

Kekatos, Vassilis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Air distribution effectiveness with stratified air distribution systems  

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1 Air distribution effectiveness with stratified air distribution systems Kisup Lee* Zheng Jiang, Ph.D Qingyan Chen, Ph.D. Student Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE ABSTRACT Stratified air distribution systems such as Traditional Displacement Ventilation (TDV) and Under- Floor Air Distribution (UFAD

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

138

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Gabel and Andresen, HVAC Secondary Toolkil. Atlanta: ASHRAE,P_02 Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Designdesign and operation of the HVAC thermal distribution system

Franconi, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems Building America Webinar: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems This webinar was presented by research team...

140

Reliability improvement project decision making : water cooling system redesign  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Deciding on which reliability & performance improvement projects to launch or to reject has historically been an extremely challenging responsibility of Teradyne management. Incorrect decisions can lead to major customer ...

Devine, Paul (Paul S.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Automatic Reconfiguration for Large-Scale Reliable Storage Systems  

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Byzantine-fault-tolerant replication enhances the availability and reliability of Internet services that store critical state and preserve it despite attacks or software errors. However, existing Byzantine-fault-tolerant ...

Rodrigues, Rodrigo

142

Some optimization problems in power system reliability analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of the transformer is proposed where mathematical equations relating maintenance practice and equipment lifetime and cost are derived. The closed-form expressions insightfully explain how the transformer parameters relate to reliability. This mathematical model...

Jirutitijaroen, Panida

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

143

Enhanced Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems with Energy Storage and Controls  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes efforts to reconfigure loads during outages to allow individual customers the opportunity to enhance the reliability of their electric service through the management of their loads, photovoltaics, and energy storage devices.

Manz, D.; Schelenz, O.; Chandra, R.; Bose, S.; de Rooij, M.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Enhanced distributed energy resource system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A power transmission system including a direct current power source electrically connected to a conversion device for converting direct current into alternating current, a conversion device connected to a power distribution system through a junction, an energy storage device capable of producing direct current connected to a converter, where the converter, such as an insulated gate bipolar transistor, converts direct current from an energy storage device into alternating current and supplies the current to the junction and subsequently to the power distribution system. A microprocessor controller, connected to a sampling and feedback module and the converter, determines when the current load is higher than a set threshold value, requiring triggering of the converter to supply supplemental current to the power transmission system.

Atcitty, Stanley (Albuquerque, NM); Clark, Nancy H. (Corrales, NM); Boyes, John D. (Albuquerque, NM); Ranade, Satishkumar J. (Las Cruces, NM)

2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

145

Comparison of reliability performance of group connected and conventional HVDC transmission systems  

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A group connected HVDC transmission scheme is a variant of the unit connection where instead of a single generator, a group of generators are directly connected to the converter. Studies conducted in the past indicated that significant cost reduction can be achieved using this scheme. This is mainly due to the elimination of many components which results in considerable capital and operating cost savings to the utility. Concerns regarding the reliability performance of unit connected schemes were raised, however, there has not been a detailed reliability study conducted. This paper addresses the reliability evaluation aspect of a group connected scheme and compares the reliability performance of the group connected scheme with that of the conventional common collector system. Reliability models for both schemes were developed using a hypothetical system model based on the Nelson River system. Practical system component outage data was used to examine the reliability performance of both schemes.

Kuruganty, S. [Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability distributions of some power system reliability indices  

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. Component Failure Rate X (Failures Per Year) 17 2. Component Average Repair Time r (In Hours) 18 3. Gamma Di s t r i b u t i o n Parameters 18 4. Wei bul l D i s t r i b u t i o n Parameters 18 5. Comparison Of Expected Number Of Failures (Per Year... 0'#5X#'PAR AALL SYAT EM NO. FAILURL =?,I3/) IF (K.EQ.O)GOT0113 NC=NC+1 KJ (NC)=K D01 11J=1,K TE(NC,J)=TSP(J) III CONTINUE C*******TIHE EVENTS ORDERING 113 K=1 IK=1 D013 M= 1 f NC ISN(M) =1 IS (M) = 1 13 CONTINUE 15 TSE(IK)=1.E10 16 D017M...

Dip, Minh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

147

Wind energy Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) : data collection recommendations for reliability analysis.  

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This report addresses the general data requirements for reliability analysis of fielded wind turbines and other wind plant equipment. The report provides a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and gives specific recommendations for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to support automated analysis. This data collection recommendations report was written by Sandia National Laboratories to address the general data requirements for reliability analysis of fielded wind turbines. This report is intended to help the reader develop a basic understanding of what data are needed from a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other data systems, for reliability analysis. The report provides: (1) a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis; and (2) specific recommendations for a CMMS to support automated analysis. Though written for reliability analysis of wind turbines, much of the information is applicable to a wider variety of equipment and a wider variety of analysis and reporting needs.

Peters, Valerie A.; Ogilvie, Alistair; Veers, Paul S.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Prediction of Reliability and Cost for Environmental Control and Life Support Systems  

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, and maintenance strategies on reliability prediction for ECLSS. A brief investigation of the system cost will alsoPrediction of Reliability and Cost for Environmental Control and Life Support Systems Haibei Jiang and David Kortenkamp§ NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, 77058, USA Francisco Capristan¶ Georgia

Kortenkamp, David

149

A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems  

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A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems Alejandro D. Dom@illinois.edu Abstract--This paper proposes a framework for multi-level reliability evaluation of electrical energy intended function or in which degraded performance is not allowed. Electrical energy systems are highly

Liberzon, Daniel

150

Reliability guarantees, demonstration, and control for weapon systems proposals  

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Analyses ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 6 '?warhead i:ffectivenese ~ ~ , . . . . . . . ~ . ? . . ? ? ~ 12 guarantees ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 15 Demonstration . . . ~ . . . . . . . ~ . . . . . . ~ ~ 17 fceliability Gontrol Program...FS %umber Title Page 1 Warhead Lethality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3'ffeotivensss Growth Curve . . . . . , . . . . . 16 TyPical Sequential SamPling Plan . . . . . . . . 19 Punctional Reliability Diagram ~ . . . . . , . . 22 Continuous...

Lanier, Ross Edwin

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Voices of Experience | Advanced Distribution Management Systems...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

systems that are unable to integrate with new technologies and that sta can no longer support. 4. Regulation-the ability to accommodate changes that encourage reliability and e...

152

Reliability Assessment The Reliability of the  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

2006 Long-Term Reliability Assessment The Reliability of the Bulk Power Systems In North America North American Electric Reliability Council October 2006 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 2 NERC 2006 Long-Term Reliability Assessment TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

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Improving the reliability of wind power through spatially distributed wind generation.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Wind power is a fast-growing, sustainable energy source. However, the problem of wind variability as it relates to wind power reliability is an obstacle to… (more)

Fisher, Samuel Martin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Distribution System Voltage Regulation by Distributed Energy Resources  

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This paper proposes a control method to regulate voltages in 3 phase unbalanced electrical distribution systems. A constrained optimization problem to minimize voltage deviations and maximize distributed energy resource (DER) active power output is solved by harmony search algorithm. IEEE 13 Bus Distribution Test System was modified to test three different cases: a) only voltage regulator controlled system b) only DER controlled system and c) both voltage regulator and DER controlled system. The simulation results show that systems with both voltage regulators and DER control provide better voltage profile.

Ceylan, Oguzhan [ORNL; Liu, Guodong [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Tomsovic, Kevin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Switchover software reliability estimate for Paducah Freezer/Sublimer computer systems  

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K-25 Engineering Division purchased a series of redundant computer systems and developed software for the purpose of providing continuous process monitoring and control for the Freezer/Sublimer equipment in the gaseous diffusion process at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The application software is loaded on two central processing units (CPU) so that in the event of a failure of the primary unit, the processing can switch to the backup unit and continue processing without error. It is the purpose of this document to demonstrate the reliability of this system with respect to its ability to switch properly between redundant CPU. The total reliability estimation problem -- which considers the computer hardware, the operating system software, and the application software -- has been reduced to one that considers only the application software directly involved in the switchover process. Estimates are provided for software reliability and the testing coverage. Software and hardware reliability models and reliability growth models are considered in addition to Bayesian approaches.

Flanagan, D.M.; Davis, J.N.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

North American Electricity Infrastructure: System Security, Quality, Reliability, Availability, and Efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 North American Electricity Infrastructure: System Security, Quality, Reliability, Availability for reliable and disturbance-free electricity. The massive power outages in the United States, Canada, UK and Italy in 2003 underscored electricity infrastructure's vulnerabilities [1-11]. This vital yet complex

Amin, S. Massoud

157

Seismic reliability of lifeline systems He Nan Building Research Institute, Zhengzhou, China  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Seismic reliability of lifeline systems Yang Han He Nan Building Research Institute, Zhengzhou kinds, i.e., continuous and segment. We often use the segment pipe in China, so the seismic reliability to the seismic damage state of buried pipelines we established the probabilistic prediction model

Spencer Jr., B.F.

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Reliable-linac design for accelerator-driven subcritical reactor systems.  

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Accelerator reliability corresponding to a very low frequency of beam interrupts is an important new accelerator requirement for accelerator-driven subcritical reactor systems. In this paper we review typical accelerator-reliability requirements and discuss possible methods for meeting these goals with superconducting proton-linac technology.

Wangler, Thomas P.,

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Layered and segmented system organization (LASSO) for highly reliable inventory monitoring systems (IMS)  

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The Trilateral Initiative is preparing for International Atomic Energy Agency (LUiA) verification of excess fissile material released itom the defense programs of the United States and the Russian Federation. Following acceptance of the material using an Attribute Verification System, the IAEA will depend on an Inventory Monitoring System to maintain Continuity of Knowledge of the large inventory of thousands of items. Recovery fiom a total loss of Continuity of Knowledge in such a large storage facility would involve an extremely costly inventory re-verification This paper presents the framework for a Layered and Segmented System Organization that is the basis for a highly reliable IMS with protection-in-depth.

Mangan, Dennis L.; Matter, John C.; Waddoups, I. (Ivan); Abhold, M. E. (Mark E.); Chiaro, P. (Peter)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Automated Fault Location In Smart Distribution Systems  

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of utilizing a suitable fault location method. As distribution systems are gradually evolving into smart distribution systems, application of more accurate fault location methods based on gathered data from various Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs...

Lotfifard, Saeed

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Report on the analysis of field data relating to the reliability of solar hot water systems.  

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Utilities are overseeing the installations of thousand of solar hot water (SHW) systems. Utility planners have begun to ask for quantitative measures of the expected lifetimes of these systems so that they can properly forecast their loads. This report, which augments a 2009 reliability analysis effort by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), addresses this need. Additional reliability data have been collected, added to the existing database, and analyzed. The results are presented. Additionally, formal reliability theory is described, including the bathtub curve, which is the most common model to characterize the lifetime reliability character of systems, and for predicting failures in the field. Reliability theory is used to assess the SNL reliability database. This assessment shows that the database is heavily weighted with data that describe the reliability of SHW systems early in their lives, during the warranty period. But it contains few measured data to describe the ends of SHW systems lives. End-of-life data are the most critical ones to define sufficiently the reliability of SHW systems in order to answer the questions that the utilities pose. Several ideas are presented for collecting the required data, including photometric analysis of aerial photographs of installed collectors, statistical and neural network analysis of energy bills from solar homes, and the development of simple algorithms to allow conventional SHW controllers to announce system failures and record the details of the event, similar to how aircraft black box recorders perform. Some information is also presented about public expectations for the longevity of a SHW system, information that is useful in developing reliability goals.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems  

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- - Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems Kevin L. Mills INFT 796 SUMMER 1993 DIRECTED READINGS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING WITH DR. H. GOMAA GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY #12;Designing Distributed, Real-Time Systems problem faced by designers of software systems, and particularly by designers of distributed, real

Mills, Kevin

163

Autonomous, Decentralized Grid Architecture: Prosumer-Based Distributed Autonomous Cyber-Physical Architecture for Ultra-Reliable Green Electricity Networks  

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GENI Project: Georgia Tech is developing a decentralized, autonomous, internet-like control architecture and control software system for the electric power grid. Georgia Tech’s new architecture is based on the emerging concept of electricity prosumers—economically motivated actors that can produce, consume, or store electricity. Under Georgia Tech’s architecture, all of the actors in an energy system are empowered to offer associated energy services based on their capabilities. The actors achieve their sustainability, efficiency, reliability, and economic objectives, while contributing to system-wide reliability and efficiency goals. This is in marked contrast to the current one-way, centralized control paradigm.

None

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

164

Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group (Fact Sheet)  

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Factsheet developed to describe the activites of the Distributed Energy Systems Integration Group within NREL's Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems Integration center.

Not Available

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Reliability Evaluation of Composite Power Systems Including the Effects of Hurricanes  

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Adverse weather such as hurricanes can significantly affect the reliability of composite power systems. Predicting the impact of hurricanes can help utilities for better preparedness and make appropriate restoration arrangements...

Liu, Yong

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

166

Reliability Modeling and Simulation of Composite Power Systems with Renewable Energy Resources and Storage  

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This research proposes an efficient reliability modeling and simulation methodology in power systems to include photovoltaic units, wind farms and storage. Energy losses by wake effect in a wind farm are incorporated. Using the wake model, wind...

Kim, Hagkwen

2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

167

An integrated methodology for the performance and reliability evaluation of fault-tolerant systems  

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This thesis proposes a new methodology for the integrated performance and reliability evaluation of embedded fault-tolerant systems used in aircraft, space, tactical, and automotive applications. This methodology uses a ...

Domínguez-García, Alejandro D. (Alejandro Dan)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Utilizing Load Response for Wind and Solar Integration and Power System Reliability  

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Responsive load is still the most underutilized reliability resource in North America. This paper examines the characteristics of concern to the power system, the renewables, and to the loads.

Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Integration of renewable energy sources: reliability-constrained power system planning and operations using computational intelligence  

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of cost, power dispatchability, and environmental impact. For instance, the intermittency of some renewable energy sources may compromise the system reliability when they are integrated into the traditional power grids. Thus, multiple issues should...

Wang, Lingfeng

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

SELECTING THE BEST POINT OF CONNECTION FOR SHUNT ACTIVE FILTERS IN MULTI-BUS POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  

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and reliability. The selection of the active filter point of connection in multi-bus power distribution systems to the power distribution system, the point of connection must be carefully selected so the generated harmonic components flow to the nonlinear loads and do not propagate through the distribution system. In this paper

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

171

Distributed Termination Detection for Dynamic Systems  

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Distributed Termination Detection for Dynamic Systems D. M. Dhamdhere \\Lambda Sridhar R. Iyer E for detecting the termination of a dis­ tributed computation is presented. The algorithm does not require global are provided. Keywords Distributed algorithms, Distributed computation, Distributed termination, Dynamic

Dhamdhere, Dhananjay Madhav

172

Reliability Driven Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Systems Yi He, Zili Shao, Bin Xiao, Qingfeng Zhuge, Edwin Sha  

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Reliability Driven Task Scheduling for Heterogeneous Systems Yi He, Zili Shao, Bin Xiao, Qingfeng plant safe operations, etc., an important research problem is how to maximize system reliability while the heterogeneity of a system and satisfy both the reliability requirement and the given time constraint

Sha, Edwin

173

Wind energy Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) : data collection recommendations for reliability analysis.  

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This report addresses the general data requirements for reliability analysis of fielded wind turbines and other wind plant equipment. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific data recommendations for a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to support automated analysis. This data collection recommendations report was written by Sandia National Laboratories to address the general data requirements for reliability analysis of operating wind turbines. This report is intended to help develop a basic understanding of the data needed for reliability analysis from a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other data systems. The report provides a rationale for why this data should be collected, a list of the data needed to support reliability and availability analysis, and specific recommendations for a CMMS to support automated analysis. Though written for reliability analysis of wind turbines, much of the information is applicable to a wider variety of equipment and analysis and reporting needs. The 'Motivation' section of this report provides a rationale for collecting and analyzing field data for reliability analysis. The benefits of this type of effort can include increased energy delivered, decreased operating costs, enhanced preventive maintenance schedules, solutions to issues with the largest payback, and identification of early failure indicators.

Peters, Valerie A.; Ogilvie, Alistair B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Reliability Models for Hard Real-Time Systems  

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Perkins,C.S. Tyrrell,A. Proceedings of the 2nd IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Dependable Systems, York, UK

Perkins, C.S.; Tyrrell, A.; Proceedings of the 2nd IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Dependable Systems, York, UK [More Details

175

Reliability Analysis of Electric Power Systems Using an Object-oriented Hybrid Modeling Approach  

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The ongoing evolution of the electric power systems brings about the need to cope with increasingly complex interactions of technical components and relevant actors. In order to integrate a more comprehensive spectrum of different aspects into a probabilistic reliability assessment and to include time-dependent effects, this paper proposes an object-oriented hybrid approach combining agent-based modeling techniques with classical methods such as Monte Carlo simulation. Objects represent both technical components such as generators and transmission lines and non-technical components such as grid operators. The approach allows the calculation of conventional reliability indices and the estimation of blackout frequencies. Furthermore, the influence of the time needed to remove line overloads on the overall system reliability can be assessed. The applicability of the approach is demonstrated by performing simulations on the IEEE Reliability Test System 1996 and on a model of the Swiss high-voltage grid.

Schläpfer, Markus; Kröger, Wolfgang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

A Simulation Model for Evaluating Distributed Systems Dependability  

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In this paper we present a new simulation model designed to evaluate the dependability in distributed systems. This model extends the MONARC simulation model with new capabilities for capturing reliability, safety, availability, security, and maintainability requirements. The model has been implemented as an extension of the multithreaded, process oriented simulator MONARC, which allows the realistic simulation of a wide-range of distributed system technologies, with respect to their specific components and characteristics. The extended simulation model includes the necessary components to inject various failure events, and provides the mechanisms to evaluate different strategies for replication, redundancy procedures, and security enforcement mechanisms, as well. The results obtained in simulation experiments presented in this paper probe that the use of discrete-event simulators, such as MONARC, in the design and development of distributed systems is appealing due to their efficiency and scalability.

Dobre, Ciprian; Cristea, Valentin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

On the problem of reliable stabilization for large power systems  

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, the electric power systems such as the Eastern/Western North American grids and European grid have experienced, and moreover pushed the networks to their operational limits. Besides, the integration of land-based/offshore dynamics as well as on the load flow of the system. On the other hand, the transmission grids have seen

Antsaklis, Panos

178

Reliability assessment of electrical power systems using genetic algorithms  

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of the dissertation, a GA based method for state sampling of composite generation-transmission power systems is introduced. Binary encoded GA is used as a state sampling tool for the composite power system network states. A linearized optimization load flow model...

Samaan, Nader Amin Aziz

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

179

Describing and Analyzing Distributed Software System Designs  

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Describing and Analyzing Distributed Software System Designs GEORGE S. AVRUNIN and JACK C. WILEDEN by applying it to a realistic distributed software-system design problem involving mutual exclusion Additional Key Words and Phrases: Analysis of software design, design notation, distributed mutual exclusion

Avrunin, George S.

180

Reliability review of the remote tool delivery system locomotor  

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The locomotor being built by RedZone Robotics is designed to serve as a remote tool delivery (RID) system for waste retrieval, tank cleaning, viewing, and inspection inside the high-level waste tanks 8D-1 and 8D-2 at West Valley Nuclear Services (WVNS). The RTD systm is to be deployed through a tank riser. The locomotor portion of the RTD system is designed to be inserted into the tank and is to be capable of moving around the tank by supporting itself and moving on the tank internal structural columns. The locomotor will serve as a mounting platform for a dexterous manipulator arm. The complete RTD system consists of the locomotor, dexterous manipulator arm, cameras, lights, cables, hoses, cable/hose management system, power supply, and operator control station.

Chesser, J.B.

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Improved phase gate reliability in systems with neutral Ising anyons  

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Recent proposals using heterostructures of superconducting and either topologically insulating or semiconducting layers have been put forth as possible platforms for topological quantum computation. These systems are predicted to contain Ising anyons and share the feature of having only neutral edge excitations. In this note, we show that these proposals can be combined with the recently proposed "sack geometry" for implementation of a phase gate in order to conduct robust universal quantum computation. In addition, we propose a general method for adjusting edge tunneling rates in such systems, which is necessary for the control of interferometric devices. The error rate for the phase gate in neutral Ising systems is parametrically smaller than for a similar geometry in which the edge modes carry charge: it goes as $T^3$ rather than $T$ at low temperatures. At zero temperature, the phase variance becomes constant at long times rather than carrying a logarithmic divergence.

David J. Clarke; Kirill Shtengel

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Low jitter RF distribution system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A timing signal distribution system includes an optical frequency stabilized laser signal amplitude modulated at an rf frequency. A transmitter box transmits a first portion of the laser signal and receive a modified optical signal, and outputs a second portion of the laser signal and a portion of the modified optical signal. A first optical fiber carries the first laser signal portion and the modified optical signal, and a second optical fiber carries the second portion of the laser signal and the returned modified optical signal. A receiver box receives the first laser signal portion, shifts the frequency of the first laser signal portion outputs the modified optical signal, and outputs an electrical signal on the basis of the laser signal. A detector at the end of the second optical fiber outputs a signal based on the modified optical signal. An optical delay sensing circuit outputs a data signal based on the detected modified optical signal. An rf phase detect and correct signal circuit outputs a signal corresponding to a phase stabilized rf signal based on the data signal and the frequency received from the receiver box.

Wilcox, Russell; Doolittle, Lawrence; Huang, Gang

2012-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

183

The effect of cogeneration on system reliability indices  

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. Patton When cogeneration is operated in parallel with a utility's generating system the capacity requirements of the utility are reduced. Accurate evaluation of the reduced requirements is essential in order to determine the utility's avoided costs... rates used with the conventional four-state Markov models are investigated. The impact of modeling separate and distinct states for postponable outages as well as starting and running failures is numerically evaluated. A mean repair rate is derived...

Soethe, John Robert

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Prognostics for the Maintenance of Distributed Systems  

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but also higher level function prognosis. I. INTRODUCTION In the classical case, preventive maintenance of preventive maintenance for complex systems. In this sense, a distributed system can be split down into a setPrognostics for the Maintenance of Distributed Systems Pauline Ribot, Yannick Pencol´e and Michel

Pencolé, Yannick

185

WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATION: APPLICATION OF  

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CHAPTER 5 WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATION: APPLICATION OF SIMULATED ANNEALING Fred E. Goldman Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 5.1 INTRODUCTION The operation of water distribution systems affects the water quality in these systems. EPA regulations require that water quality be maintained

Mays, Larry W.

186

Ceph, a distributed storage system for scientific computing  

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Ceph is a distributed storage system designed to providing high performance and reliability at scales of up to thousands of storage nodes. The system is based on a distributed object storage layer call RADOS that provides durability, availability, efficient data distribution, and rich object semantics. This storage can be consumed directly via an object-based interface, or via file, block, or REST-based object services that are built on top of it. Clusters are composed of commodity components to provide a reliable storage service serving multiple use-cases. This seminar will cover the basic architecture of Ceph, with a focus on how each service can be consumed in a research and infrastructure environment. About the speaker Sage Weil, Founder and current CTO of Inktank Inc, is the creator of the Ceph project. He originally designed it as part of his PhD research in Storage Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since graduating, he has continued to refine the system with the goal of providi...

CERN. Geneva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Building a Smarter Distribution System in Pennsylvania  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Development of an advanced distribution management system (DMS) software is at the heart of the project. The DMS monitors and controls all of the smart devices being installed...

188

Reliability-economics analysis models for photovoltaic power systems. Volume 1  

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This report describes the development of modeling techniques to characterize the reliability, availability, and maintenance costs of photovoltaic power systems. The developed models can be used by designers of PV systems in making design decisions and trade-offs to minimize life-cycle energy costs.

Stember, L.H.; Huss, W.R.; Bridgman, M.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

How to Effectively Compute the Reliability of a Thermal-Hydraulic Nuclear Passive System  

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of a thermal-hydraulic (T-H) passive system of a nuclear power plant can be obtained by i) Monte Carlo (MC1 How to Effectively Compute the Reliability of a Thermal- Hydraulic Nuclear Passive System E. Zio1 be prohibitive because of the large number of (typically long) T-H code simulations that must be performed (one

Boyer, Edmond

190

Assembly and comparison of available solar hot water system reliability databases and information.  

