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Human Reliability Program (HRP)  

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Office of SecurityHRP Training Certification- HTML- Flash10 CFR 712, Human Reliability ProgramHRP HandbookTools for Clinicians- Medication List- Medical Records Checklist

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Lessons Learned on Benchmarking from the International Human Reliability Analysis Empirical Study  

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The International Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Empirical Study is a comparative benchmark of the prediction of HRA methods to the performance of nuclear power plant crews in a control room simulator. There are a number of unique aspects to the present study that distinguish it from previous HRA benchmarks, most notably the emphasis on a method-to-data comparison instead of a method-to-method comparison. This paper reviews seven lessons learned about HRA benchmarking from conducting the study: (1) the dual purposes of the study afforded by joining another HRA study; (2) the importance of comparing not only quantitative but also qualitative aspects of HRA; (3) consideration of both negative and positive drivers on crew performance; (4) a relatively large sample size of crews; (5) the use of multiple methods and scenarios to provide a well-rounded view of HRA performance; (6) the importance of clearly defined human failure events; and (7) the use of a common comparison language to “translate” the results of different HRA methods. These seven lessons learned highlight how the present study can serve as a useful template for future benchmarking studies.

Ronald L. Boring; John A. Forester; Andreas Bye; Vinh N. Dang; Erasmia Lois

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General Aviation Aircraft Reliability Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This reliability study estimates Complex General Aviation (GA) Aircraft System reliability. As part of an effort to successfully improve the safety and reliability of the next generation of GA aircraft, a benchmarking of the current reliability of GA ...

Pettit Duane; Turnbull Andrew

2001-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydropower Reliability Study  

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Though hydroelectric plants are highly reliable, even a 1% improvement in their availability could save the U.S. utility industry $125 million per year. This comprehensive review of hydropower data and practices recommends ways to achieve such improvement.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Culture Representation in Human Reliability Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding human-system response is critical to being able to plan and predict mission success in the modern battlespace. Commonly, human reliability analysis has been used to predict failures of human performance in complex, critical systems. However, most human reliability methods fail to take culture into account. This paper takes an easily understood state of the art human reliability analysis method and extends that method to account for the influence of culture, including acceptance of new technology, upon performance. The cultural parameters used to modify the human reliability analysis were determined from two standard industry approaches to cultural assessment: Hofstede’s (1991) cultural factors and Davis’ (1989) technology acceptance model (TAM). The result is called the Culture Adjustment Method (CAM). An example is presented that (1) reviews human reliability assessment with and without cultural attributes for a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system attack, (2) demonstrates how country specific information can be used to increase the realism of HRA modeling, and (3) discusses the differences in human error probability estimates arising from cultural differences.

David Gertman; Julie Marble; Steven Novack

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability Analysis for Design: Using Reliability Methods for Human Factors Issues  

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This paper reviews the application of human reliability analysis methods to human factors design issues. An application framework is sketched in which aspects of modeling typically found in human reliability analysis are used in a complementary fashion to the existing human factors phases of design and testing. The paper provides best achievable practices for design, testing, and modeling. Such best achievable practices may be used to evaluate and human system interface in the context of design safety certifications.

Ronald Laurids Boring

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Equipment Reliability Study  

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Throughout the world, utilities have witnessed changes to electrical power markets. These changes have presented new and continuous challenges to maintaining the transmission system's integrity. In the past, emphasis at the transmission level has been on the system as a whole and not at the equipment level. This report summarizes the finding of a study that investigated the need to develop a new set of metrics and benchmarks to measure and compare grid equipment performance.

2001-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Power - Control, Reliability and Human Factors  

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Advances in reactor designs, materials and human-machine interfaces guarantee safety and reliability of emerging reactor technologies, eliminating possibilities for high-consequence human errors as those which have occurred in the past. New instrumentation and control technologies based in digital systems, novel sensors and measurement approaches facilitate safety, reliability and economic competitiveness of nuclear power options. Autonomous operation scenarios are becoming increasingly popular to consider for small modular systems. This book belongs to a series of books on nuclear power published by InTech. It consists of four major sections and contains twenty-one chapters on topics from key subject areas pertinent to instrumentation and control, operation reliability, system aging and human-machine interfaces. The book targets a broad potential readership group - students, researchers and specialists in the field - who are interested in learning about nuclear power.

Tsvetkov, Pavel

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging Resilience Engineering and Human Reliability Analysis  

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There has been strong interest in the new and emerging field called resilience engineering. This field has been quick to align itself with many existing safety disciplines, but it has also distanced itself from the field of human reliability analysis. To date, the discussion has been somewhat one-sided, with much discussion about the new insights afforded by resilience engineering. This paper presents an attempt to address resilience engineering from the perspective of human reliability analysis (HRA). It is argued that HRA shares much in common with resilience engineering and that, in fact, it can help strengthen nascent ideas in resilience engineering. This paper seeks to clarify and ultimately refute the arguments that have served to divide HRA and resilience engineering.

Ronald L. Boring

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability Considerations for Small Modular Reactors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are a promising approach to meeting future energy needs. Although the electrical output of an individual SMR is relatively small compared to that of typical commercial nuclear plants, they can be grouped to produce as much energy as a utility demands. Furthermore, SMRs can be used for other purposes, such as producing hydrogen and generating process heat. The design characteristics of many SMRs differ from those of current conventional plants and may require a distinct concept of operations. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) conducted research to examine the human factors engineering and the operational aspects of SMRs. The research identified thirty potential human-performance issues that should be considered in the NRC's reviews of SMR designs and in future research activities. The purpose of this report is to illustrate how the issues can support SMR probabilistic risk analyses and their review by identifying potential human failure events for a subset of the issues. As part of addressing the human contribution to plant risk, human reliability analysis practitioners identify and quantify the human failure events that can negatively impact normal or emergency plant operations. The results illustrated here can be generalized to identify additional human failure events for the issues discussed and can be applied to those issues not discussed in this report.

OHara J. M.; Higgins, H.; DAgostino, A.; Erasmia, L.

2012-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Template for Performing Human Reliability Analyses: Lesson Plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Probabilistic safety analyses (PSA) incorporate human reliability assessment (HRA) to account for possible errors by a nuclear power plant operating crew both prior to and during postulated accidents. Studies have shown that human errors are a large contributor to the likelihood of such accidents; today, the nuclear industry is acutely aware of its importance. A cadre of experts has developed HRA technology by applying it in many risk studies. Examples are reported in the literature. These lesson plans p...

2002-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability Analysis for Small Modular Reactors  

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Because no human reliability analysis (HRA) method was specifically developed for small modular reactors (SMRs), the application of any current HRA method to SMRs represents tradeoffs. A first- generation HRA method like THERP provides clearly defined activity types, but these activity types do not map to the human-system interface or concept of operations confronting SMR operators. A second- generation HRA method like ATHEANA is flexible enough to be used for SMR applications, but there is currently insufficient guidance for the analyst, requiring considerably more first-of-a-kind analyses and extensive SMR expertise in order to complete a quality HRA. Although no current HRA method is optimized to SMRs, it is possible to use existing HRA methods to identify errors, incorporate them as human failure events in the probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), and quantify them. In this paper, we provided preliminary guidance to assist the human reliability analyst and reviewer in understanding how to apply current HRA methods to the domain of SMRs. While it is possible to perform a satisfactory HRA using existing HRA methods, ultimately it is desirable to formally incorporate SMR considerations into the methods. This may require the development of new HRA methods. More practicably, existing methods need to be adapted to incorporate SMRs. Such adaptations may take the form of guidance on the complex mapping between conventional light water reactors and small modular reactors. While many behaviors and activities are shared between current plants and SMRs, the methods must adapt if they are to perform a valid and accurate analysis of plant personnel performance in SMRs.

Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS FOR COMPUTERIZED PROCEDURES  

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This paper provides a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures in nuclear power plant control rooms. It is beyond the scope of this paper to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper provides a review of HRA as applied to traditional paper-based procedures, followed by a discussion of what specific factors should additionally be considered in HRAs for computerized procedures. Performance shaping factors and failure modes unique to computerized procedures are highlighted. Since there is no definitive guide to HRA for paper-based procedures, this paper also serves to clarify the existing guidance on paper-based procedures before delving into the unique aspects of computerized procedures.

Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman; Katya Le Blanc

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORISE 04-0115 Human Reliability Program Medical Assessments 2004  

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ORISE 04-0115 ORISE 04-0115 Office of Security U. S. Department of Energy Human Reliability Program MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS Center for Human Reliability Studies Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities For the U. S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a DOE facility focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical

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Mechanical Reliability Study on Porous Brittle Materials  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Mechanical Reliability Study on Porous Brittle Materials. Author(s), Xiaofeng Fan, Eldon D Case, Fei Ren, Yutian Shu, Melissa J Baumann .

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Fifty Years of THERP and Human Reliability Analysis  

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In 1962 at a Human Factors Society symposium, Alan Swain presented a paper introducing a Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction (THERP). This was followed in 1963 by a Sandia Laboratories monograph outlining basic human error quantification using THERP and, in 1964, by a special journal edition of Human Factors on quantification of human performance. Throughout the 1960s, Swain and his colleagues focused on collecting human performance data for the Sandia Human Error Rate Bank (SHERB), primarily in connection with supporting the reliability of nuclear weapons assembly in the US. In 1969, Swain met with Jens Rasmussen of Risø National Laboratory and discussed the applicability of THERP to nuclear power applications. By 1975, in WASH-1400, Swain had articulated the use of THERP for nuclear power applications, and the approach was finalized in the watershed publication of the NUREG/CR-1278 in 1983. THERP is now 50 years old, and remains the most well known and most widely used HRA method. In this paper, the author discusses the history of THERP, based on published reports and personal communication and interviews with Swain. The author also outlines the significance of THERP. The foundations of human reliability analysis are found in THERP: human failure events, task analysis, performance shaping factors, human error probabilities, dependence, event trees, recovery, and pre- and post-initiating events were all introduced in THERP. While THERP is not without its detractors, and it is showing signs of its age in the face of newer technological applications, the longevity of THERP is a testament of its tremendous significance. THERP started the field of human reliability analysis. This paper concludes with a discussion of THERP in the context of newer methods, which can be seen as extensions of or departures from Swain’s pioneering work.

Ronald L. Boring

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Meeting Human Reliability Requirements through Human Factors Design, Testing, and Modeling  

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In the design of novel systems, it is important for the human factors engineer to work in parallel with the human reliability analyst to arrive at the safest achievable design that meets design team safety goals and certification or regulatory requirements. This paper introduces the System Development Safety Triptych, a checklist of considerations for the interplay of human factors and human reliability through design, testing, and modeling in product development. This paper also explores three phases of safe system development, corresponding to the conception, design, and implementation of a system.

R. L. Boring

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Science-Based Simulation Model of Human Performance for Human Reliability Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human reliability analysis (HRA), a component of an integrated probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), is the means by which the human contribution to risk is assessed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, among the literally dozens of HRA methods that have been developed, most cannot fully model and quantify the types of errors that occurred at Three Mile Island. Furthermore, all of the methods lack a solid empirical basis, relying heavily on expert judgment or empirical results derived in non-reactor domains. Finally, all of the methods are essentially static, and are thus unable to capture the dynamics of an accident in progress. The objective of this work is to begin exploring a dynamic simulation approach to HRA, one whose models have a basis in psychological theories of human performance, and whose quantitative estimates have an empirical basis. This paper highlights a plan to formalize collaboration among the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Maryland, and The Ohio State University (OSU) to continue development of a simulation model initially formulated at the University of Maryland. Initial work will focus on enhancing the underlying human performance models with the most recent psychological research, and on planning follow-on studies to establish an empirical basis for the model, based on simulator experiments to be carried out at the INL and at the OSU.

Dana L. Kelly; Ronald L. Boring; Ali Mosleh; Carol Smidts

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability for the Next Generation of Nuclear Experts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the nuclear renaissance progresses and today s nuclear and radiological experts retire, a new generation of experts will ultimately be recruited, trained, and replace the old guard. Selecting individuals who have the attitudes and values appropriate to work in the nuclear industry and who have the best qualifications for the position will be a key to the success of this renaissance. In a world with deep divisions on political and social issues; how a State, agency, or company assures that those hired can be trusted with the access to, and responsibilities for, nuclear and/or radiological materials is an important consideration. Human interactions invariably rely on the offering of assurance and the receipt of trust. A fundamental element in any human relationship is knowing when to trust and when to doubt. When are assurances to be believed or questioned? Human reliability programs (HRP) are used to assure a person s truthfulness and loyalty to the State. An HRP program has a number of elements and may not fit all cultures in the same form. An HRP can vary in scope from simple background checks of readily available data to full field investigations and testing. This presentation discusses possible elements for an HRP from regulation to implementation and the issues related to each element. The effects of an HRP on potential recruits will be discussed.

Coates, Cameron W [ORNL; Eisele, Gerhard R [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current Human Reliability Analysis Methods Applied to Computerized Procedures  

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Computerized procedures (CPs) are an emerging technology within nuclear power plant control rooms. While CPs have been implemented internationally in advanced control rooms, to date no US nuclear power plant has implemented CPs in its main control room (Fink et al., 2009). Yet, CPs are a reality of new plant builds and are an area of considerable interest to existing plants, which see advantages in terms of enhanced ease of use and easier records management by omitting the need for updating hardcopy procedures. The overall intent of this paper is to provide a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures. It is beyond the scope of this document to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper serves as a review of current HRA as it may be used for the analysis and review of computerized procedures.

Ronald L. Boring

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI/NRC-RES fire human reliability analysis guidelines.  

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During the 1990s, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) developed methods for fire risk analysis to support its utility members in the preparation of responses to Generic Letter 88-20, Supplement 4, 'Individual Plant Examination - External Events' (IPEEE). This effort produced a Fire Risk Assessment methodology for operations at power that was used by the majority of U.S. nuclear power plants (NPPs) in support of the IPEEE program and several NPPs overseas. Although these methods were acceptable for accomplishing the objectives of the IPEEE, EPRI and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recognized that they required upgrades to support current requirements for risk-informed, performance-based (RI/PB) applications. In 2001, EPRI and the USNRC's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) embarked on a cooperative project to improve the state-of-the-art in fire risk assessment to support a new risk-informed environment in fire protection. This project produced a consensus document, NUREG/CR-6850 (EPRI 1011989), entitled 'Fire PRA Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilities' which addressed fire risk for at power operations. NUREG/CR-6850 developed high level guidance on the process for identification and inclusion of human failure events (HFEs) into the fire PRA (FPRA), and a methodology for assigning quantitative screening values to these HFEs. It outlined the initial considerations of performance shaping factors (PSFs) and related fire effects that may need to be addressed in developing best-estimate human error probabilities (HEPs). However, NUREG/CR-6850 did not describe a methodology to develop best-estimate HEPs given the PSFs and the fire-related effects. In 2007, EPRI and RES embarked on another cooperative project to develop explicit guidance for estimating HEPs for human failure events under fire generated conditions, building upon existing human reliability analysis (HRA) methods. This document provides a methodology and guidance for conducting a fire HRA. This process includes identification and definition of post-fire human failure events, qualitative analysis, quantification, recovery, dependency, and uncertainty. This document provides three approaches to quantification: screening, scoping, and detailed HRA. Screening is based on the guidance in NUREG/CR-6850, with some additional guidance for scenarios with long time windows. Scoping is a new approach to quantification developed specifically to support the iterative nature of fire PRA quantification. Scoping is intended to provide less conservative HEPs than screening, but requires fewer resources than a detailed HRA analysis. For detailed HRA quantification, guidance has been developed on how to apply existing methods to assess post-fire fire HEPs.

Lewis, Stuart R. (Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC); Cooper, Susan E. (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD); Najafi, Bijan (SAIC, Campbell, CA); Collins, Erin (SAIC, Campbell, CA); Hannaman, Bill (SAIC, Campbell, CA); Kohlhepp, Kaydee (Scientech, Tukwila, WA); Grobbelaar, Jan (Scientech, Tukwila, WA); Hill, Kendra (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD); Hendrickson, Stacey M. Langfitt; Forester, John Alan; Julius, Jeff (Scientech, Tukwila, WA)

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of the evolution of human reliability analysis in the context of probabilistic risk assessment.  

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Since the Reactor Safety Study in the early 1970's, human reliability analysis (HRA) has been evolving towards a better ability to account for the factors and conditions that can lead humans to take unsafe actions and thereby provide better estimates of the likelihood of human error for probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of recent reviews of operational events and advances in the behavioral sciences that have impacted the evolution of HRA methods and contributed to improvements. The paper discusses the importance of human errors in complex human-technical systems, examines why humans contribute to accidents and unsafe conditions, and discusses how lessons learned over the years have changed the perspective and approach for modeling human behavior in PRAs of complicated domains such as nuclear power plants. It is argued that it has become increasingly more important to understand and model the more cognitive aspects of human performance and to address the broader range of factors that have been shown to influence human performance in complex domains. The paper concludes by addressing the current ability of HRA to adequately predict human failure events and their likelihood.

Bley, Dennis C. (Buttonwood Consulting Inc., Oakton, VA); Lois, Erasmia (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC); Kolaczkowski, Alan M. (Science Applications International Corporation, Eugene, OR); Forester, John Alan; Wreathall, John (John Wreathall and Co., Dublin, OH); Cooper, Susan E. (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability Program Semi-Structure Inteview Component ORISE-04-0116  

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6 6 Office of Security U. S. Department of Energy HUMAN RELIABILITY PROGRAM Semi-Structured Interview Component Center for Human Reliability Studies Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities For the U. S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a DOE facility focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical

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Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis: Benefits and Challenges of Simulating Human Performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To date, there has been considerable work on dynamic event trees and other areas related to dynamic probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). The counterpart to these efforts in human reliability analysis (HRA) has centered on the development of specific methods to account for the dynamic nature of human performance. In this paper, the author posits that the key to dynamic HRA is not in the development of specific methods but in the utilization of cognitive modeling and simulation to produce a framework of data that may be used in quantifying the likelihood of human error. This paper provides an overview of simulation approaches to HRA; reviews differences between first, second, and dynamic generation HRA; and outlines potential benefits and challenges of this approach.

R. L. Boring

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Reliability Study of Bypass Diodes in Photovoltaic Modules (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents the result of high-temperature durability and thermal cycling testing and analysis for the selected diodes to study the detail of the thermal design and relative long-term reliability of the bypass diodes used to limit the detrimental effects of module hot-spot susceptibility.

Zhang, Z.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kurtz, S.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HRA Calculator 4.1.1, Human Reliability Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a 8220toolboxapproach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industryneed for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.1.1 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the dependency analysis features...

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Calculator Version 4.21  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

HRA Calculator analyzes and calculates human error probabilities in support of probabilistic risk assessments. HRA Calculator takes a 8220toolboxapproach that uses a variety of HRA methods. The PRA Tools / HRA Calculator User Group was formed in 2000 to address the industryneed for HRA tools and to encourage consistency in HRA results. Version 4.21 adds value by expanding the HRA Calculator methods applied, overcoming past limitations on particular parameters, improving the dependency analysis features,...

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI/NRC-RES Fire Human Reliability Analysis Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2001, EPRI and Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) collaborated to improve the state of the art in fire risk assessment to support the new risk-informed environment in fire protection. This project produced a consensus documentNUREG/CR-6850 (EPRI report 1011989), Fire PRA Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilitieswhich addresses fire risk during operations at power plants. NUREG/CR-6850 developed high-level guidance on identifying and including human failure events (HFEs) into the fire PRA (FPRA) and a me...

2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the use of engineering judgements applied to analytical human reliablity analysis methods (HRA)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Due to the scarcity of Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) data, one of the key elements of any HRA analysis is use of engineering judgment. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) HRA Calculator guides the user through the steps of any HRA analysis and allows the user to choose among analytical HRA methods. It applies Accident Sequence Evaluation Program (ASEP), Technique for Human Error Rate Prediction (THERP), the HCR/ORE Correlation, and the Caused Based Decision Tree Method (CBDTM). This program is intended to produce consistent results among different analysts provided that the initial information is similar. Even with this analytical approach, an HRA analyst must still render several judgments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of engineering judgment applied to the quantification of post-initiator actions using the HRA Calculator. The Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station (CPSES) Level 1 Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) HRA was used as a database for examples and numerical comparison. Engineering judgments were evaluated in the following ways: 1) Survey of HRA experts. Two surveys were completed, and the participants provided a range of different perspectives on how they individually apply engineering judgment. 2) Numerical comparison among the three methods. 3) Review of CPSES HRA and identification of judgments and the effects on the overall results of the database. The results of this study identified thirteen areas in which an HRA analyst must interpret and render judgments on how to quantify a Human Error Probability (HEP) and recommendations are provided on how current industry practitioners render these same judgments. The areas are: identification and definition of actions to be modeled, identification and definition of actions to be modeled, definition of critical actions, definition of cognitive portion of the action, choice of methodology, stress level, rule-, skill- or knowledge-based designation, timing information, training, procedures, human interactions with hardware, recoveries and dependencies within an action, and review of final HEP.

Kohlhepp, Katherine D.

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Human Reliability Analysis Approach Using Measurements for Individual Plant Examination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simplified approach has been developed for human reliability analysis (HRA) that will quantify the success/failure probabilities of control-room operator actions. Based on plant simulator measurements, the approach provides a state-of-the-art method to evaluate and thereby reduce plant risk as part of NRC's required individual plant examination (IPE).

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Preliminary Approach to Human Reliability Analysis for External Events with a Focus on Seismic  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Substantial research has been performed to-date to develop and improve methods to perform Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) in support of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). Existing HRA methods, however, were developed primarily for internal events PRA and PRA applications. These methods often contain underlying assumptions that may or may not be applicable to the challenging and new environment created by an ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Microworlds, Simulators, and Simulation: Framework for a Benchmark of Human Reliability Data Sources  

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In this paper, we propose a method to improve the data basis of human reliability analysis (HRA) by extending the data sources used to inform HRA methods. Currently, most HRA methods are based on limited empirical data, and efforts to enhance the empirical basis behind HRA methods have not yet yielded significant new data. Part of the reason behind this shortage of quality data is attributable to the data sources used. Data have been derived from unrelated industries, from infrequent risk-significant events, or from costly control room simulator studies. We propose a benchmark of four data sources: a simplified microworld simulator using unskilled student operators, a full-scope control room simulator using skilled student operators, a full-scope control room simulator using licensed commercial operators, and a human performance modeling and simulation system using virtual operators. The goal of this research is to compare findings across the data sources to determine to what extent data may be used and generalized from cost effective sources.

Ronald Boring; Dana Kelly; Carol Smidts; Ali Mosleh; Brian Dyre

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The NUCLARR databank: Human reliability and hardware failure data for the nuclear power industry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR) was developed to provide human reliability and hardware failure data to analysts in the nuclear power industry. This IBM-compatible databank is contained on a set of floppy diskettes which include data files and a menu-driven system for locating, reviewing, sorting, and retrieving the data. NUCLARR contains over 2500 individual data records, drawn from more, than 60 sources. The system is upgraded annually, to include additional human error and hardware component failure data and programming enhancements (i.e., increased user-friendliness). NUCLARR is available from the NRC through project staff at the INEL.

Reece, W.J.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity & Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ENERGY RELIABILITY Human Capital Management Strategic Plan FY2007 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Human Capital Management Strategic Plan September 2006...

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A limited assessment of the ASEP human reliability analysis procedure using simulator examination results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents a limited assessment of the conservatism of the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program (ASEP) human reliability analysis (HRA) procedure described in NUREG/CR-4772. In particular, the, ASEP post-accident, post-diagnosis, nominal HRA procedure is assessed within the context of an individual`s performance of critical tasks on the simulator portion of requalification examinations administered to nuclear power plant operators. An assessment of the degree to which operator perforn:Lance during simulator examinations is an accurate reflection of operator performance during actual accident conditions was outside the scope of work for this project; therefore, no direct inference can be made from this report about such performance. The data for this study are derived from simulator examination reports from the NRC requalification examination cycle. A total of 4071 critical tasks were identified, of which 45 had been failed. The ASEP procedure was used to estimate human error probability (HEP) values for critical tasks, and the HEP results were compared with the failure rates observed in the examinations. The ASEP procedure was applied by PNL operator license examiners who supplemented the limited information in the examination reports with expert judgment based upon their extensive simulator examination experience. ASEP analyses were performed for a sample of 162 critical tasks selected randomly from the 4071, and the results were used to characterize the entire population. ASEP analyses were also performed for all of the 45 failed critical tasks. Two tests were performed to assess the bias of the ASEP HEPs compared with the data from the requalification examinations. The first compared the average of the ASEP HEP values with the fraction of the population actually failed and it found a statistically significant factor of two bias on the average.

Gore, B.R.; Dukelow, J.S. Jr.; Mitts, T.M.; Nicholson, W.L. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue case study and reliability analyses for wind turbines  

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Modern wind turbines are fatigue critical machines used to produce electrical power. To insure long term, reliable operation, their structure must be optimized if they are to be economically viable. The fatigue and reliability projects in Sandia`s Wind Energy Program are developing the analysis tools required to accomplish these design requirements. The first section of the paper formulates the fatigue analysis of a wind turbine using a cumulative damage technique. The second section uses reliability analysis for quantifying the uncertainties and the inherent randomness associated with turbine performance and the prediction of service lifetimes. Both research areas are highlighted with typical results.

Sutherland, H.J.; Veers, P.S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging Human Reliability Analysis and Psychology, Part 2: A Cognitive Framework to Support HRA  

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This is the second of two papers that discuss the literature review conducted as part of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) effort to develop a hybrid human reliability analysis (HRA) method in response to Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) SRM-M061020. This review was conducted with the goal of strengthening the technical basis within psychology, cognitive science and human factors for the hybrid HRA method being proposed. An overview of the literature review approach and high-level structure is provided in the first paper, whereas this paper presents the results of the review. The psychological literature review encompassed research spanning the entirety of human cognition and performance, and consequently produced an extensive list of psychological processes, mechanisms, and factors that contribute to human performance. To make sense of this large amount of information, the results of the literature review were organized into a cognitive framework that identifies causes of failure of macrocognition in humans, and connects those proximate causes to psychological mechanisms and performance influencing factors (PIFs) that can lead to the failure. This cognitive framework can serve as a tool to inform HRA. Beyond this, however, the cognitive framework has the potential to also support addressing human performance issues identified in Human Factors applications.

April M. Whaley; Stacey M. L. Hendrickson; Ronald L. Boring; Jing Xing

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidisciplinary framework for human reliability analysis with an application to errors of commission and dependencies  

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Since the early 1970s, human reliability analysis (HRA) has been considered to be an integral part of probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs). Nuclear power plant (NPP) events, from Three Mile Island through the mid-1980s, showed the importance of human performance to NPP risk. Recent events demonstrate that human performance continues to be a dominant source of risk. In light of these observations, the current limitations of existing HRA approaches become apparent when the role of humans is examined explicitly in the context of real NPP events. The development of new or improved HRA methodologies to more realistically represent human performance is recognized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as a necessary means to increase the utility of PRAS. To accomplish this objective, an Improved HRA Project, sponsored by the NRC`s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), was initiated in late February, 1992, at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to develop an improved method for HRA that more realistically assesses the human contribution to plant risk and can be fully integrated with PRA. This report describes the research efforts including the development of a multidisciplinary HRA framework, the characterization and representation of errors of commission, and an approach for addressing human dependencies. The implications of the research and necessary requirements for further development also are discussed.

Barriere, M.T.; Luckas, W.J. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Wreathall, J. [Wreathall (John) and Co., Dublin, OH (United States); Cooper, S.E. [Science Applications International Corp., Reston, VA (United States); Bley, D.C. [PLG, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (United States); Ramey-Smith, A. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States). Div. of Systems Technology

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Many Performance Shaping Factors are Necessary for Human Reliability Analysis?  

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It has been argued that human reliability analysis (HRA) has expended considerable energy on creating detailed representations of human performance through an increasingly long list of performance shaping factors (PSFs). It is not clear, however, to what extent this refinement and expansion of PSFs has enhanced the quality of HRA. Indeed, there is considerable range in the number of PSFs provided by individual HRA methods, ranging from single factor models such as time-reliability curves, up to 50 or more PSFs in some current HRA models. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission advocates 15 PSFs in its HRA Good Practices (NUREG-1792), while its SPAR-H method (NUREG/CR-6883) espouses the use of eight PSFs and its ATHEANA method (NUREG-1624) features an open-ended number of PSFs. The apparent differences in the optimal number of PSFs can be explained in terms of the diverse functions of PSFs in HRA. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of PSFs across different stages of HRA, including identification of potential human errors, modeling of these errors into an overall probabilistic risk assessment, quantifying errors, and preventing errors.

Ronald L. Boring

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS FOR COMPUTERIZED PROCEDURES, PART TWO: APPLICABILITY OF CURRENT METHODS  

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Computerized procedures (CPs) are an emerging technology within nuclear power plant control rooms. While CPs have been implemented internationally in advanced control rooms, to date no U.S. nuclear power plant has implemented CPs in its main control room. Yet, CPs are a reality of new plant builds and are an area of considerable interest to existing plants, which see advantages in terms of easier records management by omitting the need for updating hardcopy procedures. The overall intent of this paper is to provide a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures. It is beyond the scope of this document to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper serves as a review of current HRA as it may be used for the analysis and review of computerized procedures.

Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF COMPUTERIZED PROCEDURES IN HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS  

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Computerized procedures (CPs) are an emerging technology within nuclear power plant control rooms. While CPs have been implemented internationally in advanced control rooms, to date no US nuclear power plant has implemented CPs in its main control room. Yet, CPs are a reality of new plant builds and are an area of considerable interest to existing plants, which see advantages in terms of easier records management by omitting the need for updating hardcopy procedures. The overall intent of this paper is to provide a characterization of human reliability analysis (HRA) issues for computerized procedures. It is beyond the scope of this document to propose a new HRA approach or to recommend specific methods or refinements to those methods. Rather, this paper serves as a review of current HRA as it may be used for the analysis and review of computerized procedures.

Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final report for CCS cross-layer reliability visioning study  

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The geometric rate of improvement of transistor size and integrated circuit performance known as Moore's Law has been an engine of growth for our economy, enabling new products and services, creating new value and wealth, increasing safety, and removing menial tasks from our daily lives. Affordable, highly integrated components have enabled both life-saving technologies and rich entertainment applications. Anti-lock brakes, insulin monitors, and GPS-enabled emergency response systems save lives. Cell phones, internet appliances, virtual worlds, realistic video games, and mp3 players enrich our lives and connect us together. Over the past 40 years of silicon scaling, the increasing capabilities of inexpensive computation have transformed our society through automation and ubiquitous communications. Looking forward, increasing unpredictability threatens our ability to continue scaling integrated circuits at Moore's Law rates. As the transistors and wires that make up integrated circuits become smaller, they display both greater differences in behavior among devices designed to be identical and greater vulnerability to transient and permanent faults. Conventional design techniques expend energy to tolerate this unpredictability by adding safety margins to a circuit's operating voltage, clock frequency or charge stored per bit. However, the rising energy costs needed to compensate for increasing unpredictability are rapidly becoming unacceptable in today's environment where power consumption is often the limiting factor on integrated circuit performance and energy efficiency is a national concern. Reliability and energy consumption are both reaching key inflection points that, together, threaten to reduce or end the benefits of feature size reduction. To continue beneficial scaling, we must use a cross-layer, Jull-system-design approach to reliability. Unlike current systems, which charge every device a substantial energy tax in order to guarantee correct operation in spite of rare events, such as one high-threshold transistor in a billion or one erroneous gate evaluation in an hour of computation, cross-layer reliability schemes make reliability management a cooperative effort across the system stack, sharing information across layers so that they only expend energy on reliability when an error actually occurs. Figure 1 illustrates an example of such a system that uses a combination of information from the application and cheap architecture-level techniques to detect errors. When an error occurs, mechanisms at higher levels in the stack correct the error, efficiently delivering correct operation to the user in spite of errors at the device or circuit levels. In the realms of memory and communication, engineers have a long history of success in tolerating unpredictable effects such as fabrication variability, transient upsets, and lifetime wear using information sharing, limited redundancy, and cross-layer approaches that anticipate, accommodate, and suppress errors. Networks use a combination of hardware and software to guarantee end-toend correctness. Error-detection and correction codes use additional information to correct the most common errors, single-bit transmission errors. When errors occur that cannot be corrected by these codes, the network protocol requests re-transmission of one or more packets until the correct data is received. Similarly, computer memory systems exploit a cross-layer division of labor to achieve high performance with modest hardware. Rather than demanding that hardware alone provide the virtual memory abstraction, software page-fault and TLB-miss handlers allow a modest piece of hardware, the TLB, to handle the common-case operations on a cyc1e-by-cycle basis while infrequent misses are handled in system software. Unfortunately, mitigating logic errors is not as simple or as well researched as memory or communication systems. This lack of understanding has led to very expensive solutions. For example, triple-modular redundancy masks errors by triplicating computations in either time or area. T

Quinn, Heather M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dehon, Andre [U. PENN; Carter, Nicj [INTEL

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Bridging Human Reliability Analysis and Psychology, Part 1: The Psychological Literature Review for the IDHEAS Method  

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In response to Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) SRM-M061020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is sponsoring work to update the technical basis underlying human reliability analysis (HRA) in an effort to improve the robustness of HRA. The ultimate goal of this work is to develop a hybrid of existing methods addressing limitations of current HRA models and in particular issues related to intra- and inter-method variabilities and results. This hybrid method is now known as the Integrated Decision-tree Human Event Analysis System (IDHEAS). Existing HRA methods have looked at elements of the psychological literature, but there has not previously been a systematic attempt to translate the complete span of cognition from perception to action into mechanisms that can inform HRA. Therefore, a first step of this effort was to perform a literature search of psychology, cognition, behavioral science, teamwork, and operating performance to incorporate current understanding of human performance in operating environments, thus affording an improved technical foundation for HRA. However, this literature review went one step further by mining the literature findings to establish causal relationships and explicit links between the different types of human failures, performance drivers and associated performance measures ultimately used for quantification. This is the first of two papers that detail the literature review (paper 1) and its product (paper 2). This paper describes the literature review and the high-level architecture used to organize the literature review, and the second paper (Whaley, Hendrickson, Boring, & Xing, these proceedings) describes the resultant cognitive framework.

April M. Whaley; Stacey M. L. Hendrickson; Ronald L. Boring; Jeffrey C. Joe; Katya L. Le Blanc; Jing Xing

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Case Study of CSP Temperature Cycle and Board Bending Reliability  

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RE1-3 1 Optimization Case Study of CSP Temperature Cycle and Board Bending Reliability Ian R attach, CSP, chip scale package, solder joint reliability, fatigue cracking, board flex sensitivity of our CSP products because of a tensile sensitivity that was not characterized by a controlled test

Harvey, Ian R.

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Reliability of Current Biokinetic and Dosimetric Models for Radionuclides: A Pilot Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of a pilot study of the reliability of the biokinetic and dosimetric models currently used by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as predictors of dose per unit internal or external exposure to radionuclides. The study examines the feasibility of critically evaluating the accuracy of these models for a comprehensive set of radionuclides of concern to the NRC. Each critical evaluation would include: identification of discrepancies between the models and current databases; characterization of uncertainties in model predictions of dose per unit intake or unit external exposure; characterization of variability in dose per unit intake or unit external exposure; and evaluation of prospects for development of more accurate models. Uncertainty refers here to the level of knowledge of a central value for a population, and variability refers to quantitative differences between different members of a population. This pilot study provides a critical assessment of models for selected radionuclides representing different levels of knowledge of dose per unit exposure. The main conclusions of this study are as follows: (1) To optimize the use of available NRC resources, the full study should focus on radionuclides most frequently encountered in the workplace or environment. A list of 50 radionuclides is proposed. (2) The reliability of a dose coefficient for inhalation or ingestion of a radionuclide (i.e., an estimate of dose per unit intake) may depend strongly on the specific application. Multiple characterizations of the uncertainty in a dose coefficient for inhalation or ingestion of a radionuclide may be needed for different forms of the radionuclide and different levels of information of that form available to the dose analyst. (3) A meaningful characterization of variability in dose per unit intake of a radionuclide requires detailed information on the biokinetics of the radionuclide and hence is not feasible for many infrequently studied radionuclides. (4) The biokinetics of a radionuclide in the human body typically represents the greatest source of uncertainty or variability in dose per unit intake. (5) Characterization of uncertainty in dose per unit exposure is generally a more straightforward problem for external exposure than for intake of a radionuclide. (6) For many radionuclides the most important outcome of a large-scale critical evaluation of databases and biokinetic models for radionuclides is expected to be the improvement of current models. Many of the current models do not fully or accurately reflect available radiobiological or physiological information, either because the models are outdated or because they were based on selective or uncritical use of data or inadequate model structures. In such cases the models should be replaced with physiologically realistic models that incorporate a wider spectrum of information.

Leggett, Richard Wayne [ORNL; Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL; Meck, Robert A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability  

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Corporation (NERC): Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten-year forcast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid More Documents & Publications Re: DOE Request for Information - Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to

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Human Reliability Analysis in the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry: A Comparison of Atomistic and Holistic Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variety of methods have been developed to generate human error probabilities for use in the US nuclear power industry. When actual operations data are not available, it is necessary for an analyst to estimate these probabilities. Most approaches, including THERP, ASEP, SLIM-MAUD, and SPAR-H, feature an atomistic approach to characterizing and estimating error. The atomistic approach is based on the notion that events and their causes can be decomposed and individually quantified. In contrast, in the holistic approach, such as found in ATHEANA, the analysis centers on the entire event, which is typically quantified as an indivisible whole. The distinction between atomistic and holistic approaches is important in understanding the nature of human reliability analysis quantification and the utility and shortcomings associated with each approach.

Ronald L. Boring; David I. Gertman; Jeffrey C. Joe; Julie L. Marble

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the reliability of Stirling engines for distributed receiver systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this study was to examine the reliability of existing and improved Stirling engine concepts for dispersed solar dish/electric applications in the 25--50 kW/sub e/ range. Five current kinematic Stirling engine designs have the capability to meet or exceed the 32% system efficiency goal of the DOE Solar Thermal Program. Experience with the Vanguard Solar-Dish/Stirling Engine module demonstrated that the 32% efficiency goal is realistic, but that improved Stirling engine reliability is necessary for successful implementation of dispersed solar power systems. A review of historical Stirling engine data illustrated that the three major reliability issues with kinematic Stirling engines are the piston-rod seals, engine hot parts and power control/drive systems. A specific kinematic engine concept that appears to have the potential for meeting the 50,000-hour operating lifetime requirement of solar power systems has a pressurized crankcase to reduce piston-rod seal problems, an indirectly heated hot-end section using heat pipes to smooth out temperature gradients in the heater tubes, and a variable-angle swashplate for power control. Further development efforts are required to establish reliability and validate performance goals of these engine concepts. 30 refs., 13 figs., 8 tabs.

Holtz, R.E.; Uherka, K.L.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI Boiler Reliability Optimization Program: Case Studies from 1998-2001  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The prospect of competing in a deregulated environment is driving utilities to explore more cost-effective means of operating and maintaining their plants. Recognizing this, a number of companies -- including American Electric Power, Great River Energy, Detroit Edison, Arizona Public Services Company, and Hawaiian Electric Company -- have participated in EPRI's Boiler Reliability Optimization Program. This report provides seven case studies demonstrating key aspects of the program.

2001-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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USING EXPERT MODELS IN HUMAN RELIABILITY ANALYSIS A DEPENDENCE ASSESSMENT METHOD BASED  

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of an Anticipated Transient Without Scram (ATWS) scenario in a nuclear Boiling Water Reactor (BWR the computerized diagnostic aids used in nuclear p ower plants, e.g. Chang et al. (1995), and clinical decision for nuclear power plants applications, human failure dependence assessment is an important part of the HRA

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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A HUMAN RELIABILITY-CENTERED APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF JOB AIDS FOR REVIEWERS OF MEDICAL DEVICES THAT USE RADIOLOGICAL BYPRODUCT MATERIALS.  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is engaged in an initiative to risk-inform the regulation of byproduct materials. Operating experience indicates that human actions play a dominant role in most of the activities involving byproduct materials, which are radioactive materials other than those used in nuclear power plants or in weapons production, primarily for medical or industrial purposes. The overall risk of these activities is strongly influenced by human performance. Hence, an improved understanding of human error, its causes and contexts, and human reliability analysis (HRA) is important in risk-informing the regulation of these activities. The development of the human performance job aids was undertaken by stages, with frequent interaction with the prospective users. First, potentially risk significant human actions were identified based on reviews of available risk studies for byproduct material applications and of descriptions of events for byproduct materials applications that involved potentially significant human actions. Applications from the medical and the industrial domains were sampled. Next, the specific needs of the expected users of the human performance-related capabilities were determined. To do this, NRC headquarters and region staff were interviewed to identify the types of activities (e.g., license reviews, inspections, event assessments) that need HRA support and the form in which such support might best be offered. Because the range of byproduct uses regulated by NRC is so broad, it was decided that initial development of knowledge and tools would be undertaken in the context of a specific use of byproduct material, which was selected in consultation with NRC staff. Based on needs of NRC staff and the human performance related characteristics of the context chosen, knowledge resources were then compiled to support consideration of human performance issues related to the regulation of byproduct materials. Finally, with information sources and an application context identified, a set of strawman job aids was developed, which was then presented to prospective users for critique and comment. Work is currently under way to develop training materials and refine the job aids in preparation for a pilot evaluation.

COOPER, S.E.; BROWN, W.S.; WREATHALL, J.

2005-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Generation Options to Enhance Customer Service Reliability: Case Study for the New York Power Authority  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A community served by New York Power Authority (NYPA) has a history of long-term power reliability problems. To resolve these reliability problems, NYPA has evaluated several mobile distributed generation (DIS-GEN) options.

1997-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of energy consumption and reliability in a multi-hop sensor network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For a moderate-size, multi-hop, sensor network, we present experimental measurements of radio energy consumption and packet reliability. We categorize the energy measurements by energy consumed in each radio state and for each traffic type. Packet reliability ...

Jonathan M. Reason; Jan M. Rabaey

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MRS (monitored retrievable storage) Systems Study Task 1 report: Waste management system reliability analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is one of nine studies undertaken by contractors to the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), to provide a technical basis for re-evaluating the role of a monitored retrievable storage (MRS) facility. The study evaluates the relative reliabilities of systems with and without an MRS facility using current facility design bases. The principal finding of this report is that the MRS system has several operational advantages that enhance system reliability. These are: (1) the MRS system is likely to encounter fewer technical issues, (2) the MRS would assure adequate system surface storage capacity to accommodate repository construction and startup delays of up to five years or longer if the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA) were amended, (3) the system with an MRS has two federal acceptance facilities with parallel transportation routing and surface storage capacity, and (4) the MRS system would allow continued waste acceptance for up to a year after a major disruption of emplacement operations at the repository.

Clark, L.L.; Myers, R.S.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scoping study on trends in the economic value of electricity reliability to the U.S. economy  

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During the past three years, working with more than 150 organizations representing public and private stakeholders, EPRI has developed the Electricity Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies several major strategic challenges that must be successfully addressed to ensure a sustainable future in which electricity continues to play an important role in economic growth. Articulation of these anticipated trends and challenges requires a detailed understanding of the role and importance of reliable electricity in different sectors of the economy. This report is intended to contribute to that understanding by analyzing key aspects of trends in the economic value of electricity reliability in the U.S. economy. We first present a review of recent literature on electricity reliability costs. Next, we describe three distinct end-use approaches for tracking trends in reliability needs: (1) an analysis of the electricity-use requirements of office equipment in different commercial sectors; (2) an examination of the use of aggregate statistical indicators of industrial electricity use and economic activity to identify high reliability-requirement customer market segments; and (3) a case study of cleanrooms, which is a cross-cutting market segment known to have high reliability requirements. Finally, we present insurance industry perspectives on electricity reliability as an example of a financial tool for addressing customers' reliability needs.

Eto, Joseph; Koomey, Jonathan; Lehman, Bryan; Martin, Nathan; Mills, Evan; Webber, Carrie; Worrell, Ernst

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity Reliability  

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lines and bar graph Electricity Reliability The Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) conducts research, develops, and disseminates new methods, tools,...

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Use of Melt Flow Rate Test in Reliability Study of Thermoplastic Encapsulation Materials in Photovoltaic Modules  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Use of thermoplastic materials as encapsulants in photovoltaic (PV) modules presents a potential concern in terms of high temperature creep, which should be evaluated before thermoplastics are qualified for use in the field. Historically, the issue of creep has been avoided by using thermosetting polymers as encapsulants, such as crosslinked ethylene-co-vinyl acetate (EVA). Because they lack crosslinked networks, however, thermoplastics may be subject to phase transitions and visco-elastic flow at the temperatures and mechanical stresses encountered by modules in the field, creating the potential for a number of reliability and safety issues. Thermoplastic materials investigated in this study include PV-grade uncured-EVA (without curing agents and therefore not crosslinked); polyvinyl butyral (PVB); thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU); and three polyolefins (PO), which have been proposed for use as PV encapsulation. Two approaches were used to evaluate the performance of these materials as encapsulants: module-level testing and a material-level testing.

Moseley, J.; Miller, D.; Shah, Q.-U.-A. S. J.; Sakurai, K.; Kempe, M.; Tamizhmani, G.; Kurtz, S.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of an Emergency Diesel Generator Reliability Program, A Case Study of Crystal River Unit 3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Florida Power Corporation Crystal River nuclear station has markedly improved emergency diesel generator (EDG) reliability at its Unit 3 reactor. Analysis of plant activities that contributed to this improvement demonstrates the effectiveness of applying practical EDG reliability programs and confirms the usefulness of proposed EPRI guidelines for such programs.

1989-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR): Data manual. Part 2: Human error probability (HEP) data; Volume 5, Revision 4  

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This data manual contains a hard copy of the information in the Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR) Version 3.5 database, which is sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NUCLARR was designed as a tool for risk analysis. Many of the nuclear reactors in the US and several outside the US are represented in the NUCLARR database. NUCLARR includes both human error probability estimates for workers at the plants and hardware failure data for nuclear reactor equipment. Aggregations of these data yield valuable reliability estimates for probabilistic risk assessments and human reliability analyses. The data manual is organized to permit manual searches of the information if the computerized version is not available. Originally, the manual was published in three parts. In this revision the introductory material located in the original Part 1 has been incorporated into the text of Parts 2 and 3. The user can now find introductory material either in the original Part 1, or in Parts 2 and 3 as revised. Part 2 contains the human error probability data, and Part 3, the hardware component reliability data.

Reece, W.J.; Gilbert, B.G.; Richards, R.E. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) | Department of Energy  

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Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) Electricity & Energy Reliability (WFP) The purpose of the workforce Plan is to provide focus and direction to Human Resources (HR) strategy....

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A study on software reliability prediction models using soft computing techniques  

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Accurate software reliability prediction can not only enable developers to improve the quality of software but also provide useful information to help them for planning valuable resources. In this paper, we examine an analytical perspective of software ...

Pradeep Kumar; Yogesh Singh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study - Florida Power & Light - Smart Grid Solutions Strengthen Reliability and Services - July 2012.pdf  

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Florida Power & Light Florida Power & Light July 2012 1 Smart devices have been installed on 78 substation transformer banks. Smart Grid Solutions Strengthen Electric Reliability and Customer Services in Florida With 4.6 million customers, nearly 70,000 miles of power lines and 16 power plants, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is one of the nation's largest electric utilities. FPL says maintaining reliable service while keeping rates affordable is "Job One." While pursuing its mission, FPL is implementing "Energy Smart Florida," which is the largest and one of the most comprehensive of the U.S. Department of

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

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses...

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Electricity Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and facilitating recovery from disruptions to energy supply. MajorElectricity Delivery and Energy Reliability High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Visualization on the nation's energy delivery system Superconductors are important to meeting the nation's energy needs

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Non-Wires Alternatives to Achieving Electric Delivery Reliability Goals: Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2008, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) launched the Program 172, Transmission and Distribution Efficiency in a Carbon-Constrained World initiative to focus research on improving the efficiency of the electric delivery system. It included parallel research projects to explore the feasibility of utilities employing non-wires solutions to meeting transmission and distribution (T&D) electric reliability obligations. Traditionally, electric grid investments are made by utilities based on foreca...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Case Study on Assessment of Achieving Increased Reliability with Distributed Energy Resources: Consolidated Edison  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) undertook an investigation of whether distributed energy resources, including distributed generation, storage and demand response load reductions, could help achieve greater reliability for a network served by a specific substation in New York City. The project was a first-level screening to determine the feasibility, costs, and benefits of using distributed energy resources as an alternative to conventional ...

2012-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

68

Studies of human mutation rates  

SciTech Connect

November 1989, marked the beginning of a new three-year cycle of DOE grant support, in connection with which the program underwent a major reorganization. This document presents the progress on the three objectives of the present program which are: to isolate by the technique of two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE), proteins of special interest because of the relative mutability of the corresponding gene, establish the identity of the protein, and, for selected proteins, move to a characterization of the corresponding gene; to develop a more efficient approach, based on 2-D PAGE, for the detection of variants in DNA, with special reference to the identification of mutations in the parents of the individual whose DNA is being examined; and, to continue an effective interface with the genetic studies on the children of atomic bomb survivors in Japan, with reference to both the planning and implementation of new studies at the molecular level.

Neel, J.V.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

69

Studies of human mutation rates  

SciTech Connect

The three objectives of the program are: To isolate by the technique of two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE), proteins of special interest because of the relative mutability of the corresponding gene, establish the identity of the protein, and, for selected proteins, move to a characterization of the corresponding gene; To develop a more efficient approach, based on 2-D PAGE, for the detection of variants in DNA, with special reference to the identification of a variant in a child not present in either parent of the child (i.e., a mutation); and, To continue an effective interface with the genetic studies on the children of atomic bomb survivors in Japan, with reference to both the planning and implementation of new studies at the molecular level. For administrative purposes, the program is subdivided into four sections, each under the direction of one of the four co-PIs; the progress during the past year will be summarized in accordance with this sectional structure. 1 tab.

Neel, J.V.

1991-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

70

Feasibility study: Application of RCM techniques for substation maintenance at the Bonneville Power Administration. [Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This feasibility study examines reliability centered maintenance (RCM) as it applies to Bonneville Power Administrations (BPA) substation maintenance program. Reliability techniques are examined in evaluated. Existing BPA equipment maintenance procedures are documented. Equipment failure history is considered. Economic impacts are estimated. Various equipment instrumentation methods are reviewed. Based on this analysis a prototype system is proposed. The prototype will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1 is to be completed in 1992, it includes instrumenting one power transformer and one oil circuit breaker. Software development will focus on displaying data. Phase 2 is to be completed the following year. The remaining transformers and breakers will be instrumented during the second phase. Software development will focus on predictive maintenance techniques and maintenance decision support.

Purucker, S.L.; Tonn, B.E.; Goeltz, R.T.; James, R.D.; Kercel, S.; Rizy, D.T.; Simpson, M.L.; Van Dyke, J.W.

1992-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and maintainability study of select solar-energy-system components in the National Solar Data Network. Final subcontract report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study reports on the reliability and maintainability of select solar energy system components evaluated in 16 solar heating and cooling systems over a one-year period. The systems evaluated were instrumented sites from the National Solar Data Network (NSDN). A complete description and system schematic for each site is provided. The study period was generally between October 1981 to October 1982. The report provides quantitative R and M data (e.g., Failure Rate and Mean Time Between Failures) on pumps, motors and fans from the selected NSDN sites, along with conclusions and recommendations based on comparative data for other components. In summary, pumps, valves, and heat exchangers in solar heating and cooling (SHAC) systems appear to be very reliable and show failure rates comparable to other mechanical system applications. Control systems typically used in SHAC systems appear to be the least reliable but still fall within the range of failures exhibited by other mechanical systems. Evidence suggests that piping leaks in SHAC systems occur at three times the rate of other mechanical systems. Recommendations are provided on other areas of research necessary to determine the useful life of SHAC system components. Finally, an appendix to this report describes actual failures encountered in the 16 systems evaluated.

Kendall, P.W.; Logee, T.L.; Raymond, M.G.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

Scoping study on trends in the economic value of electricity reliability to the U.S. economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

companies based on reliability of supply, emphasizing the monetary value placed by customers on the number

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Renewable Resource Integration Project - Scoping Study of Strategic Transmission, Operations, and Reliability Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

California is on a path to increase utilization of renewable resources. California will need to integrate approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of new renewable generation in the next 20 years. Renewable resources are typically located in remote locations, not near the load centers. Nearly two/thirds or 20,000 MW of new renewable resources needed are likely to be delivered to Los Angeles Basin transmission gateways. Integration of renewable resources requires interconnection to the power grid, expansion of the transmission system capability between the backbone power grid and transmission gateways, and increase in delivery capacity from transmission gateways to the local load centers. To scope the transmission, operations, and reliability issues for renewables integration, this research focused on the Los Angeles Basin Area transmission gateways where most of new renewables are likely. Necessary actions for successful renewables integration include: (1) Expand Los Angeles Basin Area transmission gateway and nomogram limits by 10,000 to 20,000 MW; (2) Upgrade local transmission network for deliverability to load centers; (3) Secure additional storage, demand management, automatic load control, dynamic pricing, and other resources that meet regulation and ramping needed in real time operations; (4) Enhance local voltage support; and (5) Expand deliverability from Los Angeles to San Diego and Northern California.

Eto, Joseph; Budhraja, Vikram; Ballance, John; Dyer, Jim; Mobasheri, Fred; Eto, Joseph

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. 2010 STRATEGIC PLAN June 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS OE's Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Case Study: Fuel Cells Increase Reliability at First National Bank of Omaha  

Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

A case study of the First National Bank of Omaha fuel cell system, covering 1999 through October 2009. The system reduced heating bills by more than $1 million.

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Renewable Resource Integration Project - Scoping Study of Strategic Transmission, Operations, and Reliability Issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

resource areas, the transmission lines which form the study local area boundary transmission lines under the condition identified several transmission  lines within the  SCE 

Budhraja, Vikram

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems IntegrationEnergy Reliability’s Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

78

Materials Reliability Program: Pressurized Thermal Shock Sensitivity Studies Using the FAVOR Code (MRP-96)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes a series of sensitivity studies performed using the Fracture Analysis of Vessels - Oak Ridge (FAVOR) code that was developed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as an applications tool for re-assessing current pressurized thermal shock (PTS) regulations. This effort evaluated the sensitivity of vessel failure probability to changes in various parameters. Those parameters were used in the code for performing a risk-informed probabilistic analysis of the structural integrity ...

2003-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

79

Characterization of flaws in a tube bundle mock-up for reliability studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of an assessment of in-service inspection of steam generator tubes, the authors will assemble a steam generator mock-up for round robin studies and use as a test bed in evaluating emerging technologies. Progress is reported on the characterization of flaws that will be part of the mock-up. Eddy current and ultrasonic techniques are being evaluated as a means to characterize the flaws in the mock-up tubes before final assembly. Twenty Inconel 600 tubes with laboratory-grown cracks, typical of those to be used in the mock-up, were provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for laboratory testing. After the tubes were inspected with eddy current and ultrasonic techniques, they were destructively analyzed to establish the actual depths, lengths, and profiles of the cracks. The analysis of the results will allow the best techniques to be used for characterizing the flaws in the mock-up tubes.