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Solar hot water (SHW) systems have been installed commercially for over 30 years, yet few quantitative details are known about their reliability. This report describes a comprehensive analysis of all of the known major previous research and data regarding the reliability of SHW systems and components. Some important conclusions emerged. First, based on a detailed inspection of ten-year-old systems in Florida, about half of active systems can be expected to fail within a ten-year period. Second, valves were identified as the probable cause of a majority of active SHW failures. Third, passive integral and thermosiphon SHW systems have much lower failure rates than active ones, probably due to their simple design that employs few mechanical parts. Fourth, it is probable that the existing data about reliability do not reveal the full extent of fielded system failures because most of the data were based on trouble calls. Often an SHW system owner is not aware of a failure because the backup system silently continues to produce hot water. Thus, a repair event may not be generated in a timely manner, if at all. This final report for the project provides all of the pertinent details about this study, including the source of the data, the techniques to assure their quality before analysis, the organization of the data into perhaps the most comprehensive reliability database in existence, a detailed statistical analysis, and a list of recommendations for additional critical work. Important recommendations include the inclusion of an alarm on SHW systems to identify a failed system, the need for a scientifically designed study to collect high-quality reliability data that will lead to design improvements and lower costs, and accelerated testing of components that are identified as highly problematic.

Menicucci, David F. (Building Specialists, Inc., Albuquerque, NM)

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Lighting system with heat distribution face plate  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Lighting systems having a light source and a thermal management system are provided. The thermal management system includes synthetic jet devices, a heat sink and a heat distribution face plate. The synthetic jet devices are arranged in parallel to one and other and are configured to actively cool the lighting system. The heat distribution face plate is configured to radially transfer heat from the light source into the ambient air.

Arik, Mehmet; Weaver, Stanton Earl; Stecher, Thomas Elliot; Kuenzler, Glenn Howard; Wolfe, Jr., Charles Franklin; Li, Ri

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

192

VAXclusters: A Closely-Coupled Distributed System  

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of VAX computers that operate as a single system. To achieve performance in a multicomputer environment designed. The software is a distributed version of the VAX/VMS operating system that uses a distributed efficient, for example, capable of sending and receiving 3000 messages per second on a VAX-11

Anderson, Richard

193

Hybrid solar lighting distribution systems and components  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A hybrid solar lighting distribution system and components having at least one hybrid solar concentrator, at least one fiber receiver, at least one hybrid luminaire, and a light distribution system operably connected to each hybrid solar concentrator and each hybrid luminaire. A controller operates all components.

Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Earl, Dennis D. (Knoxville, TN); Beshears, David L. (Knoxville, TN); Maxey, Lonnie C. (Powell, TN); Jordan, John K. (Oak Ridge, TN); Lind, Randall F. (Lenoir City, TN)

2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

194

Evaluation of systems specified to work at a high level of reliability  

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Evaluation of Systems Specified. to Mork at a High Level of Reliability. (August 1974) I Luc Perrouin, Ingenieur civil des Telecommunications Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. H. 0. Hartley In order to evaluate the reliability of a system to a high... to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Dr. H. 0. Hartley for his patience and understanding during the course of this research and for his invaluable help during my year of study at Texas AQ4 University. I am s1so thankfu1 to the members...

Perrouin, Luc Victor

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

195

Measuring Advances in HVAC Distribution System Design  

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Substantial commercial building energy savings have been achieved by improving the performance of the HV AC distribution system. The energy savings result from distribution system design improvements, advanced control capabilities, and use of variable-speed motors. Yet, much of the commercial building stock remains equipped with inefficient systems. Contributing to this is the absence of a definition for distribution system efficiency as well as the analysis methods for quantifying performance. This research investigates the application of performance indices to assess design advancements in commercial building thermal distribution systems. The index definitions are based on a first and second law of thermodynamics analysis of the system. The second law or availability analysis enables the determination of the true efficiency of the system. Availability analysis is a convenient way to make system efficiency comparisons since performance is evaluated relative to an ideal process. A TRNSYS simulation model is developed to analyze the performance of two distribution system types, a constant air volume system and a variable air volume system, that serve one floor of a large office building. Performance indices are calculated using the simulation results to compare the performance of the two systems types in several locations. Changes in index values are compared to changes in plant energy, costs, and carbon emissions to explore the ability of the indices to estimate these quantities.

Franconi, E.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

MINI-SYMPOSIUM COMPDYN2011 RELIABILITY OF STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS  

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MINI-SYMPOSIUM ­ COMPDYN2011 RELIABILITY OF STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS FOR UNCERTAIN, structural mechanics, and wind engineering are appropriate for this mini-symposium. #12; University, 110V, Valparaiso, Chile 2 Institute of Engineering Mechanics, University of Innsbruck, A-6020

Kreinovich, Vladik

197

Integrating Redundancy Management and Real-time Services for Ultra Reliable Control Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that their functional semantic is coupled with temporal correctness. Not only the embedded computer needs to perform with that algorithm. Some of the real-time applications are also safety-critical and require high level of reliability and fault-tolerance to ensure uninterrupted service that might risk the safety of the system. Avionics

Younis, Mohamed

198

New Logic Modeling Paradigms for Complex System Reliability and Risk Analysis  

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New Logic Modeling Paradigms for Complex System Reliability and Risk Analysis Antoine Rauzy Chair ground ... is a mature technology ... is a great tool for decision making So, what's next? · More://www.lgi.ecp.fr/pmwiki.php/PagesPerso/ARauzy *Sponsored by SAFRAN group #12;Probabilistic Risk Assessment ... ... is now established on a solid scientific

Bernstein, Joseph B.

199

Electricity Reliability  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Visualization in the future because they have virtually no resistance to electric current, offering the possibility of new electric power equipment with more energy efficiency and higher capacity than today's systems

200

Development of an Integrated Distribution Management System  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This final report details the components, functionality, costs, schedule and benefits of developing an Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) for power distribution system operation. The Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used by electric power companies to manage the distribution of electric power to retail energy consumers are vital components of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. Providing electricity is an essential public service and a disruption in that service, if not quickly restored, could threaten the public safety and the Nation’s economic security. Our Nation’s economic prosperity and quality of life have long depended on the essential services that utilities provide; therefore, it is necessary to ensure that electric utilities are able to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. A fully integrated technology of applications is needed to link various remote sensing, communications and control devices with other information tools that help guide Power Distribution Operations personnel. A fully implemented IDMS will provide this, a seamlessly integrated set of applications to raise electric system operating intelligence. IDMS will enhance DA and SCADA through integration of applications such as Geographic Information Systems, Outage Management Systems, Switching Management and Analysis, Operator Training Simulator, and other Advanced Applications, including unbalanced load flow and fault isolation/service restoration. These apps are capable of utilizing and obtaining information from appropriately installed DER, and by integrating disparate systems, the Distribution Operators will benefit from advanced capabilities when analyzing, controlling and operating the electric system.

Schatz, Joe E.

2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Analysis of An Energy-Aware RAID System Shu Yin, Yun Tian, Jiong Xie, and Xiao Qin  

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Reliability Analysis of An Energy-Aware RAID System Shu Yin, Yun Tian, Jiong Xie, and Xiao Qin evaluate the failure rate of energy-efficient parallel storage systems. The Power-Aware Redundant Array the reliability trend of energy-aware storage systems. However, it is challenging to validate the MREED model

Qin, Xiao

202

A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS  

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A DISTRIBUTED AUTOMATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHYSICAL INSTALLATIONS V.R. Kozak Budker Institute There was designed a set of devices for automation systems of physical installations. On this basis approach. KEY WORDS Automation, systems, applications, CANBUS, embedded, controller. 1. Introduction Budker

Kozak, Victor R.

203

Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 15631583 Using fuzzy self-organising maps for safety critical systems  

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, the underpinning of the devised model is based upon an existing neuro-fuzzy system called the fuzzy self conventional methods [1] in areas of pattern recognition and function approximation. They are good toolsReliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 1563­1583 Using fuzzy self-organising maps

Kelly, Tim

204

Reliability and Geographic Trends of 50,000 Photovoltaic Systems in the USA: Preprint  

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This paper presents performance and reliability data from nearly 50,000 photovoltaic (PV) systems totaling 1.7 gigawatts installed capacity in the USA from 2009 to 2012 and their geographic trends. About 90% of the normal systems and about 85% of all systems, including systems with known issues, performed to within 10% or better of expected performance. Although considerable uncertainty may exist due to the nature of the data, hotter climates appear to exhibit some degradation not seen in the more moderate climates. Special causes of underperformance and their impacts are delineated by reliability category. Hardware-related issues are dominated by inverter problems (totaling less than 0.5%) and underperforming modules (totaling less than 0.1%). Furthermore, many reliability categories show a significant decrease in occurrence from year 1 to subsequent years, emphasizing the need for higher-quality installations but also the need for improved standards development. The probability of PV system damage because of hail is below 0.05%. Singular weather events can have a significant impact such as a single lightning strike to a transformer or the impact of a hurricane. However, grid outages are more likely to have a significant impact than PV system damage when extreme weather events occur.

Jordan, D. C.; Kurtz, S. R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Convex Models of Distribution System Reconfiguration  

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We derive new mixed-integer quadratic, quadratically constrained, and second-order cone programming models of distribution system reconfiguration, which are to date the first formulations of the ac problem that have convex, ...

Taylor, Joshua A.

206

Performance Monitoring of Residential Hot Water Distribution Systems  

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Current water distribution systems are designed such that users need to run the water for some time to achieve the desired temperature, wasting energy and water in the process. We developed a wireless sensor network for large-scale, long time-series monitoring of residential water end use. Our system consists of flow meters connected to wireless motes transmitting data to a central manager mote, which in turn posts data to our server via the internet. This project also demonstrates a reliable and flexible data collection system that could be configured for various other forms of end use metering in buildings. The purpose of this study was to determine water and energy use and waste in hot water distribution systems in California residences. We installed meters at every end use point and the water heater in 20 homes and collected 1s flow and temperature data over an 8 month period. For a typical shower and dishwasher events, approximately half the energy is wasted. This relatively low efficiency highlights the importance of further examining the energy and water waste in hot water distribution systems.

Liao, Anna; Lanzisera, Steven; Lutz, Jim; Fitting, Christian; Kloss, Margarita; Stiles, Christopher

2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategy Guideline: Compact Air Distribution Systems  

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This Strategy Guideline discusses the benefits and challenges of using a compact air distribution system to handle the reduced loads and reduced air volume needed to condition the space within an energy efficient home. Traditional systems sized by 'rule of thumb' (i.e., 1 ton of cooling per 400 ft2 of floor space) that 'wash' the exterior walls with conditioned air from floor registers cannot provide appropriate air mixing and moisture removal in low-load homes. A compact air distribution system locates the HVAC equipment centrally with shorter ducts run to interior walls, and ceiling supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls along the ceiling plane; alternatively, high sidewall supply outlets throw the air toward the exterior walls. Potential drawbacks include resistance from installing contractors or code officials who are unfamiliar with compact air distribution systems, as well as a lack of availability of low-cost high sidewall or ceiling supply outlets to meet the low air volumes with good throw characteristics. The decision criteria for a compact air distribution system must be determined early in the whole-house design process, considering both supply and return air design. However, careful installation of a compact air distribution system can result in lower material costs from smaller equipment, shorter duct runs, and fewer outlets; increased installation efficiencies, including ease of fitting the system into conditioned space; lower loads on a better balanced HVAC system, and overall improved energy efficiency of the home.

Burdick, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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REVISTA FACULTAD DE INGENIERIA, U.T.A. (CHILE), VOL. 4, 1997 RECONFIGURATION OF ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

their reliability, efficiency and service quality. Automation is possible due to the advance microprocessor control % of total investments in the electrical sector goes to distribution systems, but nevertheless, they have of the distribution networks work with minimum monitoring systems, mainly with local and manual control of capacitors

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad CatĂłlica de Chile)

209

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Grid of the Future White Paper on Review of Recent Reliability Issues and Systems Events  

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This report is one of six reports developed under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program in Power System Integration and Reliability (PSIR). The objective of this report is to review, analyze, and evaluate critical reliability issues demonstrated by recent disturbance events in the North America power system. Eleven major disturbances are examined, most occurring in this decade. The strategic challenge is that the pattern of technical need has persisted for a long period of time. For more than a decade, anticipation of market deregulation has been a major disincentive to new investments in system capacity. It has also inspired reduced maintenance of existing assets. A massive infusion of better technology is emerging as the final option to continue reliable electrical services. If an investment in better technology will not be made in a timely manner, then North America should plan its adjustments to a very different level of electrical service. It is apparent that technical operations staff among the utilities can be very effective at marshaling their forces in the immediate aftermath of a system emergency, and that serious disturbances often lead to improved mechanisms for coordinated operation. It is not at all apparent that such efforts can be sustained through voluntary reliability organizations in which utility personnel external to those organizations do most of the technical work. The eastern interconnection shows several situations in which much of the technical support has migrated from the utilities to the Independent System Operator (ISO), and the ISO staffs or shares staff with the regional reliability council. This process may be a natural and very positive consequence of utility restructuring. If so, the process should be expedited in regions where it is less advanced.

Hauer, John F.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Virtualizing Operating Systems for Seamless Distributed Environments  

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Virtualizing Operating Systems for Seamless Distributed Environments 1 Tom Boyd and Partha Dasgupta of the "Computing Communities" project, a joint effort between Arizona State University and New York University. Abstract Applications and operating systems can be augmented with extra functionality by injecting

Dasgupta, Partha

211

Distributed expert systems for nuclear reactor control  

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A network of distributed expert systems is the heart of a prototype supervisory control architecture developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an advanced multimodular reactor. Eight expert systems encode knowledge on signal acquisition, diagnostics, safeguards, and control strategies in a hybrid rule-based, multiprocessing and object-oriented distributed computing environment. An interactive simulation of a power block consisting of three reactors and one turbine provides a realistic, testbed for performance analysis of the integrated control system in real-time. Implementation details and representative reactor transients are discussed.

Otaduy, P.J.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Distributed expert systems for nuclear reactor control  

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A network of distributed expert systems is the heart of a prototype supervisory control architecture developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for an advanced multimodular reactor. Eight expert systems encode knowledge on signal acquisition, diagnostics, safeguards, and control strategies in a hybrid rule-based, multiprocessing and object-oriented distributed computing environment. An interactive simulation of a power block consisting of three reactors and one turbine provides a realistic, testbed for performance analysis of the integrated control system in real-time. Implementation details and representative reactor transients are discussed.

Otaduy, P.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Energy optimization of water distribution system  

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In order to analyze pump operating scenarios for the system with the computer model, information on existing pumping equipment and the distribution system was collected. The information includes the following: component description and design criteria for line booster stations, booster stations with reservoirs, and high lift pumps at the water treatment plants; daily operations data for 1988; annual reports from fiscal year 1987/1988 to fiscal year 1991/1992; and a 1985 calibrated KYPIPE computer model of DWSD`s water distribution system which included input data for the maximum hour and average day demands on the system for that year. This information has been used to produce the inventory database of the system and will be used to develop the computer program to analyze the system.

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1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A spray distribution system is very similar to a lawn irrigation system. Spray heads are used to distribute treated wastewater to the surface of the yard. This publication explains the advantages and disadvantages of spray distribution systems...

Lesikar, Bruce J.

1999-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Designing Safe, Reliable Systems using Scade Parosh Aziz Abdulla 1 , Johann Deneux 1 , Gunnar Stalmarck 2 , Herman Agren 2 ,  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ways to verify that systems are reliable: -- Failure Mode and E#ect Analysis (FMEA). In this approach in order to make the system unsafe. Both FMEA and FTA are described in details in [VGRH81]. We have

Abdulla, Parosh Aziz

216

System Integration of Distributed Power for Complete Building Systems: Phase 1 Report  

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This report describes NiSource Energy Technologies Inc.'s base year of a planned 3-year effort to advance distributed power development, deployment, and integration. Its long-term goal is to design ways to extend distributed generation into the physical design and controls of buildings. NET worked to meet this goal through advances in the implementation and control of CHP systems in end-user environments and a further understanding of electric interconnection and siting issues. Important results from the first year were a survey of the state of the art of interconnection issues associated with distributed generation, a survey of the local zoning requirements for the NiSource service territory, and the acquisition of data about the operation, reliability, interconnection, and performance of CHP systems and components of two test sites.

Kramer, R.

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

A Queueing Based Scheduling Approach to Plug-In Electric Vehicle Dispatch in Distribution Systems  

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Large-scale integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in power systems can cause severe issues to the existing distribution system, such as branch congestions and significant voltage drops. As a consequence, smart charging strategies are crucial for the secure and reliable operation of the power system. This paper tries to achieve high penetration level of PEVs with the existing distribution system infrastructure by proposing a smart charging algorithm that can optimally utilize the distribution system capacity. Specifically, the paper proposes a max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm to control the PEV charging rates, subject to power system physical limits. The proposed max-weight PEV dispatch algorithm is proved to be throughput optimal under very mild assumptions on the stochastic dynamics in the system. This suggests that the costly distribution system infrastructure upgrade can be avoided, or failing that, at least successfully deferred. The proposed PEV dispatch algorithm is particularly attractive in ...

Li, Qiao; Ilic, Marija D

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Standard Data Exchanges for Distribution System Management  

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Databases and software tools for electric power distribution systems have not been integrated, and this leads to extra costs and restrictions imposed on utilities and other stakeholders. For example, distributed resource integration studies and modern grid technology assessments are more difficult and costly. New vendors face high market entry barriers, because it’s necessary to interface with large and customized data systems at each potential utility customer. This project promotes data and software tool integration, through a set of data translators based on a common object model. The data translators are delivered as open-source software, using appropriate Web software technologies. The parties who benefit include electric utilities (and their ratepayers), researchers at government laboratories and universities, small software companies wishing to enter the electric utility market, and parties wishing to interconnect distributed generation to a utility system.

Thomas E. McDermott

2007-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

219

Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has teamed with cities across the country through the Solar America Cities (SAC) partnership program to help reduce barriers and accelerate implementation of solar energy. The New York City SAC team is a partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY), the New York City Mayor s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).The New York City SAC team is working with DOE s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Con Edison, the local utility, to develop a roadmap for photovoltaic (PV) installations in the five boroughs. The city set a goal to increase its installed PV capacity from1.1 MW in 2005 to 8.1 MW by 2015 (the maximum allowed in 2005). A key barrier to reaching this goal, however, is the complexity of the interconnection process with the local utility. Unique challenges are associated with connecting distributed PV systems to secondary network distribution systems (simplified to ���¢��������networks���¢������� in this report). Although most areas of the country use simpler radial distribution systems to distribute electricity, larger metropolitan areas like New York City typically use networks to increase reliability in large load centers. Unlike the radial distribution system, where each customer receives power through a single line, a network uses a grid of interconnected lines to deliver power to each customer through several parallel circuits and sources. This redundancy improves reliability, but it also requires more complicated coordination and protection schemes that can be disrupted by energy exported from distributed PV systems. Currently, Con Edison studies each potential PV system in New York City to evaluate the system s impact on the network, but this is time consuming for utility engineers and may delay the customer s project or add cost for larger installations. City leaders would like to streamline this process to facilitate faster, simpler, and less expensive distributed PV system interconnections. To assess ways to improve the interconnection process, NREL conducted a four-part study with support from DOE. The NREL team then compiled the final reports from each study into this report. In Section 1���¢��������PV Deployment Analysis for New York City���¢��������we analyze the technical potential for rooftop PV systems in the city. This analysis evaluates potential PV power production in ten Con Edison networks of various locations and building densities (ranging from high density apartments to lower density single family homes). Next, we compare the potential power production to network loads to determine where and when PV generation is most likely to exceed network load and disrupt network protection schemes. The results of this analysis may assist Con Edison in evaluating future PV interconnection applications and in planning future network protection system upgrades. This analysis may also assist other utilities interconnecting PV systems to networks by defining a method for assessing the technical potential of PV in the network and its impact on network loads. Section 2���¢��������A Briefing for Policy Makers on Connecting PV to a Network Grid���¢��������presents an overview intended for nontechnical stakeholders. This section describes the issues associated with interconnecting PV systems to networks, along with possible solutions. Section 3���¢��������Technical Review of Concerns and Solutions to PV Interconnection in New Y

K. Anderson; M. Coddington; K. Burman; S. Hayter; B. Kroposki; and A. Watson

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A pulse-width modulated, high reliability charge controller for small photovoltaic systems  

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This report presents the results of a development effort to design, test and begin production of a new class of small photovoltaic (PV) charge controllers. Sandia National Laboratories provided technical support, test data and financial support through a Balance-of-System Development contract. One of the objectives of the development was to increase user confidence in small PV systems by improving the reliability and operating life of the system controllers. Another equally important objective was to improve the economics of small PV systems by extending the battery lifetimes. Using new technology and advanced manufacturing techniques, these objectives were accomplished. Because small stand-alone PV systems account for over one third of all PV modules shipped, the positive impact of improving the reliability and economics of PV systems in this market segment will be felt throughout the industry. The results of verification testing of the new product are also included in this report. The initial design goals and specifications were very aggressive, but the extensive testing demonstrates that all the goals were achieved. Production of the product started in May at a rate of 2,000 units per month. Over 40 Morningstar distributors (5 US and 35 overseas) have taken delivery in the first 2 months of shipments. Initial customer reactions to the new controller have been very favorable.

Gerken, K. [Morningstar Corp., Olney, MD (United States); Welsh, D. [Morningstar Corp., Encinitas, CA (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Distributed/Stationary Fuel Cell Systems | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

DistributedStationary Fuel Cell Systems DistributedStationary Fuel Cell Systems Photo of stationary fuel cell The Department of Energy (DOE) is developing high-efficiency fuel...

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Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed Cooling/Heating...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Efficient HVAC System for Distributed CoolingHeating with Thermoelectric Devices Energy Efficient HVAC System for Distributed CoolingHeating with Thermoelectric Devices 2012 DOE...

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Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution - Building America Top Innovation Integration of HVAC System Design with Simplified Duct Distribution - Building...

224

PHOSPHORUS IN ALUM AMENDED POULTRY LITTER SYSTEMS: DISTRIBUTION, SPECIATION, AND  

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PHOSPHORUS IN ALUM AMENDED POULTRY LITTER SYSTEMS: DISTRIBUTION, SPECIATION, AND INTERACTIONS;PHOSPHORUS IN ALUM AMENDED POULTRY LITTER SYSTEMS: DISTRIBUTION, SPECIATION, AND INTERACTIONS WITH ALUMINUM

Sparks, Donald L.

225

RELIABILITY CONSIDERATIONS OF ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS FOR THE DEEP UNDERWATER MUON AND NEUTRINO DETECTION SYSTEM  

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Hicrocircuit Device Reliability Hemory/LSI Data. AnalysisCenter Catalog No. HDR-3, Winter 1975-76. Reliability 15. J.Vaccaro, Semiconductor Reliability Within the U.S.

Leskovar, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Estimation of the reliability of space nuclear power systems by probabilistic risk assessment techniques  

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spacecraft component reliability analysis and full-scale testing of SNPS is impractical. Therefore, a properly-designed reliability analysis, systematically applied, may provide an effective means for making judgments about the relative reliability...

Gutner, Sophie Isabelle

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

227

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Quality Assurance Manual  

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The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 6 and 7, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes.

C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt; C. Wharton

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

High temperature hot water distribution system study  

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The existing High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) Distribution System has been plagued with design and construction deficiencies since startup of the HTHW system, in October 1988. In October 1989, after one year of service, these deficiencies were outlined in a technical evaluation. The deficiencies included flooded manholes, sump pumps not hooked up, leaking valves, contaminated HTHW water, and no cathodic protection system. This feasibility study of the High Temperature Hot Water (HTHW) Distribution System was performed under Contract No. DACA0l-94-D-0033, Delivery Order 0013, Modification 1, issued to EMC Engineers, Inc. (EMC), by the Norfolk District Corps of Engineers, on 25 April 1996. The purpose of this study was to determine the existing conditions of the High Temperature Hot Water Distribution System, manholes, and areas of containment system degradation. The study focused on two areas of concern, as follows: * Determine existing conditions and areas of containment system degradation (leaks) in the underground carrier pipes and protective conduit. * Document the condition of underground steel and concrete manholes. To document the leaks, a site survey was performed, using state-of-the-art infrared leak detection equipment and tracer gas leak detection equipment. To document the condition of the manholes, color photographs were taken of the insides of 125 manholes, and notes were made on the condition of these manholes.

NONE

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

A Performance Comparison of Tree and Ring Topologies in Distributed System  

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A distributed system is a collection of computers that are connected via a communication network. Distributed systems have become commonplace due to the wide availability of low-cost, high performance computers and network devices. However, the management infrastructure often does not scale well when distributed systems get very large. Some of the considerations in building a distributed system are the choice of the network topology and the method used to construct the distributed system so as to optimize the scalability and reliability of the system, lower the cost of linking nodes together and minimize the message delay in transmission, and simplify system resource management. We have developed a new distributed management system that is able to handle the dynamic increase of system size, detect and recover the unexpected failure of system services, and manage system resources. The topologies used in the system are the tree-structured network and the ring-structured network. This thesis presents the research background, system components, design, implementation, experiment results and the conclusions of our work. The thesis is organized as follows: the research background is presented in chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes the system components, including the different node types and different connection types used in the system. In chapter 3, we describe the message types and message formats in the system. We discuss the system design and implementation in chapter 4. In chapter 5, we present the test environment and results, Finally, we conclude with a summary and describe our future work in chapter 6.