Kupperman, D.S.; Bakhtiari, S.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design modification for the modular helium reactor for higher temperature operation and reliability studies for nuclear hydrogen production processes  

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Design options have been evaluated for the Modular Helium Reactor (MHR) for higher temperature operation. An alternative configuration for the MHR coolant inlet flow path is developed to reduce the peak vessel temperature (PVT). The coolant inlet path is shifted from the annular path between reactor core barrel and vessel wall through the permanent side reflector (PSR). The number and dimensions of coolant holes are varied to optimize the pressure drop, the inlet velocity, and the percentage of graphite removed from the PSR to create this inlet path. With the removal of ~10% of the graphite from PSR the PVT is reduced from 541 0C to 421 0C. A new design for the graphite block core has been evaluated and optimized to reduce the inlet coolant temperature with the aim of further reduction of PVT. The dimensions and number of fuel rods and coolant holes, and the triangular pitch have been changed and optimized. Different packing fractions for the new core design have been used to conserve the number of fuel particles. Thermal properties for the fuel elements are calculated and incorporated into these analyses. The inlet temperature, mass flow and bypass flow are optimized to limit the peak fuel temperature (PFT) within an acceptable range. Using both of these modifications together, the PVT is reduced to ~350 0C while keeping the outlet temperature at 950 0C and maintaining the PFT within acceptable limits. The vessel and fuel temperatures during low pressure conduction cooldown and high pressure conduction cooldown transients are found to be well below the design limits. The reliability and availability studies for coupled nuclear hydrogen production processes based on the sulfur iodine thermochemical process and high temperature electrolysis process have been accomplished. The fault tree models for both these processes are developed. Using information obtained on system configuration, component failure probability, component repair time and system operating modes and conditions, the system reliability and availability are assessed. Required redundancies are made to improve system reliability and to optimize the plant design for economic performance. The failure rates and outage factors of both processes are found to be well below the maximum acceptable range.

Reza, S.M. Mohsin

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

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Publications Publications Screenshot of the cover of an NREL report, titled Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Project Report: Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2 testing. The NREL wind research program's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative publishes reports and presentations of its activities. General Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 3 Gearbox 2 Test Plan 2013 DOE/NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: All Members Meeting Agenda 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 1 and 2: Testing and Modeling Results 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update: A Brief (Presentation) Jan 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update (Presentation) April 2012 NREL Collaborates to Improve Wind Turbine Technology (Fact Sheet) 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Phase 1 and 2 Overview

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Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. 2010 STRATEGIC PLAN June 2010 This plan reflects OE's ongoing development of a strategy to achieve the...

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Multi-channel reliability and spectrum usage in real homes: empirical studies for home-area sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Home area networks (HANs) consisting of wireless sensors have emerged as the enabling technology for important applications such as smart energy. These applications impose unique QoS constraints, requiring low data rates but high network reliability ...

Mo Sha; Gregory Hackmann; Chenyang Lu

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Electronic reliability estimation: how reliable are the results?  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The development of Safety Critical Systems requires the compliance to several safety standards and regulations. Since, most of the times, human life is at stake, it is crucial to fully understand the behaviour of the system being developed in order to ... Keywords: MIL-Hdbk-217F, MTTF, estimation, reliability

Nuno Silva; Rui Lopes

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental study of assessment of weld quality on fatigue reliability analysis of a nuclear pressure vessel  

SciTech Connect

The steam generator in a PWR primary coolant system is one of the pieces of equipment made in China for the Qinshan nuclear power plant, Zhejiang. It is a crucial unit belonging to the category of nuclear pressure vessel. The purpose of this research work is to carry out an examination of the weld quality of the steam generator under fatigue loading and to assess its reliability by using experimental results of a fatigue test of the nuclear pressure vessel steel S-271 (Chinese Standard) and of qualified tests of welded seams of a simulated prototype of the bottom closure head of the steam generator. A guarantee of weld quality is proposed as the quality assurance of safety for the China National Nuclear Safety Supervision Bureau. The results of the reliability analysis reported in this work can be taken as supplementary material for a Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) of the Qinshan nuclear power plant. According to the requirement of Provision 2-1500 CYCLIC TESTING, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section 3, Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components, a simulated prototype of the bottom closure head of the steam generator was made in this work for the qualified tests. Qualified tests with small sample size present a problem which is difficult to solve in reliability analysis, and are therefore of interest. Here, the authors offer proposals attempting to solve this problem.

Dai, Shuho (Nanjing Inst. of Chemical Technology, Jiangsu (China). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

1334E-2009 1334E-2009 Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, Afzal Siddiqui, Judy Lai, Brian Coffey, and Hirohisa Aki Environmental Energy Technologies Division Revised March 2009 http://eetd.lbl.gov/EA/EMP/emp-pubs.html The work described in this paper was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program in the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct

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Power electronics reliability analysis.  

SciTech Connect

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

88

Auto reliability project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability is defined as the probability that an item (system, subsystem, or component) performs according to specifications. When test data are sparse (such as with a new concept design), expert judgment can be used to estimate reliability. Using expert ...

Jane M. Booker; Thomas R. Bement

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

All Members Meeting All Members Meeting The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) All Members Meeting was held on February 4-5, 2013. The meeting covered advancements made across the NREL GRC project and the latest industry updates on gearbox reliability and operations and maintenance practices. The presentations covered gearbox design updates, gearbox testing updates, experimental data analysis, and operations and maintenance research. Presentations Monday, February 4 Time Presenter Organization Presentation 8:30 a.m. Paul Veers NREL Welcome 8:45 a.m. Mike Derby DOE Overview 9:05 a.m. Jon Keller NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Status and Plans 9:20 a.m. Hal Link NREL New Gearbox #2 Test Plan 9:40 a.m. Hal Link NREL NWTC Dynos and Grid Simulator 10:00 a.m. Jon Keller/Brian McNiff NREL/MLI Gearbox Reliability Collaborative, Phase 3: High Speed Shaft Bearing Loads

90

Increasing the Reliability of Reliability Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reliability diagram is a common diagnostic graph used to summarize and evaluate probabilistic forecasts. Its strengths lie in the ease with which it is produced and the transparency of its definition. While visually appealing, major long-...

Jochen Bröcker; Leonard A. Smith

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

The study of human mutation rates  

SciTech Connect

We will describe recent developments regarding the question of induced mutations in the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As part of that work we, describe some developments with respect to the Amerindian blood samples collected under DoE sponsorship between 1964 and 1982. Then developments regarding the application of two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) to the study of genetic variation and mutation affecting protein characteristics. In particular, we will report on the identification and isolation of genes of especial interest as reflected in the behavior of the proteins which they encode.

Neel, J.V.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Architectural design for reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design-for-reliability concepts can be applied to the products of the construction industry, which includes buildings, bridges, transportation systems, dams, and other structures. The application of a systems approach to designing in reliability emphasizes the importance of incorporating uncertainty in the analyses, the benefits of optimization analyses, and the importance of integrating reliability, safety, and security. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Cranwell, R.M.; Hunter, R.L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliabilit PlanningReliability Planning David Duebner, Expansion Planningp g  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EE552 Reliabilit PlanningReliability Planning David Duebner, Expansion Planningp g September 27, 2010 #12;Reliability Planning OverviewReliability Planning Overview · Midwest ISO Transmission Expansion Plan (MTEP)p ( ) · MTEP Reliability Study Process ­ Planning Criteriag ­ Reliability Analysis

McCalley, James D.

94

Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

95

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

reliability of storage technologies as well as PV dependingreliability and availability of the different technologies such as ICEs, batteries or PVs is important. For example, PVPV depending on the charge / discharge cycle and solar radiation. The reliability /

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Reliability and Markets Program Information  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Summary of the Tranmission Reliability program's Reliability and Markets activity area. The program helps to increase grid reliability and reduce costs for customers using integrated market and...

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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  

SciTech Connect

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

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability:A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In past work, Berkeley Lab has developed the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). Given end-use energy details for a facility, a description of its economic environment and a menu of available equipment, DER-CAM finds the optimal investment portfolio and its operating schedule which together minimize the cost of meeting site service, e.g., cooling, heating, requirements. Past studies have considered combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. Methods and software have been developed to solve this problem, finding optimal solutions which take simultaneity into account. This project aims to extend on those prior capabilities in two key dimensions. In this research storage technologies have been added as well as power quality and reliability (PQR) features that provide the ability to value the additional indirect reliability benefit derived from Consortium for Electricity Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid capability. This project is intended to determine how attractive on-site generation becomes to a medium-sized commercial site if economical storage (both electrical and thermal), CHP opportunities, and PQR benefits are provided in addition to avoiding electricity purchases. On-site electrical storage, generators, and the ability to seamlessly connect and disconnect from utility service would provide the facility with ride-through capability for minor grid disturbances. Three building types in both California and New York are assumed to have a share of their sensitive electrical load separable. Providing enhanced service to this load fraction has an unknown value to the facility, which is estimated analytically. In summary, this project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York; (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage; and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of PQR into the capabilities of DER-CAM.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Reliability and maintainability program  

SciTech Connect

The program's goals are to accelerate the adoption of active solar energy systems in building applications by improving the reliability and maintainability of installed systems. The project is designed to accomplish this by providing the latest information; by assisting the industry in improving reliability and maintainability; by assisting in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of reliable and durable systems; and by assisting in the development of codes and standards. Work and accomplishments in these areas are enumerated. (LEW)

Eden, A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Healthful LipidsChapter 12 CLA Sources and Human Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Healthful Lipids Chapter 12 CLA Sources and Human Studies Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry AOCS Press BE8A2AF8640552A5AF80E9DF60E25D15 AOCS Press Downloadable pdf ...

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101

Materials Reliability Employment Opportunities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... from an in-house microfabrication facility that has ... well as access to other world-class NIST facilities. ... of membrane reliability is essential for ensuring ...

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

102

Reliability of computerized versus manual death searches in a study of the health of eldorado uranium workers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An epidemiological follow-up study of 16,000 uranium mine and refinery employees has made use of computerized techniques for searching a national death file. The accuracy of this computerized matching has been compared with that of corresponding manual ... Keywords: Automated follow-up, Cancer, Computer searches, Death searches, Epidemiology, Follow-up, Industrial cancer, Radium, Risks, Uranium

H. B. Newcombe; M. E. Smith; G. R. Howe; J. Mingay; A. Strugnell; J. D. Abbatt

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Hawaii electric system reliability.  

SciTech Connect

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 "worth" 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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Reliability and Functional Availability of HVAC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper presents a model to calculate the reliability and availability of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The reliability is expressed in the terms of reliability, maintainability and decision capability. These terms are a function of the mean time between failure, mean time to repair and decision time. The availability is expressed as an operational and functional availability of the systems. These terms are a function of both the technical and human characteristics to maintain the systems in correct operational state. The result is based on a large amount data from operational organisations, the compulsory inspection of ventilation systems and momentary and continuous measurements made in HVAC-systems.

Myrefelt, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2003. Hatziargyriou, N. et al. , “Microgrids, An Overview ofequipment combination for microgrids at a few promisingthe reliability benefits of microgrids to DER-CAM analysis

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Photovoltaic system reliability  

SciTech Connect

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

107

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Projects Projects Gearbox deficiencies are the result of many factors. Through gearbox modeling and testing, condition monitoring, and the failure database, the collaborative is expanding the industry's knowledge base, recommending efficient and cost-effective improvements, and facilitating immediate improvements in the gearbox life cycle. Gearbox Modeling and Testing Illustration of representative gearbox including the hub, main bearing, main shaft, gearbox, brake, high speed shaft, generator, and bed plate. A complete gearbox redesign has been completed in a collaborative effort between NREL and industry partners. This process documented and analyzed the design process and produced a new gearbox design that integrates knowledge from previous Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) activities.

108

Lawrence Livermore study finds human activity affects vertical...  

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human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature Anne M Stark, LLNL, (925) 422-9799, stark8@llnl.gov Human influences have directly impacted the latitude...

109

Substation reliability -- Practical application and system approach  

SciTech Connect

Practical application of reliability analysis was made for the comparison of alternate line and bus arrangements of a future transmission substation with potential savings of up to $3.6 M. The paper describes how both the substation and the power system were simulated by using computer programs STAREL and COMREL. It presents the method used to obtain the most accurate estimates for the outage data of the system components. Finally, it expresses the results with simple reliability indices which can be meaningful for management. The results of the study show the need to include the reliability of the transmission system in a substation reliability evaluation.

Save, P. [Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Emerging Grid Reliability Improvement Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initial phase of a planned comprehensive Eastern Interconnection (EI) segmentation study is complete. As part of the preparations for completion of the EI study, and to carry out a similar effort for the Western Interconnection (WI), it was necessary to first investigate the potential of other technologies to compete with segmentation. This report discusses emerging grid reliability improvement technologies, providing a perspective on the pros and cons of segmentation, the grid shock absorber concept...

2007-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

111

Photovoltaic module reliability workshop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

112

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation was given at the Sandia Reliability Workshop in August 2013 and provides information on current statistics, a status update, next steps, and other reliability research and development activities related to the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative.

Sheng, S.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Reconsideration of Software Reliability Measurements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we discuss the major weaknesses of the software reliability measurements currently used and propose a new model of software reliability estimation. For the time being, the software reliability models are employed far from ubiquitous. As ...

Shiyi Xu

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report The following information represents a partial sequence of events based upon Reliability Coordinator information available to NERC. It is not clear if these events caused the event or were a consequence of other events. NERC is establishing teams to study the event and will coordinate with FERC, DOE, the industry and others. NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report More Documents & Publications North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the

115

Grid reliability management tools  

SciTech Connect

To summarize, Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) is engaged in a multi-year program of public interest R&D to develop and prototype software tools that will enhance system reliability during the transition to competitive markets. The core philosophy embedded in the design of these tools is the recognition that in the future reliability will be provided through market operations, not the decisions of central planners. Embracing this philosophy calls for tools that: (1) Recognize that the game has moved from modeling machine and engineering analysis to simulating markets to understand the impacts on reliability (and vice versa); (2) Provide real-time data and support information transparency toward enhancing the ability of operators and market participants to quickly grasp, analyze, and act effectively on information; (3) Allow operators, in particular, to measure, monitor, assess, and predict both system performance as well as the performance of market participants; and (4) Allow rapid incorporation of the latest sensing, data communication, computing, visualization, and algorithmic techniques and technologies.

Eto, J.; Martinez, C.; Dyer, J.; Budhraja, V.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

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

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk Electric System North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Ensuring a Reliable Bulk...

117

Power electronics reliability.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project's goals are: (1) use experiments and modeling to investigate and characterize stress-related failure modes of post-silicon power electronic (PE) devices such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) switches; and (2) seek opportunities for condition monitoring (CM) and prognostics and health management (PHM) to further enhance the reliability of power electronics devices and equipment. CM - detect anomalies and diagnose problems that require maintenance. PHM - track damage growth, predict time to failure, and manage subsequent maintenance and operations in such a way to optimize overall system utility against cost. The benefits of CM/PHM are: (1) operate power conversion systems in ways that will preclude predicted failures; (2) reduce unscheduled downtime and thereby reduce costs; and (3) pioneering reliability in SiC and GaN.

Kaplar, Robert James; Brock, Reinhard C.; Marinella, Matthew; King, Michael Patrick; Stanley, James K.; Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Reliability Assessment of SMART Reactor Protection System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Component failure rates and integrated system reliability of the SMART reactor protection system were analyzed. The analysis tool of the study was the RELEX 7 computer program developed by Relex Software Corporation. The RELEX software is a PC based computer program which includes the part stress analysis models and the RBD analysis model to calculate component and system reliability. The component failure rate data for the study was selected from the MIL-HDBK-217F. (authors)

Won Young, Yun; Choong Heui, Jeong [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, P. O. Box 114, Yusong Post Office, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Seong Hun, Kim; Sang Yong, Lee [Sam Chang Enterprise Co. LTD, 974-1, Goyen-ri, Woongchon-myon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Modeling aspects of human memory for scientific study.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Working with leading experts in the field of cognitive neuroscience and computational intelligence, SNL has developed a computational architecture that represents neurocognitive mechanisms associated with how humans remember experiences in their past. The architecture represents how knowledge is organized and updated through information from individual experiences (episodes) via the cortical-hippocampal declarative memory system. We compared the simulated behavioral characteristics with those of humans measured under well established experimental standards, controlling for unmodeled aspects of human processing, such as perception. We used this knowledge to create robust simulations of & human memory behaviors that should help move the scientific community closer to understanding how humans remember information. These behaviors were experimentally validated against actual human subjects, which was published. An important outcome of the validation process will be the joining of specific experimental testing procedures from the field of neuroscience with computational representations from the field of cognitive modeling and simulation.

Caudell, Thomas P. (University of New Mexico); Watson, Patrick (University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana Beckman Institute); McDaniel, Mark A. (Washington University); Eichenbaum, Howard B. (Boston University); Cohen, Neal J. (University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana Beckman Institute); Vineyard, Craig Michael; Taylor, Shawn Ellis; Bernard, Michael Lewis; Morrow, James Dan; Verzi, Stephen J.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Operator Reliability Experiments Using Power Plant Simulators, Volumes 1-3: Volumes 1-3  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Operator reliability experiment (ORE) data, collected on actual operating crews from three PWR and three BWR simulators, enhances understanding of their performance during emergency events. These data form the basis for quantifying human reliability in probabilistic risk assessment (PRA).

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report  

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NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report The following information represents a partial sequence of events based upon Reliability Coordinator information available to NERC. It is not clear if these events caused the event or were a consequence of other events. NERC is establishing teams to study the event and will coordinate with FERC, DOE, the industry and others. NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report More Documents & Publications North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update Blackout 2003: Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout in the United States and Canada: Causes and Recommendations

122

Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance  

SciTech Connect

Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a technique that is used to develop maintenance plans and criteria so the operational capability of substation equipment is achieved, restored, or maintained. The objective of the RCM process is to focus attention on system equipment in a manner that leads to the formulation of an optimal maintenance plan. The RCM concept originated in the airline industry in the 1970s and has been used since 1985 to establish maintenance requirements for nuclear power plants. The RCM process is initially applied during the design and development phase of equipment or systems on the premise that reliability is a design characteristic. It is then reapplied, as necessary, during the operational phase to sustain a more optimal maintenance program based on actual field experiences. The purpose of the RCM process is to develop a maintenance program that provides desired or specified levels of operational safety and reliability at the lowest possible overall cost. The objectives are to predict or detect and correct incipient failures before they occur or before they develop into major defects, reduce the probability of failure, detect hidden problems, and improve the cost-effectiveness of the maintenance program. RCM accomplishes two basic purposes: (1) It identifies in real-time incipient equipment problems, averting potentially expensive catastrophic failures by communicating potential problems to appropriate system operators and maintenance personnel. (2) It provides decision support by recommending, identifying, and scheduling preventive maintenance. Recommendations are based on maintenance criteria, maintenance history, experience with similar equipment, real-time field data, and resource constraints. Hardware and software are used to accomplish these two purposes. The RCM system includes instrumentation that monitors critical substation equipment as well as computer software that helps analyze equipment data.

Purucker, S.L.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Component reliability testing  

SciTech Connect

Component and system reliability of active solare energy systems continues to be a major concern of designers, manufacturers, installers, and consumers. Six test loops were constructed at the Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, Colorado, to thermally cycle active solar energy system components. Drain valves, check valves, air vents, vacuum breakers, tempering valves, and polybutylene pipe were included in the testing. Test results show poor reliabiity of some of the components and limited performance from others. The results lead to a better understanding of certain failures in the field and present designers with realistic expectations for these components.

Farrington, R.B.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Materials Reliability Program: Capability Study of Equipment and Procedures for the Inspection of Bottom-Mounted Nozzle Head Penetra tions (MRP-296)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This summary presents updated results of a project that determined and documented the level of performance of examination processes, procedures, and equipment for detecting and sizing flaws located in Alloy 600 bottom-mounted nozzle (BMN) head penetrations. The document includes the recent 2007 and 2010 demonstration results and previous BMN demonstration activities from 2004 to 2007. EPRIs Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Center staff monitored the Materials Reliability Program (MRP) demonstrations of tw...

2010-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

125

Automatic segmentation of human facial tissue by MRI-CT fusion: A feasibility study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The aim of this study was to develop automatic image segmentation methods to segment human facial tissue which contains very thin anatomic structures. The segmentation output can be used to construct a more realistic human face model for a variety of ... Keywords: Bayesian, Data fusion, Human facial tissue, Level Sets, Medical image segmentation, Partial volume

Emre H. Kale; Erkan U. Mumcuoglu; Salih Hamcan

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Structural studies of the human polymeric immunoglobulin receptor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The human polymeric immunoglobulin receptor, pIgR, is a glycosylated type I transmembrane protein expressed on the basolateral surface of secretory epithelial cells. pIgR plays a key role in mucosal immunity and, together ...

Hamburger, Agnes Eva, 1976-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Humans, Robots and Market Crashes: A Laboratory Study ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Du?y, J. (2006). Agent-Based Models and Human SubjectFinancial markets, agent-based models, experimentalIn response, several agent-based models have been proposed.

Feldman, Todd; Friedman, Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Consider insulation reliability  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports that when calcium silicate and two brands of mineral wool were compared in a series of laboratory tests, calcium silicate was more reliable. And in-service experience with mineral wool at a Canadian heavy crude refinery provided examples of many of the lab's findings. Lab tests, conducted under controlled conditions following industry accepted practices, showed calcium silicate insulation was stronger, tougher and more durable than the mineral wools to which it was compared. For instance, the calcium silicate insulation exhibited only some minor surface cracking when heated to 1,200[degrees]F (649[degrees]C), while the mineral wools suffered binder burnout resulting in sagging, delamination and a general loss of dimensional stability.

Gamboa (Manville Mechanical Insulations, a Div. of Schuller International Inc., Denver, CO (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

EPRI-CRIEPI Joint Human Factors Program Summary Report: Joint EPRI-CRIEPI Human Factors Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI-CRIEPI Joint Human Factors Program developed an array of intervention products that provide logical solutions to performance problems confronting nuclear power plant maintenance workers. These products, designed to reduce the incidence of errors and increase productivity, range from job performance cards to a software-based authoring system for training material.

1995-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

130

Transmission Reliability | Department of Energy  

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Transmission Reliability Transmission Reliability Transmission Reliability Modernizing America's electricity infrastructure is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's top priorities. The DOE Strategic Plan states that today's electric grid needs to be more efficient, reliable, and secure. A modern, smarter electric grid may save consumers money, help our economy run more efficiently, allow rapid growth in renewable energy sources, and enhance energy reliability. The Department's research into a variety of tools that will improve advanced system monitoring, visualization, control, operations, and market structure will ultimately modernize the electricity transmission infrastructure to ease congestion, allow for increases in demand, and provide a greater degree of security. The Transmission Reliability Program is aligned with this strategic plan

131

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York, (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage, and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of power quality and reliability (PQR) to the capabilities of DER-CAM. All of these objectives have been pursued via analysis of the attractiveness of a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid consisting of multiple nameplate 100 kW Tecogen Premium Power Modules (CM-100). This unit consists of an asynchronous inverter-based variable speed internal combustion engine genset with combined heat and power (CHP) and power surge capability. The essence of CERTS Microgrid technology is that smarts added to the on-board power electronics of any microgrid device enables stable and safe islanded operation without the need for complex fast supervisory controls. This approach allows plug and play development of a microgrid that can potentially provide high PQR with a minimum of specialized site-specific engineering. A notable feature of the CM-100 is its time-limited surge rating of 125 kW, and DER-CAM capability to model this feature was also a necessary model enhancement.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

132

Lithium battery safety and reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Lithium batteries have been used in a variety of applications for a number of years. As their use continues to grow, particularly in the consumer market, a greater emphasis needs to be placed on safety and reliability. There is a useful technique which can help to design cells and batteries having a greater degree of safety and higher reliability. This technique, known as fault tree analysis, can also be useful in determining the cause of unsafe behavior and poor reliability in existing designs.

Levy, S.C.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Reliability Results of NERSC Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of various systems at NERSC. They graciously provided meReliability Results of NERSC Systems Akbar Mokhtarani,William Kramer, Jason Hick NERSC - LBNL Abstract In order to

Mokhtarani, Akbar; Petascale Data Storage Institute (PDSI)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Distribution Reliability Trends and Correlations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distribution reliability statistics, which measure sustained interruptions, are the primary benchmark used by utilities and regulators to identify service quality and to measure performance.

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

135

DURABILITY, RELIABILITY, AND SERVICE LIFE ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kaipeng Liu, Xiaohong Gu. In practical applications of PV solar cells, long-term weathering durability and reliable performance are essential. ...

136

Essays using military-induced variation to study social interactions, human capital development, and labor markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation consists of four empirical studies, each using military-induced variation to examine various aspects of human capital production and the U.S. labor market. The first two chapters study the effects of ...

Lyle, David S. (David Stephen), 1971-

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Substation Configuration Reliability 1 Reliability of Substation Configurations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-Repairable Components," Power Learn Electric Power Engineering Education, Module PE.PAS.U15.5, 2005. #12;SubstationSubstation Configuration Reliability 1 Reliability of Substation Configurations Daniel Nack, Iowa substation, it still contains what could be described as weak points or points of failure that would lead

McCalley, James D.

138

High reliability virtual organizations: Co-adaptive technology and organizational structures in tsunami warning systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highly reliable organizations (HROs) are those organizations, which by nature or design, cannot or must not fail; the consequences of failure in such systems are usually catastrophic. Systems that combine the characteristics of highly reliable operations ... Keywords: Organizational structures, communication, computer-human interaction, crisis management, disaster management, disaster response, high reliability organizations, technology, tsunami warning systems, virtual organizations

Martha Grabowski; Karlene Roberts

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Weather Normalization of Reliability Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Weather significantly increases variability of reliability indices. This project focuses on exploring statistical correlations between weather parameters and system performance indices using historical utility reliability data and weather data. Using this information, various approaches for normalizing utility performance indices for variability in weather can be developed.

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

140

2004 Equipment Reliability Forum Proceedings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the proceedings of the EPRI 2004 Equipment Reliability Forum that was held September 13–14, 2004, in Kansas City, Missouri. This annual forum provides an opportunity for industry personnel involved in equipment reliability and related issues to exchange information and share experiences. It is structured to incorporate both formal presentations and open discussion.

2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Boiler Reliability Optimization: Interim Guideline  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Competitive pressures to drive costs down in the new business environment sometimes conflict with the demands of increased reliability and quality of supply. The Boiler Reliability Optimization program, which makes use of a number of applicable EPRI technologies, was developed to assess, create, and implement an effective boiler maintenance strategy for the changing business environment.

1999-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

142

Reliability-based design optimization using efficient global reliability analysis.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Finding the optimal (lightest, least expensive, etc.) design for an engineered component that meets or exceeds a specified level of reliability is a problem of obvious interest across a wide spectrum of engineering fields. Various methods for this reliability-based design optimization problem have been proposed. Unfortunately, this problem is rarely solved in practice because, regardless of the method used, solving the problem is too expensive or the final solution is too inaccurate to ensure that the reliability constraint is actually satisfied. This is especially true for engineering applications involving expensive, implicit, and possibly nonlinear performance functions (such as large finite element models). The Efficient Global Reliability Analysis method was recently introduced to improve both the accuracy and efficiency of reliability analysis for this type of performance function. This paper explores how this new reliability analysis method can be used in a design optimization context to create a method of sufficient accuracy and efficiency to enable the use of reliability-based design optimization as a practical design tool.

Bichon, Barron J. (Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX); Mahadevan, Sankaran (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN); Eldred, Michael Scott

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

North American Electric Reliability Corporation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Compliance filing regarding consistency of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) regional reliability Standard WECC-TOP-STD-007-0 with NERC reliability standard Dear Ms. Michael: On July 9, 2007, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) filed an explanation regarding the consistency of WECC’s regional reliability standard WECC-TOP-STD-007-0 with respect to NERC Reliability Standard IRO-005-1. Notice of this filing was issued on July 12, 2007 with comments, protests or motions to intervene due on or before August 8, 2007. Notices of intervention and unopposed timely filed motions to intervene are granted pursuant to the operation of Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 C.F.R. § 385.214). Any opposed or untimely filed motion to intervene is governed by the provisions of Rule 214. No protests or adverse comments were filed.

Docket No. Rr

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

145

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - About the Gearbox Reliability  

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About the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative About the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Premature gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines field testing, dynamometer testing, analysis, modeling, condition monitoring, development of a failure database, and operations and maintenance research in a multi-pronged approach to determine why wind turbine gearboxes do not always achieve their expected design life-the time period that manufacturers expect them to last. The collaborative of manufacturers, owners, operators, researchers, and consultants focuses on gearbox modeling and testing and the development of a gearbox failure database. Collaborative members also investigate gearbox

146

Understanding human mobility patterns through mobile phone records : a cross-cultural study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this thesis, I present a cross-cultural study on human's trip length distribution and how it might be influenced by regional socio-economic factors, such as population density, income and unemployment rate. Mobile phone ...