Min Huang

2005-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliable Decentralized PID Stabilization of MIMO Systems A. N. Mete, A. N. Gundes, and A. N. Palazoglu  

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Reliable Decentralized PID Stabilization of MIMO Systems A. N. Mete, A. N. G¨undes¸, and A. N. Palazoglu Abstract-- Systematic methods are proposed for reliable de- centralized PID-controller synthesis + Derivative (PID) controllers are widely used and preferred due to their simplicity. For multi-input multi

Gundes, A. N.

231

World Class Boilers and Steam Distribution System  

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WORLD CLASS BOILERS AND STEAM DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM Vernon P. Portell, Ph.D. Manager Armstrong Service, Inc. ABSTRACT categorizing, measuring, and comparing subjects which are of interest to us is the way we identify the "World class" is a... of information can also be obtained through an independent firm that provides third-party assessment of steam systems. One of these third parties, Armstrong Energy Certification, Inc., has used data gleaned from decades of industrial experience...

Portell, V. P.

232

Impact of dispersed solar and wind systems on electric distribution planning and operation  

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Small-scale dispersed solar photovoltaic and wind generation (DSW) will affect the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of an electric utility. This study examines the technical and economic impacts of dispersing DSW devices within the distribution system. Dispersed intermittent generation is included. Effects of DSW devices on capital investments, reliability, operating and maintenance costs, protection requirements, and communication and control requirements are examined. A DSW operation model is developed to help determine the dependable capacity of fluctuating solar photovoltaic and wind generation as part of the distribution planning process. Specific case studies using distribution system data and renewable resource data for Southern California Edison Company and Consumers Power Company are analyzed to gain insights into the effects of interconnecting DSW devices. The DSW devices were found to offer some distribution investment savings, depending on their availability during peak loads. For a summer-peaking utility, for example, dispersing photovoltaic systems is more likely to defer distribution capital investments than dispersing wind systems. Dispersing storage devices to increase DSW's dependable capacity for distribution systems needs is not economically attractive. Substation placement of DSW and storage devices is found to be more cost effective than feeder or customer placement. Examination of the effects of DSW on distribution system operation showed that small customer-owned DSW devices are not likely to disrupt present time-current distribution protection coordination. Present maintenance work procedures, are adequate to ensure workmen's safety. Regulating voltages within appropriate limits will become more complex with intermittent generation along the distribution feeders.

Boardman, R.W.; Patton, R.; Curtice, D.H.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

Laser spark distribution and ignition system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A laser spark distribution and ignition system that reduces the high power optical requirements for use in a laser ignition and distribution system allowing for the use of optical fibers for delivering the low peak energy pumping pulses to a laser amplifier or laser oscillator. An optical distributor distributes and delivers optical pumping energy from an optical pumping source to multiple combustion chambers incorporating laser oscillators or laser amplifiers for inducing a laser spark within a combustion chamber. The optical distributor preferably includes a single rotating mirror or lens which deflects the optical pumping energy from the axis of rotation and into a plurality of distinct optical fibers each connected to a respective laser media or amplifier coupled to an associated combustion chamber. The laser spark generators preferably produce a high peak power laser spark, from a single low power pulse. The laser spark distribution and ignition system has application in natural gas fueled reciprocating engines, turbine combustors, explosives and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy diagnostic sensors.

Woodruff, Steven (Morgantown, WV); McIntyre, Dustin L. (Morgantown, WV)

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

234

Natural Circulation in Water Cooled Nuclear Power Plants Phenomena, models, and methodology for system reliability assessments  

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In recent years it has been recognized that the application of passive safety systems (i.e., those whose operation takes advantage of natural forces such as convection and gravity), can contribute to simplification and potentially to improved economics of new nuclear power plant designs. In 1991 the IAEA Conference on ''The Safety of Nuclear Power: Strategy for the Future'' noted that for new plants the use of passive safety features is a desirable method of achieving simplification and increasing the reliability of the performance of essential safety functions, and should be used wherever appropriate''.

Jose Reyes

2005-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

235

Distributed parallel messaging for multiprocessor systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and apparatus for distributed parallel messaging in a parallel computing system. The apparatus includes, at each node of a multiprocessor network, multiple injection messaging engine units and reception messaging engine units, each implementing a DMA engine and each supporting both multiple packet injection into and multiple reception from a network, in parallel. The reception side of the messaging unit (MU) includes a switch interface enabling writing of data of a packet received from the network to the memory system. The transmission side of the messaging unit, includes switch interface for reading from the memory system when injecting packets into the network.

Chen, Dong; Heidelberger, Philip; Salapura, Valentina; Senger, Robert M; Steinmacher-Burrow, Burhard; Sugawara, Yutaka

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

236

Voices of Experience | Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 spurred investments in smart grid technology and programs at utilities across the country. In 2011, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), in partnership with electric utilities that received ARRA funds, convened a series of Regional Smart Grid Peer-to-Peer Workshops. These were designed to bring together utilities to engage in dialogues about the most compelling smart grid topics in each region. In February 2014, OE formed the Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) Working Group by assembling a leadership team of representatives from the utility industry with the mission to collect the experiences, insights, and lessons learned from implementing these systems. This Voices of Experience | Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems report is the result of a one-day meeting held at CenterPoint Energy in Houston, Texas, in May 2014 that was followed by a series of conference calls about specific aspects of ADMS, interviews with individuals leading ADMS projects at their utilities, and a final small group meeting at San Diego Gas & Electric in California in October 2014.

237

Power Systems Engineering Research Center Using Active Customer Participation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

components and distribution system reliability. The time-varying nature of these resources will alter to improve distribution system reliability. An approach to manage the distribution system assets under are in the area of distribution system automation, reliability enhancement through smart distribution systems

Van Veen, Barry D.

238

An analysis of the reliability of the Los Alamos National Laboratory electrical system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper discusses the results of a study of the reliability of the Los Alamos National Laboratory electrical system and an assessment of the risk arising from power interruptions and outages. Our study was intended to provide a current status of the system and to rank upgrades to improve the system. In this study, we used fault-tree analysis, cause-consequence analysis, and directed graphs. The study resulted in a ranking of the relative importance of the consequences of power loss to various Los Alamos technical sites and facilities, sets of equipment whose failure will lead to loss of power to the sites, and statistical estimates of the frequency of power loss to sites and facilities. 1 tab.

Bott, T.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 609618 The nuclear industry's transition to risk-informed regulation and  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Reliability Engineering and System Safety 92 (2007) 609­618 The nuclear industry's transition a Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA b Nuclear Power Engineering, Quality and Safety Management Department, Tokyo Electric Power

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Reliability of materials in MEMS : residual stress and adhesion in a micro power generation system.  

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The reliability of thin film systems is important to the continued development of microelectronic and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). The reliability of these systems is often tied to the ability of the films to remain adhered to its substrate. By measuring the amount of energy to separate the film from the substrate, researchers can predicts film lifetimes. Recent work has resulted in several different testing techniques to measure this energy including spontaneous buckling, indentation induced delamination and four point bending. This report focuses on developing quantifiable adhesion measurements for multiple thin film systems used in MEMS and other thin film systems of interest to Sandia programs. First, methods of accurately assessing interfacial toughness using stressed overlayer methods are demonstrated using both the W/Si and Au/Si systems. For systems where fracture only occurs along the interface, such as Au/Si, the calculated fracture energies between different tests are identical if the energy put into the system is kept near the needed strain energy to cause delamination. When the energy in the system is greater than needed to cause delamination, calculated adhesion energies can increase by a factor of three due to plastic deformation. Dependence of calculated adhesion energies on applied energy in the system was also shown when comparisons of four point bending and stressed overlayer test methods were completed on Pt/Si systems. The fracture energies of Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2} were studied using four-point bending and compressive overlayers. Varying the thickness of the Ti film from 2 to 17 nm in a Pt/Ti/SiO{sub 2} system, both test methods showed an increase of adhesion energy until the nominal Ti thickness was 12nm. Then the adhesion energy began to decrease. While the trends in toughness are similar, the magnitude of the toughness values measured between the test methods is not the same, demonstrating the difficulty in extracting mode I toughness as mixed mode loading approaches mode II conditions.

Moody, Neville Reid; Kennedy, Marian S. (Washington State University, Pullman, WA); Bahr, David F. (Washington State University, Pullman, WA)

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A system for distributed intrusion detection  

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The study of providing security in computer networks is a rapidly growing area of interest because the network is the medium over which most attacks or intrusions on computer systems are launched. One approach to solving this problem is the intrusion-detection concept, whose basic premise is that not only abandoning the existing and huge infrastructure of possibly-insecure computer and network systems is impossible, but also replacing them by totally-secure systems may not be feasible or cost effective. Previous work on intrusion-detection systems were performed on stand-alone hosts and on a broadcast local area network (LAN) environment. The focus of our present research is to extend our network intrusion-detection concept from the LAN environment to arbitarily wider areas with the network topology being arbitrary as well. The generalized distributed environment is heterogeneous, i.e., the network nodes can be hosts or servers from different vendors, or some of them could be LAN managers, like our previous work, a network security monitor (NSM), as well. The proposed architecture for this distributed intrusion-detection system consists of the following components: a host manager in each host; a LAN manager for monitoring each LAN in the system; and a central manager which is placed at a single secure location and which receives reports from various host and LAN managers to process these reports, correlate them, and detect intrusions. 11 refs., 2 figs.

Snapp, S.R.; Brentano, J.; Dias, G.V.; Goan, T.L.; Heberlein, L.T.; Ho, Che-Lin; Levitt, K.N.; Mukherjee, B. (California Univ., Davis, CA (USA). Div. of Computer Science); Grance, T. (Air Force Cryptologic Support Center, San Antonio, TX (USA)); Mansur, D.L.; Pon, K.L. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Smaha, S.E. (Haystack Labs., Inc., Austin, TX (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The application of Plant Reliability Data Information System (PRINS) to CANDU reactor  

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As risk-informed applications (RIAs) are actively implanted in the nuclear industry, an issue associated with technical adequacy of Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) arises in its modeling and data sourcing. In Korea, PSA for all Korean NPPs has been completed and KHNP(Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Plant Company) developed the database called the Plant Reliability Data Information System (PRinS). It has several characteristics that distinguish it from other database system such as NPRDs (INPO,1994), PRIS (IAEA), and SRDF (EdF). This database has the function of systematic data management such as automatic data-gathering, periodic data deposition and updating, statistical analysis including Bayesian method, and trend analysis of failure rate or unavailability. In recent PSA for CANDU reactor, the component failure data of EPRI ALWR URD and Component Reliability Database were preferentially used as generic data set. The error factor for most component failure data was estimated by using the information NUREG/CR-4550 and NUREG/CR-4639. Also, annual trend analysis was performed for the functional losses of components using the statistical analysis and chart module of PRinS. Furthermore, the database has been updated regularly and maintained as a living program to reflect the current status. This paper presents the failure data analysis using PRinS which provides Bayesian analysis on main components in the CANDU reactor. (authors)

Hwang, S. W.; Lim, Y. H.; Park, H. C. [Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd., Naah-ri 260, Yangnam-myun, Gyeongju-si, Gyeong Buk (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Integrated Computing, Communication, and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Restructuring of the electricity market has affected all aspects of the power industry from generation to transmission, distribution, and consumption. Transmission circuits, in particular, are stressed often exceeding their stability limits because of the difficulty in building new transmission lines due to environmental concerns and financial risk. Deregulation has resulted in the need for tighter control strategies to maintain reliability even in the event of considerable structural changes, such as loss of a large generating unit or a transmission line, and changes in loading conditions due to the continuously varying power consumption. Our research efforts under the DOE EPSCoR Grant focused on Integrated Computing, Communication and Distributed Control of Deregulated Electric Power Systems. This research is applicable to operating and controlling modern electric energy systems. The controls developed by APERC provide for a more efficient, economical, reliable, and secure operation of these systems. Under this program, we developed distributed control algorithms suitable for large-scale geographically dispersed power systems and also economic tools to evaluate their effectiveness and impact on power markets. Progress was made in the development of distributed intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. The methodologies employed combine information technology, control and communication, agent technology, and power systems engineering in the development of intelligent control agents for reliable and automated operation of integrated electric power systems. In the event of scheduled load changes or unforeseen disturbances, the power system is expected to minimize the effects and costs of disturbances and to maintain critical infrastructure operational.

Bajura, Richard; Feliachi, Ali

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

244

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Tutorial  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) refers to a set of computer programs that were developed to create and analyze probabilistic risk assessment (PRAs). This volume is the tutorial manual for the SAPHIRE system. In this document, a series of lessons are provided that guide the user through basic steps common to most analyses preformed with SAPHIRE. The tutorial is divided into two major sections covering both basic and advanced features. The section covering basic topics contains lessons that lead the reader through development of a probabilistic hypothetical problem involving a vehicle accident, highlighting the program’s most fundamental features. The advanced features section contains additional lessons that expand on fundamental analysis features of SAPHIRE and provide insights into more complex analysis techniques. Together, these two elements provide an overview into the operation and capabilities of the SAPHIRE software.

C. L. Smith; S. T. Beck; S. T. Wood

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Subsurface Drip Distribution  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A subsurface drip system distributes wastewater to the lawn through a system of tubing installed below the ground. This publication explains the advantages and disadvantages of subsurface drip distribution systems, as well as estimated costs...

Lesikar, Bruce J.

1999-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

246

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution (Spanish)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Spray distribution systems for wastewater treated on site are much like lawn irrigation systems. This publication explains the advantages, disadvantages, maintenance steps and estimated costs of spray distribution systems....

Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan

1999-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

247

Using ductwork to improve supply plenum temperature distribution in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

overhead air distribution design(1). 1.3 Thermal comfortS. Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. s.l. :load design tool for underfloor air distribution systems.

Pasut, Wilmer

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Energy performance of underfloor air distribution systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide.  Atlanta: distribution, UFAD, EnergyPlus, EnergyPlus/UFAD, energy  modeling, design design calculations must account for the distribution of 

Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom; Linden, Paul; Buhl, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Reliability test of a RIFD system for tool management on construction sites  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is executed fullfledged, it needs to be tested for reliability on construction sites in particular. Researchers, from many parts of the world, have performed tests to understand the reliability of the RFID technology considering variables like metal...

Kalla, Naresh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

250

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation...

251

0711TrustSecrecyReliabilityVotingSystems(Casati) Trust, secrecy and accuracy in voting systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

external conditionings and blackmailing, and of preventing the exchange or sale of votes. On the other hand systems (EVS) promise to put an end to the accuracy issue, at least in principle. All steps of the systems

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

252

Distributed Sensor Coordination for Advanced Energy Systems  

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The ability to collect key system level information is critical to the safe, efficient and reli- able operation of advanced energy systems. With recent advances in sensor development, it is now possible to push some level of decision making directly to computationally sophisticated sensors, rather than wait for data to arrive to a massive centralized location before a decision is made. This type of approach relies on networked sensors (called “agents” from here on) to actively collect and process data, and provide key control deci- sions to significantly improve both the quality/relevance of the collected data and the as- sociating decision making. The technological bottlenecks for such sensor networks stem from a lack of mathematics and algorithms to manage the systems, rather than difficulties associated with building and deploying them. Indeed, traditional sensor coordination strategies do not provide adequate solutions for this problem. Passive data collection methods (e.g., large sensor webs) can scale to large systems, but are generally not suited to highly dynamic environments, such as ad- vanced energy systems, where crucial decisions may need to be reached quickly and lo- cally. Approaches based on local decisions on the other hand cannot guarantee that each agent performing its task (maximize an agent objective) will lead to good network wide solution (maximize a network objective) without invoking cumbersome coordination rou- tines. There is currently a lack of algorithms that will enable self-organization and blend the efficiency of local decision making with the system level guarantees of global decision making, particularly when the systems operate in dynamic and stochastic environments. In this work we addressed this critical gap and provided a comprehensive solution to the problem of sensor coordination to ensure the safe, reliable, and robust operation of advanced energy systems. The differentiating aspect of the proposed work is in shift- ing the focus towards “what to observe” rather than “how to observe” in large sensor networks, allowing the agents to actively determine both the structure of the network and the relevance of the information they are seeking to collect. In addition to providing an implicit coordination mechanism, this approach allows the system to be reconfigured in response to changing needs (e.g., sudden external events requiring new responses) or changing sensor network characteristics (e.g., sudden changes to plant condition). Outcome Summary: All milestones associated with this project have been completed. In particular, private sensor objective functions were developed which are aligned with the global objective function, sensor effectiveness has been improved by using “sensor teams,” system efficiency has been improved by 30% using difference evaluation func- tions, we have demonstrated system reconfigurability for 20% changes in system con- ditions, we have demonstrated extreme scalability of our proposed algorithm, we have demonstrated that sensor networks can overcome disruptions of up to 20% in network conditions, and have demonstrated system reconfigurability to 20% changes in system conditions in hardware-based simulations. This final report summarizes how each of these milestones was achieved, and gives insight into future research possibilities past the work which has been completed. The following publications support these milestones [6, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19].

Tumer, Kagan

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

253

Hot Water Distribution System Model Enhancements  

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This project involves enhancement of the HWSIM distribution system model to more accurately model pipe heat transfer. Recent laboratory testing efforts have indicated that the modeling of radiant heat transfer effects is needed to accurately characterize piping heat loss. An analytical methodology for integrating radiant heat transfer was implemented with HWSIM. Laboratory test data collected in another project was then used to validate the model for a variety of uninsulated and insulated pipe cases (copper, PEX, and CPVC). Results appear favorable, with typical deviations from lab results less than 8%.

Hoeschele, M.; Weitzel, E.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Distributed Generation Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 No revision has Type TermOpenDistributed Generation Systems

255

Distributed fiber optic moisture intrusion sensing system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and system for monitoring and identifying moisture intrusion in soil such as is contained in landfills housing radioactive and/or hazardous waste. The invention utilizes the principle that moist or wet soil has a higher thermal conductance than dry soil. The invention employs optical time delay reflectometry in connection with a distributed temperature sensing system together with heating means in order to identify discrete areas within a volume of soil wherein temperature is lower. According to the invention an optical element and, optionally, a heating element may be included in a cable or other similar structure and arranged in a serpentine fashion within a volume of soil to achieve efficient temperature detection across a large area or three dimensional volume of soil. Remediation, moisture countermeasures, or other responsive action may then be coordinated based on the assumption that cooler regions within a soil volume may signal moisture intrusion where those regions are located.

Weiss, Jonathan D. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

256

Interconnecting PV on New York City's Secondary Network Distribution System  

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This study describes technical assistance provided by NREL to help New York City and Con Edison improve the interconnection of distributed PV systems on a secondary network distribution system.

Anderson, K.; Coddington, M.; Burman, K.; Hayter, S.; Kroposki, B.; Watson, A.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Subsurface Drip Distribution (Spanish)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A subsurface drip system distributes wastewater to the lawn through a system of tubing installed below the ground surface. This publication explains the advantages, disadvantages, maintenance steps and estimated costs of subsurface drip distribution...

Lesikar, Bruce J.; Enciso, Juan

1999-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

258

Data Integrity in a Distributed Storage System Jonathan D. Bright  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Data Integrity in a Distributed Storage System Jonathan D. Bright Sigma Storage Corporation of Connecticut Storrs, CT, U.S.A. Abstract Distributed storage systems must provide highly available access, fault-tolerant algorithms, storage systems, distributed locking 1 Introduction The traditional storage

Chandy, John A.

259

Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

46556 Emails: {jhuang6,vgupta2,huang}@nd.edu Abstract--In the development of smart grid, state] into the distribution systems of the power grid. Such integration complicates the operation of distribution systemsElectric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids Jing Huang, Vijay Gupta

Gupta, Vijay

260

Best Management Practice #3: Distribution System Audits, Leak...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Leaks in distribution systems are caused by a number of factors, including pipe corrosion, high system pressure, construction disturbances, frost damage, damaged joints, and...

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261

Carbon and Water Resource Management for Water Distribution Systems  

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the embodied energy in drinking water supply systems: a caselosses to 5% of total drinking water supply for threeResearch Council. Drinking Water Distribution Systems:

Hendrickson, Thomas Peter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Using Travel Time Reliability Measures to Improve Regional Transportation Planning and URS Corporation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

use travel time reliability in the following ways: 1) incorporate it as a system-wide goal; 2 reliability in the historical sense such that a distribution of travel times is examined, and specific, and reliability can make a significant difference in efficient use of the transportation system. Despite its

Bertini, Robert L.

263

Architectural Concerns in Distributed and Mobile Collaborative Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Architectural Concerns in Distributed and Mobile Collaborative Systems Schahram Dustdar Harald Gall Distributed Systems Group, Vienna University of Technology Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1 A-1040 Wien, Austria to integrate Workflow Management Systems (WfMS), Groupware Systems, and Busi- ness Process Modeling Systems

Dustdar, Schahram

264

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) GEM Manual  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows? operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer and tester. Using the SAPHIRE analysis engine and relational database is a complementary program called GEM. GEM has been designed to simplify using existing PRA analysis for activities such as the NRC’s Accident Sequence Precursor program. In this report, the theoretical framework behind GEM-type calculations are discussed in addition to providing guidance and examples for performing evaluations when using the GEM software. As part of this analysis framework, the two types of GEM analysis are outlined, specifically initiating event (where an initiator occurs) and condition (where a component is failed for some length of time) assessments.

C. L. Smith; J. Schroeder; S. T. Beck

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Cathode power distribution system and method of using the same for power distribution  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Embodiments include a cathode power distribution system and/or method of using the same for power distribution. The cathode power distribution system includes a plurality of cathode assemblies. Each cathode assembly of the plurality of cathode assemblies includes a plurality of cathode rods. The system also includes a plurality of bus bars configured to distribute current to each of the plurality of cathode assemblies. The plurality of bus bars include a first bus bar configured to distribute the current to first ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies and a second bus bar configured to distribute the current to second ends of the plurality of cathode assemblies.

Williamson, Mark A; Wiedmeyer, Stanley G; Koehl, Eugene R; Bailey, James L; Willit, James L; Barnes, Laurel A; Blaskovitz, Robert J

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

266

Energy Efficiency of Distributed Environmental Control Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In this report, we present an analytical evaluation of the potential of occupant-regulated distributed environmental control systems (DECS) to enhance individual occupant thermal comfort in an office building with no increase, and possibly even a decrease in annual energy consumption. To this end we developed and applied several analytical models that allowed us to optimize comfort and energy consumption in partitioned office buildings equipped with either conventional central HVAC systems or occupant-regulated DECS. Our approach involved the following interrelated components: 1. Development of a simplified lumped-parameter thermal circuit model to compute the annual energy consumption. This was necessitated by the need to perform tens of thousands of optimization calculations involving different US climatic regions, and different occupant thermal preferences of a population of ~50 office occupants. Yearly transient simulations using TRNSYS, a time-dependent building energy modeling program, were run to determine the robustness of the simplified approach against time-dependent simulations. The simplified model predicts yearly energy consumption within approximately 0.6% of an equivalent transient simulation. Simulations of building energy usage were run for a wide variety of climatic regions and control scenarios, including traditional “one-size-fits-all” (OSFA) control; providing a uniform temperature to the entire building, and occupant-selected “have-it-your-way” (HIYW) control with a thermostat at each workstation. The thermal model shows that, un-optimized, DECS would lead to an increase in building energy consumption between 3-16% compared to the conventional approach depending on the climate regional and personal preferences of building occupants. Variations in building shape had little impact in the relative energy usage. 2. Development of a gradient-based optimization method to minimize energy consumption of DECS while keeping each occupant’s thermal dissatisfaction below a given threshold. The DECS energy usage was calculated using the simplified thermal model. OSFA control; providing a uniform temperature to the entire building, and occupant-selected HIYW control with a thermostat at each workstation were implemented for 3 cities representing 3 different climatic regions and control scenarios. It is shown that optimization allows DECS to deliver a higher level of individual and population thermal comfort while achieving annual energy savings between 14 and 26% compared to OSFA. The optimization model also allowed us to study the influence of the partitions’ thermal resistance and the variability of internal loads at each office. These influences didn’t make significant changes in the optimized energy consumption relative to OSFA. The results show that it is possible to provide thermal comfort for each occupant while saving energy compared to OSFA Furthermore, to simplify the implementation of this approach, a fuzzy logic system has been developed to generalize the overall optimization strategy. Its performance was almost as good as the gradient system. The fuzzy system provided thermal comfort to each occupant and saved energy compared to OSFA. The energy savings of the fuzzy system were not as high as for the gradient-optimized system, but the fuzzy system avoided complete connectivity, and the optimization did not have to be repeated for each population. 3. We employed a detailed CFD model of adjacent occupied cubicles to extend the thermal-circuit model in three significant ways: (a) relax the “office wall” requirement by allowing energy to flow between zones via advection as well as conduction, (b) improve the comfort model to account both for radiation as well as convection heat transfer, and (c) support ventilation systems in which the temperature is stratified, such as in underfloor air distribution systems. Initially, three-dimensional CFD simulations of several cubicle configurations, with an adjoining corridor, were performed both to understand the advection between cubicles and the

Khalifa, H. Ezzat; Isik, Can; Dannenhoffer, John F. III

2011-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

267

A reliable control system for measurement on film thickness in copper chemical mechanical planarization system  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In recent years, a variety of film thickness measurement techniques for copper chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) are subsequently proposed. In this paper, the eddy-current technique is used. In the control system of the CMP tool developed in the State Key Laboratory of Tribology, there are in situ module and off-line module for measurement subsystem. The in situ module can get the thickness of copper film on wafer surface in real time, and accurately judge when the CMP process should stop. This is called end-point detection. The off-line module is used for multi-points measurement after CMP process, in order to know the thickness of remained copper film. The whole control system is structured with two levels, and the physical connection between the upper and the lower is achieved by the industrial Ethernet. The process flow includes calibration and measurement, and there are different algorithms for two modules. In the process of software development, C++ is chosen as the programming language, in combination with Qt OpenSource to design two modules’ GUI and OPC technology to implement the communication between the two levels. In addition, the drawing function is developed relying on Matlab, enriching the software functions of the off-line module. The result shows that the control system is running stably after repeated tests and practical operations for a long time.