Ji, Yan, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Consistent 4D cortical thickness measurement for longitudinal neuroimaging study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Accurate and reliable method for measuring the thickness of human cerebral cortex provides powerful tool for diagnosing and studying of a variety of neuro-degenerative and psychiatric disorders. In these studies, capturing the subtle longitudinal changes ...

Yang Li; Yaping Wang; Zhong Xue; Feng Shi; Weili Lin; Dinggang Shen

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Understanding human-smartphone concerns: a study of battery life  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a large, 4-week study of more than 4000 people to assess their smartphone charging habits to identify timeslots suitable for opportunistic data uploading and power intensive operations on such devices, as well as opportunities to ... Keywords: android, autonomous logging, battery life, large-scale study, smartphones

Denzil Ferreira; Anind K. Dey; Vassilis Kostakos

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Inherently Reliable Boiler Component Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the lessons learned during the last decade in efforts to improve the reliability and availability of boilers used in the production of electricity. The information in this report can assist in component modifications and new boiler designs.

2003-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

150

EPRI Distribution Reliability Practices Repository  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 A key objective of the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) research into distribution reliability practices is to identify, document, and provide practice summary descriptions to research participants in a format that facilitates comparison and aids decision makers in identifying the practices in place at other utilities that can be applied to a decision maker’s utility to improve performance.This report presents distribution reliability practice results ...

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

151

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

152

Photovoltaics performance and reliability workshop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

153

Cable Reliability Management Strategies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In previous collaborative research with several utilities, EPRI developed methods for forecasting the failures and cash flows associated with managing a population of underground cable. This study builds on that research and provides a method for developing least-cost repair and replacement policies for such a population. The policies specify when to replace a cable section or an entire circuit, depending on the age of the section and the number of failures the section has experienced.

2003-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

154

Building reliability growth model using sequential experiments and the Bayesian theorem for small datasets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Early in the process of developing a new product, on hand data is usually scarce and it is hard to assess product reliability. Many previous studies thus assume prior product failure distribution in the area of reliability estimation. However, when real ... Keywords: Bayesian method, Reliability assessment, Reliability growth, Small data

Der-Chiang Li; Fengming M. Chang; Kuei-Ching Chen

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

A technique for early software reliability prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In early developmental stages of software, failure data is not available to determine the reliability of software. But developers need reliability prediction for quality assessment and resource planning. We propose a model based on Reliability Block ...

Rakesh Tripathi; Rajib Mall

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Materials Reliability Project: Benchmark Study of Reactor Pressure Vessel Integrity Probabilistic Computational Results Using the Fracture Analysis of Vessels – Oak Ridge (FAVOR) Software Code (MRP-371)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report reports the results from the Fracture Analysis of Vessels – Oak Ridge (FAVOR) software analysis of three transients that simulated pressurized thermal shock events in pressurized water reactor (PWR) reactor pressure vessels (RPVs). It was determined that software modifications would be required to complete the probabilistic analyses for the wide range of flaw sizes and locations of interest in the study. Consequently, two software revisions were provided by EPRI to enable ...

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

157

The reliability of assigning individuals to cognitive states using the Mini Mental-State Examination: a population-based prospective cohort study.  

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; baseline interviews took place between 1989 and 1993. In this study data were used from the five centres with a standardised design: Cambridgeshire, Gwynedd, New- castle, Nottingham, and Oxford (total n = 13,004). The population under investigation... of the manuscript and revised and edited the manuscript. REM is guarantor of the analysis. MC contributed to design and revised and edited the manuscript. FEM contributed to design, advised on the analytical strategy, data acquisition, assisted obtaining funding...

Marioni, Riccardo E; Chatfield, Mark; Brayne, Carol; Matthews, Fiona E; Ageing Study, Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and

2011-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

158

Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a...

159

Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource  

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Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource Title Demand Response as a System Reliability Resource Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2012 Authors Eto, Joseph H.,...

160

Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation...

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161

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

162

Maximal Reliability for Unit-weighted Composites  

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Maximal Reliability for Unit-weighted Composites Peter M.Maximal Reliability for Unit-weighted Composites Althoughconsistency coefficient for a unit-weighted composite. The

Peter M. Bentler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Reliability Technology earns prestigious Los Alamos award  

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Reliability Technology earns award Reliability Technology earns prestigious Los Alamos award LANL has honored Michael Hamada, Harry Martz and a team of researchers with its first...

164

Structural reliability analysis and seismic risk assessment  

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This paper presents a reliability analysis method for safety evaluation of nuclear structures. By utilizing this method, it is possible to estimate the limit state probability in the lifetime of structures and to generate analytically the fragility curves for PRA studies. The earthquake ground acceleration, in this approach, is represented by a segment of stationary Gaussian process with a zero mean and a Kanai-Tajimi Spectrum. All possible seismic hazard at a site represented by a hazard curve is also taken into consideration. Furthermore, the limit state of a structure is analytically defined and the corresponding limit state surface is then established. Finally, the fragility curve is generated and the limit state probability is evaluated. In this paper, using a realistic reinforced concrete containment as an example, results of the reliability analysis of the containment subjected to dead load, live load and ground earthquake acceleration are presented and a fragility curve for PRA studies is also constructed.

Hwang, H.; Reich, M.; Shinozuka, M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Cross-Cultural Study on the Perception of Sociability within Human-Computer Interaction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study tries to use speech and dynamic emoticons as social cues to create a more sociable human-computer interaction. A cross-cultural study was conducted to investigate the influence of cultural backgrounds (Taiwan and America) on children's perceptions ... Keywords: Children, Cultural difference, Dynamic Emoticon, Interaction design, Sociability, Speech

Fang-Wu Tung; Keiichi Sato; Yi-Shin Deng; Tsai-Yi Lin

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Case Study to Evaluate the Reliability Impact of Large-Scale Wind Generation: Incorporating Variable Generation and Loads into Rel iability-based Transmission Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a case study using a probabilistic framework to capture variations in output of variable generation connected to the transmission system along with system loads. The research in 2010, 2011, and some part of 2012 focused on developing the probabilistic model framework. The focus of the 2012 work was to use this model on a real-world (as opposed to a test system) transmission planning case along with data for all the variable generation and system loads modeled in the case to ...

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

167

EPRI Power Switching Safety and Reliability Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) Project features 24 completed studies to date in seven broad subject areas: 1) switching process, 2) tools and technological aids used in the planning and execution of switching, 3) switching errors, 4) incident analysis and investigation, 5) management methods and processes, 6) training, and 7) definitions and terminology. This report presents the history and accomplishments of the SS&R project as well as the extent of penetration of its findings into uti...

2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

168

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) drives electric grid modernization and resiliency in the energy infrastructure while working to enable innovation across the energy sector, empowering American consumers, and securing our energy future. The OE mission and the leadership role OE plays in the energy industry directly support the President's effort to accelerate the transformation of America's energy system

169

Exceptional situations and program reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is difficult to write programs that behave correctly in the presence of run-time errors. Proper behavior in the face of exceptional situations is important to the reliability of long-running programs. Existing programming language features often provide ... Keywords: Error handling, compensating transactions, linear sagas, linear types, resource management

Westley Weimer; George C. Necula

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Wind turbine reliability database update.  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the status of the Sandia National Laboratories' Wind Plant Reliability Database. Included in this report are updates on the form and contents of the Database, which stems from a fivestep process of data partnerships, data definition and transfer, data formatting and normalization, analysis, and reporting. Selected observations are also reported.

Peters, Valerie A.; Hill, Roger Ray; Stinebaugh, Jennifer A.; Veers, Paul S.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Photovoltaic performance and reliability workshop  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This proceedings is the compilation of papers presented at the ninth PV Performance and Reliability Workshop held at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel on September 4--6, 1996. This years workshop included presentations from 25 speakers and had over 100 attendees. All of the presentations that were given are included in this proceedings. Topics of the papers included: defining service lifetime and developing models for PV module lifetime; examining and determining failure and degradation mechanisms in PV modules; combining IEEE/IEC/UL testing procedures; AC module performance and reliability testing; inverter reliability/qualification testing; standardization of utility interconnect requirements for PV systems; need activities to separate variables by testing individual components of PV systems (e.g. cells, modules, batteries, inverters,charge controllers) for individual reliability and then test them in actual system configurations; more results reported from field experience on modules, inverters, batteries, and charge controllers from field deployed PV systems; and system certification and standardized testing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems.

Kroposki, B.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Electric Reliability & Hurricane Preparedness Plan  

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plant that will improve reliability and stabilize fuel costs · Help meet future load growth and reserve;Mississippi Power Company · Headquartered - Gulfport · Subsidiary of Southern Company · Serves 23 counties Southeast Mississippi · 192,000 retail customers · Generating capacity: 3,166,192 kW · Plant Radcliffe

173

Access Authorization: Defining Significant Defects in Judgement or Reliability (ORISE 05-0258, 2005)  

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Security Security U. S. Department of Energy Center for Human Reliability Studies Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities for the U. S. Department of Energy Access Authorization: Defining Significant Defects in Judgment or Reliability ORISE 05-0258 Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a DOE facility focusing on scientific initiatives to research

174

Proteomic and Biochemical Studies of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Response to Low Dose Ionizing Radiation  

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Proteomic and Biochemical Studies of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Proteomic and Biochemical Studies of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Response to Low Dose Ionizing Radiation Deok-Jin Jang 1 , Mingquan Guo 1 , Julia S.F.Chu 2 , Kyle T. Kurpinski 2 , Bjorn Rydberg 1 , Song Li 2 , and Daojing Wang 1 1. Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA 94720 2. Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 We will present data obtained during the first year of our DOE/NASA Low Dose Radiation Research program. We utilized a comprehensive approach including transcriptomics, proteomics, phosphoproteomics, and biochemistry to characterize human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in response to low dose ionizing radiation. We first determined the cell survival, proliferation, and osteogenic differentiation of

175

Defining Requirements for Improved Photovoltaic System Reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Reliable systems are an essential ingredient of any technology progressing toward commercial maturity and large-scale deployment. This paper defines reliability as meeting system fictional requirements, and then develops a framework to understand and quantify photovoltaic system reliability based on initial and ongoing costs and system value. The core elements necessary to achieve reliable PV systems are reviewed. These include appropriate system design, satisfactory component reliability, and proper installation and servicing. Reliability status, key issues, and present needs in system reliability are summarized for four application sectors.

Maish, A.B.

1998-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

176

NREL: Photovoltaics Research - Performance and Reliability R&D  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map Photo of Photovoltaic Solar Panels. The focus of Photovoltaic (PV) Reliability Research and Development (R&D) at NREL is to improve PV technologies. Modules and systems are tested for long-term performance and stressed in the field and with accelerated testing equipment, all to find R&D solutions to improve PV reliability. Learn about working with us. Help us improve PV systems by providing data in our PV Module Field Failure Database. PV Reliability R&D focuses on three primary areas: Real-time reliability R&D Long-term performance, reliability, and failures of PV components and systems are studied at NREL and through collaborations elsewhere. Analysis is performed to quantify long-term degradation, and

177

AC field exposure study: human exposure to 60-Hz electric fields  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this study was to develop a method of estimating human exposure to the 60 Hz electric fields created by transmission lines. The Activity Systems Model simulates human activities in a variety of situations where exposure to electric fields is possible. The model combines maps of electric fields, activity maps, and experimentally determined activity factors to provide histograms of time spent in electric fields of various strengths in the course of agricultural, recreational, and domestic activities. For corroboration, the study team measured actual human exposure at locations across the United States near transmission lines ranging in voltage from 115 to 1200 kV. The data were collected with a specially designed vest that measures exposure. These data demonstrate the accuracy of the exposure model presented in this report and revealed that most exposure time is spent in fields of magnitudes similar to many household situations. The report provides annual exposure estimates for human activities near transmission lines and in the home and compares them with exposure data from typical laboratory animal experiments. For one exposure index, the cumulative product of time and electric field, exposure during some of the laboratory animal experiments is two to four orders of magnitude greater than cumulative exposure for a human during one year of outdoor work on a farm crossed by a transmission line.

Silva, J.M.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Bearing Calibration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

NREL has initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) to investigate the root cause of the low wind turbine gearbox reliability. The GRC follows a multi-pronged approach based on a collaborative of manufacturers, owners, researchers and consultants. The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database. At the core of the project are two 750kW gearboxes that have been redesigned and rebuilt so that they are representative of the multi-megawatt gearbox topology currently used in the industry. These gearboxes are heavily instrumented and are tested in the field and on the dynamometer. This report discusses the bearing calibrations of the gearboxes.

van Dam, J.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Reliability quantification of nuclear safety-related software  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this study is to improve quality and reliability of safety-critical software in the nuclear industry. It is accomplished by focusing on the following two areas: Formulation of a standard extensive integrated ...

Zhang, Yi, 1973-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Some Remarks on the Reliability of Categorical Probability Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Studies on forecast evaluation often rely on estimating limiting observed frequencies conditioned on specific forecast probabilities (the reliability diagram or calibration function). Obviously, statistical estimates of the calibration function ...

Jochen Bröcker

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

On the internet grouping for reliable multicasting  

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Current implementation of multicasting is using UDP protocol which is unreliable. There are many problems in reliable multicasting that make it difficult to implement. A study of the problems of reliable multicasting and an algorithm for reliable multicast protocol are proposed in this thesis. Unfairness when some of the receivers are faster than the others, the overhead at the sender because of managing all the group members and the problem of the traffic congestion at the sender because of the acknowledgments from each receiver are the problems that our proposed algorithm solved. Our proposed protocol is to divide the multicast group into different subgroups in a way that all members of the subgroup are related in speeds, location etc. In this way, we will make the sender send the same message with different speeds to different receiver subgroups. The sender will send as many times as the number of the subgroups. This solution has the advantage that fast receivers will not wait for slow receivers until they receive their message, which will improve the performance of fast receivers. To reduce the number of acknowledgments at the sender, we select from each subgroup a member that sends acknowledgment to the sender. In this way, only one acknowledgment from the subgroup is sent to the receiver rather than every member sending an acknowledgment to the sender, which solves the problem of many acknowledgments at the sender.

Ghanem, Mohamed M.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Human health issues for plutonium inhalation: Perspectives from laboratory animal studies  

SciTech Connect

Since the first production of plutonium in the 1940s, potential health effects from plutonium have been a concern for humans. The few people exposed to plutonium and the relatively small intakes that have occurred, at least in the Western world, have resulted in very little direct information from human population studies. The Manhattan Project workers have been followed for decades, and few health effects have been observed. The situation is similar for the population of workers at the Rocky Flats facility. Some information is now being released from the former Soviet Union on selected worker populations who show biological effects, primarily pulmonary fibrosis and some increase in lung cancers.

Muggenburg, B.A.; Hahn, F.F.; Guilmette, R.A. [Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [and others

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Studies of human mutation. Final report, [November 1, 1987--May 31, 1996  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the final report on this grant, covering the period November 1, 1987 through May 31, 1996. This program was devoted to developing better technologies for the study of mutations in human populations. Work included studies on the radiation effects on genetic mutations in Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors, development of new methods for detecting mutations, collection of data on the genetic population structure of native Central Americans, and other miscellaneous related activities.

Neel, J.V.; Hanash, S.M.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Reliability-Centered Maintenance | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability-Centered Maintenance Reliability-Centered Maintenance Reliability-Centered Maintenance October 7, 2013 - 9:48am Addthis Reliability-centered maintenance leverages the same practices and technologies of predictive maintenance. The difference is that reliability-centered maintenance recognizes that: Equipment design and operations differ Different equipment has different probabilities of failure All equipment is not of equal importance to facility operations Facilities have limited financial and personnel resources. While reliability-centered maintenance relies on predictive maintenance practices and technologies, it also recognizes that maintenance on inexpensive and/or unimportant equipment may be better served by a reactive or predictive maintenance approach. Each of the aforementioned factors are

185

NREL: Wind Research - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map Premature gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines analysis, field testing, dynamometer testing, condition monitoring, and the development and population of a gearbox failure database in a multi-pronged approach to determine why many wind turbine gearboxes do not achieve their expected design life-the time period that manufacturers expect them to last. Read about: The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Projects Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Research and Development Working with the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Publications

186

Organizational Epidemiology and Energy Facilities: Statistical Techniques for Empirical Analysis and Prediction of Human Performance Trends  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes an empirical study of the prediction of human performance and energy facility performance based on analysis of historical data relating to worker-, workplace-, management-, and organization-centered factors. Findings verify the relationship between antecedent conditions of human performance and facility productivity, reliability, and safety.

2002-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

187

Automate feeders to improve reliability  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG and E) improved system reliability and saved money with an alarm and control system for substation distribution switches using remote control by standard telephone-communication links. The method is especially well suited for urban and suburban areas with independent telephone and power systems. The automated systems can also add capability to areas now limited by the emergency capability. The primary distribution alarm and control system has both a substation and a field switch element. Photographs accompanying the description help to explain how the controls work. 7 figures. (DCK)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Safety and reliability in superconducting MHD magnets  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This compilation adapts studies on safety and reliability in fusion magnets to similar problems in superconducting MHD magnets. MHD base load magnet requirements have been identified from recent Francis Bitter National Laboratory reports and that of other contracts. Information relevant to this subject in recent base load magnet design reports for AVCO - Everett Research Laboratories and Magnetic Corporation of America is included together with some viewpoints from a BNL workshop on structural analysis needed for superconducting coils in magnetic fusion energy. A summary of design codes used in large bubble chamber magnet design is also included.

Laverick, C.; Powell, J.; Hsieh, S.; Reich, M.; Botts, T.; Prodell, A.

1979-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review 2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review The Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review included six sessions over 2 days on June 27 - 28, 2013. Presentations are available through the individual session links. The agenda and introduction by Joe Eto, LBNL, are available below. Day 1: June 27 Session I Baselining Studies and Analysis, Bharat Bhargava, EPG Baselining Studies and Analysis, Brett Amidan, PNNL Synchrophasor Standards Support and Development, Ken Martin, EPG Session II Advanced Synchrophasor Metrology, Stan Hadley, ORNL GPS Issue Management, Mark Buckner, ORNL Technology Assessment for Next Generation PMU, Mark Buckner, ORNL Session III Measurement-Based Stability Assessment, Dan Trudnowski, U. Montana

190

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid  

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Title Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2009 Authors Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Judy Lai, Brian Coffey, and Hirohisa Aki Pagination 106 Date Published 03/2006 Publisher LBNL City Berkeley Keywords consortium for electric reliability technology solutions (certs), energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals:

191

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; Agoris, D. [Public Power Corp., Athens (Greece)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

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

193

Definition: Regional Reliability Plan | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

reliability Coordinator References Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline...

194

Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

transmission planning to evaluate future needs under different assumptions for resource availability,transmission operators depend on to ensure system reliability. The assumption of availabilitytransmission operators depend on to ensure system reliability. The assumption of traditional governor availability

Eto, Joe

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Reliability Challenges for Solar Energy (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Presentation that reviews reliability issues related to various types of photovoltaic tecnnologies, including crystalline silicon, thin films, and concentrating PV.

Kurtz, S.

2009-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

196

System reliability prediction model based on evidential reasoning algorithm with nonlinear optimization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a novel reliability prediction technique based on the evidential reasoning (ER) algorithm is developed and applied to forecast reliability in turbocharger engine systems. The focus of this study is to examine the feasibility and validity ... Keywords: Evidential reasoning, Forecasting, Nonlinear optimization, Reliability

Chang-Hua Hu; Xiao-Sheng Si; Jian-Bo Yang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Reliability Considerations from Integration of Smart Grid  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Considerations Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid 116-390 Village Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540 609.452.8060 | 609.452.9550 fax www.nerc.com the reliability of the to ensure bulk power system December 2010 (This page intentionally left blank) to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system Reliability Considerations of Integration of Smart Grid i

198

Mathematical Reliability Theory: From The Beginning to . . .  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

It is argued that the mathematical theory of reliability as a separate discipline began in 1961 with the publication of Multi-component systems and their structures and their reliability by Birnbaum, Esary and Saunders. Prior to this time, mathematicians were just applying standard mathematical techniques such as queueing theory, statistics and probability to engineering reliability problems. We

Richard E. Barlow

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis Application Update  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A systematic evaluation of plant equipment and maintenance requirements using reliability centered maintenance (RCM) techniques can help hold down operating costs while maintaining plant availability and reliability. This report describes the application of streamlined reliability centered maintenance (streamlined RCM) methodology and software at four utilities.

2001-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

200

A Study to Increase Participation of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates in LEED for Homes Certification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the United States, Habitat for Humanity is at the forefront of the providing affordable housing to low income homeowners. Because of this work, Habit for Humanity is one of the leading homebuilders in the United States. A recent development in the assessment of home building is an increased emphasis on the use of technology and methods that reduce the impact of housing construction and occupation on the world’s environment. Numerous methods exist to assess this impact, a major one in the United States is the LEED system developed by the US Green Building Council. Two problems exist with the LEED system, one being cost and the time of preparation of the necessary paperwork. Other research work exists on these implementation problems for the broader community, but this study looks at the specific impact and impediments to obtaining LEED certification for Habit for Humanity housing, specifically in Texas. This study assesses Habit for Humanity affiliate’s involvement with LEED and sustainable building. This is accomplished in two parts, a survey and an analysis of LEED scorecards. To gauge the current state of sustainable building in Habitat for Humanity affiliates of Texas a survey was conducted. There were 15 participants out of 84 affiliates. The survey looked in to the current sustainable practices and barriers for the affiliates to participate in the LEED program. Then LEED score cards were obtained and analyzed, eleven scorecards total were obtained. Six scorecards were from homes built by Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States, and the other five scorecards came from a production home builder in Texas. The scorecards were then compared by determining the mean of points for each question. From this case study, the survey shows cost and knowledge to be the largest barriers to LEED certification. The data from the LEED scorecards showed Water Efficiency and Indoor Environmental Quality to be the two weakest categories for the HFH affiliates compared to the production homes. These barriers can potentially be overcome by the availability of grants for sustainable building and by educating the affiliates on LEED and sustainable building. The fact that HFH is a leader in affordable housing means if HFH affiliates can build to LEED standard so can other affordable builders.

Rabb, Amy Elizabeth

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

The Relationship between Competitive Power Markets and Grid Reliability. |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Relationship between Competitive Power Markets and Grid The Relationship between Competitive Power Markets and Grid Reliability. The Relationship between Competitive Power Markets and Grid Reliability. The U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada should commission an independent study of the relationships among industry restructuring, competition in power markets, and grid reliability, and how those relationships should be managed to best serve the public interest. The Relationship between Competitive Power Markets and Grid Reliability. More Documents & Publications Blackout 2003: Blackout Final Implementation Report U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force: Final Report on the Implementation of Task Force Recommendations Blackout 2003: Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout in the United

202

A Reliable Natural Language Interface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As household appliances grow in complexity and sophistication, they become harder and harder to use, particularly because of their tiny display screens and limited keyboards. This paper describes a strategy for building natural language interfaces to appliances that circumvents these problems. Our approach leverages decades of research on planning and natural language interfaces to databases by reducing the appliance problem to the database problem; the reduction provably maintains desirable properties of the database interface. The paper goes on to describe the implementation and evaluation of the EXACT interface to appliances, which is based on this reduction. EXACT maps each English user request to an SQL query, which is transformed to create a PDDL goal, and uses the Blackbox planner [13] to map the planning problem to a sequence of appliance commands that satisfy the original request. Both theoretical arguments and experimental evaluation show that EXACT is highly reliable.

To Household Appliances; Alexander Yates

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of Dr. George Voelz, M.D., November 29, 1994  

SciTech Connect

Dr. George Voelz was interviewed by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments (OHRE). This oral history covers Dr. Voelz`s research on Manhattan Engineering District plutonium workers, the acute and long term effects of radiation, his inhalation studies, and his activities at the 1961 INL reactor accident (SL-1 Reactor). After a brief biographical sketch, Dr. Voelz his remembrances on tissue studies of plutonium workers, the plutonium injection studies of 1945-1946, the controlled environmental radioiodine tests of 1963-1968, and tracer studies with human volunteers at Los Alamos. Dr. Voelz states his opinions concerning misconceptions about the Los Alamos Human Radiation Experiments.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Exploratory studies of human sensorimotor learning with system identification and stochastic optimal control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

b) Shows the average human error over one particular trialb) Shows the average human error over one particular trialIs a histogram of average human tracking error over several

Simpkins, Charles Alexander

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Definition: Reliability Coordinator Information System | Open Energy  

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Reliability Coordinator Information System Reliability Coordinator Information System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reliability Coordinator Information System The system that Reliability Coordinators use to post messages and share operating information in real time.[1] Related Terms Reliability Coordinator References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Reliability_Coordinator_Information_System&oldid=480407" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load)

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Market Manual 11: Reliability Compliance Part 11.3: Reliability  

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A catalogue of the information that is to be shared between the IESO and Market Participants in relation to maintaining the reliability of the IESO-controlled grid Public Disclaimer The posting of documents on this Web site is done for the convenience of market participants and other interested visitors to the IESO Web site. Please be advised that, while the IESO attempts to have all posted documents conform to the original, changes can result from the original, including changes resulting from the programs used to format the documents for posting on the Web site as well as from the programs used by the viewer to download and read the documents. The IESO makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, that the documents on this Web site are exact reproductions of the original documents listed. In addition, the documents and information posted on this Web site are subject to change. The IESO may revise, withdraw or make final these materials at any time at its sole discretion without further notice. It is solely your responsibility to ensure that you are using up-to-date documents and information. This document may contain a summary of a particular market rule. Where provided, the summary has

Information Catalogue

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increased need to manage California?s electricity grid in real time is a result of the ongoing transition from a system operated by vertically-integrated utilities serving native loads to one operated by an independent system operator supporting competitive energy markets. During this transition period, the traditional approach to reliability management -- construction of new transmission lines -- has not been pursued due to unresolved issues related to the financing and recovery of transmission project costs. In the absence of investments in new transmission infrastructure, the best strategy for managing reliability is to equip system operators with better real-time information about actual operating margins so that they can better understand and manage the risk of operating closer to the edge. A companion strategy is to address known deficiencies in offline modeling tools that are needed to ground the use of improved real-time tools. This project: (1) developed and conducted first-ever demonstrations of two prototype real-time software tools for voltage security assessment and phasor monitoring; and (2) prepared a scoping study on improving load and generator response models. Additional funding through two separate subsequent work authorizations has already been provided to build upon the work initiated in this project.

Eto, Joe; Eto, Joe; Lesieutre, Bernard; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Parashar, Manu

2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of biophysicist Cornelius A. Tobias, Ph.D., January 16, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Dr. Cornelius A. Tobias was interviewed by representatives of US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments (OHRE). He was chosen for this interview because of his extensive biophysics and medical physics research activities while he was employed by the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco and at the Donner Laboratory. He discusses his involvement in wartime studies of effects of high altitude on aviators, carbon monoxide with radioactive tracers, blood studies with radioactive iron, human use committees, heavy-ion research with the Bevatron, boron isotope research, classified research involving human subjects, heavy-particle radiography, heavy- particle beams and medical research, and pituitary irradiation studies,.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Managing Reliability in the 21st Century  

SciTech Connect

The rapid pace of change at Ike end of the 20th Century should continue unabated well into the 21st Century. The driver will be the marketplace imperative of "faster, better, cheaper." This imperative has already stimulated a revolution-in-engineering in design and manufacturing. In contrast, to date, reliability engineering has not undergone a similar level of change. It is critical that we implement a corresponding revolution-in-reliability-engineering as we enter the new millennium. If we are still using 20th Century reliability approaches in the 21st Century, then reliability issues will be the limiting factor in faster, better, and cheaper. At the heart of this reliability revolution will be a science-based approach to reliability engineering. Science-based reliability will enable building-in reliability, application-specific products, virtual qualification, and predictive maintenance. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate a dialogue on the future of reliability engineering. We will try to gaze into the crystal ball and predict some key issues that will drive reliability programs in the new millennium. In the 21st Century, we will demand more of our reliability programs. We will need the ability to make accurate reliability predictions that will enable optimizing cost, performance and time-to-market to meet the needs of every market segment. We will require that all of these new capabilities be in place prior to the stint of a product development cycle. The management of reliability programs will be driven by quantifiable metrics of value added to the organization business objectives.

Dellin, T.A.

1998-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

210

Human Operational Errors Involving Control, Relay, and Auxiliary Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the objectives, information gathering and analysis, and findings of a research effort related to human operational errors involving control, relay, and auxiliary equipment. This research is conducted by the Switching Safety and Reliability Project of EPRI8217s Substations Program. The project consists of three separate studies: 8226 an analysis of relay-related incidents attributed to human errors, 8226 a compilation of work practices when planning and performing work on relays, an...

2006-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Original Article Seroepidemiological Study of Human Hydatidosis in Meshkinshahr District, Ardabil Province, Iran  

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Background: The aim of this study was to conduct a sero-epidemiological survey in Meshkinshahr, Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran to detect the rate of hydatidosis in the city and nearby villages. Literature shows that no such study has been conducted so far. Methods: Overall, 670 serum samples were collected from 194 males and 476 females from patients referred to different health centers of the region. All patients filled out a questionnaire and an informed consent. Sera were analyzed using indirect-ELISA test. Ten ?g /ml antigens (Antigen B derived from hydatid cyst fluid), serum dilutions of 1:500 and conjugate anti-human coombs with 1:10000 dilutions were utilized to perform the test. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS software ver. 11.5. Results: The seroprevalence of human hydatidosis was 1.79 % by ELISA test in the region. This rate for females was 1.68 % and males 2.6%, respectively. There was no significant difference as regards all factors studied and the seropositivity. According to job, farmers and ranchmen had the highest rate of infection as 3.17%. The sero-prevalence of infection was 2.6% % in illiterate people which showed the highest rate. As regards residency, urban life showed no significant difference with rural life (1.1 % vs. 2.58%).

Iranian J Parasitol; Z Heidari; M Mohebali; Z Zarei; M Aryayipour; Mr Eshraghian; Eb Kia; S Shodajei; J Abdi; A Rakhshanpour; Mb Rokni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS 2012 Program Review - Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

prototype at MISO: Architecture, Grid Monitoring Visualization and Grid Reliability Tracking Grid Automatic Reliability Report (GARR) Page 1 Automatic Reliability Reports (ARR)...

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Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Establish Reliable Fuel Services Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Fuel Services GNEP would build and strengthen a reliable international fuel...

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

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quality, reliability, and availability,” IEEE Power & EnergyReliability, and Availability Chris Marnay EnvironmentalQuality, Reliability, and Availability C. Marnay Ernest

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability information about the delivery of electricity and energy reliability Electricity Delivery...

216

Fatigue reliability of wind turbine components  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fatigue life estimates for wind turbine components can be extremely variable due to both inherently random and uncertain parameters. A structural reliability analysis is used to qualify the probability that the fatigue life will fall short of a selected target. Reliability analysis also produces measures of the relative importance of the various sources of uncertainty and the sensitivity of the reliability to each input parameter. The process of obtaining reliability estimates is briefly outlined. An example fatigue reliability calculation for a blade joint is formulated; reliability estimates, importance factors, and sensitivities are produced. Guidance in selecting distribution functions for the random variables used to model the random and uncertain parameters is also provided. 5 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

Veers, P.S.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Flaxseed in Human Nutrition, 2nd EditionChapter 15 Flaxseed, Fiber and Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical Studies  

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Flaxseed in Human Nutrition, 2nd Edition Chapter 15 Flaxseed, Fiber and Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical Studies Food Science Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Food Science & Technology Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Press

218

EPRI/NRC-RES Fire Human Reliability Analysis Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2001, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (NRC-RES), operating under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), collaborated to improve the state-of-the-art in fire risk assessment to support the new risk-informed environment in fire protection. This project produced a consensus documentNUREG/CR-6850 (EPRI report 1011989), Fire PRA Methodology for Nuclear Power Facilitieswhich addresses fire risk during operations at...

2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

219

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comments of Cisco Systems to Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Department of Energy in Response to Request for Information: Addressing Policy and Logistical...

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Definition: Transmission Reliability | Open Energy Information  

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to ensure reliable system operation as system conditions change.1 Related Terms transmission lines, transfer capability, system, transmission line References Glossary...

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Real Time Grid Reliability Management 2005  

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period, the traditional approach to reliability management - construction of new transmission lines - has not been pursued due to unresolved issues related to the...

222

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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

223

design and reliability of solder interconnections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

X. Wu, K. Hu, X. Dou, G. Mui, C.-P. Yeh and K. Wyatt. Combined ... Reliability Considerations When Choosing Water Soluble Flux for Electronic Assembly [pp.

224

Improving Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes a new research and development initiative to improve gearbox reliability in wind turbines begun at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, USA.

Musial, W.; Butterfield, S.; McNiff, B.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

CMOS Reliability and Advanced Devices Group  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... electron devices for the electronics industry by ... reliability issues in emerging electronic devices. ... Power Device and Thermal Metrology—The Power ...

2013-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

226

Reliability evaluation of smart distribution grids.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The term "Smart Grid" generally refers to a power grid equipped with the advanced technologies dedicated for purposes such as reliability improvement, ease of control… (more)

Kazemi, Shahram

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Experiences surveying the crowd: reflections on methods, participation, and reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Crowdsourcing services such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) provide new venues for recruiting participants and conducting studies; hundreds of surveys may be offered to workers at any given time. We reflect on the results of six related studies we ... Keywords: crowdsourcing, demographics, reliability, surveys

Catherine C. Marshall; Frank M. Shipman

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Reliability analysis of containment isolation systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the results of the Reliability Analysis of Containment Isolation System Project. Work was performed in five basic areas: design review, operating experience review, related research review, generic analysis and plant specific analysis. Licensee Event Reports (LERs) and Integrated Leak Rate Test (ILRT) reports provided the major sources of containment performance information used in this study. Data extracted from LERs were assembled into a computer data base. Qualitative and quantitative information developed for containment performance under normal operating conditions and design basis accidents indicate that there is room for improvement. A rough estimate of overall containment unavailability for relatively small leaks which violate plant technical specifications is 0.3. An estimate of containment unavailability due to large leakage events is in the range of 0.001 to 0.01. These estimates are dependent on several assumptions (particularly on event duration times) which are documented in the report.

Pelto, P.J.; Ames, K.R.; Gallucci, R.H.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Probabilistic fatigue methodology and wind turbine reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Wind turbines subjected to highly irregular loadings due to wind, gravity, and gyroscopic effects are especially vulnerable to fatigue damage. The objective of this study is to develop and illustrate methods for the probabilistic analysis and design of fatigue-sensitive wind turbine components. A computer program (CYCLES) that estimates fatigue reliability of structural and mechanical components has been developed. A FORM/SORM analysis is used to compute failure probabilities and importance factors of the random variables. The limit state equation includes uncertainty in environmental loading, gross structural response, and local fatigue properties. Several techniques are shown to better study fatigue loads data. Common one-parameter models, such as the Rayleigh and exponential models are shown to produce dramatically different estimates of load distributions and fatigue damage. Improved fits may be achieved with the two-parameter Weibull model. High b values require better modeling of relatively large stress ranges; this is effectively done by matching at least two moments (Weibull) and better by matching still higher moments. For this purpose, a new, four-moment {open_quotes}generalized Weibull{close_quotes} model is introduced. Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methodology for design against fatigue is proposed and demonstrated using data from two horizontal-axis wind turbines. To estimate fatigue damage, wind turbine blade loads have been represented by their first three statistical moments across a range of wind conditions. Based on the moments {mu}{sub 1}{hor_ellipsis}{mu}{sub 3}, new {open_quotes}quadratic Weibull{close_quotes} load distribution models are introduced. The fatigue reliability is found to be notably affected by the choice of load distribution model.

Lange, C.H. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Can Emergency Medicine Residents Reliably Use the Internet to Answer Clinical Questions?  

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Google as a diagnostic aid: internet based study. BMJ. 2006;Engine Watch. Estimated Internet pages. Search Engine WatchResidents Reliably Use the Internet to Answer Clinical

Krause, Richard; Moscati, Ronald; Halpern, Shravanti; Schwartz, Diane G.; Abbas, June

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Reliability and Load Handling Problem in Internet Service Provider’s Network.  

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?? This thesis puts forward a new solution to provide the reliable network to the Internet Service Provider (ISP). This study mainly focuses on the… (more)

Abrar, Mirza Kashif

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

A reliability assessment methodology for distribution systems with distributed generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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), is forecasted to increase in distribution networks. The study of reliability evaluation of such networks is a relatively new area. This research presents a new methodology that can be used to analyze the reliability of such distribution systems and can be applied in preliminary planning studies for such systems. The method uses a sequential Monte Carlo simulation of the distribution systemÂ?s stochastic model to generate the operating behavior and combines that with a path augmenting Max flow algorithm to evaluate the load status for each state change of operation in the system. Overall system and load point reliability indices such as hourly loss of load, frequency of loss of load and expected energy unserved can be computed using this technique. On addition of DG in standby mode of operation at specific locations in the network, the reliability indices can be compared for different scenarios and strategies for placement of DG and their capacities can be determined using this methodology.

Duttagupta, Suchismita Sujaya

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

233

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Working with the Gearbox...  

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Technology Deployment Energy Systems Integration Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Wind Research Wind Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Search More Search Options Site Map...

234

Ris-R-1235(EN) Reliability Databases  

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.4 Standard models of reliability MIL-HDBK-217 MIL-HDBK-217 was the original standard for reliability-wide. The most recent revision of MIL-HDBK- 217 is Revision F Notice 2, which was released in February of 1995. MIL-HDBK-217 includes the ability to perform a 'parts count' analysis or a 'part stress' analysis

235

Exploratory Reliability and Performance R&D  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents a brief overview of the status and accomplishments during fiscal year (FY) 2005 of the Photovoltaic (PV) Exploratory Reliability and Performance R&D Subtask, which is part of the PV Module Reliability R&D Project (a joint NREL-Sandia project).

Osterwald, C. R.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Reliability mathematics analysis on traction substation operation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In electrified railway traction power supply systems, the operational qualities and reliabilities of the main traction transformer loop is higher, but ones of bus output units is comparatively low. The traction transformer loop still works when output ... Keywords: Erlang distribution, Markov theory, life, reliability, traction substation, transformer

Hongsheng Su

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Engineering Reliability into Web Sites: Google SRE  

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Engineering Reliability into Web Sites: Google SRE Alex Perry alex.perry@google.com Santa Monica SRE, Google #12;Abstract This talk introduces Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) at Google, explaining, Santa Monica, Dublin and Kirkland manage Google's many services and websites. They draw upon the Linux

Cortes, Corinna

238

Exact bounds for average pairwise network reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several methods for finding exact bounds of average pairwise network connectivity (APNC) are proposed. These methods allows faster decision making about if a network is reliable for its purpose. Previous results on cumulitive updating of all-terminal ... Keywords: algorithm, network reliability, pairwise connectivity

Alexey Rodionov; Olga Rodionova

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering the cost of energy.  

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NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative leads to wind turbine gearbox reliability, lowering have been able to identify shortcomings in the design, testing, and operation of wind turbines findings are quickly shared among GRC participants, including many wind turbine manufacturers and equipment

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Docket No. EO-05-01: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. and PEPCO Holdings, Inc. is hereby providing you with additional information concerning reliability impacts under various system conditions associated with the unavailability of the Potomac River Generating Station to serve load in the D.C. area. Also enclosed as part of this submittal is material provided by PEPCO (balance of sentence redacted) In addition, there is a discussion concerning the impacts of demand side response in addressing this situation. Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System

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241

Reliability First Corporation | OpenEI  

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Reliability First Corporation Reliability First Corporation Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 110, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses gigawatts, billion kilowatthours and quadrillion Btu. The data is broken down into generating capacity, electricity generation and energy consumption. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO EIA Gateway Reliability First Corporation SERC Reliability Corporation Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011:Renewable Energy Generation by Fuel - SERC Reliability Corporation / Gateway- Reference Case (xls, 118.9 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed

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Definition: Reliability Coordinator Area | Open Energy Information  

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Coordinator Area Coordinator Area Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reliability Coordinator Area The collection of generation, transmission, and loads within the boundaries of the Reliability Coordinator. Its boundary coincides with one or more Balancing Authority Areas.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, Reliability Coordinator, Balancing Authority Area, transmission line, balancing authority, smart grid References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An inlin LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. e Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Reliability_Coordinator_Area&oldid=502626" Categories: Definitions ISGAN Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages

243

Inventing the future of reliability: FERC's recent orders and the consolidation of reliability authority  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established mandatory reliability standard enforcement under a system in which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Electric Reliability Organization would have their own spheres of responsibility and authority. Recent orders, however, reflect the Commission's frustration with the reliability standard drafting process and suggest that the Electric Reliability Organization's discretion is likely to receive less deference in the future. (author)

Skees, J. Daniel

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

244

NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Photovoltaic Reliability...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

PV Performance Characterization. PV Outdoor Studies Davis, K.O.; Kurtz, S.R.; Jordan. D.C.; Wohlgemuth, J.H.; Sorloaica-Hickman, N. (2012). "Multi-Pronged Analysis of...

245

RXSim: Exploring Reliability of Exascale Systems through Simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exascale computers are predicted to emerge by the end of this decade with millions of nodes and billions of concurrent cores/threads. One of the most critical challenges for exascale computing is how to effectively and efficiently maintain the system reliability. Checkpointing is the state-of-theart technique for high-end computing system reliability that has proved to work well for current petascale scales. This paper investigates the suitability of checkpointing mechanism for exascale computers, across both parallel filesystems and distributed filesystems. We built a model to emulate exascale systems, and developed a simulator, RXSim, to study its reliability and efficiency. Experiments show that the overall system efficiency and availability would go towards zero as system scales approach exascale with checkpointing mechanism on parallel filesystems. However, the simulations suggest that a distributed filesystem with local persistent storage would offer excellent scalability and aggregate bandwidth, enabling efficient checkpointing at exascale. 1.

Dongfang Zhao; Da Zhang; Ke Wang; Ioan Raicu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Spatially and Temporally Resolved Studies of the Human Microbiome (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Rob Knight of the University of Colorado gives a presentation on "Spatially and Temporally Resolved Studies of the Human Microbiome" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

Knight, Rob [University of Colorado

2011-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

247

Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Reference Guide contains instructions on how to install and use Version 3.5 of the NRC-sponsored Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). The NUCLARR data management system is contained in compressed files on the floppy diskettes that accompany this Reference Guide. NUCLARR is comprised of hardware component failure data (HCFD) and human error probability (HEP) data, both of which are available via a user-friendly, menu driven retrieval system. The data may be saved to a file in a format compatible with IRRAS 3.0 and commercially available statistical packages, or used to formulate log-plots and reports of data retrieval and aggregation findings.

Gilbert, B.G.; Richards, R.E.; Reece, W.J.; Gertman, D.I.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Reliability properties of bivariate conditional proportional hazard rate models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we study reliability properties in two classes of bivariate continuous distributions based on specification of conditional hazard functions. These classes were constructed by conditioning on two different kinds of events in Arnold and ... Keywords: 62E10, 62H05, Bivariate exponential distribution, Conditionally specified distributions, Dependence measures, Failure rate, Hazard gradient

Jorge Navarro; José MaríA Sarabia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Technical Reference for Power Delivery  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall goal of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is to improve the economic posture of a utility by promoting cost-effective application of maintenance resources. EPRI's RCM Technical Reference for Power Delivery provides utilities with essential technical data and guidance for conducting RCM studies of power delivery equipment and systems. It serves as the "handbook" of RCM for the utility power delivery sector.

1997-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

250

Assessing reliability of substation spare current transformer system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper relates a case study involving Current Transformers (CTs) from the electrical system of the Companhia Hidro Elétrica do São Francisco (CHESF) in order to estimate the optimum number of spare. Two models have been considered in this ... Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, current transformers, reliability assessment

Cristiano G. de Melo; Renata Maria Cardoso R. de Souza; Liliane R. B. Salgado

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Reliability of ENSO Dynamical Predictions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, ensemble predictions were constructed using two realistic ENSO prediction models and stochastic optimals. By applying a recently developed theoretical framework, the authors have explored several important issues relating to ENSO ...

Youmin Tang; Richard Kleeman; Andrew M. Moore

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Reliability Assessment of North American Steam Turbines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This survey provides statistics related to the reliability and maintenance of fossil-fueled steam turbines in the continental United States. The analysis focuses primarily on active turbines larger than 200 MW.

2002-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

253

Definition: Regional Reliability Organization | Open Energy Informatio...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Terms Bulk Electric System References Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline...

254

SERC Reliability Corporation | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

SERC Reliability Corporation SERC Reliability Corporation Dataset Summary Description This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part of the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook Report (AEO2011). This dataset is table 113, and contains only the reference case. The dataset uses gigawatts, billion kilowatthours and quadrillion Btu. The data is broken down into generating capacity, electricity generation and energy consumption. Source EIA Date Released April 26th, 2011 (3 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords 2011 AEO Carolina EIA Renewable Energy Generation SERC Reliability Corporation Virginia Data application/vnd.ms-excel icon AEO2011: Renewable Energy Generation by Fuel - SERC Reliability Corporation / Virginia-Carolina- Reference Case (xls, 118.9 KiB) Quality Metrics

255

PV Module Reliability Research (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This National Center for Photovoltaics sheet describes the capabilities of its PV module reliability research. The scope and core competencies and capabilities are discussed and recent publications are listed.

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2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Adverse Reliability Impact | Open Energy Information  

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a widespread area of the Interconnection.1 Related Terms smart grid References Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up...

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Definition: Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit | Open...  

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Terms System Operating Limit, System, Cascading Outage, smart grid References Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An inl LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign...

258

Reliability Issues for Photovoltaic Modules (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Si modules good in field; new designs need reliability testing. CdTe & CIGS modules sensitive to moisture; carefully seal. CPV in product development stage; benefits from expertise in other industries.

Kurtz, S.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Demand Response For Power System Reliability: FAQ  

SciTech Connect

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

260

System Software Reliability, 1st edition  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer software reliability has never been so important. Computers are used in areas as diverse as air traffic control, nuclear reactors, real-time military, industrial process control, security system control, biometric scan-systems, automotive, mechanical ...

H. Pham

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Definition: Reliability Coordinator | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Coordinator Coordinator Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Reliability Coordinator The entity that is the highest level of authority who is responsible for the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System, has the Wide Area view of the Bulk Electric System, and has the operating tools, processes and procedures, including the authority to prevent or mitigate emergency operating situations in both nextday analysis and real-time operations. The Reliability Coordinator has the purview that is broad enough to enable the calculation of Interconnection Reliability Operating Limits, which may be based on the operating parameters of transmission systems beyond any Transmission Operator's vision.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, Bulk Electric System, transmission line

262

Reliability Challenges for Solar Energy (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

PV industry can benefit from reliability testing experience of microelectronics industry . Si modules perform well in field; CdTe/CIGS must be sealed to moisture; CPV in product development stage.

Kurtz, S.

2009-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

263

Photovoltaic Reliability and Engineering (Revised) (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Capabilities fact sheet for the National Center for Photovoltaics: Photovoltaic Reliability and Engineering. One-sided sheet that includes Scope, Core Competencies and Capabilities, and Contact/Web information.

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2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) Description and Loading  

SciTech Connect

This document describes simulated turbine load cases in accordance to the IEC 61400-1 Ed.3 standard, which is representative of the typical wind turbine design process. The information presented herein is intended to provide a broad understanding of the gearbox reliability collaborative 750kW drivetrain and turbine configuration. In addition, fatigue and ultimate strength drivetrain loads resulting from simulations are presented. This information provides the bases for the analytical work of the gearbox reliability collaborative effort.

Oyague, F.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

EPRI Distribution Reliability Practices Repository V2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A key objective of EPRI's research into distribution reliability practices is to identify, document and provide practice summary descriptions to research participants in a format that facilitates comparison and aids decision-makers in identifying those practices in place at other utilities which can be applied to their utility to improve performance. This research report presents distribution reliability practice results from six different companies in a repository which places ...

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

266

Electric Power Reliability in Chemical Plants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The quality and reliability of utility-generated electric power is presently receiving a great deal of attention from the chemical and refining industry. What changes have taken place to make electric power reliability a major topic of discussion at plants across the country? Has the quality and reliability of utility-generated power deteriorated over the past five or ten years? Or, has the perception of what constitutes reliable power changed with the advent, installation, and increasing usage of microprocessor-based equipment and controllers? The differing views held by both parties tend to make their relationship adversarial. Both parties have problems with their individuals views and the associated monetary costs, which can be either a loss or a gain. Improved reliability for the chemical plant means less "off spec" product, thereby resulting in more product to sell. Improved reliability for the utility means less customer downtime, thereby resulting in more KWH sales and a higher capacity factor. The biggest limiting factor to solving the actual problems is the dollar cost associated with that solution. Each solution must have a payback period that meets the economic criteria for return on investment for either the industry or the utility.

Cross, M. B.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Wind Farm Diversification and Its Impact on Power System Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

As wind exploitation gains prominence in the power industry, the extensive use of this intermittent source of power may heavily rely on our ability to select the best combination of wind farming sites that yields maximal reliability of power systems at minimal cost. This research proposes a general method to minimize the wind park global power output variance by optimally distributing a predetermined number of wind turbines over a preselected number of potential wind farming sites for which the wind patterns are statistically known. The objective is to demonstrate the benefits of diversification for the reliability of wind-sustained systems through the search for steadier overall power outputs. Three years of wind data from the recent NREL/3TIER study in the western US provides the statistics for evaluating each site for their mean power output, variance and correlation with each other so that the best allocations can be determined. Some traditional reliability indices such as the LOLP are computed by using sequential Monte Carlo simulations to emulate the behavior of a power system uniquely composed of wind turbines and a load modeled from the 1996 IEEE RTS. It is shown that configurations featuring minimal global power output variances generally prove the most reliable for moderate load cases, provided the sites are not significantly correlated with the modeled load. Under these conditions, the choice of uncorrelated/negatively correlated sites is favored. The correlations between the optimized global wind power outputs and the modeled load are studied as well.

Degeilh, Yannick

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

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

269

Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

SciTech Connect

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

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

270

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of Merril Eisenbud, January 26, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Merril Eisenbud was interviewed on January 26, 1995 by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Following a brief biographical sketch, Mr. Eisenbud relates his remembrances as the AEC`s first industrial hygienist, the setting up of AEC`s Health and Safety Laboratory, monitoring radioactive fallout, and use or exposure of humans to radiation.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Structural and Functional Studies on Human Mitochondrial Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters are critical protein cofactors found in all life forms. In eukaryotes, a well-conserved biosynthetic pathway located in the mitochondria is used to assemble Fe-S clusters. Although proteins required for Fe-S cluster biosynthesis have been identified, their precise function and mechanism remain elusive. In this study, biochemical and biophysical methods are applied to understand molecular details for the core components of the human Fe-S cluster biosynthesis: Nfs1, Isd11, Isu2, and frataxin (Fxn). Nfs1 is a cysteine desulfurase that converts cysteine into alanine and transfers the sulfur to a scaffold protein Isu2 for Fe-S clusters. Fxn depletion is associated with the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA), and results in a complicated phenotype that includes loss of Fe-S clusters. The results presented here provide the first in vitro evidence for a stable protein complex that exists in at least two forms: an inactive complex with Nfs1, Isd11, and Isu2 (SDU) components and an active form that also includes Fxn (SDUF). Fxn binding dramatically changes the catalytic efficiency (kcat/KM) of Nfs1 from 25 to 10,100 M-1s-1 and enhances the rate of Fe-S cluster biosynthesis 25 fold. Oxidizing conditions diminish the levels of both complex formation and Fxn-based activation, whereas Fe2 further stimulates Nfs1 activity. Mutagenesis coupled to enzyme kinetics indicate that one of the three conserved cysteines (C104) on Isu2 accepts the sulfane sulfur from Nfs1 and that this transfer event likely requires prior binding of Fxn. In vitro interrogation of FRDA I154F and W155R and related Fxn variants revealed the binding affinity to SDU followed the trend Fxn ~ I154F > W155F > W155A ~ W155R. The Fxn variants also have diminished ability to facilitate both sulfur transfer and Fe-S cluster assembly. Fxn crystallographic structures reveal specific rearrangements associated with the loss of function. Importantly, the weaker binding and lower activity of the W155R variant compared to I154F explains the earlier onset and more severe disease progression. Finally, these experimental results coupled with computational docking studies suggest a model for how human Fxn functions as an allosteric activator and triggers sulfur transfer and Fe-S cluster assembly.

Tsai, Chi-Lin

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Reliability Estimates for Power Supplies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Failure rates for large power supplies at a fusion facility are critical knowledge needed to estimate availability of the facility or to set priorties for repairs and spare components. A study of the "failure to operate on demand" and "failure to continue to operate" failure rates has been performed for the large power supplies at DIII-D, which provide power to the magnet coils, the neutral beam injectors, the electron cyclotron heating systems, and the fast wave systems. When one of the power supplies fails to operate, the research program has to be either temporarily changed or halted. If one of the power supplies for the toroidal or ohmic heating coils fails, the operations have to be suspended or the research is continued at de-rated parameters until a repair is completed. If one of the power supplies used in the auxiliary plasma heating systems fails the research is often temporarily changed until a repair is completed. The power supplies are operated remotely and repairs are only performed when the power supplies are off line, so that failure of a power supply does not cause any risk to personnel. The DIII-D Trouble Report database was used to determine the number of power supply faults (over 1,700 reports), and tokamak annual operations data supplied the number of shots, operating times, and power supply usage for the DIII-D operating campaigns between mid-1987 and 2004. Where possible, these power supply failure rates from DIII-D will be compared to similar work that has been performed for the Joint European Torus equipment. These independent data sets support validation of the fusion-specific failure rate values.

Lee C. Cadwallader; Peter I. Petersen

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A successful space mission depends on the reliable operation of the spacecraft's electrical power system. For payloads requiring high power levels, various designs of space nuclear power systems (SNPS) are available. Designers have conducted limited 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 of competing SNPSS. This work examines the applicability of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) techniques for estimating SNPS reliability from design studies. The nuclear electric power industry has used PRA techniques to accurately analyze the reliability of complex systems. However, these PRA techniques for nuclear power plants require modifications for SNPS reliability assessment. This study validates these modified PRA techniques by examining the reliability of the SP-I 00 and the Small Ex-core Heat Pipe Thermionic Reactor (SEHPTR). The present analysis focuses on the SNPS failure to produce nominal electrical power. Typical events threatening the reliability of the SNPS will consist of hardware failures, external events, and command errors or software deficiencies. This work involves the following systematic steps for each SNPS: e System familiarization ³Performance of a "failure modes and effects analysis" to deten-nine how the failures of components might cause a system failure ³Construction of system and component fault trees ³Reliability data estimation³Fault tree quantification (using CAFTA'O and UNCERT'O) 'Me reliability data estimation relies on occurrence probabilities for each component failure mode. Various methods for estimating failure rates from existing reliability databases or from engineering approximations were investigated. This work employs the Monte Carlo sampling technique to associate numerical uncertainty levels with the quantitative reliability estimates produced for each SNPS. The quantitative results estimate the reliability of the systems studied as 0.9494 for the SP-100 and 0.9453 for the SEHPTR. The associated error factor is approximately 2.0, corresponding to the system modeling and reliability data uncertainties. Importance measures and sensitivity analyses indicate that the fuel damage, sensor, electrical component, mechanical component, drive, and power conditioning, control, and distribution subsystem failures can be critical to the system's reliability.

Gutner, Sophie Isabelle

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

A Review of the Reliability of Electric Distribution System Components: EPRI White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses available literature, data, and models related to the reliability of electric power distribution system components and discusses the influence of environmental factors and testing results on component reliability. It also critiques the value of this information for value of service studies.