Li, Hongkai; Qu, Zilian; Zhao, Qian; Tian, Fangxin; Zhao, Dewen; Meng, Yonggang; Lu, Xinchun [State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

268

Detection of contamination of municipal water distribution systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A system for the detection of contaminates of a fluid in a conduit. The conduit is part of a fluid distribution system. A chemical or biological sensor array is connected to the conduit. The sensor array produces an acoustic signal burst in the fluid upon detection of contaminates in the fluid. A supervisory control system connected to the fluid and operatively connected to the fluid distribution system signals the fluid distribution system upon detection of contaminates in the fluid.

Cooper, John F. (Oakland, CA)

2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

269

Attack Detection and Identification in Cyber-Physical Systems -- Part II: Centralized and Distributed Monitor Design  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cyber-physical systems integrate computation, communication, and physical capabilities to interact with the physical world and humans. Besides failures of components, cyber-physical systems are prone to malicious attacks so that specific analysis tools and monitoring mechanisms need to be developed to enforce system security and reliability. This paper builds upon the results presented in our companion paper [1] and proposes centralized and distributed monitors for attack detection and identification. First, we design optimal centralized attack detection and identification monitors. Optimality refers to the ability of detecting (respectively identifying) every detectable (respectively identifiable) attack. Second, we design an optimal distributed attack detection filter based upon a waveform relaxation technique. Third, we show that the attack identification problem is computationally hard, and we design a sub-optimal distributed attack identification procedure with performance guarantees. Finally, we illustr...

Pasqualetti, Fabio; Bullo, Francesco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Probabilistic Approach to Quantifying the Contribution of Variable Generation and Transmission to System Reliability: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The increasing electrical load served by variable generation (VG), such as wind and solar energy, in the United States and many other countries has stimulated an interesting line of research to better quantify the capacity value of these resources. Methods applied traditionally to thermal units based on their average outage rates do not apply to VG because of their uncertain and non-dispatchable nature. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's Integration of Variable Generation Task Force recently released a report that highlighted the need to develop and benchmark underlying loss-of-load expectation and related metrics that reasonably and fairly calculate the contribution to planning reserves, or capacity value, of solar and wind power. As the fraction of generation coming from VG becomes more significant, their estimated capacity value will have a larger impact on system planning. In this paper, we provide a method to include VG in traditional probabilistic-based adequacy methods. This method has been implemented in the Renewable Energy Probabilistic Resource Assessment tool developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through an example based on the U.S. Western Interconnection, this method is applied to assess the effect that transmission can have on resource adequacy. We also analyze the interactions between available transmission and capacity value for VG.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Cost Modeling and Design Techniques for Integrated Package Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cost Modeling and Design Techniques for Integrated Package Distribution Systems Karen R. Smilowitz and Carlos F. Daganzo December 23, 2005 Abstract Complex package distribution systems are designed using-scale integrated distribution networks. While the network design problem is quite complex, we demonstrate

Smilowitz, Karen

272

Cost Modeling and Design Techniques for Integrated Package Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cost Modeling and Design Techniques for Integrated Package Distribution Systems Karen R. Smilowitz and Carlos F. Daganzo June 27, 2002 Abstract Complex package distribution systems are designed using idealizations of network geometries, operating costs, demand and customer distributions, and routing patterns

Daganzo, Carlos F.

273

STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE MECH-14A NA7.5.13 Distributed Energy Storage DX AC DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

274

Waste Feed Delivery System Phase 1 Preliminary Reliability and Availability and Maintainability Analysis [SEC 1 and 2  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The document presents updated results of the preliminary reliability, availability, maintainability analysis performed for delivery of waste feed from tanks 241-AZ-101 and 241-AN-105 to British Nuclear Fuels Limited, inc. under the Tank Waste Remediation System Privatization Contract. The operational schedule delay risk is estimated and contributing factors are discussed.

CARLSON, A.B.

1999-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

275

Integrating Reliability into the Design of Fault-Tolerant Power Electronics Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, tactical, and automotive applications, mandates that the design functions be performed even in the presence reliability block diagrams [3], failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) [4], fault trees [5], and Markov

Liberzon, Daniel

276

Effects of mechanical properties on the reliability of Cu/low-k metallization systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cu and low-dielectric-constant (k) metallization schemes are critical for improved performance of integrated circuits. However, low elastic moduli, a characteristic of the low-k materials, lead to significant reliability ...

Wei, Frank L. (Frank Lili), 1977-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Power electronics reliability analysis.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report provides the DOE and industry with a general process for analyzing power electronics reliability. The analysis can help with understanding the main causes of failures, downtime, and cost and how to reduce them. One approach is to collect field maintenance data and use it directly to calculate reliability metrics related to each cause. Another approach is to model the functional structure of the equipment using a fault tree to derive system reliability from component reliability. Analysis of a fictitious device demonstrates the latter process. Optimization can use the resulting baseline model to decide how to improve reliability and/or lower costs. It is recommended that both electric utilities and equipment manufacturers make provisions to collect and share data in order to lay the groundwork for improving reliability into the future. Reliability analysis helps guide reliability improvements in hardware and software technology including condition monitoring and prognostics and health management.

Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Managing Uncertainty in Operational Control of Water Distribution Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Managing Uncertainty in Operational Control of Water Distribution Systems A. Bargiela Department. There are system management decisions concerning the regulatory measures such as water pricing principles, effluent in water distribution systems con- cern reservoir(s) management with associated pump scheduling

Bargiela, Andrzej

279

Engineering Incentives in Distributed Systems with Healthcare Applications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ENGINEERING INCENTIVES IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS WITH HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS A Dissertation by BRANDON REED POPE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2011 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering Engineering Incentives in Distributed Systems with Healthcare Applications Copyright 2011 Brandon Reed Pope ENGINEERING INCENTIVES IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS WITH HEALTHCARE...

Pope, Brandon 1984-

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

280

An integrated optimal design method for utility power distribution systems.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This dissertation presents a comprehensive and integrated design methodology to optimize both the electrical and the economic performance of a utility power distribution system. The… (more)

Fehr, Ralph E

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Sensor Networks for Monitoring and Control of Water Distribution Systems  

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Water distribution systems present a significant challenge for structural monitoring. They comprise a complex network of pipelines buried underground that are relatively inaccessible. Maintaining the integrity of these ...

Whittle, Andrew

282

Laser spark distribution and ignition system - Energy Innovation...  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

power pulse. The laser spark distribution and ignition system has application in natural gas fueled reciprocating engines, turbine combustors, explosives and laser induced...

283

NiSource Energy Technologies Inc.: System Integration of Distributed Power for Complete Building Systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Summarizes NiSource Energy Technologies' work under contract to DOE's Distribution and Interconnection R&D. Includes studying distributed generation interconnection issues and CHP system performance.

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2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Century Electric Distribution System Operations Lorenzo Kristov,1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

May 2014 1 21st Century Electric Distribution System Operations Lorenzo Kristov,1 California adoption of distribution energy technologies. All of this has occurred during a period of increasing of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources, Caltech Resnick Institute, 2012 #12;May 2014 2 and wholesale

Low, Steven H.

285

State Control Design for Linear Systems with Distributed Time Delays  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

State Control Design for Linear Systems with Distributed Time Delays Daniel Gontkovic and RĂłbert with distributed time delays. Using an extended form of the Lyapunov- Krasovskii functional the controller design involving distributed time delays is a problem of large practical interest where intensive activity are done

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

286

Designing Directories in Distributed Systems: A Systematic Framework  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Designing Directories in Distributed Systems: A Systematic Framework K. Mani Chandy and Eve M of directory­based distributed applications. We evaluate a space of directory designs using our frame­ work. We distributed applications, including directory design. We propose a weaker con­ cept: estimation. We define

287

Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Intergrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Summary Manual  

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The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using a personal computer (PC) running the Microsoft Windows operating system. SAPHIRE is primarily funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and developed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL's primary role in this project is that of software developer and tester. However, INL also plays an important role in technology transfer by interfacing and supporting SAPHIRE users, who constitute a wide range of PRA practitioners from the NRC, national laboratories, the private sector, and foreign countries. SAPHIRE can be used to model a complex system’s response to initiating events and quantify associated consequential outcome frequencies. Specifically, for nuclear power plant applications, SAPHIRE can identify important contributors to core damage (Level 1 PRA) and containment failure during a severe accident which lead to releases (Level 2 PRA). It can be used for a PRA where the reactor is at full power, low power, or at shutdown conditions. Furthermore, it can be used to analyze both internal and external initiating events and has special features for transforming an internal events model to a model for external events, such as flooding and fire analysis. It can also be used in a limited manner to quantify risk in terms of release consequences to the public and environment (Level 3 PRA). SAPHIRE also includes a separate module called the Graphical Evaluation Module (GEM). GEM is a special user interface linked to SAPHIRE that automates the SAPHIRE process steps for evaluating operational events at commercial nuclear power plants. Using GEM, an analyst can estimate the risk associated with operational events (for example, to calculate a conditional core damage probability) very efficiently and expeditiously. This report provides an overview of the functions available in SAPHIRE and presents general instructions for using the software. Section 1 presents SAPHIRE’s historical evolution and summarizes its capabilities. Section 2 presents instructions for installing and using the code. Section 3 explains the database structure used in SAPHIRE and discusses database concepts. Section 4 explains how PRA data (event frequencies, human error probabilities, etc.) can be generated and manipulated using “change sets.” Section 5 deals with fault tree operations, including constructing, editing, solving, and displaying results. Section 6 presents operations associated with event trees, including rule application for event tree linking, partitioning, and editing sequences. Section 7 presents how accident sequences are generated, solved, quantified, and analyzed. Section 8 discusses the functions available for performing end state analysis. Section 9 explains how to modify data stored in a SAPHIRE database. Section 10 illustrates how to generate and customize reports. Section 11 covers SAPHIRE utility options to perform routine functions such as defining constant values, recovering databases, and loading data from external sources. Section 12 provides an overview of GEM’s features and capabilities. Finally, Section 13 summarizes SAPHIRE’s quality assurance process.

C. L. Smith

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Competitive Electricity Markets and System Reliability: The Case for New England's Proposed Locational Capacity Market  

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Clear evidence exists that the existing wholesale markets in New England are failing to provide sufficient incentives to invest. The ISO-NE LICAP proposal is designed to ensure that New England markets attract sufficient generation resources to protect reliability while being mindful of the added cost burden that it will produce.

Farr, John G.; Felder, Frank A.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTEGRATING THE DESIGN AND RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF A HYBRID PV-THERMAL MICROCONCENTRATOR SYSTEM  

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, concentrator receivers and modules are composed of many different materials that encapsulate, electrically interconnect, and heat-sink the solar cells. Many of these materials come from the power electronics industry. Although they are reliable in their original field of application, they might fail when included in a solar

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Multiport Converter Topologies for Distributed Energy System Applications  

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Distributed Energy Resource Systems DF Different Frequency EDLC Electronic Doubly Layer Capacitor EMI Electromagnetic Interference ESD Energy Storage Device FC Fuel Cell H Henry HES Hybrid Energy Storage System HF High Frequency HFI High Frequency...

Hawke, Joshua

2014-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis Model for Domestic Hot Water Distribution Systems: Preprint  

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A thermal model was developed to estimate the energy losses from prototypical domestic hot water (DHW) distribution systems for homes. The developed model, using the TRNSYS simulation software, allows researchers and designers to better evaluate the performance of hot water distribution systems in homes. Modeling results were compared with past experimental study results and showed good agreement.

Maguire, J.; Krarti, M.; Fang, X.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRI-bution systems poses new challenges  

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are covered in a separate article. The six articles in this issue review the past, present, and the future level to respond to new energy challenges and the restruc- tured environment. The need for a change in the distribution systems of the 21st century. The Past Toward the end of the 19th century, dc distribution systems

Dixon, Juan

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Coping with dependent failures in distributed systems  

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election, as well as practical applications, such as replication in multi-site systems and cooperative

Junqueira, Flavio

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Reliability Modeling James LEDOUX  

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Software Reliability Modeling James LEDOUX Centre de Math´ematiques INSA & IRMAR 20 Avenue des an overview of some aspects of Software Reliability (SR) engineering. Most systems are now driven by software in reliability engineering, particularly in terms of cost. But predicting software reliability is not easy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

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This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is provided of the role DER could play in addressing

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

296

Development of Characterization Tools for Reliability Testing of MicroElectroMechanical System Actuators  

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Characterization tools have been developed to study the performance characteristics and reliability of surface micromachined actuators. These tools include (1) the ability to electrically stimulate or stress the actuator, (2) the capability to visually inspect the devices in operation, (3) a method for capturing operational information, and (4) a method to extract performance characteristics from the operational information. Additionally, a novel test structure has been developed to measure electrostatic forces developed by a comb drive actuator.

Allen, James J.; Eaton, William P.; Smith, Norman F.; Tanner, Danelle M.

1999-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

297

An analysis of distributed solar fuel systems  

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While solar fuel systems offer tremendous potential to address global clean energy needs, most existing analyses have focused on the feasibility of large centralized systems and applications. Not much research exists on ...

Thomas, Alex, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North Wind Power Company 2-kilowatt high-reliability wind system. Phase I. Design and analysis. Technical report  

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Results are presented of Phase I of a program to design a 2kW high reliability wind turbine for use in remote locations and harsh environments. In phase I of the program, a predecessor of the proposed design was procured and tested in a wind tunnel and in the freestream to observe operational characteristics. An analytical procedure was developed for designing and modelling the proposed variable axis rotor control system (VARCS). This was then verified by extensive mobile testing of pre-prototype components. A low speed three phase alternator with a Lundel type rotor was designed. Prototypes were fabricated and tested to refine calculation procedures and develop an effective alternator with appropriate characteristics. A solid state field switching regulator was designed and tested successfully. All necessary support elements were designed and engineered. A complete analysis of system reliability was conducted including failure mode and effects analyses and reliability, maintenance and safety analyses. Cost estimates were performed for a mature product in production rates of 1000 per year. Analysis and testing conducted throughout the first phase is included.

Mayer, D J; Norton, Jr, J H

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Minimizing Energy Consumption in a Water Distribution System: A Systems Modeling Approach  

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In a water distribution system from groundwater supply, the bulk of energy consumption is expended at pump stations. These pumps pressurize the water and transport it from the aquifer to the distribution system and to elevated storage tanks. Each...

Johnston, John

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Control Network Intrusion Detection Systems for Automated Power Distribution Systems  

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Security protocols against cyber attacks in the distributioncyber security weak- ness and system fragility of power distribution

Parvania, Masood; Koutsandria, Georgia; Muthukumar, Vishak; Peisert, Sean; McParland, Chuck; Scaglione, Anna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrency control in heterogeneous distributed database systems  

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APPROACHES IN HDDBS . III. A Approaches Requiring Local DBMS Modihcations 17 19 III. B Approaches Without Local DBMS Modifications 22 IV A NEW APPROACH TO HDDBS CONCURRENCY CONTROL 30 IV. A The Concurrency Control Scheme 30 CIIA PTER Page IV. B... related to Database Systems in general which will be used consistently throughout this thesis. A Database system (DBS) consists of a set of dutiibiises (DB) which contain the data of interest and software, the database msnageinent system (DBMS), which...

Rahman, Md. Rezaur

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Note: Reliable and non-contact 6D motion tracking system based on 2D laser scanners for cargo transportation  

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Maritime transportation demands an accurate measurement system to track the motion of oscillating container boxes in real time. However, it is a challenge to design a sensor system that can provide both reliable and non-contact methods of 6-DOF motion measurements of a remote object for outdoor applications. In the paper, a sensor system based on two 2D laser scanners is proposed for detecting the relative 6-DOF motion of a crane load in real time. Even without implementing a camera, the proposed system can detect the motion of a remote object using four laser beam points. Because it is a laser-based sensor, the system is expected to be highly robust to sea weather conditions.

Kim, Young-Keun, E-mail: ykkim@handong.edu [Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering, Handong Global University, Pohang (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Kyung-Soo [Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

303

Distribution Effectiveness and Impacts on Equipment Sizing for Residential Thermal Distribution Systems  

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1 LBNL-43724 Distribution Effectiveness and Impacts on Equipment Sizing for Residential Thermal Distribution Systems Walker, I., Sherman, M., and Siegel, J. Environmental Energy Technologies Division Energy .................................................................................................................. 14 Figure 1. Simulations of Pulldowns from 3:00 p.m. on a Sacramento Design Day

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Distributionally robust control of constrained stochastic systems  

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We investigate the control of constrained stochastic linear systems when faced ...... 5 The flat plate model is parametrised by a half chord length of b, a distance ...

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System  

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laser spark from a single low power pulse. The system has ap- plications in natural gas fueled reciprocating engines, turbine combustors, explosives, and laser induced...

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A new mathematical approach to multi-area power system reliability evaluation  

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capacities and x +1, . . . , x?are intertie capacities. Corresponding to each load state i we have state space S1. For each S; there exists a map F;: S; ~ A. In the decomposition process, for each i, S; is then decomposed into sets of acceptable states As..., k E K C N and sets of unacceptable states B1, 1 C L C N. Each B1 is then classified accordingly as it is a loss of load in a particular area or not. Then the appropriate reliability indices are calculated. In the proposed approach the maximal flow...

Pathak, Rajesh

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated Distribution Management System for Alabama Principal Investigator  

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Southern Company Services, under contract with the Department of Energy, along with Alabama Power, Alstom Grid (formerly AREVA T&D) and others moved the work product developed in the first phase of the Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS) from “Proof of Concept” to true deployment through the activity described in this Final Report. This Project – Integrated Distribution Management Systems in Alabama – advanced earlier developed proof of concept activities into actual implementation and furthermore completed additional requirements to fully realize the benefits of an IDMS. These tasks include development and implementation of a Distribution System based Model that enables data access and enterprise application integration.

Schatz, Joe

2013-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--The issue of controlled and reliable integration of distributed energy resources into microgrids and large power  

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resources (DER), many of them based on renewable energies, have experimented an unprecedented growth of the renewable energy sources, and its integration into power systems. One of the main technical issues to be addressed in the process of integration is the control and management of the non-dispatchable renewable

Cańizares, Claudio A.

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Modeling and Verification of Distributed Generation and Voltage Regulation Equipment for Unbalanced Distribution Power Systems; Annual Subcontract Report, June 2007  

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This report summarizes the development of models for distributed generation and distribution circuit voltage regulation equipment for unbalanced power systems and their verification through actual field measurements.

Davis, M. W.; Broadwater, R.; Hambrick, J.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Seismic Fragility of the LANL Fire Water Distribution System  

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The purpose of this report is to present the results of a site-wide system fragility assessment. This assessment focuses solely on the performance of the water distribution systems that supply Chemical and Metallurgy Research (CMR), Weapons Engineering and Tritium Facility (WETF), Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF), Waste Characterization, Reduction, Repackaging Facility (WCRRF), and Transuranic Waste Inspectable Storage Project (TWISP). The analysis methodology is based on the American Lifelines Alliance seismic fragility formulations for water systems. System fragilities are convolved with the 1995 LANL seismic hazards to develop failure frequencies. Acceptance is determined by comparing the failure frequencies to the DOE-1020 Performance Goals. This study concludes that: (1) If a significant number of existing isolation valves in the water distribution system are closed to dedicate the entire water system to fighting fires in specific nuclear facilities; (2) Then, the water distribution systems for WETF, RLWTF, WCRRF, and TWISP meet the PC-2 performance goal and the water distribution system for CMR is capable of surviving a 0.06g earthquake. A parametric study of the WETF water distribution system demonstrates that: (1) If a significant number of valves in the water distribution system are NOT closed to dedicate the entire water system to fighting fires in WETF; (2) Then, the water distribution system for WETF has an annual probability of failure on the order of 4 x 10{sup -3} that does not meet the PC-2 performance goal. Similar conclusions are expected for CMR, RLWTF, WCRRF, and TWISP. It is important to note that some of the assumptions made in deriving the results should be verified by personnel in the safety-basis office and may need to be incorporated in technical surveillance requirements in the existing authorization basis documentation if credit for availability of fire protection water is taken at the PC-2 level earthquake levels. Assumptions are presented in Section 2.2 of this report.

Greg Mertz

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Collaborative Creativity: A Complex Systems Model with Distributed Affect  

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Collaborative Creativity: A Complex Systems Model with Distributed Affect Cecilia R. Aragon E16 2RD UK alisonwilliams62@googlemail.com ABSTRACT The study of creativity has received significant attention over the past century, with a recent increase in interest in collaborative, distributed creativity

Anderson, Richard

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A Smart Energy System: Distributed Resource Management, Control and Optimization  

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A Smart Energy System: Distributed Resource Management, Control and Optimization Yong Ding, Student of distributed energy resource and consumption management, which proposes to design a networked and embedded platform for realizing a dynamic energy mix and optimizing the energy consumption dy- namically. Based

Beigl, Michael

313

Solution-Verified Reliability Analysis and Design of Compliant Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems  

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- strated by application to design optimization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), devices for which Pre-fabrication design optimization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is an important emerging

314

Centralized and Distributed Generated Power Systems -A Comparison Approach  

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Energy System #12;Centralized and Distributed Generated Power Systems - A Comparison Approach Prepared for the Project "The Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems" Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Robert Saint National Rural Electric Cooperative Association PSERC Publication 12-08 June 2012 #12;For

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Appears in Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), July 2001 We propose a fault-tolerant approach to reliable micropro-  

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that manufactured parts work reliably in varied (and occasionally adverse) operating conditions. If successful

Austin, Todd M.

316

Leader Election in Asynchronous Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller  

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Leader Election in Asynchronous Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller March 9, 2000 Abstract cation, which is satis ed by the Invitation Algorithm and never forces nodes that cannot directly

Stoller, Scott

317

Modeling the Effect of Hurricanes on Power Distribution Systems  

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There are many calamitous events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis etc. that occur suddenly and cause great loss of life, damage, or hardship. Hurricanes cause significant damage to power distribution systems, resulting in prolonged customer...

Chanda, Suraj

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

318

Impact of SolarSmart Subdivisions on SMUD's Distribution System  

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This study analyzes the distribution impacts of high penetrations of grid-integrated renewable energy systems, specifically photovoltaic (PV) equipped SolarSmart Homes found in the Anatolia III Residential Community.

McNutt, P.; Hambrick, J.; Keesee, M.; Brown, D.

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Power-Demand Routing in massive geo-distributed systems  

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There is an increasing trend toward massive, geographically distributed systems. The largest Internet companies operate hundreds of thousands of servers in multiple geographic locations, and are growing at a fast clip. A ...

Qureshi, Asfandyar

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Calculus for Access Control in Distributed Systems   

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We study some of the concepts, protocols, and algorithms for access control in distributed systems, from a logical perspective. We account for how a principal may come to believe that another principal is making a request, ...

Abadi, Martin; Burrows, Michael; Lampson, Butler; Plotkin, Gordon

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the application uniformity of subsurface drip distribution systems  

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The goal of this research was to evaluate the application uniformity of subsurface drip distribution systems and the recovery of emitter flow rates. Emission volume in the field, and laboratory measured flow rates were determined for emitters from...

Weynand, Vance Leo

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

322

Transmission System Expansion Plans in View Point of Deterministic, Probabilistic and Security Reliability Criteria  

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Transmission System Expansion Plans in View Point of Deterministic, Probabilistic and Security control system as well as reasonable strength of grid originally. Because investment for power system the stability, and dynamic characteristics of the new system. A main reason of the separated work process

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Enertech 2-kW high-reliability wind system. Phase II. Fabrication and testing  

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A high-reliability wind machine rated for 2 kW in a 9 m/s wind has been developed. Activities are summarized that are centered on the fabrication and testing of prototypes of the wind machine. The test results verified that the wind machine met the power output specification and that the variable-pitch rotor effectively controlled the rotor speed for wind speeds up to 50 mph. Three prototypes of the wind machine were shipped to the Rocky Flats test center in September through November of 1979. Work was also performed to reduce the start-up wind speed. The start-up wind speed to the Enertech facility has been reduced to 4.5 m/s.

Cordes, J A; Johnson, B A

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Secondary Network Distribution Systems – Success Stories  

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This report examines six case studies of photovoltaic (PV) systems integrated into secondary network systems. The six PV systems were chosen for evaluation because they are interconnected to secondary network systems located in four major Solar America Cities.

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ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY  

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ARMY VEHICLE DURABILITY OPTIMIZATION & RELIABILITY How to Optimize the Vehicle Design to Minimize/Reduce the Weight? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve Component Level Reliability? Under These Uncertainties, How to Achieve System Level Reliability? Dynamics Analysis FE Model System Model Dynamic Stress

Kusiak, Andrew

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Parallel and Distributed Systems Speaker: Dick Epema  

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systems Online Social Netw. #12;3 M.Sc. Thesis Projects: The Supervision · We help you excel, without is international · We often organize the top international conferences in our field #12;4 M.Sc. Thesis Projects concepts and show that they work · For examples of previous MSc projects see the theses on the PDS website

Kuzmanov, Georgi

327

Distributed Timing and Triggering Control System  

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This document is a slide show type presentation regarding the need and realization of a new control system for work at the Nevada National Security Site. Commercial products that met the need are identified, both hardware and software. Particular emphasis is on the Integrated Signal Programmer.

Bowen, T., Huerta, J. A.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and Safety  

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DOE solar reliability and safety research and development (R&D) focuses on testing photovoltaic (PV) modules, inverters, and systems for long-term performance, and helping investors, consumers,...

329

Effect of HVDC component enhancement on the overall system reliability performance  

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This paper examines several HVDC transmission system component enhancement schemes as they affect the overall system availability using a system model based on a practical system and actual system outage data. A frequency and duration approach is used in modeling the system components such as valve-groups, converter transformers, smoothing reactors, pole, and bipole controls, transmission lines, and the overall system model developed. This model is used to compare the impact on the overall system availability of different methods of HVDC converter enhancement. These methods include the addition of spare converter transformers, spare smoothing reactors, replacement of valves, and increase of converter rating. Finally the costs of typical enhancements are compared with the benefits arising with the improved availability using a cost-benefit analysis.

Kuruganty, S. (Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Automatic Vehicle Location systems towards improving service reliability and operations planning in London  

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Technological advances in the transit industry, such as the introduction of Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, have provided agencies with robust data collection and measurement systems and enabled the development ...

Ehrlich, Joseph Emanuel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Investigation of techniques to build generation system models for reliability evaluation  

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EVE (MWHRS) 1. 1677 1. 1693 1. 1731 1. 1941 1. 1896 1. 1878 % error in LOLE 0. 00 0. 06 0. 99 1. 85 0. 74 30 2. Case Studies Using EPRI Synthetic System Hourly load data of EPRI Synthetic System [10] is used. The system is a mixture.... 2 0. 0 10 20 In 0 Inm on( p(x) ? I (peak=x) Fig. 11. EPRI Synthetic System: Plot of Increment Vs Percent Error 80 I ~ a&7822& P(7822) - 0 - P(8022) P(5122) 0 0 10 20 Innrnmont * p(x) ~ (peak=x) Fig. 12. EPRI Synthetic System: Plot...

Gubbala, Nagalakshmi V.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Systems Interconnected onto Network Distribution Systems--Success Stories  

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This report examines six case studies of photovoltaic systems integrated into secondary network systems in four major U.S. Solar America cities.

Coddington, M.; Kroposki, B.; Basso, T.; Lynn, K.; Sammon, D.; Vaziri, M.; Yohn, T.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State Research, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Imrove the Nation's Transmission & Distribution System  

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The broad purpose of this project was to work cooperatively with the DOE to explore technology nad policy issues associated with more efficient, reliable, and affordable electric transmission and distribution use.

J. Fox; M. Keogh; A. Spahn

2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Coaxial Catheter System for Reliable Access in Interventional Stroke Therapy  

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In some patients with acute cerebral vessel occlusion, navigating mechanical thrombectomy systems is difficult due to tortuous anatomy of the aortic arch, carotid arteries, or vertebral arteries. Our purpose was to describe a multiple coaxial catheter system used for mechanical revascularization that helps navigation and manipulations in tortuous vessels. A triple or quadruple coaxial catheter system was built in 28 consecutive cases presenting with acute ischemic stroke. All cases were treated by mechanical thrombectomy with the Penumbra System. In cases of unsuccessful thrombo-aspiration, additional thrombolysis or angioplasty with stent placement was used for improving recanalization. The catheter system consisted of an outermost 8-Fr and an intermediate 6-Fr guiding catheter, containing the inner Penumbra reperfusion catheters. The largest, 4.1-Fr, reperfusion catheter was navigated over a Prowler Select Plus microcatheter. The catheter system provided access to reach the cerebral lesions and provided stability for the mechanically demanding manipulations of thromboaspiration and stent navigation in all cases. Apart from their mechanical role, the specific parts of the system could also provide access to different types of interventions, like carotid stenting through the 8-Fr guiding catheter and intracranial stenting and thrombolysis through the Prowler Select Plus microcatheter. In this series, there were no complications related to the catheter system. In conclusion, building up a triple or quadruple coaxial system proved to be safe and efficient in our experience for the mechanical thrombectomy treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Kulcsar, Zsolt, E-mail: kulcsarzsolt22@gmail.com; Yilmaz, Hasan [Geneva University Hospital, Neurointerventional Division, Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Switzerland); Bonvin, Christophe [Geneva University Hospital, Neurology Division, Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Switzerland); Lovblad, Karl O. [Geneva University Hospital, Diagnostic Neuroradiology Division, Department of Radiology (Switzerland); Ruefenacht, Daniel A. [Geneva University Hospital, Neurointerventional Division, Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Switzerland)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability implications of price responsive demand : a study of New England's power system  

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With restructuring of the traditional, vertically integrated electricity industry come new opportunities for electricity demand to actively participate in electricity markets. Traditional definitions of power system ...

Whitaker, Andrew C. (Andrew Craig)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Discipline of Geospatial Distributed Event Based Systems  

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Towards a Discipline of Geospatial Distributed Event Based Systems Annie Liu Computer Science, Caltech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125, USA mani@cms.caltech.edu ABSTRACT A geospatial system is one in which the state space in- cludes one, two or three-dimensional space and time. A geospatial

Heaton, Thomas H.

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Inhalation anesthesia in experimental radiotherapy: a reliable and time-saving system for multifractionation studies in a clinical department  

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An inhalation anesthesia system has been employed to overcome several of the limitations associated with the use of sodium pentobarbital and other i.p. administered anesthetics in experimental radiotherapy. The described method is reliable and time-saving. The depth and duration of anesthesia are easily controllable. Only 4 deaths have occurred with more than 6000 animal exposures. The use of polystyrene jigs is shown to provide adequate thermal isolation. Oxygen as a carrier of the anesthetic agent is expected to prevent a reduced tissue oxygenation and its radiobiological consequences. The whole system is constructed as a mobile unit in which up to 16 mice or rats can be anesthetized simultaneously and irradiated in a single field with clinical treatment equipment during short time intervals between patient irradiations. The described advantages of this method make it specially suited for experiments with protracted fractionation schedules.

Ang, K.K. (Univ. Hospital, Leuven, Belgium); Van Der Kogel, A.J.; Van Der Schueren, E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Fault Current Issues for Market Driven Power Systems with Distributed Generation  

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1 Fault Current Issues for Market Driven Power Systems with Distributed Generation Natthaphob of installing distributed generation (DG) to electric power systems. The proliferation of new generators creates Terms--Distributed / dispersed generation, power distri- bution, power system protection, fault

339

Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT California ISO Real Laboratory Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXC October 2008 CEC-500 (VSA) prototype to monitor system voltage conditions and provide real time dispatchers with reliability

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E-Print Network 3.0 - air-distribution systems interactions Sample...  

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Distribution Systems Bass Abushakra Iain S. Walker... , and the installation of supply boots and diffusers. Introduction The installation of air distribution systems... in the...

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Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System...  

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Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation) Low-Cost Hydrogen-from-Ethanol: A Distributed Production System (Presentation) Presented at the 2007...

342

System Verification Through Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) Analysis & Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)  

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The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project, managed by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is authored by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to research, develop, design, construct, and operate a prototype fourth generation nuclear reactor to meet the needs of the 21st Century. A section in this document proposes that the NGNP will provide heat for process heat applications. As with all large projects developing and deploying new technologies, the NGNP is expected to meet high performance and availability targets relative to current state of the art systems and technology. One requirement for the NGNP is to provide heat for the generation of hydrogen for large scale productions and this process heat application is required to be at least 90% or more available relative to other technologies currently on the market. To reach this goal, a RAM Roadmap was developed highlighting the actions to be taken to ensure that various milestones in system development and maturation concurrently meet required availability requirements. Integral to the RAM Roadmap was the use of a RAM analytical/simulation tool which was used to estimate the availability of the system when deployed based on current design configuration and the maturation level of the system.

Emmanuel Ohene Opare, Jr.; Charles V. Park

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Reliable GPS-Based Timing for Power Systems: A Multi-Layered Multi-Receiver Architecture  

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a victim receiver's reported position, time, or both. In a future scenario where PMU data play signal and data process- ing; most of the countermeasures exploit the static and networked nature of time measurement unit (PMU), also known as synchrophasor, is a device capable of measuring power system voltage

Gao, Grace Xingxin

344

Optimal Resource Allocation for Security in Reliability Systems M. N. Azaiez  

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systems, about protecting nuclear power plants against terrorist attacks or sabotage, or about ensuring, the threat is usually assumed to be static, rather than responding in an adaptive way to the defenses to defense against intentional threats to security have dealt either with components in isolation (Major

Wang, Hai

345

Scheduling of Real-Time Embedded Systems under Reliability and Power Constraints  

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Alain Girault Hamoudi Kalla RTSE team, ENSEM POPART team, INRIA REDS team University Hassan II is defined as the probability that none of the system components will fail while processing. We present, produces a static multiprocessor schedule that optimizes three criteria: its length (crucial for real

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

346

Onsite Distributed Generation Systems For Laboratories, Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices (Brochure)  

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This guide provides general information on implementing onsite distributed generation systems in laboratory environments. Specific technology applications, general performance information, and cost data are provided to educate and encourage laboratory energy managers to consider onsite power generation or combined heat and power (CHP) systems for their facilities. After conducting an initial screening, energy managers are encouraged to conduct a detailed feasibility study with actual cost and performance data for technologies that look promising. Onsite distributed generation systems are small, modular, decentralized, grid-connected, or off-grid energy systems. These systems are located at or near the place where the energy is used. These systems are also known as distributed energy or distributed power systems. DG technologies are generally considered those that produce less than 20 megawatts (MW) of power. A number of technologies can be applied as effective onsite DG systems, including: (1) Diesel, natural gas, and dual-fuel reciprocating engines; (2) Combustion turbines and steam turbines; (3) Fuel cells; (4) Biomass heating; (5) Biomass combined heat and power; (6) Photovoltaics; and (7) Wind turbines. These systems can provide a number of potential benefits to an individual laboratory facility or campus, including: (1) High-quality, reliable, and potentially dispatchable power; (2) Low-cost energy and long-term utility cost assurance, especially where electricity and/or fuel costs are high; (3) Significantly reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Typical CHP plants reduce onsite GHG by 40 to 60 percent; (4) Peak demand shaving where demand costs are high; (5) CHP where thermal energy can be used in addition to electricity; (6) The ability to meet standby power needs, especially where utility-supplied power is interrupted frequently or for long periods and where standby power is required for safety or emergencies; and (7) Use for standalone or off-grid systems where extending the grid is too expensive or impractical. Because they are installed close to the load, DG systems avoid some of the disadvantages of large, central power plants, such as transmission and distribution losses over long electric lines.

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IMPROVEMENT TO PIPELINE COMPRESSOR ENGINE RELIABILITY THROUGH RETROFIT MICRO-PILOT IGNITION SYSTEM  

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This report documents a 3-year research program conducted by the Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL) at Colorado State University (CSU) to develop micropilot ignition systems for existing pipeline compressor engines. Research activities for the overall program were conducted with the understanding that the efforts are to result in a commercial product to capture and disseminate the efficiency and environmental benefits of this new technology. An extensive state-of-art review was conducted to leverage the existing body of knowledge of micropilot ignition with respect to retrofit applications. Additionally, commercially-available fuel injection products were identified and applied to the program where appropriate. This approach will minimize the overall time-to-market requirements, while meeting performance and cost criteria. The objective for Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of micropilot ignition for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios under laboratory conditions at the EECL. The primary elements of Micropilot Phase I were to develop a single-cylinder test chamber to study the injection of pilot fuel into a combustion cylinder and to develop, install and test a multi-cylinder micropilot ignition system for a 4-cylinder, natural gas test engine. In all, there were twelve (12) tasks defined and executed to support these two (2) primarily elements in a stepwise fashion. Task-specific approaches and results are documented in this report. The four-cylinder prototype data was encouraging for the micro-pilot ignition technology when compared to spark ignition. The objective for Phase II was to further develop and optimize the micropilot ignition system at the EECL for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios. The primary elements of Micropilot Phase II were to evaluate the results for the 4-cylinder system prototype developed for Phase I, then optimize this system and prepare the technology for the field demonstration phase in Year 3. In all, there were twelve (12) tasks defined and executed to support objectives in a stepwise fashion. The optimized four-cylinder system data demonstrated significant progress compared to Phase I results, as well as traditional spark ignition systems. These laboratory results were enhanced, then verified via a field demonstration project during Phase III of the Micropilot Ignition program. An Implementation Team of qualified engine retrofit service providers was assembled to install the retrofit micropilot ignition system on an engine operated by El Paso Pipeline Group at a compressor station near Window Rock, Arizona. Testing of this demonstration unit showed that the same benefits identified by laboratory testing at CSU, i.e., reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions (NOx, THC, CO, and CH2O). Commercialization of the retrofit micropilot ignition technology is awaiting a ''market pull'', which is expected to materialize as the results of the field demonstration become known and accepted. The Implementation Team, comprised of Woodward Governor Company, Enginuity LLC, Hoerbiger Corporation of America, and DigiCon Inc., has direct experience with the technology development and implementation, and stands ready to promote and commercialize the retrofit micropilot ignition system.

Scott Chase; Daniel Olsen; Ted Bestor

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

The potential for dynamic distribution systems to create a new energy marketplace  

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photovoltaic (PV) systems has fallen, on average, six to seven percent every year since 1998 (Feldman & Barbose microgrid technology developed through the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS reliability. The challenge is to further develop the dynamic disitribution system technology, including its

Van Veen, Barry D.

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Published in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution Received on 5th October 2012  

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, and the system reliability is improved. The simulation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed secondary networks reduce the system reliability. More reliable and sparse communication networks can be accommodated of multiple photovoltaic generators in a power distribution system [16]. Networked multi-agent systems have

Qu, Zhihua

350

Service Reliability Measurement Using Automated Fare Card Data Application to the London Underground  

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This paper explores the potential of using automated fare card data to quantify the reliability of service as experienced by passengers of rail transit systems. The distribution of individual passenger journey times can ...

Uniman, David L.

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Building Reliable Clients and Douglas Thain and Miron Livny  

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chapters have introduced the basic principles of service-oriented architecture and OGSA (279), explained contexts: remote execution, work organization, and data output. 19.1 PRINCIPLES OF RELIABLE SYSTEMS We first introduce some general design principles that apply to distributed systems and, in particular

Liblit, Ben

352

Sample sizes for confidence limits for reliability.  

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We recently performed an evaluation of the implications of a reduced stockpile of nuclear weapons for surveillance to support estimates of reliability. We found that one technique developed at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) under-estimates the required sample size for systems-level testing. For a large population the discrepancy is not important, but for a small population it is important. We found that another technique used by SNL provides the correct required sample size. For systems-level testing of nuclear weapons, samples are selected without replacement, and the hypergeometric probability distribution applies. Both of the SNL techniques focus on samples without defects from sampling without replacement. We generalized the second SNL technique to cases with defects in the sample. We created a computer program in Mathematica to automate the calculation of confidence for reliability. We also evaluated sampling with replacement where the binomial probability distribution applies.

Darby, John L.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Internal electrolyte supply system for reliable transport throughout fuel cell stacks  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An improved internal electrolyte supply system in a fuel cell stack employs a variety of arrangements of grooves and passages in bipolar plates of the multiplicity of repeating fuel cells to route gravity-assisted flowing electrolyte throughout the stack. The grooves route electrolyte flow along series of first paths which extend horizontally through the cells between the plates thereof. The passages route electrolyte flow along series of second paths which extend vertically through the stack so as to supply electrolyte to the first paths in order to expose the electrolyte to the matrices of the cells. Five different embodiments of the supply system are disclosed. Some embodiments employ wicks in the grooves for facilitating transfer of the electrolyte to the matrices as well as providing support for the matrices. Additionally, the passages of some embodiments by-pass certain of the grooves and supply electrolyte directly to other of the grooves. Some embodiments employ single grooves and others have dual grooves. Finally, in some embodiments the passages are connected to the grooves by a step which produces a cascading electrolyte flow.

Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA); Downs, Robert E. (Monroeville, PA); King, Robert B. (Westlake, OH)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Thermal analysis of directly buried conduit heat-distribution systems  

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The calculations of heat losses and temperature field for directly buried conduit heat distribution systems were performed using the finite element computer programs. The finite element analysis solved two-dimensional, steady-state heat transfer problems involving two insulated parallel pipes encased in the same conduit casing and in separate casings, and the surrounding earth. Descriptions of the theoretical basis, computational scheme, and the data input and outputs of the developed computer programs are presented. Numerical calculations were carried out for predicting the temperature distributions within the existing high temperature hot water distribution system and two insulated pipes covered in the same metallic conduit and the surrounding soil. The predicted results generally agree with the experimental data obtained at the test site.

Fang, J.B.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

A Distributed Facilities Automation System For IBM Buildings  

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to the host would be via an IBM-supplied local communications network protocol. Remote appli cations would include process control, security, energy manage ment, facilities automation or any other automation application. The remote systems... of these areas which are affected are: - HVAC - Chemical Processes Control - Utilities Generation - Tank Farm Monitoring Resource Management - Solvent Supply and Recovery Systems - DI Water Distribution - Sewage and Waste Treatment Plant Control...

Houle, W. D. Sr.

356

Power Electronics for Distributed Energy Systems and Transmission and Distribution Applications: Assessing the Technical Needs for Utility Applications  

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Power electronics can provide utilities the ability to more effectively deliver power to their customers while providing increased reliability to the bulk power system. In general, power electronics is the process of using semiconductor switching devices to control and convert electrical power flow from one form to another to meet a specific need. These conversion techniques have revolutionized modern life by streamlining manufacturing processes, increasing product efficiencies, and increasing the quality of life by enhancing many modern conveniences such as computers, and they can help to improve the delivery of reliable power from utilities. This report summarizes the technical challenges associated with utilizing power electronics devices across the entire spectrum from applications to manufacturing and materials development, and it provides recommendations for research and development (R&D) needs for power electronics systems in which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) could make a substantial impact toward improving the reliability of the bulk power system.

Tolbert, L.M.

2005-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

357

Fuzzy logic based operated device identification in power distribution systems  

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of an operated device identification algorithm to be used as one of four modules in an automated modular scheme for fault section estimation on radial distribution systems. This algorithm will be executed in tandem with the other fault location modules that form...

Manivannan, Karthick Muthu

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems  

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Uni ed Support for Heterogeneous Security Policies in Distributed Systems Naftaly H. Minsky in this paper a security mechanism that can support e ciently, and in a uni ed manner, a wide range of security policies are de ned formallyandexplicitly,and are enforced bya uni ed mechanism. Each policy under

Minsky, Naftaly

359

Distributed Proving in Access-Control Systems Scott Garriss  

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]). That is, credentials (i.e., certificates) are encoded as formulas in the logic (e.g., "KAlice signed (KBobDistributed Proving in Access-Control Systems Lujo Bauer Scott Garriss Michael K. Reiter§ Abstract- dentials in a formal logic (e.g., [16]). Of particular in- terest here are those in which the evidence

Reiter, Michael

360

Distributed Power Delivery for Energy Efficient and Low Power Systems  

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Distributed Power Delivery for Energy Efficient and Low Power Systems Selc¸uk K¨ose Department are needed to determine the location of these on-chip power supplies and decoupling capacitors. In this paper, the optimal location of the power supplies and decoupling capacitors is determined for different size

Friedman, Eby G.

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361

Efficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems  

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to total orders containing the happened­before relation. A consistent global state (CGS) of a computation cEfficient Symbolic Detection of Global Properties in Distributed Systems Scott D. Stoller a global state satisfying property \\Phi. Previous general­purpose algorithms for this problem explicitly

Stoller, Scott

362

SELFMONITORING DISTRIBUTED MONITORING SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (PRELIMINARY VERSION)  

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SELF­MONITORING DISTRIBUTED MONITORING SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS (PRELIMINARY VERSION) Aldo and identification are extremely important activities for the safety of a nuclear power plant. In particular inside huge and complex production plants. 1 INTRODUCTION Safety in nuclear power plants requires

363

Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Explorer Help Documentation  

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Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) Explorer Help Documentation Version 1.1 March 2014 #12;Page: ii Document History Number Date and Sections Notes 1 August 2013 Original document 1.0 2 September information on Access to Events #12;Page: iii Table of contents Document History

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Hybrid Control Network Intrusion Detection Systems for Automated Power Distribution Systems  

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) for protecting automated distribution systems (ADS) against certain types of cyber attacks in a new way, distribution au- tomation, network security, intrusion detection systems. I. INTRODUCTION A. Scope and Goals their development with that of an appropriate cyber security frame- work that would prevent attackers from gaining

Peisert, Sean

365

Commercial thermal distribution systems, Final report for CIEE/CEC  

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According to the California Energy Commission (CEC 1998a), California commercial buildings account for 35% of statewide electricity consumption, and 16% of statewide gas consumption. Space conditioning accounts for roughly 16,000 GWh of electricity and 800 million therms of natural gas annually, and the vast majority of this space conditioning energy passes through thermal distribution systems in these buildings. In addition, 8600 GWh per year is consumed by fans and pumps in commercial buildings, most of which is used to move the thermal energy through these systems. Research work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has been ongoing over the past five years to investigate the energy efficiency of these thermal distribution systems, and to explore possibilities for improving that energy efficiency. Based upon that work, annual savings estimates of 1 kWh/ft{sup 2} for light commercial buildings, and 1-2 kWh/ft{sup 2} in large commercial buildings have been developed for the particular aspects of thermal distribution system performance being addressed by this project. Those savings estimates, combined with a distribution of the building stock based upon an extensive stock characterization study (Modera et al. 1999a), and technical penetration estimates, translate into statewide saving potentials of 2000 GWh/year and 75 million thermal/year, as well as an electricity peak reduction potential of 0.7 GW. The overall goal of this research program is to provide new technology and application knowledge that will allow the design, construction, and energy services industries to reduce the energy waste associated with thermal distribution systems in California commercial buildings. The specific goals of the LBNL efforts over the past year were: (1) to advance the state of knowledge about system performance and energy losses in commercial-building thermal distribution systems; (2) to evaluate the potential of reducing thermal losses through duct sealing, duct insulation, and improved equipment sizing; and (3) to develop and evaluate innovative techniques applicable to large buildings for sealing ducts and encapsulating internal duct insulation. In the UCB fan project, the goals were: (1) to develop a protocol for testing, analyzing and diagnosing problems in large commercial building built-up air handling systems, and (2) to develop low-cost measurement techniques to improve short term monitoring practices. To meet our stated goals and objectives, this project: (1) continued to investigate and characterize the performance of thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings; (2) performed energy analyses and evaluation for duct-performance improvements for both small and large commercial buildings; (3) developed aerosol injection technologies for both duct sealing and liner encapsulation in commercial buildings; and (4) designed energy-related diagnostic protocols based on short term measurement and used a benchmarking database to compare subject systems with other measured systems for certain performance metrics. This year's efforts consisted of the following distinct tasks: performing characterization measurements for five light commercial building systems and five large-commercial-building systems; analyzing the potential for including duct performance in California's Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non-Residential Buildings (Title 24), including performing energy and equipment sizing analyses of air distribution systems using DOE 2.1E for non-residential buildings; conducting laboratory experiments, field experiments, and modeling of new aerosol injection technologies concepts for sealing and coating, including field testing aerosol-based sealing in two large commercial buildings; improving low-cost fan monitoring techniques measurements, and disseminating fan tools by working with energy practitioners directly where possible and publishing the results of this research and the tools developed on a web-site. The final report consists of five sections listed below. Each section includes its related

Xu, Tengfang; Bechu, Olivier; Carrie, Remi; Dickerhoff, Darryl; Fisk, William; Franconi, Ellen; Kristiansen, Oyvind; Levinson, Ronnen; McWilliams, Jennifer; Wang, Duo; Modera, Mark; Webster, Tom; Ring, Erik; Zhang, Qiang; Huizenga, Charlie; Bauman, Fred; Arens, Ed

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

IMPROVEMENT TO PIPELINE COMPRESSOR ENGINE RELIABILITY THROUGH RETROFIT MICRO-PILOT IGNITION SYSTEM-PHASE I  

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This report documents the first year's effort towards a 3-year program to develop micropilot ignition systems for existing pipeline compressor engines. In essence, all Phase I goals and objectives were met. We intend to proceed with the Phase II research plan, as set forth by the applicable Research Management Plan. The objective for Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of micropilot ignition for large bore, slow speed engines operating at low compression ratios. The primary elements of Micropilot Phase I were to develop a single-cylinder test chamber to study the injection of pilot fuel into a combustion cylinder and to develop, install and test a multi-cylinder micropilot ignition system for a 4-cylinder, natural gas test engine. In all, there were twelve (12) tasks defined and executed to support these two (2) primarily elements in a stepwise fashion. Task-specific approaches and results are documented in this report. Research activities for Micropilot Phase I were conducted with the understanding that the efforts are expected to result in a commercial product to capture and disseminate the efficiency and environmental benefits of this new technology. An extensive state-of-art review was conducted to leverage the existing body of knowledge of micropilot ignition with respect to retrofit applications. Additionally, commercially-available fuel injection products were identified and applied to the program where appropriate. This approach will minimize the overall time-to-market requirements, while meeting performance and cost criteria. The four-cylinder prototype data was encouraging for the micro-pilot ignition technology when compared to spark ignition. Initial testing results showed: (1) Brake specific fuel consumption of natural gas was improved from standard spark ignition across the map, 1% at full load and 5% at 70% load. (2) 0% misfires for all points on micropilot ignition. Fuel savings were most likely due to this percent misfire improvement. (3) THC (Total Hydrocarbon) emissions were improved significantly at light load, 38% at 70% load. (4) VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions were improved above 80% load. (5) Coefficient of Variance for the IMEP (Indicated Mean Effective Pressure) was significantly less at lower loads, 76% less at 70%. These preliminary results will be substantiated and enhanced during Phase II of the Micropilot Ignition program.