2001-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

275

Maximal network reliability with optimal transmission line assignment for stochastic electric power networks via genetic algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study proposes a genetic algorithm based method integrating the minimal paths and the recursive sum of disjoint products to find maximal network reliability with optimal transmission line assignment for a stochastic electric power network. In our ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Maximal network reliability, Recursive sum of disjoint products, Stochastic electric power network, Transmission line assignment

Yi-Kuei Lin; Cheng-Ta Yeh

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability PROGRAM DESCRIPTION  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) leads national efforts to modernize the electric grid, enhance security and reliability of energy infrastructure, and facilitate recovery from disruptions to the energy supply. As stated in the President's A Policy Framework for the 21 st Century Grid, a smarter, modernized electric grid is fundamental to transforming the Nation's energy system and securing US leadership in a clean energy future. OE supports activities that enable innovation across the energy sector, empower American consumers, and secure our energy future. OE consists of three programs: Research and Development; Permitting, Siting and Analysis; and Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration.

277

Reliability based investigation of design factors  

SciTech Connect

Second-moment probabilistic techniques are used to formulate structural resistances and loads and to derive reliability-based safety, load, and strength factors for design. Existing concepts of the second-moment reliability theory have been extended to the practical case of multiple load combinations. This development consistently includes the stochastic character of loads and the unpredictable nature of their combinations. For this purpose, a new technique for the evaluation of load combinations is presented, whereby the moments of the extreme of combined loads is obtained in terms of the moments of individual loads and parameters describing their random fluctuations in time. Reliability-based safety, load, and strength factors are derived in terms of the acceptable level of risk, the coefficients of variation of the loads and resistance, uncertainties associated with errors in modeling and estimation, and a set of parameters describing the stochastic nature of loads and their combinations.

1978-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

278

Smart Grid: Creating Jobs while Delivering Reliable,  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Smart Grid: Creating Jobs while Delivering Reliable, Smart Grid: Creating Jobs while Delivering Reliable, Environmentally-friendly Energy Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 2 March, 2010 - 14:14 imported OpenEI On April 16th, 2009, Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Department of Energy was planning to develop a stronger, more reliable energy grid. The plan would allocate $3.4 billion in funds to be distributed across the nation, aiding projects aimed at improving and updating the current electrical power grid in the United States. Two projects are funded by smart grid: smaller and larger. Smaller projects range from $300,000 to $20,000,000. These projects typically focus on upgrading equipment in less populated ares. Larger projects range from

279

Office of Electricity Delivery And Energy Reliability To Hold...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

And Energy Reliability To Hold Technical Conference On The Design Of Future Electric Transmission Office of Electricity Delivery And Energy Reliability To Hold Technical...

280

Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget...  

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Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget Request Presentation Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability FY 2012 Budget Request Presentation...

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281

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability (Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005)...

282

An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability Based on Reports from U.S. Electric Utilities Title An Examination of Temporal Trends in Electricity Reliability Based...

283

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability: Organizational...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Skip to main content Energy.gov Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Search form Search Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Services Electricity...

284

Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of the US Electric Grid...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of the US Electric Grid: SGIG Article in Metering International, March 2012 Improving the Reliability and Resiliency of the US Electric...

285

Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability Assessment Load Control for System Reliability and Measurement-Based Stability Assessment Research and develop...

286

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability Cyber Effects Analysis Using VCSE Promoting Control System Reliability This report describes the Virtual...

287

Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010 Strategic...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here Home Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010 Strategic Plan (WEB) Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010 Strategic Plan...

288

Office of Electricity and Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here Home Office of Electricity and Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010 Strategic Plan (PRINT) Office of Electricity and Delivery & Energy Reliability 2010 Strategic...

289

Efficient and Reliable Reactive Power Supply and Consumption...  

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Efficient and Reliable Reactive Power Supply and Consumption - Insights from an Integrated Program of Engineering and Economics Research Title Efficient and Reliable Reactive Power...

290

2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review | Department of Energy  

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2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review 2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review 2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review The Transmission Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 13 presentations over 2 days on August 6 - 7, 2013 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Presentations are available through the links. The agenda and list of presentations are included below. The Reliability and Markets activity of the Transmission Reliability program researches, develops, and implements electricity infrastructure and market simulations that integrate economics and engineering principles. The activity helps to ensure electric reliability, while also improving the efficiency and economics of market operations. Day 1: August 6 Session I Transmission Investment Assessment Under Uncertainty, Ben Hobbs,

291

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update: A Brief (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation is an update on the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) for the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar. GRC accomplishments are: (1) Failure database software deployed - partners see business value for themselves and customers; (2) Designed, built, instrumented, and tested two gearboxes - (a) Generated unprecedented public domain test data from both field testing and dynamometer testing, (b) Different responses from 'identical' gearboxes, (c) Demonstrated importance of non-torque loading and modeling approach; and (3) Active collaborative, with wide industry support, leveraging DOE funding - Modeling round robin and Condition Monitoring round robin.

Sheng, S.; Keller, J.; McDade, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update: A Brief (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation is an update on the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) for the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar. GRC accomplishments are: (1) Failure database software deployed - partners see business value for themselves and customers; (2) Designed, built, instrumented, and tested two gearboxes - (a) Generated unprecedented public domain test data from both field testing and dynamometer testing, (b) Different responses from 'identical' gearboxes, (c) Demonstrated importance of non-torque loading and modeling approach; and (3) Active collaborative, with wide industry support, leveraging DOE funding - Modeling round robin and Condition Monitoring round robin.

Sheng, S.; Keller, J.; McDade, M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Presentations 2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations The Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review included six sessions over 2 days on June 27 - 28, 2013. Presentations from Day 1 (Sessions I through IV) are available below. Session I: Bharat Bhargava (EPG), Brett Amidan (PNNL), Ken Martin (EPG) Session II: Mark Buckner (ORNL) Session III: Dan Trudnowski (U Montana), Ning Zhou (PNNL) Session IV: Frank Tuffner (PNNL), Bernie Lesieutre (U Wisconsin), Harold Kirkham (PNNL), YC Zhang (NREL) 2013 TR Review - Eastern Interconnection Phase Angle Base Lining Study - Bharat Bhargava, EPG 2013 TR Review - Baselining Studies and Analysis - Brett Amidan, PNNL 2013 TR Review - Synchrophasor Standards Development and Support - Ken Martin, EPG

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2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Presentations 2013 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations The Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review included six sessions over 2 days on June 27 - 28, 2013. Presentations from Day 1 (Sessions I through IV) are available below. Session I: Bharat Bhargava (EPG), Brett Amidan (PNNL), Ken Martin (EPG) Session II: Mark Buckner (ORNL) Session III: Dan Trudnowski (U Montana), Ning Zhou (PNNL) Session IV: Frank Tuffner (PNNL), Bernie Lesieutre (U Wisconsin), Harold Kirkham (PNNL), YC Zhang (NREL) 2013 TR Review - Eastern Interconnection Phase Angle Base Lining Study - Bharat Bhargava, EPG 2013 TR Review - Baselining Studies and Analysis - Brett Amidan, PNNL 2013 TR Review - Synchrophasor Standards Development and Support - Ken Martin, EPG

295

Study of the interaction of C60 fullerene with human serum albumin in aqueous solution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Concern about the toxicity of engineered nanoparticles, such as the prototypical nanomaterial C60 fullerene, continues to grow. While evidence continues to mount that C60 and its derivatives may pose health hazards, the specific molecular interactions of these particles with biological macromolecules require further investigation. To better understand the interaction of C60 with proteins, the protein human serum albumin (HSA) was studied in solution with C60 at C60:HSA molar ratios ranging from 1:2 to 4:1. HSA is the major protein component of blood plasma and plays a role in a variety of functions, such as the maintenance of blood pH and pressure. The C60-HSA interaction was probed by a combination of circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy, small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to understand C60-driven changes in the structure of HSA in solution. The CD spectroscopy demonstrates that the secondary structure of the protein decreases in -helical content in response to the presence of C60. Similarly, C60 produces subtle changes in the solution conformation of HSA, as evidenced by the SANS data and MD. The data do not indicate that C60 is causing a change in the oligomerization state of the protein. Taken together results demonstrate that C60 interacts with HSA, but it does not strongly perturb the structure of the protein by unfolding it or inducing aggregation, suggesting a mechanism for transporting C60 throughout the body to accumulate in various tissues.

Li, Song [Vanderbilt University; Zhao, Xiongce [National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Mo, Yiming [ORNL; Cummings, Peter T [ORNL; Heller, William T [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Network location of a reliable center using the most reliable route policy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper considers a single location on an undirected network with unreliable edges that maximizes the lowest performance level of the network service with respect to all nodes. The problem is termed the reliable 1-center problem and finds applications ... Keywords: 1-Center, Location theory, Network reliability, Stochastic optimization

José Santiváñez; Emanuel Melachrinoudis; Mary E. Helander

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Software reliability assessment via fuzzy logic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently in software engineering it became of great importance to be able to reason about non functional characteristics of software. This holds for a large variety of application areas like embedded and safety-critical software systems as well as service-oriented ... Keywords: fuzzy logic, fuzzy models, service oriented software systems, software reliability

Olga Georgieva; Aleksandar Dimov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Reliable and efficient reprogramming in sensor networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Retasking and remote programming of sensor networks is an essential functionality to make these networks practical and effective. As the availability of more capable sensor nodes increases and new functional implementations continue to be proposed, these ... Keywords: Broadcast, energy efficiency, minimum energy broadcast, reliable distribution, reprogramming, retasking, sensor networks

Chris Miller; Christian Poellabauer

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Granite Reliable Power | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Reliable Power Reliable Power Jump to: navigation, search Name Granite Reliable Power Facility Granite Reliable Power Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Brookfield Renewable Energy Group Developer Brookfield Renewable Energy Group Energy Purchaser Green Mountain Power / Central Vermont Public Service / New England Power Pool Location Milan NH Coordinates 44.74039314°, -71.28376007° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":44.74039314,"lon":-71.28376007,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

300

Guidelines for New High Reliability Fossil Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many new power plants are being constructed throughout the world, and many organizations are beginning to design and commission new fossil plants. These circumstances provide an excellent opportunity to build long-term reliability into the specifications and designs for the new plants.

2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Guidelines for New High Reliability Fossil Plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purity of water and steam is central to ensuring fossil plant component availability and reliability. New plants should have the optimum cycle chemistry features designed in, and the guidelines provided in this report will assist owners and operators of new plants in specifying these features during the design phase.

2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

302

Reliability and maintainability seminar: summary of proceedings  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The following are described briefly: Overview of the Federal Reliability and Maintainability Program Plan, Summary of Proceedngs, Overview of Southern Solar Energy Center Programs, and Solar Domestic Hot Water Design Guidelines Handbook. Also included are the Seminar Agenda and the list of Seminar Attendees. (MHR)

Beek, C.R.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Reliable water supply system design under uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Given the natural variability and uncertainties in long-term predictions, reliability is a critical design factor for water supply systems. However, the large scale of the problem and the correlated nature of the involved uncertainties result in models ... Keywords: Data uncertainty, Robust optimization, Spatially correlated data, Water supply system

G. Chung; K. Lansey; G. Bayraksan

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Reliability of underwater hearing thresholds in pinnipeds  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Reliability of underwater hearing thresholds in pinnipeds Brandon L. Southall Long Marine@ucsc.edu Abstract: Repeated measures of low-frequency underwater hearing sensi- tivity in individuals of three and certain testing parameters (e.g., equipment and research personnel), measured underwater hearing

Reichmuth, Colleen

305

An ATM Adaptation Layer for Reliable Transfers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There has been much attention given to ATM Adaptation Layers (AAL) over the ten-year history of ATM standardization. Yet none of the existing standards include a retransmission protocol to ensure reliability of the transfers. In this paper we propose ...

Gunnar Karlsson

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Reliability enhancement using optimal distribution feeder reconfiguration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Failure statistics show that distribution networks engage the most contribution to the customer unavailability services. Optimal reconfiguration of distribution systems has many advantages like total power losses reduction, voltage profile enhancement, ... Keywords: AENS, DFR, Distribution feeder reconfiguration (DFR), ISFLA, Improved shuffled frog leaping algorithm (ISFLA), MDFR, Multiobjective optimization, Reliability enhancement, SAIDI, SAIFI

Abdollah Kavousi-Fard; Mohammad-Reza Akbari-Zadeh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

10 http //www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en. Integrated Human Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Education Bachelor of Education Educational Sciences Faculty of Law Bachelor of Laws Faculty of Economics Bachelor of Economics Economics, Business Administration Faculty of Science Bachelor of Science Science Faculty of Medicine Bachelor of Medicine Medical Science(6-year program) Bachelor of Human Health Sciences

Takada, Shoji

308

Review: Receptor-oriented approaches in wildlife and human exposure modelling: A comparative study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Five human and five wildlife receptor-oriented exposure models were compared with the aim to identify similarities, differences and areas where both fields can learn from each other. Similarities were revealed in exposure endpoints, chemical stressors ... Keywords: Chemical stressors, Contaminant exposure, Environmental risk assessment, Model comparison, Multiple stressors

Mark Loos; Aafke M. Schipper; Uwe Schlink; Kathrin Strebel; Ad M. J. Ragas

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Understanding human values in adopting new technology-A case study and methodological discussion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes a method for understanding and modelling human values in the evaluation of new technology in social settings, and analyses the validity of the proposed method in a specific use case. The method, which is based on the Schwartz universal ... Keywords: Evaluation methods, School attendance control, Schwartz's value model, User experience evaluation, Value based design

Minna Isomursu; Mari Ervasti; Marianne Kinnula; Pekka Isomursu

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Design Strategy for a Formally Veri ed Reliable Computing Platform  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Pecht, Ed., Product Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Hdbk: CRC Press, 1995. [12] A

Butler, Ricky W.

311

Mixture representations for the reliability of consecutive-k systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we obtain representations for the reliability of consecutive type systems as a mixture of the reliability of order statistics whenever the systems consist of exchangeable components. The representations enable us to compute the reliability ... Keywords: Consecutive k-out-of- n system, Consecutive k-within-m-out-of-n system, Maximal signature, Minimal signature, Order statistics, System reliability, System signature

Serkan Ery?Lmaz

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Integrated Assessment of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

described in this paper coordinated by the Consortium of Electricity Reliability Technology Solutions

313

Energy Efficiency and Reliability in Wireless Biomedical Implant Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The use of wireless implant technology requires correct delivery of the vital physiological signs of the patient along with the energy management in power-constrained devices. Toward these goals, we present an augmentation protocol for the physical layer of the Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) with focus on the energy efficiency of deployed devices over the MICS frequency band. The present protocol uses the rateless code with the Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) modulation scheme to overcome the reliability and power cost concerns in tiny implantable sensors due to the considerable attenuation of propagated signals across the human body. In addition, the protocol allows a fast start-up time for the transceiver circuitry. The main advantage of using rateless codes is to provide an inherent adaptive duty-cycling for power management, due to the flexibility of the rateless code rate. Analytical results demonstrate that an 80% energy saving is achievable with the proposed protocol when compared to the IE...

Abouei, Jamshid; Plataniotis, Konstantinos N; Pasupathy, Subbarayan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Effects of chlorophyll and chlorophyllin on low-dose aflatoxin B1 pharmacokinetics in human volunteers: A pilot study  

SciTech Connect

Chlorophyll (Chla) and chlorophyllin (CHL) were shown previously to reduce carcinogen bioavailability, biomarker damage, and tumorigenicity in trout and rats. These findings were partially extended to humans (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98, 14601-14606 (2001)), where CHL reduced excretion of aflatoxin B{sub 1} (AFB{sub 1})-DNA repair products in Chinese unavoidably exposed to dietary AFB{sub 1}. However, neither AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetics nor Chla effects were examined. We conducted a small unblinded crossover study to establish AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetic parameters in human volunteers, and to explore possible effects of CHL or Chla co-treatment on those parameters. For protocol 1, fasted subjects received an IRB-approved dose of 14C-AFB{sub 1} (30 ng, 5 nCi) by capsule with 100 ml water, followed by normal eating and drinking after hr 2. Blood and cumulative urine samples were collected over 72 hr, and {sup 14}C-AFB{sub 1} equivalents were determined by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Protocols 2 and 3 were similar except capsules also contained 150 mg of purified Chla, or CHL, respectively. All protocols were repeated 3 times for each of three volunteers. The study revealed rapid human AFB{sub 1} uptake (plasma ka 5.05 {+-} 1.10 hr-1, Tmax 1.0 hr) and urinary elimination (95% complete by 24 hr) kinetics. Chla and CHL treatment each significantly impeded AFB{sub 1} absorption and reduced Cmax and AUC's (plasma and urine) in one or more subjects. These initial results provide AFB{sub 1} pharmacokinetic parameters previously unavailable for humans, and suggest that Chla or CHL co-consumption may limit the bioavailability of ingested aflatoxin in humans, as they do in animal models.

Jubert, C; Mata, J; Bench, G; Dashwood, R; Pereira, C; Tracewell, W; Turteltaub, K; Williams, D; Bailey, G

2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

315

Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance  

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Reliability-Centered Maintenance to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Reliability-Centered Maintenance on AddThis.com... Sustainable Buildings & Campuses Operations & Maintenance Federal Requirements Program Management Commissioning Metering Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

316

Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Comments of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to DOE Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges Response to the Department of Energy's ("DOE") Request for Information (RFI) regarding the "Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges." The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's ("NERC") Reliability Assessment and Performance Analysis Group ("RAPA") is currently developing a report, entitled "Reliability Consideration from Integration of Smart Grid" that will address many of the issues raised in the DOE RFI. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

317

Applications of carbon-13 and sodium-23 NMR in the study of plants, animal, and human cells  

SciTech Connect

Carbon-13 and sodium-23 NMR have been applied to the study of a variety of plant, animal and human cell types. Sodium NMR, in combination with dysprosium shift reagents, has been used to monitor sodium transport kinetics in salt-adapted, and non-adapted cells of P. milliaceum and whole D. spicata plants. The sodium content of human erythrocytes and leukemic macrophages was measured. Carbon-13 NMR was used to determine the structure and metabolism of rat epididymal fat pad adipocytes in real time. Insulin and isoproterenol-stimulated triacylglycerol turnover could be monitored in fat cell suspensions. (1-/sup 13/C) glucose was used as a substrate to demonstrate futile metabolic cycling from glucose to glycerol during lypolysis. Cell wall polysaccharide synthesis was followed in suspensions of P. milliaceum cells using (1-/sup 13/C) glucose as a precursor. These results illustrate the wide range of living systems which are amenable to study with NMR. 14 refs., 21 figs.

Sillerud, L.O.; Heyser, J.W.; Han, C.H.; Bitensky, M.W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

ASSESSMENT OF DESIGN AND RELIABILITY OF SOLID ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... a significant adverse impact on human health, climate, and environmental ... Fire Zone 2 was in the vicinity of ... These zones are shown in Figure 2, an ...

2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

319

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of Julie Langham Grilly, February 3, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Julie Langham Grilly was interviewed by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments (OHRE) being the widow of Dr. Wright Langham, an investigator of principal interest of the committee. Her extensive experience with research at LANL was also of interest to the committee. Following a brief biographical sketch, Ms. Grilly relates her early postwar experience and her knowledge of Wright Langham`s involvement in animal research at Los Alamos, radiolanthanum tests on monkeys, Eniwetok tissue examinations, research on tritium uptake in humans, plutonium injections, tritium injections, EDTA, and etc. In addition to illuminating her former husband as a researcher and as an individual, she also relates her remembrances of Louis Hempelman, Enrico Fermi, Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and many others.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Investigation of the Role of Trap States in Solar Cell Reliability using Photothermal Deflection Spectroscopy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PV) technologies. PV reliability and degradation tests help9 1.5. Degradation and Reliability of PV1.5. Degradation and Reliability of PV materials Reliability

Bezryadina, Anna Sergeyevna

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Council Outage Announcement Council Outage Announcement North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement Starting at about 4:11 p.m. EDT, major losses of electric load occurred in the northeastern United States and Canada in the Eastern Interconnection. Although the exact cause is not known at present, the outages are not the result of a terrorist attack. The areas most affected center around the Great Lakes: Michigan, Ohio, New York City, Ontario, Quebec, northern New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement More Documents & Publications Blackout 2003: Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout in the United States and Canada: Causes and Recommendations Blackout 2003: Blackout Final Implementation Report

322

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comments of Cisco Systems to Comments of Cisco Systems to Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Department of Energy in Response to Request for Information: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges to Smart Grid Implementation Issued September 13, 2010 FR Doc. 2010-23251 November 30, 2010 Cisco Systems provides these Comments in response to the Request for Information ("RFI") issued by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability of the Department of Energy ("DOE") on September 13, 2010. The RFI seeks information across a broad range of topics, but also requests that commenters be "concise," and provide "facts and concrete recommendations that can augment the general knowledge." 1 1. Interoperability Standards and the Smart Grid

323

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Subtopic c. References: Subtopic c. References: 1. Thomas B. Johansson, Henry Kelly, Amulya K.N. Reddy, and Robert H. Williams, "Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity", Island Press, 1993 2. Patrick Takahashi and Andrew Trenka, "Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion", John Wiley & sons, 1996. *All references can be accessed at: http://archive.epri.com/oceanenergy/streamenergy.html#reports OFFICE OF ELECTRICITY DELIVERY AND ENERGY RELIABILITY 28. NATURAL DISASTER REDUCTION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY The U.S. electric power sector is a critical part of our society. Virtually all aspects of residential, industrial, and commercial activities depend on safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. Electricity is among the most infrastructure-intensive segments of the energy sector - the electricity grid includes a network of 5,000 power

324

Quantifying reliability uncertainty : a proof of concept.  

SciTech Connect

This paper develops Classical and Bayesian methods for quantifying the uncertainty in reliability for a system of mixed series and parallel components for which both go/no-go and variables data are available. Classical methods focus on uncertainty due to sampling error. Bayesian methods can explore both sampling error and other knowledge-based uncertainties. To date, the reliability community has focused on qualitative statements about uncertainty because there was no consensus on how to quantify them. This paper provides a proof of concept that workable, meaningful quantification methods can be constructed. In addition, the application of the methods demonstrated that the results from the two fundamentally different approaches can be quite comparable. In both approaches, results are sensitive to the details of how one handles components for which no failures have been seen in relatively few tests.

Diegert, Kathleen V.; Dvorack, Michael A.; Ringland, James T.; Mundt, Michael Joseph; Huzurbazar, Aparna (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Lorio, John F.; Fatherley, Quinn (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Anderson-Cook, Christine (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Wilson, Alyson G. (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); Zurn, Rena M.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Software reliability and dependability: a roadmap  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Shifting the focus from software reliability to user-centred measures of dependability in complete software-based systems. Influencing design practice to facilitate dependability assessment. Propagating awareness of dependability issues and the use of existing, useful methods. Injecting some rigour in the use of process-related evidence for dependability assessment. Better understanding issues of diversity and variation as drivers of dependability. Bev Littlewood is founder-Director of the Centre for Software Reliability, and Professor of Software Engineering at City University, London. Prof Littlewood has worked for many years on problems associated with the modelling and evaluation of the dependability of software-based systems; he has published many papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has edited several books. Much of this work has been carried out in collaborative projects, including the successful EC-funded projects SHIP, PDCS, PDCS2, DeVa. He has been employed as a consultant to

Bev Littlewood; Lorenzo Strigini

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Partially stabilized zirconia piston bowl reliability  

SciTech Connect

The Weibull based ''Simplified Structural Ceramic Design Technique'' was used to calculate the reliability of a partially stabilized zirconia (PSZ) piston bowl design. The details of the method and a set of sample calculations are presented. Test results of the piston bowl showed cracks in regions which had a high calculated probability of failure. In addition cracks developed in a region of high compressive/shear stress. Since Weibull reliability analysis only uses tensile stresses this area did not have a high calculated probability of failure. Several hypotheses are presented for the mode of failure in this region. The simplified technique was used to predict what the necessary material properties would have to be for successful PSZ insert of the design shown.

Hartsock, D.L.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Reliability Estimation for Double Containment Piping  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Double walled or double containment piping is considered for use in the ITER international project and other next-generation fusion device designs to provide an extra barrier for tritium gas and other radioactive materials. The extra barrier improves confinement of these materials and enhances safety of the facility. This paper describes some of the design challenges in designing double containment piping systems. There is also a brief review of a few operating experiences of double walled piping used with hazardous chemicals in different industries. This paper recommends approaches for the reliability analyst to use to quantify leakage from a double containment piping system in conceptual and more advanced designs. The paper also cites quantitative data that can be used to support such reliability analyses.

L. Cadwallader; T. Pinna

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Reliability and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the Federal Reliability and the Federal and the Federal Reliability and the Federal Energy Regulatory Energy Regulatory Commission Commission Michael Peters Michael Peters Energy Infrastructure & Cyber Security Advisor Energy Infrastructure & Cyber Security Advisor Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 202 202 - - 502 502 - - 8461 8461 Michael.Peters@FERC.GOV Michael.Peters@FERC.GOV The views expressed in this The views expressed in this presentation do not represent the presentation do not represent the views of the Federal Energy views of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the United Regulatory Commission or the United States. States. These views are the personal opinion These views are the personal opinion of Mike Peters!!!! of Mike Peters!!!! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

329

Evaluation of reliability by thermal shock of 3D stacked chips with ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the reliability of stacked module with Sn-TSV and Sn-Ag micro-bump on Cu pillar bump was evaluated by using thermal shock test. Via diameter of ...

330

Reliability analysis of component-based systems with multiple failure modes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a novel approach to the reliability modeling and analysis of a component-based system that allows dealing with multiple failure modes and studying the error propagation among components. The proposed model permits to specify the components ...

Antonio Filieri; Carlo Ghezzi; Vincenzo Grassi; Raffaela Mirandola

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Reliability of the Optimized Perturbation Theory for scalar fields at finite temperature  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermodynamics of a massless scalar field with a quartic interaction is studied up to third order in the Optimized Perturbation Theory (OPT) method. A comparison with other nonperturbative approaches is performed such that the reliability of OPT is accessed.

Farias, R. L.; Teixeira, D. L. Jr. [Departamento de Ciencias Naturais, Universidade Federal de Sao Joao del Rei, 36301-000 Sao Joao del Rei, MG (Brazil); Ramos, R. O. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 20550-013 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

332

Home Area Network Performance and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In current deployments, the in-meter communications interface between a utilitys advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system and a consumers home area network (HAN) could be a critical link for the implementation of retail energy services. The reliability of communications across this interface will affect the overall customer experience and may impact the value of these services. This report examines technologies currently being used in North America and elsewhere to implement that link narrowband and...

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

333

Reliability and Risk Significance: For Maintenance and Reliability Professionals at Nuclear Power Plants (Japanese Version)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Japanese version of Report 1007079 explains the connections between the reliability and availability of commercial nuclear power plant components and their risk significance as measured by a probabilistic safety assessment (PSA). The scope covers the two most common measures of risk significance and how they can be used to inform plant decision makers about risk. It also provides guidance on achieving balance between reliability and availability when performing preventive maintenance (PM) and on est...

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

334

Stochastic PV performance/reliability model : preview of alpha version.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Problem Statement: (1) Uncertainties in PV system performance and reliability impact business decisions - Project cost and financing estimates, Pricing service contracts and guarantees, Developing deployment and O&M strategies; (2) Understanding and reducing these uncertainties will help make the PV industry more competitive (3) Performance has typically been estimated without much attention to reliability of components; and (4) Tools are needed to assess all inputs to the value proposition (e.g., LCOE, cash flow, reputation, etc.). Goals and objectives are: (1) Develop a stochastic simulation model (in GoldSim) that can represent PV system performance as a function of system design, weather, reliability, and O&M policies; (2) Evaluate performance for an example system to quantify sources of uncertainty and identify dominant parameters via a sensitivity study; and (3) Example System - 1 inverter, 225 kW DC Array latitude tilt (90 strings of 12 modules {l_brace}1080 modules{r_brace}), Weather from Tucumcari, NM (TMY2 with annual uncertainty).