Ted Bestor

2003-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Accuracy and reliability of CEMS at subpart DA (electric utilities) facilities. [Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems  

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EPA promulgated minimum quality assurance (QA) requirements for Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) in 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix F. Appendix F requires Da source owners to develop site-specific QA plans and report the results of EPA specified QA activities each calendar quarter. The first calendar quarter for which a report was to be submitted is January through March 1988. The report of QA activities under Appendix F is called a Data Assessment Report (DAR). The DAR includes identifying and descriptive information for the CEMS, results of periodic audits, identification of periods when calibration drift exceeds specific criteria, identification of periods when the analyzers of CEMS are out of control (OOC), and descriptions of corrective actions in response to OOC conditions. An OOC period occurs when an analyzer or a CEMS fails to meet criteria specified in Appendix F. The criteria are expressed in terms of CEMS relative accuracy, analyzer accuracy, and analyzer drift. The principle objective of the study is an evaluation of the information in DARs for six quarters from January 1988 through June 1989. Secondary study objectives include the establishment of contacts with agency staff who normally receive the DARs each quarter and identification of facilities for which DARs were apparently not received, for follow-up by the appropriate agency.

Walsh, G.; Mans, K.

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Econophysical Dynamics of Market-Based Electric Power Distribution Systems  

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As energy markets begin clearing at sub-hourly rates, their interaction with load control systems becomes a potentially important consideration. A simple model for the control of thermal systems using market-based power distribution strategies is proposed, with particular attention to the behavior and dynamics of electric building loads and distribution-level power markets. Observations of dynamic behavior of simple numerical model are compared to that of an aggregate continuous model. The analytic solution of the continuous model suggests important deficiencies in each. The continuous model provides very valuable insights into how one might design such load control system and design the power markets they interact with. We also highlight important shortcomings of the continuous model which we believe must be addressed using discrete models.

Nicolas Ho; David P. Chassin

2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

369

Scalable Distributed Directory Implementation on Orange File System  

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In Orange File System, large data files are striped across multiple servers to provide highly concurrent access, however, contents of large directories are only stored in a single server, which is becoming a bottleneck in handling a large number of requests accessing the same directory concurrently. In this paper, a scalable distributed directory for Orange File System is implemented and evaluated in a largescale system. The throughput performance is measured by a modified version of UCAR metarates benchmark. The result shows great scalability in concurrently creating and removing large numbers of files under one directory by multiple clients. On a 64-servers setup and 128 clients accessing the same directory concurrently, the scalable distributed directory can achieve more than 8,000 file creations per second and over 11,000 file removals per second on average. 1.

Shuangyang Yang; Walter B. Ligon Iii; Elaine C. Quarles

370

The Fermilab CMTF cryogenic distribution remote control system  

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The Cryomodule Test Facility (CMTF) is able to provide the necessary test bed for measuring the performance of Superconducting Radio Frequency (SRF) cavities in a cryomodule (CM). The CMTF have seven 300 KW screw compressors, two liquid helium refrigerators, and two Cryomodule Test Stands (CMTS). CMTS1 is designed for 1.3 GHz cryomodule operating in a pulsed mode (PM) and CMTS2 is for cryomodule operating in Half-Wave (HW) and Continuous Wave (CW) mode. Based on the design requirement, each subsystem has to be far away from each other and be placed in distant locations. Therefore choosing Siemens Process Control System 7-400, DL205 PLC, Synoptic and Fermilab ACNET are the ideal choices for CMTF cryogenic distribution real-time remote control system. This paper presents a method which has been successfully used by many Fermilab distribution cryogenic real-time remote control systems.

Pei, L.; Theilacker, J.; Klebaner, A.; Martinez, A.; Bossert, R. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL, 60510 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

371

Literature Review on Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Systems  

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implemented with the improved type of outlet provided the indoor environment quality that meets the standard. McCarry, B.T. 1995. Underfloor air distribution systems: benefits and when to use the system in building design. ASHRAE Trans., 1995, Vol. 101, Pt... the structural slab and the underside of a raised floor to deliver conditioned air to supply outlets located at or near floor level within the occupied zone. The reported benefits of this system are: 1) improved thermal comfort, 2) reduced energy use, 3...

Im, P.; Cho, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

372

Transmission Pricing of Distributed Multilateral Energy Transactions to Ensure System Security and Guide Economic Dispatch  

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Transmission Pricing of Distributed Multilateral Energy Transactions to Ensure System Security and Guide Economic Dispatch...

Ilic, Marija; Hsieh, Eric; Remanan, Prasad

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratories for the 21st Century Best Practices: Onsite Distributed Generation Systems For Laboratories  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Guide describes general information on implementing onsite distributed generation systems in laboratory environments.

374

Power Reliability at BASF Corporation  

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Power Reliability at BASF Corporation Thomas R. Theising Energy Systems Manager BASF Corporation ABSTRACT: Quality is defined not as what the supplier puts into the product but what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. Power... of overcoming these problems. The approach of addressing the reliability of its utility systems is common within BASF. This paper will address one of BASF?s approaches to addressing Power Reliability. PROBLEM RECOGNITION: The first issue to address...

Theising, T. R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Reliability at BASF Corporation  

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Power Reliability at BASF Corporation Thomas R. Theising Energy Systems Manager BASF Corporation ABSTRACT: Quality is defined not as what the supplier puts into the product but what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. Power... of overcoming these problems. The approach of addressing the reliability of its utility systems is common within BASF. This paper will address one of BASF?s approaches to addressing Power Reliability. PROBLEM RECOGNITION: The first issue to address...

Theising, T. R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revise CS 552: Distributed Systems to CS552: Distributed Real-Time Systems  

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Text Book: Real-Time Systems by Jane W.S. Liu, Prentice Hall, 2000 Research papers: Research papers Liu's book 1 #12;­ Resources and resource access control ­ Multiprocessor scheduling, resource access

Heller, Barbara

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The design of a distributed image processing and dissemination system  

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The design and implementation of a distributed image processing and dissemination system was undertaken and accomplished as part of a prototype communication and intelligence (CI) system, the contingency support system (CSS), which is intended to support contingency operations of the Tactical Air Command. The system consists of six (6) Sun 3/180C workstations with integrated ITEX image processors and three (3) 3/50 diskless workstations located at four (4) system nodes (INEL, base, and mobiles). All 3/180C workstations are capable of image system server functions where as the 3/50s are image system clients only. Distribution is accomplished via both local and wide area networks using standard Defense Data Network (DDN) protocols (i.e., TCP/IP, et al.) and Defense Satellite Communication Systems (DSCS) compatible SHF Transportable Satellite Earth Terminals (TSET). Image applications utilize Sun's Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to facilitate the image system client and server relationships. The system provides functions to acquire, display, annotate, process, transfer, and manage images via an icon, panel, and menu oriented Sunview{trademark} based user interface. Image spatial resolution is 512 {times} 480 with 8-bits/pixel black and white and 12/24 bits/pixel color depending on system configuration. Compression is used during various image display and transmission functions to reduce the dynamic range of image data of 12/6/3/2 bits/pixel depending on the application. Image acquisition is accomplished in real-time or near-real-time by special purpose Itex image hardware. As a result all image displays are highly interactive with attention given to subsecond response time. 3 refs., 7 figs.

Rafferty, P.; Hower, L.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Parallel Breadth-First Search on Distributed Memory Systems  

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Data-intensive, graph-based computations are pervasive in several scientific applications, and are known to to be quite challenging to implement on distributed memory systems. In this work, we explore the design space of parallel algorithms for Breadth-First Search (BFS), a key subroutine in several graph algorithms. We present two highly-tuned par- allel approaches for BFS on large parallel systems: a level-synchronous strategy that relies on a simple vertex-based partitioning of the graph, and a two-dimensional sparse matrix- partitioning-based approach that mitigates parallel commu- nication overhead. For both approaches, we also present hybrid versions with intra-node multithreading. Our novel hybrid two-dimensional algorithm reduces communication times by up to a factor of 3.5, relative to a common vertex based approach. Our experimental study identifies execu- tion regimes in which these approaches will be competitive, and we demonstrate extremely high performance on lead- ing distributed-memory parallel systems. For instance, for a 40,000-core parallel execution on Hopper, an AMD Magny- Cours based system, we achieve a BFS performance rate of 17.8 billion edge visits per second on an undirected graph of 4.3 billion vertices and 68.7 billion edges with skewed degree distribution.

Computational Research Division; Buluc, Aydin; Madduri, Kamesh

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical Modeling of Scaled Water Distribution System Networks.  

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Threats to water distribution systems include release of contaminants and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. A better understanding, and validated computational models, of the flow in water distribution systems would enable determination of sensor placement in real water distribution networks, allow source identification, and guide mitigation/minimization efforts. Validation data are needed to evaluate numerical models of network operations. Some data can be acquired in real-world tests, but these are limited by 1) unknown demand, 2) lack of repeatability, 3) too many sources of uncertainty (demand, friction factors, etc.), and 4) expense. In addition, real-world tests have limited numbers of network access points. A scale-model water distribution system was fabricated, and validation data were acquired over a range of flow (demand) conditions. Standard operating variables included system layout, demand at various nodes in the system, and pressure drop across various pipe sections. In addition, the location of contaminant (salt or dye) introduction was varied. Measurements of pressure, flowrate, and concentration at a large number of points, and overall visualization of dye transport through the flow network were completed. Scale-up issues that that were incorporated in the experiment design include Reynolds number, pressure drop across nodes, and pipe friction and roughness. The scale was chosen to be 20:1, so the 10 inch main was modeled with a 0.5 inch pipe in the physical model. Controlled validation tracer tests were run to provide validation to flow and transport models, especially of the degree of mixing at pipe junctions. Results of the pipe mixing experiments showed large deviations from predicted behavior and these have a large impact on standard network operations models.3

O'Hern, Timothy J.; Hammond, Glenn Edward; Orear, Leslie ,; van Bloemen Waanders, Bart G.; Paul Molina; Ross Johnson

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons learned in modeling Underfloor Air Distribution system  

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Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. Atlanta:for design cooling loads in underfloor air distribution (

Lee, Kwang Ho; Schiavon, Stefano; Webster, Tom; Bauman, Fred; Feng, Jingjuan; Hoyt, Tyler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WARP: A modular wind power system for distributed electric utility application  

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Steady development of wind turbine technology, and the accumulation of wind farm operating experience, have resulted in the emergence of wind power as a potentially attractive source of electricity for utilities. Since wind turbines are inherently modular, with medium-sized units typically in the range of a few hundred kilowatts each, they lend themselves well to distributed generation service. A patented wind power technology, the Toroidal Accelerator Rotor Platform (TARP) Windframe, forms the basis for a proposed network-distributed, wind power plant combining electric generation and transmission. While heavily building on proven wind turbine technology, this system is projected to surpass traditional configuration windmills through a unique distribution/transmission combination, superior performance, user-friendly operation and maintenance, and high availability and reliability. Furthermore, its environmental benefits include little new land requirements, relatively attractive appearance, lower noise and EMI/TV interference, and reduced avian (bird) mortality potential. Its cost of energy is projected to be very competitive, in the range of from approximately 2{cents}/kWh to 5{cents}/kWh, depending on the wind resource.

Weisbrich, A.L. [ENECO, West Simsbury, CT (United States)] [ENECO, West Simsbury, CT (United States); Ostrow, S.L.; Padalino, J.P. [Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, New York, NY (United States)] [Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, New York, NY (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL HYBRID SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION  

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This report summarizes the work performed by Honeywell during the October 2001 to December 2001 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a turbogenerator. The conceptual and demonstration system designs were proposed and analyzed, and these systems have been modeled in Aspen Plus. Work has also started on the assembly of dynamic component models and the development of the top-level controls requirements for the system. SOFC stacks have been fabricated and performance mapping initiated.

Kurt Montgomery; Nguyen Minh

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability Module By: Alex Miller and Mark Robinson  

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Reliability Module By: Alex Miller and Mark Robinson Material Summarized from Reliability Module://spacese.spacegrant.org/). #12;Key Concepts Understanding the importance of reliability as an engineering discipline to calculate reliability Mathematically Visually (block diagrams) Source: Exploration Systems Engineering

Rhoads, James

384

Measured Air Distribution Effectiveness for Residential Mechanical Ventilation Systems  

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The purpose of ventilation is dilute or remove indoor contaminants that an occupant is exposed to. In a multi-zone environment such as a house, there will be different dilution rates and different source strengths in every zone. Most US homes have central HVAC systems, which tend to mix the air thus the indoor conditions between zones. Different types of ventilation systems will provide different amounts of exposure depending on the effectiveness of their air distribution systems and the location of sources and occupants. This paper will report on field measurements using a unique multi-tracer measurement system that has the capacity to measure not only the flow of outdoor air to each zone, but zone-to-zone transport. The paper will derive seven different metrics for the evaluation of air distribution. Measured data from two homes with different levels of natural infiltration will be used to evaluate these metrics for three different ASHRAE Standard 62.2 compliant ventilation systems. Such information can be used to determine the effectiveness of different systems so that appropriate adjustments can be made in residential ventilation standards such as ASHRAE Standard 62.2.

Sherman, Max; Sherman, Max H.; Walker, Iain S.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Towards reliable nanoelectronic systems  

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mapping in traditional PLA versus nanowire crossbars FigureTable 3.1: Fault models of PLA . . . . . . . . . . . . .nano PLA logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rao, Wenjing

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards reliable nanoelectronic systems  

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to the left. The generator matrix of a linear block code ona linear block code generated by a systematic generatorlinear block code consists of multiplying a dataword vector with the generator

Rao, Wenjing

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system  

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Compiling software for a hierarchical distributed processing system including providing to one or more compiling nodes software to be compiled, wherein at least a portion of the software to be compiled is to be executed by one or more nodes; compiling, by the compiling node, the software; maintaining, by the compiling node, any compiled software to be executed on the compiling node; selecting, by the compiling node, one or more nodes in a next tier of the hierarchy of the distributed processing system in dependence upon whether any compiled software is for the selected node or the selected node's descendents; sending to the selected node only the compiled software to be executed by the selected node or selected node's descendent.

Archer, Charles J; Blocksome, Michael A; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian E

2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

388

Feasibility Study: Ductless Hydronic Distribution Systems with Fan Coil Delivery  

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The primary objectives of this study are to estimate potential energy savings relative to conventional ducted air distribution, and to identify equipment requirements, costs, and barriers with a focus on ductless hydronic delivery systems that utilize water-to-air terminal units in each zone. Results indicate that annual heating and cooling energy use can be reduced by up to 27% assuming replacement of the conventional 13 SEER heat pump and coil with a similarly rated air-to-water heat pump.

Springer, D.; Dakin, B.; Backman, C.

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using Active Customer Participation in Managing Distribution Systems  

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;Impact AnalysisUtility Cost Benefit Analysis Consumer Participation DSM Objectives Load Shape Request] Department of Energy, Online: http://energy.gov/oe/technology-development/smart-grid #12;Current State 5 Gen at feeder/lateral level o IEEE 13 bus system o Distributed solar PV at 40% penetration 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1

Van Veen, Barry D.

390

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation  

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This report summarizes the work performed by Hybrid Power Generation Systems, LLC (HPGS) during the July 2003 to December 2003 reporting period under Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-01NT40779 for the U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) entitled ''Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation''. The main objective of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a highly efficient hybrid system integrating a planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and a micro-turbine. In addition, an activity included in this program focuses on the development of an integrated coal gasification fuel cell system concept based on planar SOFC technology. Also, another activity included in this program focuses on the development of SOFC scale up strategies.

Faress Rahman; Nguyen Minh

2004-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

391

Human-reliability data bank for nuclear-power-plant operations. Volume 2. A data-bank concept and system description  

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting a research program to determine the need for a human-reliability data bank unique to the nuclear industry. This report, in describing a proposed data bank, focuses primarily on four requirements: human-performance data collection, treatment, structuring (storage), and retrieval. Four data-collection methods are proposed: three are extensions to existing systems (i.e., Licensee Event Reports (LER), Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System (NPRDS), and Plant Incident Reports (PIR)); the fourth is a new system called the Nuclear Safety Reporting System (NSRS). Data treatment involves evaluating raw field data and data from other sources (e.g., training simulator, expert judgment, and performance modeling), and preparing them for entry into the data bank. Data structuring involves storage of data by equipment characteristics and human actions at the system, component, and individual control/display levels. Data retrieval uses a set of matrices based on the data-structuring taxonomy.

Comer, M.K.; Kozinsky, E.J.; Eckel, J.S.; Miller, D.P.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceleration of dormant storage effects to address the reliability of silicon surface micromachined Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).  

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Qualification of microsystems for weapon applications is critically dependent on our ability to build confidence in their performance, by predicting the evolution of their behavior over time in the stockpile. The objective of this work was to accelerate aging mechanisms operative in surface micromachined silicon microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with contacting surfaces that are stored for many years prior to use, to determine the effects of aging on reliability, and relate those effects to changes in the behavior of interfaces. Hence the main focus was on 'dormant' storage effects on the reliability of devices having mechanical contacts, the first time they must move. A large number ({approx}1000) of modules containing prototype devices and diagnostic structures were packaged using the best available processes for simple electromechanical devices. The packaging processes evolved during the project to better protect surfaces from exposure to contaminants and water vapor. Packages were subjected to accelerated aging and stress tests to explore dormancy and operational environment effects on reliability and performance. Functional tests and quantitative measurements of adhesion and friction demonstrated that the main failure mechanism during dormant storage is change in adhesion and friction, precipitated by loss of the fluorinated monolayer applied after fabrication. The data indicate that damage to the monolayer can occur at water vapor concentrations as low as 500 ppm inside the package. The most common type of failure was attributed to surfaces that were in direct contact during aging. The application of quantitative methods for monolayer lubricant analysis showed that even though the coverage of vapor-deposited monolayers is generally very uniform, even on hidden surfaces, locations of intimate contact can be significantly depleted in initial concentration of lubricating molecules. These areas represent defects in the film prone to adsorption of water or contaminants that can cause movable structures to adhere. These analysis methods also indicated significant variability in the coverage of lubricating molecules from one coating process to another, even for identical processing conditions. The variability was due to residual molecules left in the deposition chamber after incomplete cleaning. The coating process was modified to result in improved uniformity and total coverage. Still, a direct correlation was found between the resulting static friction behavior of MEMS interfaces, and the absolute monolayer coverage. While experimental results indicated that many devices would fail to start after aging, the modeling approach used here predicted that all the devices should start. Adhesion modeling based upon values of adhesion energy from cantilever beams is therefore inadequate. Material deposition that bridged gaps was observed in some devices, and potentially inhibits start-up more than the adhesion model indicates. Advances were made in our ability to model MEMS devices, but additional combined experimental-modeling studies will be needed to advance the work to a point of providing predictive capability. The methodology developed here should prove useful in future assessments of device aging, however. Namely, it consisted of measuring interface properties, determining how they change with time, developing a model of device behavior incorporating interface behavior, and then using the age-aware interface behavior model to predict device function.

Cox, James V.; Candelaria, Sam A.; Dugger, Michael Thomas; Duesterhaus, Michelle Ann; Tanner, Danelle Mary; Timpe, Shannon J.; Ohlhausen, James Anthony; Skousen, Troy J.; Jenkins, Mark W.; Jokiel, Bernhard, Jr.; Walraven, Jeremy Allen; Parson, Ted Blair

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to power quality and electricity reliability monitoring-case study illustrations of the capabilities of the I-GridTM system  

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This report describes a new approach for collecting information on power quality and reliability and making it available in the public domain. Making this information readily available in a form that is meaningful to electricity consumers is necessary for enabling more informed private and public decisions regarding electricity reliability. The system dramatically reduces the cost (and expertise) needed for customers to obtain information on the most significant power quality events, called voltage sags and interruptions. The system also offers widespread access to information on power quality collected from multiple sites and the potential for capturing information on the impacts of power quality problems, together enabling a wide variety of analysis and benchmarking to improve system reliability. Six case studies demonstrate selected functionality and capabilities of the system, including: Linking measured power quality events to process interruption and downtime; Demonstrating the ability to correlate events recorded by multiple monitors to narrow and confirm the causes of power quality events; and Benchmarking power quality and reliability on a firm and regional basis.

Divan, Deepak; Brumsickle, William; Eto, Joseph

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed embedded computing systems are special-purpose computer systems designed for particular applications and set up in a networked or distributed manner. A  

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ABSTRACT Distributed embedded computing systems are special-purpose computer systems designed). Therefore, this thesis presents a design methodology for distributing DSP applica- tions across wireless-power, application-specific sensor node platform for distributed WSN sys- tems is designed and demonstrated

Bhattacharyya, Shuvra S.

395

Ris-M-2584 RELIABILITY CALCULATIONS  

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Risø-M-2584 RELIABILITY CALCULATIONS Improvements of methods intended for calculation of reliability of structures and systems Kurt E. Petersen Abstract. Risk and reliability analysis is increasingly being used in evaluations of plant safety and plant reliability. The analysis can be performed either

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Verifying Distributed Real-time Properties of Embedded Systems via Graph Transformations and Model Checking  

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S properties, such as low latency, low energy consumption, bounded jitter, high reliability, high throughput and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that manage regional power grids. Key un- resolved challenges include

Abdelwahed, Sherif

397

CERTS: Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions - Research Highlights  

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Historically, the U.S. electric power industry was vertically integrated, and utilities were responsible for system planning, operations, and reliability management. As the nation moves to a competitive market structure, these functions have been disaggregated, and no single entity is responsible for reliability management. As a result, new tools, technologies, systems, and management processes are needed to manage the reliability of the electricity grid. However, a number of simultaneous trends prevent electricity market participants from pursuing development of these reliability tools: utilities are preoccupied with restructuring their businesses, research funding has declined, and the formation of Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) to operate the grid means that control of transmission assets is separate from ownership of these assets; at the same time, business uncertainty, and changing regulatory policies have created a climate in which needed investment for transmission infrastructure and tools for reliability management has dried up. To address the resulting emerging gaps in reliability R&D, CERTS has undertaken much-needed public interest research on reliability technologies for the electricity grid. CERTS' vision is to: (1) Transform the electricity grid into an intelligent network that can sense and respond automatically to changing flows of power and emerging problems; (2) Enhance reliability management through market mechanisms, including transparency of real-time information on the status of the grid; (3) Empower customers to manage their energy use and reliability needs in response to real-time market price signals; and (4) Seamlessly integrate distributed technologies--including those for generation, storage, controls, and communications--to support the reliability needs of both the grid and individual customers.

Eto, Joseph

2003-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

398

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

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The paper and presentations compiled in this volume form the Proceedings of the fourth in a series of Workshops sponsored by Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI/DOE) under the general theme of photovoltaic module reliability during the period 1986--1990. The reliability Photo Voltaic (PV) modules/systems is exceedingly important along with the initial cost and efficiency of modules if the PV technology has to make a major impact in the power generation market, and for it to compete with the conventional electricity producing technologies. The reliability of photovoltaic modules has progressed significantly in the last few years as evidenced by warranties available on commercial modules of as long as 12 years. However, there is still need for substantial research and testing required to improve module field reliability to levels of 30 years or more. Several small groups of researchers are involved in this research, development, and monitoring activity around the world. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in this field were brought together under SERI/DOE sponsorship to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this important field. The papers presented here reflect this effort.

Mrig, L. (ed.)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Completion report harmonic analysis of electrical distribution systems  

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Harmonic currents have increased dramatically in electrical distribution systems in the last few years due to the growth in non-linear loads found in most electronic devices. Because electrical systems have been designed for linear voltage and current waveforms; (i.e. nearly sinusoidal), non-linear loads can cause serious problems such as overheating conductors or transformers, capacitor failures, inadvertent circuit breaker tripping, or malfunction of electronic equipment. The U.S. Army Center for Public Works has proposed a study to determine what devices are best for reducing or eliminating the effects of harmonics on power systems typical of those existing in their Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) sites.

Tolbert, L.M.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONE-DHT: A distributed self-stabilizing algorithm for a heterogeneous storage system  

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CONE-DHT: A distributed self-stabilizing algorithm for a heterogeneous storage system Sebastian of managing a dynamic heterogeneous storage system in a distributed way so that the amount of data assigned for a dynamic heterogeneous storage system. Many solutions for distributed storage systems have already been

Paderborn, Universität

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Toward a distributed storage system leveraging the DSL infrastructure of an ISP  

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Toward a distributed storage system leveraging the DSL infrastructure of an ISP Pierre Meye located close to the users. This paper presents the design choices about a distributed storage system-Distributed storage system; availability; consistency; I. INTRODUCTION The drawbacks of centralized storage systems

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

402

Prognostic Control and Load Survivability in Shipboard Power Systems  

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...............................................................................................9? 2.5? Reliability Centered Maintenance ........................................................10? 2.6? Power Distribution System Reliability .................................................13? 2.7? Summary... centered maintenance (RCM), and power distribution system reliability techniques are principles are mentioned as well. In chapter III, the modeling principles of structure functions and survivability are stated. The 3 problem formulation is also...

Thomas, Laurence J.

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Systems Inc DISGEN | Open Energy Information  

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AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision has beenFfe2fb55-352f-473b-a2dd-50ae8b27f0a6 No revision has Type TermOpenDistributed Generation Systems

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Economic Analysis of Trickle Distribution System Texas High Plains.  

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-subsurface distribution systems with 40-inch spacing of laterals and emitters (systems 4 through 9) ranged from $268.50 for subsurface 'Costs for hail insurance were included for expenses directly associated with irrigation. 7 TABLE 7. ESTIMATED IRRIGATION COSTS PER... 152.00 480.00 480.00 1,000.00 Sandseparator(s) 150.00 150.00 300.00 300.00 Other items' 620.58 1,193.10 1,295.12 2,829.17 Total investment 9,001.12 18,589.98 19,128.72 39,355.97 I nvestment per acre ' 562.57 580.94 597.77 614.94 'The automated...

Osborn, James E.; Young, Alan M.; Wilke, Otto C.; Wendt, Charles

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Aerogel-Based Insulation for Industrial Steam Distribution Systems  

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Thermal losses in industrial steam distribution systems account for 977 trillion Btu/year in the US, more than 1% of total domestic energy consumption. Aspen Aerogels worked with Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program to specify, develop, scale-up, demonstrate, and deliver Pyrogel XT®, an aerogel-based pipe insulation, to market to reduce energy losses in industrial steam systems. The product developed has become Aspen’s best selling flexible aerogel blanket insulation and has led to over 60 new jobs. Additionally, this product has delivered more than ~0.7 TBTU of domestic energy savings to date, and could produce annual energy savings of 149 TBTU by 2030. Pyrogel XT’s commercial success has been driven by it’s 2-4X better thermal performance, improved durability, greater resistance to corrosion under insulation (CUI), and faster installation times than incumbent insulation materials.

John Williams

2011-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

406

STATE RESEARCH, OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO IMPROVE THE NATION’S TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  

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The goal of the project 'State Research, Outreach and Technical Assistance to Improve the Nation's Transmission and Distribution Systems' was for the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to partner with the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices, the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) to assist DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) in its effort to modernize and expand America's electric delivery system. NASEO focused on key transmission and distribution issues where coordination between the federal and state governments was critical. Throughout the duration of this program, NASEO engaged in monthly coordination - occasionally more often - with NGA, NCSL and NARUC. NASEO staff and General Counsel Jeff Genzer also had regular face-to-face meetings, phone calls and emails with OE staff to learn from DOE and share information and feedback from the state energy offices on transmission and distribution. To commence work on this project, NASEO met with OE, NGA, NCSL and NARUC in January 2005 and remained committed to regular communications with all involved entities throughout the duration of this project. NASEO provided comments and analysis to the other partners on deliverable reports under this award. This award provided support to NASEO's Energy Production Committee (chaired by Dub Taylor of Texas, followed by Tom Fuller of Wyoming) to plan and host sessions at NASEO's Annual Meeting and Energy Outlook Conferences. Sessions included presentations from state, DOE, national laboratory and private sector experts on transmission, distribution, distributed energy resources, integrating renewable resources into the electricity grid. NASEO disseminated information to its members through emails and its website on transmission and distribution technology and policy. NASEO was an active member of the National Council on Electricity Policy as part of its transmission and distribution work. The National Council on Electricity Policy (National Council) is a venture between NASEO, NARUC, NCSL, National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the National Governors Association (NGA). The National Council also includes several federal members including FERC, DOE, and the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA). NASEO members serve on the policy committee and NASEO General Council Jeff Genzer is a member of the National Council's Executive Committee. NASEO staff participated on regularly scheduled policy committee and executive committee calls and helped to plan agendas and publications for various state decision-makers. Specifically, NASEO organized state energy officials and participating in formulating the agenda for meetings, including the Mid-Atlantic Distributed Generation Workshop in New Jersey in September 2007. NASEO shared the results of these meetings through its website, email communications and direct conversations with state energy officials. NASEO participated as a member of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NAPEE) Leadership Committee, representing the interests and expertise of the state energy offices. In addition, NASEO was part of the Long-Term Vision Committee. NASEO members also participated in these activities and NASEO has encouraged further efforts of its membership with regards to NAPEE. NASEO has worked to ensure that its membership has the most timely and accurate information about transmission and distribution technology and policy. Its work with other associations has facilitated greater partnerships to enhance activities across the nation and encourage state energy offices to collaborate with public utility commissions, legislatures and executives to improve modern transmission and distribution. NASEO has identified transmission and distribution as a key area for further action.

David Terry; Ben Deitchman; Shemika Spencer

2009-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power Systemfor Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Powerof solar combined heat and power systems . . . . . . .

Norwood, Zachary Mills

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Systems Management with Distributed Objects: Porting SNMP Agents to a CORBA Environment  

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Systems Management with Distributed Objects: Porting SNMP Agents to a CORBA Environment NM M TEAM the management of these systems in an efficient manner. Currently, this is not the case: while no such CORBA. Keywords: CORBA, Distributed Objects, Distributed Systems Management, Middleware 1 Introduction

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Impact of Dynamic PHEVs Load on Renewable Sources based Distribution System  

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Impact of Dynamic PHEVs Load on Renewable Sources based Distribution System F. R. Islam, H. R. Pota.Roy@student.adfa.edu.au Abstract--In this paper, charging effect of dynamic Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is presented in a renewable energy based electricity distribution system. For planning and designing a distribution system

Pota, Himanshu Roy

410

A Prototype Data Archive for the PIER "Thermal Distribution Systems in Commercial Buildings" Project  

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A Prototype Data Archive for the PIER "Thermal Distribution Systems in Commercial Buildings archive for a selection of building energy data on thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings and Purpose The PIER "Thermal Distribution Systems in Commercial Buildings" (TDSCB) project (Diamond et al

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Some characteristics of emerging distribution systems considering the smart grid initiative  

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Modernization of the electric power system in the United States is driven by the Smart Grid Initiative. Many changes are planned in the coming years to the distribution side of the U.S. electricity delivery infrastructure to embody the idea of ''smart distribution systems.'' However, no functional or technical definition of a smart distribution system has yet been accepted by all. (author)

Brown, Hilary E.; Suryanarayanan, Siddharth; Heydt, Gerald T.

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

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This workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject of photovoltaic testing and reliability during the period 1986--1993. PV performance and PV reliability are at least as important as PV cost, if not more. In the US, PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities, and others are engaged in the photovoltaic reliability research and testing. This group of researchers and others interested in the field were brought together to exchange the technical knowledge and field experience as related to current information in this evolving field of PV reliability. The papers presented here reflect this effort since the last workshop held in September, 1992. The topics covered include: cell and module characterization, module and system testing, durability and reliability, system field experience, and standards and codes.

Mrig, L. [ed.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cogeneration and Distributed Generation1 This appendix describes cogeneration and distributed generating resources. Also provided is an  

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reinforcement, remote loads more economically served by small-scale generation than by distribution system. · Reliability upgrade for systems susceptible to outages. · Alternative to the expansion of transmission

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2014 203 Distribution Locational Marginal Pricing for Optimal  

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(DSO) determines distribution locational marginal prices (DLMPs) by solving the social welfare, distribution locational marginal prices (DLMPs), distribution locational marginal pricing (DLMP), distribution at node . System locational marginal price (LMP) at time period for the node feeding the distribution grid

Oren, Shmuel S.

415

Distribution System Voltage Performance Analysis for High-Penetration Photovoltaics  

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This report examines the performance of commonly used distribution voltage regulation methods under reverse power flow.

Liu, E.; Bebic, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Sustainable Energy Solutions Task 2.0: Wind Turbine Reliability and Maintainability Enhancement through System-wide Structure Health Monitoring and Modifications to Rotating Components  

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EXECUTIVE SUMARRY An evaluation of nondestructive structural health monitoring methods was completed with over 132 documents, 37 specifically about wind turbines, summarized into a technology matrix. This matrix lists the technology, what can be monitored with this technology, and gives a short summary of the key aspects of the technology and its application. Passive and active acoustic emission equipment from Physical Acoustics Corp. and Acellent Technologies have been evaluated and selected for use in experimental state loading and fatigue tests of composite wind turbine blade materials. Acoustic Emission (AE) and Active Ultrasonic Testing (AUT), were applied to composite coupons with both simulated and actual damage. The results found that, while composites are more complicated in nature, compared to metallic structures, an artificial neural network analysis could still be used to determine damage. For the AE system, the failure mode could be determined (i.e. fiber breakage, delamination, etc.). The Acellent system has been evaluated to work well with composite materials. A test-rig for reliability testing of the rotating components was constructed. The research on the types of bearings used in the wind turbines indicated that in most of the designs, the main bearings utilized to support the shaft are cylindrical roller bearings. The accelerated degradation testing of a population of bearings was performed. Vibration and acoustic emission data was collected and analyzed in order to identify a representative degradation signal for each bearing to identify the initiation of the degradation process in the bearings. Afterwards, the RMS of the vibration signal from degradation initiation up to the end of the useful life of the bearing was selected to predict the remaining useful life of the bearing. This step included fitting Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA) models to the degradation signals and approximating the probability distribution function (PDF) of remaining useful life based on the results of Monte-Carlo simulation of the ARMA models. This step was performed for different percentages of the degradation signal of each bearing. The accuracy of the proposed approach then was assessed by comparing the actual life of the bearing and the estimated life of the bearing from the developed models. The results were impressive and indicated that the accuracy of the models improved as more data was utilized in developing the ARMA models (we get closer to the end of the life of the bearing).

Janet M Twomey, PhD

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  

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The goal of the 2.5 year Distributed Intelligent Automated Demand Response (DIADR) project was to reduce peak electricity load of Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley by 30% while maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for the occupants. We sought to bring together both central and distributed control to provide “deep” demand response1 at the appliance level of the building as well as typical lighting and HVAC applications. This project brought together Siemens Corporate Research and Siemens Building Technology (the building has a Siemens Apogee Building Automation System (BAS)), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (leveraging their Open Automated Demand Response (openADR), Auto-­?Demand Response, and building modeling expertise), and UC Berkeley (related demand response research including distributed wireless control, and grid-­?to-­?building gateway development). Sutardja Dai Hall houses the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), which fosters collaboration among industry and faculty and students of four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz). The 141,000 square foot building, occupied in 2009, includes typical office spaces and a nanofabrication laboratory. Heating is provided by a district heating system (steam from campus as a byproduct of the campus cogeneration plant); cooling is provided by one of two chillers: a more typical electric centrifugal compressor chiller designed for the cool months (Nov-­? March) and a steam absorption chiller for use in the warm months (April-­?October). Lighting in the open office areas is provided by direct-­?indirect luminaries with Building Management System-­?based scheduling for open areas, and occupancy sensors for private office areas. For the purposes of this project, we focused on the office portion of the building. Annual energy consumption is approximately 8053 MWh; the office portion is estimated as 1924 MWh. The maximum peak load during the study period was 1175 kW. Several new tools facilitated this work, such as the Smart Energy Box, the distributed load controller or Energy Information Gateway, the web-­?based DR controller (dubbed the Central Load-­?Shed Coordinator or CLSC), and the Demand Response Capacity Assessment & Operation Assistance Tool (DRCAOT). In addition, an innovative data aggregator called sMAP (simple Measurement and Actuation Profile) allowed data from different sources collected in a compact form and facilitated detailed analysis of the building systems operation. A smart phone application (RAP or Rapid Audit Protocol) facilitated an inventory of the building’s plug loads. Carbon dioxide sensors located in conference rooms and classrooms allowed demand controlled ventilation. The extensive submetering and nimble access to this data provided great insight into the details of the building operation as well as quick diagnostics and analyses of tests. For example, students discovered a short-­?cycling chiller, a stuck damper, and a leaking cooling coil in the first field tests. For our final field tests, we were able to see how each zone was affected by the DR strategies (e.g., the offices on the 7th floor grew very warm quickly) and fine-­?tune the strategies accordingly.

Auslander, David; Culler, David; Wright, Paul; Lu, Yan; Piette, Mary

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Software Reliability Xiangyu Zhang  

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1 Software Reliability Xiangyu Zhang Pronounced as Shang You Zang CS590F Software Reliability Software Reliability Why Reliable Software is Important? Software bugs cost the U.S. economy about $59 in Spacecraft Accidents (http://sunnyday.mit.edu/papers/jsr.pdf) CS590F Software Reliability Why ? ­ FSE'06

Zhang, Xiangyu

419

Impact of Utility-Scale Distributed Wind on Transmission-Level System Operations  

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This report presents a new renewable integration study that aims to assess the potential for adding distributed wind to the current power system with minimal or no upgrades to the distribution or transmission electricity systems. It investigates the impacts of integrating large amounts of utility-scale distributed wind power on bulk system operations by performing a case study on the power system of the Independent System Operator-New England (ISO-NE).

Brancucci Martinez-Anido, C.; Hodge, B. M.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CEMS (continuous emission monitoring systems) pilot project: evaluation of opacity CEMS reliability and QA (quality assurance) procedures. Volume 1  

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A study was conducted in Missouri to evaluate the reliability of opacity-monitoring data and to facilitate the development and evaluation of QA procedures for opacity CEMS's. The study included opacity CEMS's installed on six coal-fired electric utility generating units at four generating stations, each owned by a different company. The sources were representative of a wide range of monitoring applications and conditions, and were equipped with contemporary opacity monitoring instrumentation. For each station, monitor- and source-specific opacity CEMS QA procedures were developed and CEMS audits were conducted at the beginning of the study. Plant personnel implemented and revised the QA procedures and conducted a performance audit during a 6- to 8-month period. Performance audits were also conducted at the end of the study. The report presents evaluations both of opacity CEMS reliability (i.e., accuracy, precision, and availability) and of the QA procedures that were used in the study. In summary, appropriate and effective QA procedures can be developed and implemented for a variety of opacity monitoring equipment and applications without imposing an undue burden on the monitor operators. Such procedures are inherently source- and monitor-specific. Reliable opacity monitoring data are obtained when appropriate QA procedures are implemented.

Peeler, J.W.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Multimedia groupware systems provide rich support for distributed team work. Yet effective design of these systems is  

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evolve design ideas. The problem is that multimedia groupware is hard to prototype because distributed that inform the design of universally accepted toolkits for building distributed multimedia systems: we1 Abstract--Multimedia groupware systems provide rich support for distributed team work. Yet

Greenberg, Saul

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Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system  

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Studies of switching field and thermal energy barrier distributions in a FePt nanoparticle system X dependence of the thermal stability factor, the width of the thermal energy barrier distribution- ropy energy distribution and the interaction and the thermal energy barrier distribution determined

Laughlin, David E.

423

Linac cryogenic distribution system maintenance and upgrades at JLab  

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The Central Helium Liquefier (CHL) distribution system to the CEBAF and FEL linacs at Jefferson Lab (JLab) experienced a planned warm up during the late summer and fall of 2012 for the first time after its commissioning in 1991. Various maintenance and modifications were performed to support high beam availability to the experimental users, meet 10 CFR 851 requirements for pressure systems, address operational issues, and prepare the cryogenic interfaces for the high-gradient cryomodules needed for the 12 GeV upgrade. Cryogenic maintenance and installation work had to be coordinated with other activities in the linacs and compete for manpower from other department installation activities. With less than a quarter of the gas storage capacity available to handle the boil-off from the more than 40 cryomodules, 35,000 Nm{sup 3} of helium was re-liquefied and shipped to a vendor via a liquid tanker trailer. Nearly 200 u-tubes had to be removed and stored while seals were replaced on related equipment such as vacuum pump outs, bayonet isolation and process valves.

Dixon, K.; Wright, M.; Ganni, V. [Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA 23606 (United States)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Linac cryogenic distribution system maintenance and upgrades at Jlab  

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The Central Helium Liquefier (CHL) distribution system to the CEBAF and FEL linacs at Jefferson Lab (JLab) experienced a planned warm up during the late summer and fall of 2012 for the first time after its commissioning in 1991. Various maintenance and modifications were performed to support high beam availability to the experimental users, meet 10 CFR 851 requirements for pressure systems, address operational issues, and prepare the cryogenic interfaces for the high-gradient cryomodules needed for the 12 GeV upgrade. Cryogenic maintenance and installation work had to be coordinated with other activities in the linacs and compete for manpower from other department installation activities. With less than a quarter of the gas storage capacity available to handle the boil-off from the more than 40 cryomodules, 35,000 Nm{sup 3} of helium was re-liquefied and shipped to a vendor via a liquid tanker trailer. Nearly 200 u-tubes had to be removed and stored while seals were replaced on related equipment such as vacuum pump outs, bayonet isolation and process valves.

Dixon, Kelly D. [JLAB; Wright, Mathew C. [JLAB; Ganni, Venkatarao [JLAB

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Generalized Replica Placement Strategy to Optimize Latency in a Wide Area Distributed Storage System  

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, CT USA john.chandy at uconn.edu ABSTRACT Wide area distributed storage systems leverage the scale is a peer-to-peer system that can pool disparate distributed resources into a cohesive storage system as inspiration, many global storage systems have used a peer to peer network framework as the underlying

Chandy, John A.

426

Interaction systems design and the protocol-and middleware-centred paradigms in distributed application development  

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Interaction systems design and the protocol- and middleware-centred paradigms in distributed the benefits and importance of interaction systems design in the development of distributed applications. We in the development of distributed applications. Typical design methods based on the re-use of middleware platforms

van Sinderen, Marten

427

Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure)  

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Distributed Solar PV systems have the potential of increasing the grid's resiliency to unforeseen events, such as extreme weather events and attacks. This paper presents the role that distributed PV can play in electric grid resiliency, introduces basic system design requirements and options, and discusses the regulatory and policy options for supporting the use of distributed PV for the purpose of increased electricity resiliency.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Carbon and Water Resource Management for Water Distribution Systems  

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wastewater transmission and sewage treatment. Distribution pumping and sewage treatment were found to contribute the most to climate change

Hendrickson, Thomas Peter

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development  

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H{sub 2}Gen, with the support of the Department of Energy, successfully designed, built and field-tested two steam methane reformers with 578 kg/day capacity, which has now become a standard commercial product serving customers in the specialty metals and PV manufacturing businesses. We demonstrated that this reformer/PSA system, when combined with compression, storage and dispensing (CSD) equipment could produce hydrogen that is already cost-competitive with gasoline per mile driven in a conventional (non-hybrid) vehicle. We further showed that mass producing this 578 kg/day system in quantities of just 100 units would reduce hydrogen cost per mile approximately 13% below the cost of untaxed gasoline per mile used in a hybrid electric vehicle. If mass produced in quantities of 500 units, hydrogen cost per mile in a FCEV would be 20% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in an HEV in the 2015-2020 time period using EIA fuel cost projections for natural gas and untaxed gasoline, and 45% below the cost of untaxed gasoline in a conventional car. This 20% to 45% reduction in fuel cost per mile would accrue even though hydrogen from this 578 kg/day system would cost approximately $4.14/kg, well above the DOE hydrogen cost targets of $2.50/kg by 2010 and $2.00/kg by 2015. We also estimated the cost of a larger, 1,500 kg/day SMR/PSA fueling system based on engineering cost scaling factors derived from the two H{sub 2}Gen products, a commercial 115 kg/day system and the 578 kg/day system developed under this DOE contract. This proposed system could support 200 to 250 cars per day, similar to a medium gasoline station. We estimate that the cost per mile from this larger 1,500 kg/day hydrogen fueling system would be 26% to 40% below the cost per mile of untaxed gasoline in an HEV and ICV respectively, even without any mass production cost reductions. In quantities of 500 units, we are projecting per mile cost reductions between 45% (vs. HEVs) and 62% (vs ICVs), with hydrogen costing approximately $2.87/kg, still above the DOE's 2010 $2.50/kg target. We also began laboratory testing of reforming ethanol, which we showed is currently the least expensive approach to making renewable hydrogen. Extended testing of neat ethanol in micro-reactors was successful, and we also were able to reform E-85 acquired from a local fueling station for 2,700 hours, although some modifications were required to handle the 15% gasoline present in E-85. We began initial tests of a catalyst-coated wall reformer tube that showed some promise in reducing the propensity to coke with E-85. These coated-wall tests ran for 350 hours. Additional resources would be required to commercialize an ethanol reformer operating on E-85, but there is no market for such a product at this time, so this ethanol reformer project was moth-balled pending future government or industry support. The two main objectives of this project were: (1) to design, build and test a steam methane reformer and pressure swing adsorption system that, if scaled up and mass produced, could potentially meet the DOE 2015 cost and efficiency targets for on-site distributed hydrogen generation, and (2) to demonstrate the efficacy of a low-cost renewable hydrogen generation system based on reforming ethanol to hydrogen at the fueling station.

C.E. (Sandy) Thomas, Ph.D., President; Principal Investigator, and

2011-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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System Impacts from Interconnection of Distributed Resources: Current Status and Identification of Needs for Further Development  

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This report documents and evaluates system impacts from the interconnection of distributed resources to transmission and distribution systems, including a focus on renewable distributed resource technologies. The report also identifies system impact-resolution approaches and actions, including extensions of existing approaches. Lastly, the report documents the current challenges and examines what is needed to gain a clearer understanding of what to pursue to better avoid or address system impact issues.

Basso, T. S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1360 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 12, No. 3, August 1997 Application of Fuzzy Logic Technology for Spatial Load Forecasting  

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-effective and reliable distribution system. In the design stages, utilities need to plan ahead for anticipated future a reliable power system with just enough capacity (with proper reliability margins) to support their customers. Distribution systems are the retail part of utilities that supply power to their customers

Chow, Mo-Yuen

432

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS 1 Distributed Algorithms for Constructing  

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distributed algorithms called Nearest Neighbor Tree (NNT) algorithms for energy-efficient construction, Energy-Efficient Algorithms, Minimum Spanning Tree, Wireless Networks, Sensor Network. I. OVERVIEW A

Khan, Maleq

433

Three surveillance systems for describing the spatial distribution of Johne's disease seropositivity in Texas cattle  

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distribution of Johne’s disease seropositvity, based on the three surveillance systems, confirmed our hypothesis that estimation of disease distribution is dependant upon the source of surveillance samples....