Stein, Joshua S.; Miller, Steven P.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Load as a reliability resource in restructured electricity markets  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent electricity price spikes demonstrate the value that demand-side responses could bring to a restructured US electricity system. This report considers how even a modest increase in demand elasticity could dramatically reduce these extremes in price volatility. The report provides a three-part assessment addressing the ability of customer's load to participate in competitive markets and the current and potential future role of customer loads as system reliability resources. The study begins by evaluating the extent to which customer loads might be able to provide electricity reliability or ancillary services and reviewing aspects of a large utility's direct load control program. The second phase of the assessment contains a survey of ways in which load has been used as a system reliability resource focusing on programs triggered by system conditions and a real-time price signal. It reviews the experience of: (1) the California ISO's Demand Relief and Participating Load programs; (2) Interruptible load programs in California; (3) the New England ISO's Load Management program; and (4) a ''mature'' program in New Zealand. The third phase of the assessment examines the status of the underlying metering, communication, and control technologies used to effect customer responses. The final section of the report provides a vision of how the future might look and uses it to outline a program of needed R&D to increase the role of customer loads as system reliability resources. Key elements of this research program include: addressing the needs of system operators, making effective use of load management assets, making use of new program design concepts, the design of end-use technologies, and benefiting from program experiences.

Kueck, J.D.; Kirby, B.J.; Eto, J.; Staunton, R.H.; Marnay, C.; Martinez, A.; Goldman, C.

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-20  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January, 2012 January, 2012 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-20 U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20585 Greetings: The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) hereby submits its initial comments on the 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study (the 2012 Study). The WIA is an instrumentality of the State of Wyoming, created in 2004 by the Wyoming State Legislature and is tasked with "diversifying and expanding the Wyoming economy through improvements in the state's electric transmission infrastructure and to facilitate the consumption of Wyoming energy by planning, financing, constructing, developing, acquiring, maintaining and operating electric transmission facilities, advanced coal technology facilities, advanced energy technology facilities

337

Reliable High Performance Peta- and Exa-Scale Computing  

SciTech Connect

As supercomputers become larger and more powerful, they are growing increasingly complex. This is reflected both in the exponentially increasing numbers of components in HPC systems (LLNL is currently installing the 1.6 million core Sequoia system) as well as the wide variety of software and hardware components that a typical system includes. At this scale it becomes infeasible to make each component sufficiently reliable to prevent regular faults somewhere in the system or to account for all possible cross-component interactions. The resulting faults and instability cause HPC applications to crash, perform sub-optimally or even produce erroneous results. As supercomputers continue to approach Exascale performance and full system reliability becomes prohibitively expensive, we will require novel techniques to bridge the gap between the lower reliability provided by hardware systems and users unchanging need for consistent performance and reliable results. Previous research on HPC system reliability has developed various techniques for tolerating and detecting various types of faults. However, these techniques have seen very limited real applicability because of our poor understanding of how real systems are affected by complex faults such as soft fault-induced bit flips or performance degradations. Prior work on such techniques has had very limited practical utility because it has generally focused on analyzing the behavior of entire software/hardware systems both during normal operation and in the face of faults. Because such behaviors are extremely complex, such studies have only produced coarse behavioral models of limited sets of software/hardware system stacks. Since this provides little insight into the many different system stacks and applications used in practice, this work has had little real-world impact. My project addresses this problem by developing a modular methodology to analyze the behavior of applications and systems during both normal and faulty operation. By synthesizing models of individual components into a whole-system behavior models my work is making it possible to automatically understand the behavior of arbitrary real-world systems to enable them to tolerate a wide range of system faults. My project is following a multi-pronged research strategy. Section II discusses my work on modeling the behavior of existing applications and systems. Section II.A discusses resilience in the face of soft faults and Section II.B looks at techniques to tolerate performance faults. Finally Section III presents an alternative approach that studies how a system should be designed from the ground up to make resilience natural and easy.

Bronevetsky, G

2012-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

338

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability (Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005) Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability (Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2005) Pursuant to Docket No. EO-05-01: Oak Ridge National Laboratory provided an analysis of the Mirant Potomac River Generation Station in 2005 and discussed the reliability requirements of the local area and the potential impacts on reliability of changing operation of the Potomac River Generating Station in this paper. Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate Mirant's Potomac River Generation Station to Support Local Area Reliability.pdf

339

From here to human-level AI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Human-level AI will be achieved, but new ideas are almost certainly needed, so a date cannot be reliably predicted-maybe five years, maybe five hundred years. I'd be inclined to bet on this 21st century. It is not surprising that human-level AI has proved ... Keywords: Elaboration tolerance, Human-level AI

John McCarthy

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

A study on the human ability to detect soot deposition onto works of art  

SciTech Connect

Works of art can become soiled due to the deposition of airborne black soot particles within museums and art galleries. The soot particle deposition rates are already known for many environments, but knowing the levels of carbon particle coverage at which humans can detect image darkening is also important. Therefore, in this work, human subjects have been tested to determine their ability to detect soiling by black carbon particles deposited onto specially prepared samples having colored backgrounds. The results show that certain observers are able to detect that a sample is becoming soiled once surface coverage by black carbon particles has reached 2.4% if the soiled samples and clean samples are placed directly adjacent to each other, producing a sharp dividing line (an ``edge-to-edge'' comparison). Observers can detect the presence of soiling with greater than 90% accuracy during an edge-to-edge comparison on most backgrounds when soiling levels reach approximately 3.6% surface coverage by black particles. If the comparison between soiled and clean samples must be made with samples that are separated from each other by a neutral gray area, soiling is only detected with 100% accuracy once coverage by black particles has reached 12.0% surface coverage. These results show that a greater accumulation of black carbon than was previously thought is required to produce a visibly soiled surface.

Bellan, L.M.; Salmon, L.G.; Cass, G.R.

2000-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Fuel Services Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Fuel Services GNEP would build and strengthen a reliable international fuel services consortium under which "fuel supplier nations" would choose to operate both nuclear power plants and fuel production and handling facilities, providing reliable fuel services to "user nations" that choose to only operate nuclear power plants. This international consortium is a critical component of the GNEP initiative to build an improved, more proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel cycle that recycles used fuel, while Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Fact Sheet - Establish Reliable Fuel Services More Documents & Publications

342

College of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability College of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability College of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Vision OE recognizes that our Nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depend on access to an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. Through a mix of technology and policy solutions, we will address the changing dynamics and uncertainties in which the electric system will operate. We will leverage effective partnerships, solid research, and best practices to address diverse interests in achieving economic, societal, and environmental objectives. Resources Explore the following topics at OE's College of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability:

343

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON RADIATION CARCINOGENESIS IN HUMAN POPULATIONS FOLLOWING ACUTE EXPOSURE: NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND MEDICAL RADIATION  

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of Atomic Bomb Radiation Effects Life Span Study Report 8.reports derive mainly from the epidemiological studies of the Japanese atomic bomb

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) database : wind plant reliability benchmark.  

SciTech Connect

To benchmark the current U.S. wind turbine fleet reliability performance and identify the major contributors to component-level failures and other downtime events, the Department of Energy funded the development of the Continuous Reliability Enhancement for Wind (CREW) database by Sandia National Laboratories. This report is the third annual Wind Plant Reliability Benchmark, to publically report on CREW findings for the wind industry. The CREW database uses both high resolution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) data from operating plants and Strategic Power Systems' ORAPWind%C2%AE (Operational Reliability Analysis Program for Wind) data, which consist of downtime and reserve event records and daily summaries of various time categories for each turbine. Together, these data are used as inputs into CREW's reliability modeling. The results presented here include: the primary CREW Benchmark statistics (operational availability, utilization, capacity factor, mean time between events, and mean downtime); time accounting from an availability perspective; time accounting in terms of the combination of wind speed and generation levels; power curve analysis; and top system and component contributors to unavailability.

Hines, Valerie Ann-Peters; Ogilvie, Alistair B.; Bond, Cody R.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

EPRI Power Switching Safety and Reliability Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents brief descriptions of the publications of the EPRI Switching Safety and Reliability (SS&R) Project and of the presentations at the annual EPRI SS&R Conferences from 1996 (the year of the projects inception) until 2010. The SS&R Project was initiated in 1996. Its purpose was to analyze switching errors and related incidents and to determine effective ways of limiting their occurrence. At the 1997 EPRI SS&R Conference, it became clear to EPRI and to the participants that there was a ne...

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

346

Final report on reliability and lifetime prediction.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document highlights the important results obtained from the subtask of the Goodyear CRADA devoted to better understanding reliability of tires and to developing better lifetime prediction methods. The overall objective was to establish the chemical and physical basis for the degradation of tires using standard as well as unique models and experimental techniques. Of particular interest was the potential application of our unique modulus profiling apparatus for assessing tire properties and for following tire degradation. During the course of this complex investigation, extensive relevant information was generated, including experimental results, data analyses and development of models and instruments. Detailed descriptions of the findings are included in this report.

Gillen, Kenneth Todd; Wise, Jonathan; Jones, Gary D.; Causa, Al G. [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH; Terrill, Edward R. [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH; Borowczak, Marc [Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, OH

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Fuel Reliability Program: Proposed RIA Acceptance Criteria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NRC is in the process of finalizing the interim RIA failure criteria published in NUREG-0800, Standard Review Plan, Section 4.2, Fuel System Design, Revision 3. A technical evaluation of the RIA issue has been conducted under the auspices of the EPRI Fuel Reliability Program with the objective of proposing a final version of the interim RIA failure criteria for PCMI processes. The approach used in the technical evaluation combined experimental data from a variety of sources, including integral RIA-si...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

348

Availability and Reliability Issues for ILC  

SciTech Connect

The International Linear Collider (ILC) will be the largest most complicated accelerator ever built. For this reason extensive work is being done early in the design phase to ensure that it will be reliable enough. This includes gathering failure mode data from existing accelerators and simulating the failures and repair times of the ILC. This simulation has been written in a general fashion using MATLAB and could be used for other accelerators. Results from the simulation tool have been used in making some of the major ILC design decisions and an unavailability budget has been developed.

Himel, T.; Nelson, J.; Phinney, N.; /SLAC; Ross, M.; /Fermilab

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

349

ANALYSIS OF AVAILABILITY AND RELIABILITY IN RHIC OPERATIONS.  

SciTech Connect

RHIC has been successfully operated for 5 years as a collider for different species, ranging from heavy ions including gold and copper, to polarized protons. We present a critical analysis of reliability data for RHIC that not only identifies the principal factors limiting availability but also evaluates critical choices at design times and assess their impact on present machine performance. RHIC availability data are typical when compared to similar high-energy colliders. The critical analysis of operations data is the basis for studies and plans to improve RHIC machine availability beyond the 50-60% typical of high-energy colliders.

PILAT, F.; INGRASSIA, P.; MICHNOFF, R.

2006-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

350

Blade reliability collaborative : collection of defect, damage and repair data.  

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The Blade Reliability Collaborative (BRC) was started by the Wind Energy Technologies Department of Sandia National Laboratories and DOE in 2010 with the goal of gaining insight into planned and unplanned O&M issues associated with wind turbine blades. A significant part of BRC is the Blade Defect, Damage and Repair Survey task, which will gather data from blade manufacturers, service companies, operators and prior studies to determine details about the largest sources of blade unreliability. This report summarizes the initial findings from this work.

Ashwill, Thomas D.; Ogilvie, Alistair B.; Paquette, Joshua A.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Ellenton, FL, Affordable  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Manatee County Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Ellenton, FL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

352

Reliability-aware dynamic energy management in dependable embedded real-time systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent studies show that, voltage scaling, which is an efficient energy management technique, has a direct and negative effect on system reliability because of the increased rate of transient faults (e.g., those induced by cosmic particles). In this work, we propose energy management schemes that explicitly take system reliability into consideration. The proposed reliability-aware energy management schemes dynamically schedule recoveries for tasks to be scaled down to recuperate the reliability loss due to energy management. Based on the amount of available slack, the application size and the fault rate changes, we analyze when it is profitable to reclaim the slack for energy savings without sacrificing system reliability. Checkpoint technique is further explored to efficiently use the slack. Analytical and simulation results show that, the proposed schemes can achieve comparable energy savings as ordinary energy management schemes while preserving system reliability. The ordinary energy management schemes that ignore the effects of voltage scaling on fault rate changes could lead to drastically decreased system reliability.

Dakai Zhu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Energy Reliability, Distribution System IntegrationEnergy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Formal lifetime reliability analysis using continuous random variables  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability has always been an important concern in the design of engineering systems. Recently proposed formal reliability analysis techniques have been able to overcome the accuracy limitations of traditional simulation based techniques but can only ...

Naeem Abbasi; Osman Hasan; Sofiène Tahar

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Phase 1 and 2 Overview (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The presentation given at the Wind Turbine Reliability Workshop at Sandia National Laboratories, August 2-3, 2011, serves as an overview for the findings from the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Project Report: Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2 Testing

Link, H.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Using expert systems components to enhance reliability analysis tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss the use of expert system components to enhance reliability analysis software tools. The discussion focuses on two expert systems built to enhance STAR and SUPER, reliability analysis tools developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories. ...

William B. Frakes; D. H. Myers

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Day 2 Presentations...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 6 sessions over 2 days on August 6 - 7, 2013. Presentations from Day 2 (Sessions V and VI) are available below....

358

New event-driven sampling techniques for network reliability estimation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Exactly computing network reliability measures is an NP-hard problem. Therefore, Monte Carlo simulation has been frequently used by network designers to obtain accurate estimates. This paper focuses on simulation estimation of network reliability. Using ...

Abdullah Konak; Alice E. Smith; Sadan Kulturel-Konak

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Designing CPV Receivers With Reliability: Early Evaluation of Components  

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Designing CPV Receivers With Reliability: Early Evaluation of Components Objective Materials from power electronics industry must be proven when integrated in PV applications. Pre-qualification tests improves the receiver design and reliability. ANU microconcentrator test&design experience

360

CRAX/Cassandra Reliability Analysis Software  

SciTech Connect

Over the past few years Sandia National Laboratories has been moving toward an increased dependence on model- or physics-based analyses as a means to assess the impact of long-term storage on the nuclear weapons stockpile. These deterministic models have also been used to evaluate replacements for aging systems, often involving commercial off-the-shelf components (COTS). In addition, the models have been used to assess the performance of replacement components manufactured via unique, small-lot production runs. In either case, the limited amount of available test data dictates that the only logical course of action to characterize the reliability of these components is to specifically consider the uncertainties in material properties, operating environment etc. within the physics-based (deterministic) model. This not only provides the ability to statistically characterize the expected performance of the component or system, but also provides direction regarding the benefits of additional testing on specific components within the system. An effort was therefore initiated to evaluate the capabilities of existing probabilistic methods and, if required, to develop new analysis methods to support the inclusion of uncertainty in the classical design tools used by analysts and design engineers at Sandia. The primary result of this effort is the CMX (Cassandra Exoskeleton) reliability analysis software.

Robinson, D.

1999-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Using wind plant data to increase reliability.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Operators interested in improving reliability should begin with a focus on the performance of the wind plant as a whole. To then understand the factors which drive individual turbine performance, which together comprise the plant performance, it is necessary to track a number of key indicators. Analysis of these key indicators can reveal the type, frequency, and cause of failures and will also identify their contributions to overall plant performance. The ideal approach to using data to drive good decisions includes first determining which critical decisions can be based on data. When those required decisions are understood, then the analysis required to inform those decisions can be identified, and finally the data to be collected in support of those analyses can be determined. Once equipped with high-quality data and analysis capabilities, the key steps to data-based decision making for reliability improvements are to isolate possible improvements, select the improvements with largest return on investment (ROI), implement the selected improvements, and finally to track their impact.

Peters, Valerie A. (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Ogilvie, Alistair B.; McKenney, Bridget L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability | Department...  

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of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Services Electricity Advisory Committee Technology Development Electricity Policy Coordination and Implementation DOE Grid Tech Team...

363

2012 Annual Planning Summary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The ongoing and projected Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for 2012 and 2013 within Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

364

Reliability of Electric Utility Distribution Systems: EPRI White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report discusses what is known about electric power distribution system reliability and investigates whether there are generally available methods for performing reliability analysis for distribution systems. The theory of the reliability of general systems is well understood. A fundamental issue is whether an appropriate implementation of the theory exists in a form readily usable by distribution system planners and designers.

2000-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

365

ME-OWA based DEMATEL reliability apportionment method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The maximal entropy ordered weighted averaging (ME-OWA)-based decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method for reliability allocation has been examined. The assessment results show that most conventional reliability allocation methods ... Keywords: Decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL), Feasibility-of-objectives technique, Maximal entropy ordered weighted averaging (ME-OWA), Reliability allocation

Cheng-Shih Liaw; Yung-Chia Chang; Kuei-Hu Chang; Thing-Yuan Chang

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Summary of Recommendations from NERC Reliability Readiness Evaluations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has recently conducted a large number of reliability readiness evaluations at the sites of various transmission operators, balancing authorities, and reliability coordinators. This report summarizes the most prevalent recommendations in these evaluations, enabling entities not yet audited to better prepare by initiating improvements in emphasized recommendation areas.

2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

367

Multi-Area Power System Reliability and Production Costing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Multi-area power system operation can reduce costs without jeopardizing service reliability, but the interconnection of systems requires new means for estimating costs and reliability. This report describes methods for evaluating production costs and power system reliability in multi-area power systems.

1990-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

368

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2011: February 16-17, 2011  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, S.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2010: February 18-19, 2010  

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NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, J.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Stochastic computational models for accurate reliability evaluation of logic circuits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As reliability becomes a major concern with the continuous scaling of CMOS technology, several computational methodologies have been developed for the reliability evaluation of logic circuits. Previous accurate analytical approaches, however, have a ... Keywords: fault tolerance, logic circuits, reliability evaluation, stochastic computation, stochastic computational model

Hao Chen; Jie Han

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2012: February 28 - March 1, 2012  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, S.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop 2013: February 26-27, 2013  

SciTech Connect

NREL's Photovoltaic (PV) Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) brings together PV reliability experts to share information, leading to the improvement of PV module reliability. Such improvement reduces the cost of solar electricity and promotes investor confidence in the technology--both critical goals for moving PV technologies deeper into the electricity marketplace.

Kurtz, S.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Follow medical processes in the human body, study safe hydro-gen storage in complex metal structures for car design, follow  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Follow medical processes in the human body, study safe hydro- gen storage in complex metal structures for car design, follow the phase transition of foodstuff to improve their taste, detect plastic

374

Male Fertility and Lipid MetabolismChapter 16 The Effect of Antioxidants on Nicotine and Caffeine InducedChanges in Human Sperm? An in Vitro Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Male Fertility and Lipid Metabolism Chapter 16 The Effect of Antioxidants on Nicotine and Caffeine InducedChanges in Human Sperm? An in Vitro Study Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Press

375

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON RADIATION CARCINOGENESIS IN HUMAN POPULATIONS FOLLOWING ACUTE EXPOSURE: NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS AND MEDICAL RADIATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES ON RADIATION CARCINOGENESIS IN HUMANEXPLOSIONS AND MEDICAL RADIATION . Jacob I. Fabrikant, MD,Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, Yale University School of

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Review of Quantitative Software Reliability Methods  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The current U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing process for digital systems rests on deterministic engineering criteria. In its 1995 probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) policy statement, the Commission encouraged the use of PRA technology in all regulatory matters to the extent supported by the state-of-the-art in PRA methods and data. Although many activities have been completed in the area of risk-informed regulation, the risk-informed analysis process for digital systems has not yet been satisfactorily developed. Since digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems are expected to play an increasingly important role in nuclear power plant (NPP) safety, the NRC established a digital system research plan that defines a coherent set of research programs to support its regulatory needs. One of the research programs included in the NRC's digital system research plan addresses risk assessment methods and data for digital systems. Digital I&C systems have some unique characteristics, such as using software, and may have different failure causes and/or modes than analog I&C systems; hence, their incorporation into NPP PRAs entails special challenges. The objective of the NRC's digital system risk research is to identify and develop methods, analytical tools, and regulatory guidance for (1) including models of digital systems into NPP PRAs, and (2) using information on the risks of digital systems to support the NRC's risk-informed licensing and oversight activities. For several years, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has worked on NRC projects to investigate methods and tools for the probabilistic modeling of digital systems, as documented mainly in NUREG/CR-6962 and NUREG/CR-6997. However, the scope of this research principally focused on hardware failures, with limited reviews of software failure experience and software reliability methods. NRC also sponsored research at the Ohio State University investigating the modeling of digital systems using dynamic PRA methods. These efforts, documented in NUREG/CR-6901, NUREG/CR-6942, and NUREG/CR-6985, included a functional representation of the system's software but did not explicitly address failure modes caused by software defects or by inadequate design requirements. An important identified research need is to establish a commonly accepted basis for incorporating the behavior of software into digital I&C system reliability models for use in PRAs. To address this need, BNL is exploring the inclusion of software failures into the reliability models of digital I&C systems, such that their contribution to the risk of the associated NPP can be assessed.

Chu, T.L.; Yue, M.; Martinez-Guridi, M.; Lehner, J.

2010-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

377

Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance repairs of the steam trap and condensate return system, and the paybacks associated with instituting a program of planned and systematic maintenance management of that system. Energy costs can be reduced by 10% and maintenance costs by 20%, while achieving other tangible improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all installed 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 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 cycles. The associated operational problems can be greatly reduced. The maintenance management concept involves: 1) centralized project management; 2) diagnostic and inspection expertise; 3) system troubleshooting; 4) data analysis, reporting and recommendations; 5) maintenance repairs and follow-up; and 6)software and data base management. Several case studies, in which the concept has been successfully applied, will be presented.

Atlas, R. D.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Assessment of microelectronics packaging for high temperature, high reliability applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report details characterization and development activities in electronic packaging for high temperature applications. This project was conducted through a Department of Energy sponsored Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors. Even though the target application of this collaborative effort is an automotive electronic throttle control system which would be located in the engine compartment, results of this work are directly applicable to Sandia`s national security mission. The component count associated with the throttle control dictates the use of high density packaging not offered by conventional surface mount. An enabling packaging technology was selected and thermal models defined which characterized the thermal and mechanical response of the throttle control module. These models were used to optimize thick film multichip module design, characterize the thermal signatures of the electronic components inside the module, and to determine the temperature field and resulting thermal stresses under conditions that may be encountered during the operational life of the throttle control module. Because the need to use unpackaged devices limits the level of testing that can be performed either at the wafer level or as individual dice, an approach to assure a high level of reliability of the unpackaged components was formulated. Component assembly and interconnect technologies were also evaluated and characterized for high temperature applications. Electrical, mechanical and chemical characterizations of enabling die and component attach technologies were performed. Additionally, studies were conducted to assess the performance and reliability of gold and aluminum wire bonding to thick film conductor inks. Kinetic models were developed and validated to estimate wire bond reliability.

Uribe, F.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Human Factors Review Plan  

SciTech Connect

''Human Factors'' is concerned with the incorporation of human user considerations into a system in order to maximize human reliability and reduce errors. This Review Plan is intended to assist in the assessment of human factors conditions in existing DOE facilities. In addition to specifying assessment methodologies, the plan describes techniques for improving conditions which are found to not adequately support reliable human performance. The following topics are addressed: (1) selection of areas for review describes techniques for needs assessment to assist in selecting and prioritizing areas for review; (2) human factors engineering review is concerned with optimizing the interfaces between people and equipment and people and their work environment; (3) procedures review evaluates completeness and accuracy of procedures, as well as their usability and management; (4) organizational interface review is concerned with communication and coordination between all levels of an organization; and (5) training review evaluates training program criteria such as those involving: trainee selection, qualification of training staff, content and conduct of training, requalification training, and program management.

Paramore, B.; Peterson, L.R. (eds.)

1985-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Reliable Power Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Power Inc Power Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Reliable Power Inc Place Arlington, Virginia Zip VA 22201 Product US-based fuel cell manufacturer. Coordinates 43.337585°, -89.379449° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.337585,"lon":-89.379449,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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381

Nondestructive Performance Characterization Techniques for Module Reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes nondestructive characterization techniques for module reliability. These techniques include light and dark current versus voltage and related analysis such as resistance, diode quality factor, and dark current. The use of the NREL laser scanner at zero volts and forward bias is also described as a technique to uncover cracks, shunts, and open-circuit regions in a module. Quantum-efficiency measurements of isolated cells or regions in a module are also possible. The interpretation of laser-scanning data is enhanced by hot-spot testing with an infrared camera or thermographic paper. Specialized nondestructive techniques have also been developed to determine the shunt resistance of individual cells in a module by selective shading of cells under sunlight. Ultraviolet fluorescence and reflectivity measurements at NREL have proven useful in evaluating encapsulant stability.

Emery, K.

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of Oncologist Helen Vodopick, M.D., December 28, 1994  

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This report is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Helen Vodopick by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Vodopick was chosen for this interview because of her involvement with the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies (ORINS) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) experimental cancer-therapy program involving total-body irradiation. After a short biographical sketch Dr. Vodopick relates her remembrances of the Medium-Exposure-Rate Total Body Irradiator (METBI), ORINS radioisotope tracer studies, treatment of cancer patients with the METBI, radiation treatment for leukemia patients, bone marrow treatment of leukemia, the Low-Exposure-Rate Total Body Irradiation (LETBI), treatment of radiation accident victims at ORAU, research with radioactive phosphorus and sulfur, and public opinion issues.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Trinocular: Understanding Internet Reliability Through Adaptive Probing  

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and human factors cause Internet outages--from big events like Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the Egyptian, increasing In- ternet "background radiation" by less than 0.7%. Trinocular is also predictable and precise require little traffic, a single machine can track 3.4M /24 IPv4 blocks, all of the Internet currently

Heidemann, John

384

2010 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review | Department of Energy  

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Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review 2010 Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review The Transmission Reliability research area focuses on two key areas: 1) Real-Time Grid Reliability Management and 2) Reliability and Markets. The first area develops monitoring and analysis tools that process synchrophasor data to enable real-time assessment of grid status and stability margins, with the goal of improving power system reliability and visibility through wide-area measurement and control. It is developing advanced technologies and tools to help create a resilient electric transmission system that can better detect disturbances, accommodate a variety of generation sources, and automatically reconfigure the grid to prevent widespread outages and/or rebalance the system. The second area

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Definition: Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit Tv | Open Energy  

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Limit Tv Limit Tv Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit Tv The maximum time that an Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit can be violated before the risk to the interconnection or other Reliability Coordinator Area(s) becomes greater than acceptable. Each Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit's Tv shall be less than or equal to 30 minutes.[1] Related Terms Interconnection Reliability Operating Limitinterconnection, interconnection References ↑ Glossary of Terms Used in Reliability Standards An i LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. nline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Interconnection_Reliability_Operating_Limit_Tv&oldid=493031

386

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 objective is the calculation of the probability of failure of a structural system, which is an important input for a reliability-based design or any quantitative risk assessment. Two different methods are proposed for calculation of the probability of failure: a method based on the Monte Carlo simulations and a method based on the basic rules of probability, which is called the Progressive Reliability Method (PRM). Both methods are flexible to the definition of system failure. For example, the probability of a serviceability or ultimate-strength failure can be assessed using any of the two methods. It is shown that the two methods produce similar results, but PRM is preferred because it is exact and usually faster to implement. The second main objective in this dissertation is to develop a method for the optimization of the design of a structural system, given a target probability of failure. In this method, using the structural analysis of a preliminary design, the ratio of the optimal to the preliminary mean capacity of each component, which is called the Optimality Factor, is determined. Two design strategies are considered. First, an optimal design is intended to achieve the maximum system integrity. System integrity is defined as the balanced contribution of system components to its reliability. To quantify the system integrity, the Integrity Index is defined, and its calculation for various systems is discussed. Second, a designated failure scenario is considered, where some components serve as a fuse to protect some other components. This design strategy is especially applicable to mooring systems with drag anchor foundations because normally, if a drag anchor is pulled out from the seabed, it can cause significant damages to nearby subsea facilities. Using the rules of probability, a method is then developed to calculate the optimality factor of each component.

Mousavi, Mir Emad

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Case Study: Fuel Cells Increase Reliability at First National...  

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13, 2009). 8. Personal communication with Dennis Hughes, FNBO, 2010. 9. U.S. EPA, eGrid 2007 Version 1.1, Year 2005 Summary Tables, Region MRO West (fossil fuel output)....