Pearce, Brielle H.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Multi-State Model for the Reliability Assessment of a Distributed Generation System via Universal Generating Function  

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, Milan, Italy, Dipartimento di Energia Enrico.zio@polimi.it Abstract The current and future developments renewable technology (e.g. wind or solar, etc.) whose behavior is described by a binary state, working assessment, multi-state modeling, universal generating function #12;2 Notations Solar irradiance Total number

Boyer, Edmond

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Improving Distribution System Reliability Through Risk-base Doptimization of Fault Management and Improved Computer-based Fault Location  

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.  OPTIMIZED CREW DISPATCH ........................................................................... 26  6.1  Introduction ...................................................................................................... 26  6.2  Formulation of the crew... dispatch optimization ................................................ 27  6.3  Calculation of Pi and Ti .................................................................................... 27  6.4  Conclusion...

Dong, Yimai

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

436

Harmonic propagation on an electric distribution system: Field measurements compared with computer simulation  

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Power electronic loads are occupying an increasing fraction of the total load on distribution feeders. Coincidentally, there is a greater use of power factor correction capacitors on the distribution system. These two factors can present poor operating conditions in the form of high harmonic levels propagating through a distribution system. Electric utility engineers are facing an ever increasing number of situations which require the analysis of the propagation of harmonics on a distribution system. HARMFLO was developed by EPRI for use in the analysis of harmonics on a power system. However, for a typical analysis of a distribution system, data for some of the parameters required by HARMFLO are not available. Furthermore, exact load information is usually not available. Harmonic levels determined from field tests on a distribution system are compared to results of HARMFLO simulations to determine if this analysis tool can be expected to provide useful results despite the lack of exact information for load modeling and other system parameters.

Williams, S.M. (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (United States)); Brownfield, G.T. (Union Electric Co., St. Louis, MO (United States)); Duffus, J.W. (Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States). Power Electronics Research Center)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

A case study review of technical and technology issues for transition of a utility load management program to provide system reliability resources in restructured electricity markets  

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Utility load management programs--including direct load control and interruptible load programs--were employed by utilities in the past as system reliability resources. With electricity industry restructuring, the context for these programs has changed; the market that was once controlled by vertically integrated utilities has become competitive, raising the question: can existing load management programs be modified so that they can effectively participate in competitive energy markets? In the short run, modified and/or improved operation of load management programs may be the most effective form of demand-side response available to the electricity system today. However, in light of recent technological advances in metering, communication, and load control, utility load management programs must be carefully reviewed in order to determine appropriate investments to support this transition. This report investigates the feasibility of and options for modifying an existing utility load management system so that it might provide reliability services (i.e. ancillary services) in the competitive markets that have resulted from electricity industry restructuring. The report is a case study of Southern California Edison's (SCE) load management programs. SCE was chosen because it operates one of the largest load management programs in the country and it operates them within a competitive wholesale electricity market. The report describes a wide range of existing and soon-to-be-available communication, control, and metering technologies that could be used to facilitate the evolution of SCE's load management programs and systems to provision of reliability services. The fundamental finding of this report is that, with modifications, SCE's load management infrastructure could be transitioned to provide critical ancillary services in competitive electricity markets, employing currently or soon-to-be available load control technologies.

Weller, G.H.

2001-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

438

RELIABILITY ENGINEERING: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW CHALLENGES  

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1 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW CHALLENGES E. Zio Dept. of Energy, Polytechnic: enrico.zio@polimi.it Abstract The first recorded usage of the word reliability dates back to the 1800s, albeit referred to a person and not a technical system. Since then, the concept of reliability has become

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

439

The Whereabouts of Reliability Education: Challenges & Opportunities  

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. There is a gap between reliability theory and practice, between school and industry, book knowledge and real The probability that the system is still operating at time t. where f(t) probability density function h(t) failure changing and getting higher. #12;Some Reliability books in ... 1960s Igor Bazovsky (1961), Reliability

Bernstein, Joseph B.

440

A computer system for access to distributed genome mapping data  

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Development of a computer system for access to distributed genome mapping data is continuing. This effort is to develop software which accesses multiple databases and retrieves data which contain information useful for accelerating mapping human chromosomes. For example, the molecular sequence databases (GenBank, EMBL Data Library, PIR, SwissProt) which contain data required for the development of oligonucleotides for probing DNA as well as for extracting data for primer pair development for PCR-based methods. It is also to develop software which qualitatively integrates the following mapping data: (1) markers regionally localized using cytogenetic methods, (2) polymorphic markers ordered by genetic linkage analysis, (3) clones ordered by various finger-printing'' methods, (4) fragments ordered by long-range restriction mapping, (5) single genomic fragments or clones that have STSs assigned to them, (6) nucleotide sequences, (7) the associated metadata such as the submitting investigator's name, location, etc; the source organism; the chromosome the element is from; the chromosomal location is whatever detail is available.

Marr, T.G.

1992-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Thermal decay in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems: Fundamentals and influence on system performance  

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Underfloor Air Distribution (UFAD) Design Guide. Atlanta:for design cooling loads in underfloor air distribution (

Lee, Kwang Ho; Schiavon, Stefano; Bauman, Fred; Webster, Tom

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Logic Synthesis for FPGA Reliability  

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for FPGA Reliability . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hard ErrorsStochastic Resynthesis for FPGA Reliability . . . . . .In-Place Reconfiguration for FPGA Reliability . . . . . .

Feng, Zhe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

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This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. [ed.] [ed.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

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This document consists of papers and viewgraphs compiled from the proceedings of a workshop held in September 1992. This workshop was the fifth in a series sponsored by NREL/DOE under the general subject areas of photovoltaic module testing and reliability. PV manufacturers, DOE laboratories, electric utilities and others exchanged technical knowledge and field experience. The topics of cell and module characterization, module and system performance, materials and module durability/reliability research, solar radiation, and applications are discussed.

Mrig, L. (ed.) [ed.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Thin Film Reliability SEMICONDUCTORS  

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Thin Film Reliability SEMICONDUCTORS Our goal is to develop new ways to evaluate the reliability $250 billion per year. As semiconductor devices become ultra miniaturized, reliability testing becomes-world conditions as possible will enable product designers to better balance performance and reliability

446

Reliability-Centered Maintenance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Reliability-centered maintenance leverages the same practices and technologies of predictive maintenance.

447

Control and regulation of modern distribution system, ForskEL...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

idProject)&oldid405598" Categories: Smart Grid Projects Smart Grid Projects in Europe Smart Grid Projects - Grid Automation Distribution Smart Grid Projects - Smart Meter and AMI...

448

air distribution system: Topics by E-print Network  

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by bringingArnold Schwarzenegger Governor AIR QUALITY IMPACTS OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IN THE SOUTH COAST AIR Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and San...

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air distribution systems: Topics by E-print Network  

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by bringingArnold Schwarzenegger Governor AIR QUALITY IMPACTS OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION IN THE SOUTH COAST AIR Board, South Coast Air Quality Management District, and San...

450

Distributed Generation Study/Patterson Farms CHP System Using...  

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Biogas < Distributed Generation Study Jump to: navigation, search Study Location Auburn, New York Site Description Agricultural Study Type Field Test Technology Internal Combustion...

451

Secure Fragment Allocation in a Distributed Storage System with Heterogeneous Vulnerabilities  

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Secure Fragment Allocation in a Distributed Storage System with Heterogeneous Vulnerabilities Yun--There is a growing demand for large-scale dis- tributed storage systems to support resource sharing and fault attention has yet been paid to security solutions designed for distributed storage systems

Qin, Xiao

452

A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System  

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A Better Steam Engine: Designing a Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power System Combined Heat and Power System by Zachary Mills Norwood Doctor of Philosophy in the Energy and Resources of analysis of Distributed Concentrating Solar Combined Heat and Power (DCS-CHP) systems is a design

California at Berkeley, University of

453

A multiobjective, multidisciplinary design optimization methodology for the conceptual design of distributed satellite systems  

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A multiobjective, multidisciplinary design optimization methodology for mathematically modeling the distributed satellite system (DSS) conceptual design problem as an optimization problem has been developed to advance the ...

Jilla, Cyrus D., 1974-

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Leader Election in Distributed Systems with Crash Failures Scott D. Stoller  

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Leader Election in Distributed Systems with Crash Failures Scott D. Stoller Dept. of Computer ed Bully Algorithm satis es this speci cation. Keywords: leader election, synchronous, asynchronous

Stoller, Scott

455

Field Test of Room-to-Room Distribution of Outside Air with Two Residential Ventilation Systems  

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Uniform distribution of outside air is one way to ensure that residential dilution ventilation systems will provide a known amount of fresh air to all rooms.

Hendron, R.; Anderson, R.; Barley, D.; Rudd, A.; Townsend, A.; Hancock, E.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

The Design of a New Freight Distribution System in Venice1  

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1 The Design of a New Freight Distribution System in Venice1 Flavio Baita, Carlos Daganzo, Walter the transshipment operations from trucks to boats, and the organization of the boat distribution. Currently. Introduction The role of distribution logistics, as a strategic factor for competitive advantage in many

Daganzo, Carlos F.

457

Introducing Flexible Quantity Contracts into Distributed SoC and Embedded System Design Processes  

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Introducing Flexible Quantity Contracts into Distributed SoC and Embedded System Design Processes and flexible contracts regulate cooperation and cost distribution. The process ef- fectively delays the design a distributed design process. Today we already find dis- tributed design processes in automotive engineering

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Distributed control for reconfigurable FPGA systems: a high-level design approach  

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Distributed control for reconfigurable FPGA systems: a high-level design approach Chiraz Trabelsi to increase design productivity. This approach combines control distribution and high-level modeling in order to decrease design complexity and enhance design reuse and scalability. Control distribution is based

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

459

RateGuard: A Robust Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense System  

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, USA chao@poly.edu Abstract--One of the major threats to cyber security is the Distributed Denial-Rate TCP Attacks. I. INTRODUCTION One of the major threats to cyber security is the Distributed DenialRateGuard: A Robust Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense System Huizhong Sun ECE

Chao, Jonathan

460

Assessing business models arising from the integration of distributed energy systems in the Chilean electric power system  

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Electric power systems are more than just networks of generation, transmission and distribution assets. They are socio-technical systems, involving regulation, markets and technology availability. Presently, the dynamic ...

Le Dantec, Jorge I. (Jorge Ignacio)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity Distribution Networks: Investment and Regulation, and Uncertain Demand  

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Electricity distribution networks are capital intensive systems and timely investments are crucial for long-term reliability of their service. In coming years, in the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, many networks are in need of extensive investments...

Jamasb, Tooraj; Marantes, Cristiano

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

462

Local distributed algorithms for multi-robot systems  

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The field of swarm robotics focuses on controlling large populations of simple robots to accomplish tasks more effectively than what is possible using a single robot. This thesis develops distributed algorithms tailored ...

Cornejo Collado, Alejandro

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Distributed fiber optic intrusion sensor system for monitoring long perimeters  

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A distributed sensor using an optical fiber for detecting and locating intruders over long perimeters (>10 km) is described. Phase changes resulting from either the pressure of the intruder on the ground immediately above the buried fiber or from...

Juarez, Juan C.

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

464

Heat transfer pathways in underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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room cooling load, room air setpoint, and supply air temper-distribution of room cooling load into the supply plenum orof room cooling load between the underfloor supply plenum

Bauman, F.; Jin, H.; Webster, T.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Applications of an electronic transformer in a power distribution system  

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In electrical power distribution and power electronic applications, a transformer is an indispensable component which performs many functions. At its operating frequency (60/50 Hz), it is one of the most bulky and expensive components. The concept...

Ratanapanachote, Somnida

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Autonomous Robotic Monitoring of Underground Cable Systems  

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and maintenance methods as lower cost, higher measurement accuracy, and greater reliability of system operation, Member, IEEE Abstract-- Maintenance of distributed infrastructures requires periodic measurement of many development of autonomous robots for monitoring and maintenance of distributed infrastructures is becoming

Mamishev, Alexander

467

Field Test of a DHW Distribution System: Temperature and Flow Analyses (Presentation)  

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This presentation discusses a field test of a DHW distribution system in an occupied townhome. It includes measured fixture flows and temperatures, a tested recirculation system, evaluated disaggregation of flow by measured temperatures, Aquacraft Trace Wizard analysis, and comparison.

Barley, C. D.; Hendron, B.; Magnusson, L.

2010-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

468

Design and evaluation of a cellular rectifier system with distributed control  

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This paper presents the design and experimental evaluation of a six-cell 6 kW cellular (parallel) rectifier system which operates at nearly unity power factor. The cellular rectifier system implements both distributed load ...

Perreault, David J.

469

Innovative Distributed Power Grid Interconnection and Control Systems: Final Report, December 11, 2000 - August 30, 2005  

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The contract goal was to further advance distributed generation in the marketplace by making installations more cost-effective and compatible with existing systems. This was achieved by developing innovative grid interconnection and control systems.

DePodesta, K.; Birlingmair, D.; West, R.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

PAR and Supply Distribution System The PAR Program is administered by Materials Logistics (Central Distribution)  

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Logistics (Central Distribution) Services, a division of Materials Management. · The PAR Program is focused Administration: 1. See attached exhibit Models, 1-3 2. See Related Materials Management Forms 3. Weekly action group meeting(s) established to continue the work and ensuring good supply chain/materials management

Oliver, Douglas L.

471

Commercial thermal distribution systems, Final report for CIEE/CEC  

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air-volume HVAC systems, static pressures across theIn VAY HVAC systems, the static pressures may likely changefor the Static Pressure Analysis Tool are: • HVAC schedule

Xu, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Inhalation anesthesia in experimental radiotherapy: a reliable and time-saving system for multifractionation studies in a clinical department. [Rats; Mice  

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An inhalation anesthesia system has been employed to overcome several of the limitations associated wih the use of sodium pentobarbital and other i.p. administered anesthetics in experimental radiotherapy. The described method is reliable and time-saving. The depth and duration of anesthesia are easily controllable. Only 4 deaths have occurred with more than 6000 animal exposures. The use of polystyrene jigs is shown to provide adequate thermal isolation. Oxygen as a carrier of the anesthetic agent is expected to prevent a reduced tissue oxygenation and its radiobiologial consequences. The whole system is constructed as a mobile unit in which up to 16 mice or rats can be anesthetized simultaneously and irradiated in a single field with clinical treatment equipment during short time intervals between patient irradiations. The described advantages of this method make it specially suited for experiments with protracted fractionation schedules.

Ang, K.K. (Univ. Hospital, Leuven, Belgium); Van Der Kogel, A.J.; Van Der Schueren, E.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Implementing a NTP-Based Time Service within a Distributed Middleware System  

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middleware system. We will also provide test results obtained using this time service. Keywords: Distributed the implementation of a NTP based time service used within NaradaBrokering, which is an open source distributed messaging system, messages are timestamped before they are issued. Local time is used for timestamping

474

Termination Detection in an Asynchronous Distributed System with Crash-Recovery  

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Termination Detection in an Asynchronous Distributed System with Crash-Recovery Failures Felix C 75083, USA 1 Termination Detection In practice, it cannot easily be detected whether a computation running in a distributed system has terminated or not. Thus, suitable observing algorithms are required

Mittal, Neeraj

475

Introduction to Focus Issue: Design and Control of Self-Organization in Distributed Active Systems  

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Introduction to Focus Issue: Design and Control of Self-Organization in Distributed Active Systems; published online 27 June 2008 Spatiotemporal self-organization is found in a wide range of distributed describe biological and chemical systems designed to exhibit spatiotemporal dynamics and the control

Showalter, Kenneth

476

A Design Model for Open Distributed Processing Systems Marten van Sinderen1  

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A Design Model for Open Distributed Processing Systems Marten van Sinderen1 , LuĂ­s Ferreira Pires1 these standards and consequently may decrease their price. The design and implementation of a distributed system, pires, vissers, katoen}@cs.utwente.nl Abstract This paper proposes design concepts that allow

van Sinderen, Marten

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A Design Model for Open Distributed Processing Systems Marten van Sinderen1  

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A Design Model for Open Distributed Processing Systems Marten van Sinderen1 , LuĂ­s Ferreira Pires1 and consequently may decrease their price. The design and implementation of a distributed system is a complex, pires, vissers, katoen}@cs.utwente.nl Abstract This paper proposes design concepts that allow

Pires, LuĂ­s Ferreira

478

Flexible, Wide-Area Storage for Distributed Systems with WheelFS  

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WheelFS is a wide-area distributed storage system intended to help multi-site applications share data and gain fault tolerance. WheelFS takes the form of a distributed file system with a familiar POSIX interface. Its design ...

Stribling, Jeremy

479

Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING  

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Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS in 2008 by the CLOUDS lab at the University of Melbourne, facilitates the realization of the above vision

Melbourne, University of

480

Integrating Bulk-Data Transfer into the Aurora Distributed Shared Data System  

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Integrating Bulk-Data Transfer into the Aurora Distributed Shared Data System Paul Lu Dept version, with corrections to JPDC proofs 1 #12;Running Head: Integrating Bulk-Data Transfer into Aurora-1071 Web: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~paullu/ Abstract The Aurora distributed shared data system implements

Lu, Paul

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481

GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing and Integration  

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GridBank: A Grid Accounting Services Architecture (GASA) for Distributed Systems Sharing Australia Nedlands, Western Australia, 6009 barmouta@csse.uwa.edu.au Rajkumar Buyya Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering The University of Melbourne

Buyya, Rajkumar

482

THE INTEGRATION AND CONTROL OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL STATIONARY PV-BATTERY SYSTEMS IN SMART DISTRIBUTION GRID  

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) in presence of photovoltaic (PV) panel on the view of techno economic optimal sizing taking the considerationTHE INTEGRATION AND CONTROL OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL STATIONARY PV-BATTERY SYSTEMS IN SMART DISTRIBUTION stationary battery energy storage systems (BESS) in the public low-voltage distribution grid in order

Berning, Torsten

483

DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME TASK MONITORING IN THE SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEM MELODY  

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-critical systems (such as nuclear power plants, distributed cooperation of autonomous robots in Outer Space that are typi- cally unpredictable, a very high amount of adaptability of sys- tem functions is demanded. SafetyDISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME TASK MONITORING IN THE SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEM MELODY Horst F. Wedde, Jon A

Wedde, Horst F.

484

NOVEL PRINCIPLES FOR DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING DISTRIBUTED SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS  

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. In safety-critical systems, (such as nuclear power plants, distributed cooperation of autonomous robotsNOVEL PRINCIPLES FOR DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING DISTRIBUTED SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS Horst F. Wedde, Jon A. Lind Informatik III University of Dortmund 44221 Dortmund / Germany Abstract Safety

Wedde, Horst F.

485

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, VOL. 54, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2005 475 Quality-Reliability Chain Modeling for  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RELIABILITY, VOL. 54, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2005 475 Quality-Reliability Chain Modeling for System-Reliability Analysis of Complex Manufacturing Processes Yong Chen and Jionghua Jin Abstract--System reliability of a manufacturing process should address effects of both the manufacturing

Jin, Jionghua "Judy"

486

September 23, 1997 Rare Events in Stochastic Dynamical Systems and  

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September 23, 1997 Rare Events in Stochastic Dynamical Systems and Failures in Ultra­Reliable reliable is the system, the sharper is the approximation. In this model, we consider two types of failures that the distribution of a failure time can be approximated by an exponen­ tial law is not new in software reliability

487

Distribution of Wind Power Forecasting Errors from Operational Systems (Presentation)  

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This presentation offers new data and statistical analysis of wind power forecasting errors in operational systems.

Hodge, B. M.; Ela, E.; Milligan, M.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Human Reliability Program Overview  

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This presentation covers the high points of the Human Reliability Program, including certification/decertification, critical positions, due process, organizational structure, program components, personnel security, an overview of the US DOE reliability program, retirees and academia, and security program integration.

Bodin, Michael

2012-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

489

Published in AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Embedded and Distributed Systems, March 2002. 1 Distributed Adaptive Constrained Optimization for Smart Matter Systems  

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Published in AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Embedded and Distributed Systems, March 2002. 1 across the network, and solvers are controlled by an adaptive feedback mechanism that guar- antees timely) or damage identification (Wang & Chang 2000). Such systems will require control, sensing and diagnostic

Shang, Yi

490

Methods for comparative assessment of active and passive safety systems with respect to reliability, uncertainty, economy, and flexibility  

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Passive cooling systems sometimes use natural circulation, and they are not dependent on emergency AC power or offsite power, which can make designs simpler through the reduction of emergency power supplying infrastructure. ...

Oh, Jiyong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Overview of recent studies and modifications being made to RHIC to mitigate the effects of a potential failure to the helium distribution system  

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In order to cool the superconducting magnets in RHIC, its helium refrigerator distributes 4.5 K helium throughout the tunnel along with helium distribution for the magnet line recoolers, the heat shield, and the associated return lines. The worse case for failure would be a release from the magnet distribution line which operates at 3.5 to 4.5 atmospheres and contains the energized magnet but with a potential energy of 70 MJoules should the insulation system fail or an electrical connection opens. Studies were done to determine release rate of the helium and the resultant reduction in O{sub 2} concentration in the RHIC tunnel and service buildings. Equipment and components were also reviewed for design and reliability and modifications were made to reduce the likelihood of failure and to reduce the volume of helium that could be released.

Tuozzolo, J.; Bruno, D.; DiLieto, A.; Heppner, G.; Karol, R.; Lessard,E.; Liaw, C-J; McIntyre, G; Mi, C.; Reich, J.; Sandberg, J.; Seberg, S.; Smart, L.; Tallerico, T.; Theisen, C.; Todd, R.; Zapasek R.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

492

Distributed Dynamics of Systems with Closed Kinematic Chains  

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) ­ Orin and Walker (1982): Efficient dynamic computer simulation of robotic mechanisms ­ Featherstone block predictor-corrector methods of ODE's Chain-level distribution ­ McMillan, Sadayappan and Orin Two NASA robots carrying a metal beam (a) (b) Figure 2.10: ARNOLD, MDOF vehicle with compliant linkage

Krovi, Venkat

493

Distributed Control of Residential Energy Systems using a Market Maker  

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, in particular reverse power flow during daytime periods of peak generation coupled with low residential load distribution networks and shave peak demand without large-scale capital costs for feeder replacement.weller}@newcastle.edu.au) Abstract: The recent rapid uptake of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) installations provides many

Knobloch,JĂĽrgen

494

Estimating Hurricane Outage and Damage Risk in Power Distribution System  

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curve and posterior fragility curve for Southern Pine, 12.47 kV distribution line ................................................................................. 79 Figure 7.9 Mean fraction failed of poles for 3 Hurricanes, prior fragility curve... Linear Models .................................................................. 4 2.2 Generalized Additive Models............................................................... 5 2.3 Model Fitting and Measuring Goodness of Fit...

Han, Seung Ryong

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

495

Chisel: Reliability-and Accuracy-Aware Optimization of Approximate Computational Kernels  

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Chisel: Reliability- and Accuracy-Aware Optimization of Approximate Computational Kernels Sasa produces and the corre- sponding fully accurate result. The reliability of the computation performance, exhibit reduced reliability and/or accuracy. We present Chisel, a system for reliability

Suresh, Subra

496

Long-Term Succession of Structure and Diversity of a Biofilm Formed in a Model Drinking Water Distribution System  

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formation in a model drinking water distribution system. J.and activity in drinking water distribution networks underbacterial species from drinking water biofilms and proof of

Martiny, A. C; Jorgensen, T. M; Albrechtsen, H.-J.; Arvin, E.; Molin, S.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Simulation of energy performance of underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems  

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system represents a fan coil unit (FCU) system, consistingEnergy use intensity EUI Fan coil unit F CU HVAC electricityarea Fan powered terminal unit (with heating coil) used for

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Distributed optimization and market analysis of networked systems  

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In the interconnected world of today, large-scale multi-agent networked systems are ubiquitous. This thesis studies two classes of multi-agent systems, where each agent has local information and a local objective function. ...

Wei, Ermin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

Reliability and optimization studies of nuclear and solar powered systems utilizing a Stirling engine for the space station  

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. A separate radiator cooling loop operating at temperatures around 200oC accomplishes this. Application of a FPSE to space power requires that each of the engine modules must be dynamically self-balanced. The dual opposed engine using a common.... The SP-100 reactor system is a fast neutron spectrum, liquid metal cooled core with a thermoelectric power conversion unit. The reference flight system design is for 100 kWe output while the components are scalable from 10 to 1000 kWe. Because the SP...

Schmitz, Paul Charles

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Forcing of Forecast and Assimilation Error Systems BRIAN F. FARRELL  

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Distributed Forcing of Forecast and Assimilation Error Systems BRIAN F. FARRELL Division forecast system gov- erning forecast error growth and the tangent linear observer system governing deterministic and stochastic forcings of the forecast and observer systems over a chosen time interval

Farrell, Brian F.