388

Reliability analysis of a utility-scale solar power plant  

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This paper presents the results of a reliability analysis for a solar central receiver power plant that employs a salt-in-tube receiver. Because reliability data for a number of critical plant components have only recently been collected, this is the first time a credible analysis can be performed. This type of power plant will be built by a consortium of western US utilities led by the Southern California Edison Company. The 10 MW plant is known as Solar Two and is scheduled to be on-line in 1994. It is a prototype which should lead to the construction of 100 MW commercial-scale plants by the year 2000. The availability calculation was performed with the UNIRAM computer code. The analysis predicted a forced outage rate of 5.4% and an overall plant availability, including scheduled outages, of 91%. The code also identified the most important contributors to plant unavailability. Control system failures were identified as the most important cause of forced outages. Receiver problems were rated second with turbine outages third. The overall plant availability of 91% exceeds the goal identified by the US utility study. This paper discuses the availability calculation and presents evidence why the 91% availability is a credible estimate. 16 refs.

Kolb, G.J.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Reliability analysis of a utility-scale solar power plant  

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This paper presents the results of a reliability analysis for a solar central receiver power plant that employs a salt-in-tube receiver. Because reliability data for a number of critical plant components have only recently been collected, this is the first time a credible analysis can be performed. This type of power plant will be built by a consortium of western US utilities led by the Southern California Edison Company. The 10 MW plant is known as Solar Two and is scheduled to be on-line in 1994. It is a prototype which should lead to the construction of 100 MW commercial-scale plants by the year 2000. The availability calculation was performed with the UNIRAM computer code. The analysis predicted a forced outage rate of 5.4% and an overall plant availability, including scheduled outages, of 91%. The code also identified the most important contributors to plant unavailability. Control system failures were identified as the most important cause of forced outages. Receiver problems were rated second with turbine outages third. The overall plant availability of 91% exceeds the goal identified by the US utility study. This paper discuses the availability calculation and presents evidence why the 91% availability is a credible estimate. 16 refs.

Kolb, G.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-20  

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6, 2012 6, 2012 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, OE-20 U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20585 RE: Comments for Consideration in the Preparation of the 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion (NIETC) Study. Sugarloaf Conservancy, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) grassroots organization formed to protect and enhance the quality of life in Frederick County, Maryland, by education on issues related to wetlands, streams, meadows, rivers, forests, view sheds, conservation, restoration, and preservation. For the last three years, our focus has been opposing the overhead PATH high voltage power lines. Pursuant to the request for comments, as noted in a Federal Register Notice initiating preparations for development of the 2012 National Electric Transmission Congestion Study,

391

Reliability estimation for multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired industrial energy systems  

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The purpose of this paper is twofold: to report industrial experience with process energy system reliability, and to assess the reliability of multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired energy systems in an industrial setting. Reliability here refers to the percentage of clock time that sufficient amounts of steam energy were available to permit desired production quotas to be met at a particular plant. A nationwide survey was conducted to obtain data relative to energy system reliabilities during 1973--74, and these data for 29 plants from chemicals and allied products (S.I.C. 28), petroleum refining and related industries (S.I.C. 29) and primary metals industries (S.I.C. 33) are reported here. A simulation model in which various operating characteristics of the energy systems were taken into account was developed to obtain estimates of reliabilities of proposed multiunit nuclear and fossil-fired systems. Based on several example problems evaluated with the simulation model, study results indicated that multiple nuclear units or a combination of nuclear and fossil-fired units could provide adequate reliability to meet large-scale industrial requirements for continuity of service.

Sullivan, W.G.; Wilson, J.V.; Klepper, O.H.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of hematologist Karl F. Hubner, M.D., December 30, 1994  

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This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Karl F. Hubner by representatives of the US DOE Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Hubner was selected for this interview because of his participation in the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies(ORINS)/Oak Ridge Associated Universities(ORAU) Medical Division cancer therapy research program involving total body irradiation. After a short biographical sketch Dr. Hubner discusses his research in Bone Marrow Transplants, his participation in the development of Nuclear Medicine in Oak Ridge, use of the total body irradiation machine at the University of Tennessee School of Agriculture Animal Research Laboratory (later the Comparative Animal Research Laboratory or CARL) to deliver a high enough dose rate to destroy a patients immune system, the operation of a sterile environment for recovery of patients following bone- marrow transplantation, and the closing of the ORAU Medical Division`s Clinical Program following a negative review. Finally, Dr. Hubner describes his later research using PET.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

The study of human mutation rates. Progress report, 1989--1992  

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We will describe recent developments regarding the question of induced mutations in the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As part of that work we, describe some developments with respect to the Amerindian blood samples collected under DoE sponsorship between 1964 and 1982. Then developments regarding the application of two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) to the study of genetic variation and mutation affecting protein characteristics. In particular, we will report on the identification and isolation of genes of especial interest as reflected in the behavior of the proteins which they encode.

Neel, J.V.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Effects of a 60 Hz Magnetic Field of up to 50 mT on Human Neuromotor Control: An EEG/EMG/Tremor Study  

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High voltage power lines, industrial processes, and domestic electric appliances are among the numerous sources of daily exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF, below 300 Hz) magnetic fields (MF). ELF MF effects on humans have been studied over the past few decades, and these fields have been reported to affect human movement, brain electrical activity, and high-level brain information processing (cognition). Different strategies have been used to tackle this question using various physiological, ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

395

Structural Reliability: Assessing the Condition and Reliability of Casing in Compacting Reservoirs  

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Casing has a higher risk of failure in a compacting reservoir than in a typical reservoir. Casing fails when reservoir compaction induces compression and shear stresses onto it. They compact as reservoir pressure depletes during production. High compaction reservoirs typically are composed of unconsolidated, overpressured rocks such as chalk, diatomite, and sandstone. Pore pressure depletion increases effective stress, which is the rock matrix stress pushing upward against overburden pressure. Effective stress may exceed rock compressive strength, inducing compaction. Wells in compacting reservoirs risk high failure and deformation rates. This project introduces the concept of structural reliability to quantify casing failure risks in compacting reservoirs. This research developed probabilistic models for casing capacities using current design methods and a reservoir compaction load using finite-element model simulations. Probabilistic models were used in creating two limit-states functions to predict casing failure: axial yielding and buckling failures. A limit-state function describes the casing condition as the casing experiences a reservoir compaction load. The limit state function is the input in component and system analyses for casing fragility and conditional probability of casing failure. Fragilities can predict casing probability of failure as reservoir pressure is depleting. Sensitivity and importance analyses are also performed to determine the importance of parameters affecting the casing reliability. Applying the knowledge produced from this research to casing design methods can improve design reliabilities and forecast the risk of casing failure in compacting reservoirs.

Chantose, Prasongsit

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

High reliability plastic packaging for microelectronics  

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Goal was Assembly Test Chips (ATCs) which could be used for evaluating plastic encapsulation technologies. Circuits were demonstrated for measuring Au-Al wirebond and Al metal corrosion failure rates during accelerated temperature and humidity testing. The test circuits on the ATC02.5 chip were very sensitive to extrinsic or processing induced failure rates. Accelerated aging experiments were conducted with unpassivated triple track Al structures on the ATC02.6 chip; the unpassivated tracks were found to be very sensitive to particulate contamination. Some modifications to existing circuitry were suggested. The piezoresistive stress sensing circuitry designed for the ATC04 test chip was found suitable for determining the change in the state of mechanical stress at the die when both initial and final measurements were made near room temperature (RT). Attempt to measure thermal stress between RT and a typical polymer glass transition temperature failed because of excessive die resistor- substrate leakage currents at the high temperature end; suitable circuitry changes were developed to overcome this problem. One temperature and humidity experiment was conducted with Sandia developed static radom access memory parts to examine non-corrosion CMOS failures; this objective was not achieved, but corrosion failure at the metal to Si contacts on the die surface could be detected. This 2-year effort resulted in new designs for test circuits which could be used on an advanced ATC for reliability assessment in Defense Programs electronics development projects.

Sweet, J.N.; Peterson, D.W.; Hsia, A.H.; Tuck, M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier | Department of Energy  

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Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier June 25, 2010 - 12:16pm Addthis EnerNex Corporation is developing documentation and validating generic wind turbine and plant models that test reliability. | File photo EnerNex Corporation is developing documentation and validating generic wind turbine and plant models that test reliability. | File photo Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE The steady increase of wind power on the grid presents new challenges for power system operators charged with making sure the grid stays up and running. "We need to ensure that we are going down a path that will lead to better reliability [with wind power]," said Bob Zavadil, an executive vice

398

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years. Oral history of Health physicist William J. Bair, Ph.D., October 14, 1994  

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This report is a transcript of an interview of William J. Blair by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Blair was selected for this interview because of of his participation in the University of Rochester Atomic Energy Project and for his radiological inhalation research at Hanford Site. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Blair discusses his remembrances on a wide rage of topics. Discussions include his graduate studies at Rochester University, use of human subjects at Rochester, his inhalation studies, his limited involvement with human studies, differing biological effects of plutonium 238 and 239, emissions from proposed nuclear-propelled aircraft, cancer research, cleanup at Nevada Test Site and Marshall Islands, impact of Langham studies to understand Plutonium exposure, and AEC controversies and colleagues.

Harrell, D.; Shindledecker, C.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Grid Reliability Considerations for High Levels of Demand Response  

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The objectives of this white paper are to: (1) consider the unique characteristics of demand response relative to bulk electric system reliability needs and present contributions to system reliability, (2) identify potential bulk electric system reliability impacts of high levels of demand response without appropriate characterization of the resource over time and at increasing penetration levels, and (3) identify research needs to address these impacts so that the potential benefits of DR as system ...

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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

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Renewable sources of energy such as wind turbine generators and solar panels have attracted much attention because they are environmentally friendly, do not consume fossil fuels, and can enhance a nation’s energy security. As a result, recently more significant amounts of renewable energy are being integrated into conventional power grids. The research reported in this dissertation primarily investigates the reliability-constrained planning and operations of electric power systems including renewable sources of energy by accounting for uncertainty. The major sources of uncertainty in these systems include equipment failures and stochastic variations in time-dependent power sources. Different energy sources have different characteristics in terms 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 be considered in grid interconnection, including system cost, reliability, and pollutant emissions. Furthermore, due to the high complexity and high nonlinearity of such non-traditional power systems with multiple energy sources, computational intelligence based optimization methods are used to resolve several important and challenging problems in their operations and planning. Meanwhile, probabilistic methods are used for reliability evaluation in these reliability-constrained planning and design. The major problems studied in the dissertation include reliability evaluation of power systems with time-dependent energy sources, multi-objective design of hybrid generation systems, risk and cost tradeoff in economic dispatch with wind power penetration, optimal placement of distributed generators and protective devices in power distribution systems, and reliability-based estimation of wind power capacity credit. These case studies have demonstrated the viability and effectiveness of computational intelligence based methods in dealing with a set of important problems in this research arena.

Wang, Lingfeng

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Cyber Security...  

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Cyber Security Project Selections Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Cyber Security Project Selections On September 23, 2010, speaking at the inaugural GridWise...

403

General Order Ensuring Reliable Electric Service (Louisiana) | Department  

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General Order Ensuring Reliable Electric Service (Louisiana) General Order Ensuring Reliable Electric Service (Louisiana) General Order Ensuring Reliable Electric Service (Louisiana) < Back Eligibility Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Louisiana Program Type Safety and Operational Guidelines Provider Louisiana Public Service Commission The standards set forth herein have been developed to provide consumers, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, and jurisdictional electric utilities with a uniform method of ensuring reliable electric service. The standards shall be applicable to the distribution systems of all electric utilities under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Public Service

404

The Past, Present, and Future of Electricity Reliability Oversight...  

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90 The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to certify an Electricity Reliability Organization (ERO) that will propose and enforce...

405

NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Analysis Round Robin: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative is working to determine the causes and loading conditions that result in the premature failure of wind turbine gearboxes.

Oyague, F.; Butterfield, C. P.; Sheng, S.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Reliability Models for Facility Location: The Expected Failure Cost ...  

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Aug 25, 2003 ... Reliability Models for Facility Location: The Expected Failure Cost Case. Lawrence V. Snyder (larry.snyder ***at*** lehigh.edu) Mark S. Daskin ...

407

Office of Electricity Delivery And Energy Reliability To Hold...  

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Office of Electricity Delivery And Energy Reliability To Hold Technical Conference On The Design Of Future Electric Transmission Office of Electricity Delivery And Energy...

408

Transmission Reliability Program Peer Review. October 19-20,...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

power system reliability and visibility through wide-area measurement and control. It is developing advanced technologies and tools to help create a resilient electric...

409

NREL: Performance and Reliability R&D - Research Staff  

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science. Nick Bosco Michael Decegliee Chris Deline Steve Glick Peter Hacke Dirk Jordan Mike Kempe Sarah Kurtz, Reliability Group Manager Bill Marion, Project Leader David...

410

"Increasing Solar Panel Efficiency And Reliability By Evaporative...  

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Increasing Solar Panel Efficiency And Reliability By Evaporative Cooling" Inventors..--.. Lewis Meixler, Charles Gentile, Patricia Hillyer, Dylan Carpe, Jason Wang, Caroline Brooks...

411

Microsoft PowerPoint - NERC Reliability Standards and Mandatory...  

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NERC Reliability Standards and Standards and Mandatory Compliance Mandatory Compliance Hydro Hydro - - Power Conference Power Conference June 13, 2007 June 13, 2007 Stan Mason...

412

Operating standby redundant controller to improve voltage source inverter reliability .  

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??This thesis presents a control architecture that achieves operating standby redundancy for a voltage source inverter controller. The system was designed to increase reliability by… (more)

Blevins, Stephen T.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

NETL: News Release - Moving Natural Gas Reliably to Consumers  

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Natural Gas Reliably to Consumers Energy Secretary Abraham Announces Natural Gas Pipeline Modernization Projects to Support National Energy Plan MORGANTOWN, WV - With...

414

title Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using...  

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article title Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming journal Journal of Electric Power Systems Research volume year month pages...

415

RATES AND RELIABILITY: INSIGHTS INTO THE NEW YORK ELECTRICITY MARKET .  

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??The lowering of rates for consumers and the continuing reliability of service were two of the major goals that the New York Public Service Commission… (more)

Videbaek, Steen

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Robustness and Reliability of Grid Systems Under Volatile ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... impact reliability and robustness in large-scale, standards-based grid computing systems. These methods measure the ability of grids to provide ...

417

WEB RESOURCE: Reliability Test Matrices for Lead-Free Solder ...  

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Feb 12, 2007 ... A test matrix for reliability testing with the following objectives: 1) Determine the moisture and temperature sensitivity of package types to 260 ...

418

Ensuring a Reliable Supply of Medical Radioisotopes | National...  

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Ensuring a Reliable Supply of Medical Radioisotopes | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy...

419

Smart Grid: Creating Jobs while Delivering Reliable,Environmentally...  

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Smart Grid: Creating Jobs while Delivering Reliable, Environmentally-friendly Energy Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992)...

420

Modeling the impact of RTS on the reliability of ring oscillators  

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In this work we studied the effects of carrier capture and emission by traps located at the silicon and silicon dioxide interface, called RTS (Random Telegraph Signal). A brief theoretical study of the physics behind carrier capture and emission and ... Keywords: interface traps, jitter, noise, random telegraph signal (RTS), reliability, ring oscillator, variability

Maurício Banaszeski da Silva; Gilson Wirth

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Evaluation of conventional electric power generating industry quality assurance and reliability practices  

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The techniques and practices utilized in an allied industry (electric power generation) that might serve as a baseline for formulating Quality Assurance and Reliability (QA and R) procedures for photovoltaic solar energy systems were studied. The study results provide direct near-term input for establishing validation methods as part of the SERI performance criteria and test standards development task.

Anderson, R.T.; Lauffenburger, H.A.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Self-Reliability and Motivation in a Nuclear Security Culture Enhancement Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The threat of nuclear terrorism has become a global concern. Many countries continue to make efforts to strengthen nuclear security by enhancing systems of nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A). Though MPC&A systems can significantly upgrade nuclear security, they do not eliminate the "human factor." Gen. Eugene Habiger, a former "Assistant Secretary for Safeguards and Security" at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) nuclear-weapons complex and a former commander of U.S. strategic nuclear forces, has observed that "good security is 20% equipment and 80% people." Although eliminating the "human factor" is not possible, accounting for and mitigating the risk of the insider threat is an essential element in establishing an effective nuclear security culture. This paper will consider the organizational role in mitigating the risk associated with the malicious insider through monitoring and enhancing human reliability and motivation as well as enhancing the nuclear security culture.

Rogers,E.; deBoer,G.; Crawford, C.; De Castro, K.; Landers, J.

2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

423

Self-Reliability and Motivation in a Nuclear Security Culture Enhancement Program  

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The threat of nuclear terrorism has become a global concern. Many countries continue to make efforts to strengthen nuclear security by enhancing systems of nuclear material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A). Though MPC&A systems can significantly upgrade nuclear security, they do not eliminate the “human factor.” Gen. Eugene Habiger, a former “Assistant Secretary for Safeguards and Security” at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) nuclear-weapons complex and a former commander of U.S. strategic nuclear forces, has observed that “good security is 20% equipment and 80% people.”1 Although eliminating the “human factor” is not possible, accounting for and mitigating the risk of the insider threat is an essential element in establishing an effective nuclear security culture. This paper will consider the organizational role in mitigating the risk associated with the malicious insider through monitoring and enhancing human reliability and motivation as well as enhancing the nuclear security culture.

Crawford, Cary E.; de Boer, Gloria; De Castro, Kara; Landers, John; Rogers, Erin

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Reliability Improvement Programs in Steam Distribution and Power Generation Systems  

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This paper will present alternatives to costly corrective maintenance of the steam trap and condensate return system, and the paybacks associated with instituting a program of planned maintenance management of that system. Energy costs can be reduced by 10% and maintenance costs by 20%, while achieving other tangible improvements in the reliability and efficiency of the system. Recent studies have shown that more than 40% of all installed 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 systems are due to poor design criteria. in expandlng or retrofitting existing return systems. By instituting a maintenance management program, a 95% reliability can be gained within two to four annual maintenance cycles. The associated operational problems can be greatly reduced. The maintenance management concept involves: 1) centralized project management; 2) diagnostic and inspection expertise; 3) system troubleshooting; 4) data analysis, reporting and recommendations; 5) maintenance repairs and follow-up; and 6) software and data base management. Several case studies, in which the concept has been successfully applied, will be presented. Energy costs, which have been on the rise for the past ten years, have now leveled off due to global supply and demand issues. But that is not true of the costs to maintain capital equipment such as steam distribution and power generation systems. Those costs continue to rise. If the basic principles of maintenance management are applied, when upgrading poorly maintained steam systems, those upgraded systems can be a fast payback of savings in energy, manpower and inventory. Three major areas where the savings can be gained are the steam traps, valve and condensate return systems. Such systems can be found in power generation, steam distribution, and in all types of durable and non-durable industrial productions.

Petto, S.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Mitigation of Human Operational Errors Involving Control, Relay, and Auxiliary Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the objectives and current status of a research effort related to human operational errors involving control, relay, and auxiliary equipment. This research is conducted by the Switching Safety and Reliability Project of EPRI's Substations Program. The report describes the data collection process for three ongoing studies on the above-named subject, and preliminary findings based on data collected from participating utilities by the end of November 2005. The project is expected to be...

2005-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

426

An Integrative Approach to Reliability Analysis of an IEC 61850 Digital Substation  

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In recent years, reliability evaluation of substation automation systems has received a significant attention from the research community. With the advent of the concept of smart grid, there is a growing trend to integrate more computation and communication technology into power systems. This thesis focuses on the reliability evaluation of modern substation automation systems. Such systems include both physical devices (current carrying) such as lines, circuit breakers, and transformers, as well as cyber devices (Ethernet switches, intelligent electronic devices, and cables) and belong to a broader class of cyber-physical systems. We assume that the substation utilizes IEC 61850 standard, which is a dominant standard for substation automation. Focusing on IEC 61850 standard, we discuss the failure modes and analyze their effects on the system. We utilize reliability block diagrams for analyzing the reliability of substation components (bay units) and then use the state space approach to study the effects at the substation level. Case study is based on an actual IEC 61850 substation automation system, with different network topologies consideration concluded. Our analysis provides a starting point for evaluating the reliability of the substation and the effects of substation failures to the rest of the power system. By using the state space methods, the steady state probability of each failure effects were calculated in different bay units. These probabilities can be further used in the modeling of the composite power system to analyze the loss of load probabilities.

Zhang, Yan 1988-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Lifetime reliability assessment with aging information from low-level sensors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aggressive technology scaling has led Integrated Circuits (ICs) suffer from ever-increasing wearout effects. As a consequence, Dynamic Reliability Management (DRM) becomes an essential approach to assure IC's lifetime reliability. Accurate and efficient ... Keywords: dynamic reliability management, nbti, reliability

Yao Wang; Sorin D. Cotofana; Liang Fang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Project Report: Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2 Testing  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative's work at NREL to increase the reliability of wind turbine gearboxes.

Link, H.; LaCava, W.; van Dam, J.; McNiff, B.; Sheng, S.; Wallen, R.; McDade, M.; Lambert, S.; Butterfield, S.; Oyague, F.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Assessing the reliability of linear dynamic transformer thermal modelling  

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Assessing the reliability of linear dynamic transformer thermal modelling X. Mao, D.J. Tylavsky and G.A. McCulla Abstract: Improving the utilisation of transformers requires that the hot-spot and top. An alternative method for assessing transformer model reliability is provided. 1 Introduction The maximally

430

Reliability analysis of MOS varactor in CMOS LC VCO  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper investigates the reliability of MOS varactor tuned voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO). Due to the stress induced threshold voltage shift of the MOS varactor, the resonant tank degrades and the center frequency and phase noise of VCO deviate. ... Keywords: Channel hot electron (CHE), Oxide breakdown, Phase noise, Positive-bias temperature instability (PBTI), Reliability, Voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO)

Yidong Liu

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

A summary of North American HVDC converter station reliability specifications  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) specifications that were issued for thyristor based HVDC converter stations in service in North America. A total of twenty project specifications are summarized. A detailed summary by project is shown with specific quantitative requirements categorized. Definitions of terms, representative design principles, and formulas used in calculating RAM parameters contained in existing reliability specifications are presented.

Vancers, I. (ABB Power Systems Inc., Los Angeles, CA (United States)); Hormozi, F.J. (Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, CA (United States))

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Test theory for evaluating reliability of IR test collections  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Classical test theory offers theoretically derived reliability measures such as Cronbach's alpha, which can be applied to measure the reliability of a set of Information Retrieval test results. The theory also supports item analysis, which identifies ... Keywords: Evaluation, Generalizabilty theory, Test collections, Test theory

David Bodoff

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative High Speed Shaft Tapered Roller Bearing Calibration  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) is a project investigating gearbox reliability primarily through testing and modeling. Previous dynamometer testing focused upon acquiring measurements in the planetary section of the test gearbox. Prior to these tests, the strain gages installed on the planetary bearings were calibrated in a load frame.

Keller, J.; Guo, Y.; McNiff, B.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Framework for Stochastic Reliability of Bulk Power System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Value-based reliability assessment is a useful aid to effective decision making about short- and long-term transmission planning and operation. This report describes efforts to develop additional functionality in EPRI's Transmission Reliability Evaluation for Large Scale Systems (TRELSS) program.

1998-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

435

Reliability analysis of RC containment structures under combined loads  

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This paper discusses a reliability analysis method and load combination design criteria for reinforced concrete containment structures under combined loads. The probability based reliability analysis method is briefly described. For load combination design criteria, derivations of the load factors for accidental pressure due to a design basis accident and safe shutdown earthquake (SSE) for three target limit state probabilities are presented.

Hwang, H.; Reich, M.; Kagami, S.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

control because the industry assumed that power system operationsPower system operations planners conduct extensive studies to assess whether primary frequency controlcontrol is a fundamental requirement for reliable operation of any power system.

Eto, Joseph H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Texas Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability Texas Uses Phasors to Increase Electricity Reliability March 31, 2011 - 12:57pm Addthis Merrill Smith Program Manager, Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability What does this mean for me? Phasor measurement units are part of a comprehensive approach to managing the variability from renewable sources, particularly wind. This project will enable more effective use of renewable energy sources by helping to illustrate solutions for managing unpredictability and promote reliability on the grid. As any businessperson will tell you, a key to long-term success is the ability to foresee potential problems and limit risk. In the electricity industry this ability can prevent grid events, like unexpected

438

2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations 2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations 2013 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Day 1 Presentations The Transmission Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 6 sessions over 2 days on August 6 - 7, 2013. Presentations from Day 1 (Sessions I through IV) are available below. Session I: Ben Hobbs (Johns Hopkins), Kameshwar Poolla (UC Berkeley) Session II: Ray Zimmerman (Cornell), Hsiao-Dong Chiang (Cornell) Session III: Shmuel Oren (UC Berkeley), Dan Tylavsky (U Arizona), Tom Overbye (U Illinois) Session IV: Lindsay Anderson (Cornell), HyungSeon Oh (Cornell) 2013 R&M Peer Review - Assessing Transmission Investments Under Uncertainty - Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins 2013 R&M Peer Review - Coordinated Aggregation of Distributed Energy

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Office of Electricity Delivery &amp; Energy Reliability Contributors |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability » Office of Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability » Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Contributors Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability Contributors June 20, 2012 David Ortiz, OE-40 David Ortiz is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Infrastructure Modeling and Analysis (EIMA) in the Department of Energy's Office of Electrici April 25, 2013 Eric Lightner June 22, 2011 Henry S. Kenchington, OE-50 Mr. Henry (Hank) Kenchington is Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for the Advanced Grid Integration Division in the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. He is responsible for the strategic management of the $3.4 billion Smart Grid Investment Grant program funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to

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North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Power Outage Update Power Outage Update North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update The bulk electric transmission system in the United States and Canada has been restored and is operating reliably. Many of the generating units that tripped off line during the outage have returned to service and additional generating units are expected to return to service over the weekend. Virtually all customers have been returned to electric service, although some customers will continue to experience rotating outages due to generating capacity availability. North American Electric Reliability Council Power Outage Update More Documents & Publications Electric System Update: Sunday August 17, 2003 North American Electric Reliability Council Outage Announcement NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY COUNCIL: Preliminary Disturbance Report

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2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations | Department of  

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Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations 2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review - Full Presentations The Transmission Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 11 presentations over 2 days on August 7 - 8, 2012 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. The full presentations are available below. Presentation summaries are also available. 2012 R&M Peer Review - Transmission Investment Assessment Under Uncertainty - Ben Hobbs 2012 R&M Peer Review - Renewable Integration Through Risk-Limiting Dispatch - Pravin Varaiya 2012 R&M Peer Review - Development and Testing of New Tools - Ray Zimmerman 2012 R&M Peer Review - Commercialization of the SuperOPF Framework - Hsiao-Dong Chiang 2012 R&M Peer Review - Essence of Structure Preserving Network Reductions -

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2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review | Department of Energy  

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Reliability & Markets Peer Review Reliability & Markets Peer Review 2012 Reliability & Markets Peer Review The Transmission Reliability R&D Reliability & Markets Peer Review included 11 presentations over 2 days on August 7 - 8, 2012 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Presentations and summaries are available through the links and the agenda is included below. Summaries | Full Presentations Day 1: August 7 Transmission Investment Assessment Under Uncertainty About Fuel Prices, Technology, Renewables Penetration and Market Responses Using a Multi-State Stochastic Model Approach with Recourse Renewable Integration Through Risk-Limiting Dispatch and Distributed Resource Aggregations Development and Testing of New Tools Commercialization of the SuperOPF Framework: Phase 2 Essence of Structure Preserving (ESP) Network Reductions for

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Reliability of wind power from dispersed sites: a preliminary assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The reliability benefit of geographically dispersed wind turbine generators is analyzed. Electricity produced from wind machines experiences wide fluctuations of output at a given site. Yet the value of electricity is a function of its reliability. Pricing schedules have traditionally valued firm power, that is, reliably available power, much more highly than ''dump power;'' that is, power which is available intermittently on an ''if and when'' basis. The conventional wisdom on wind power suggests that it is unrealistic to expect that wind generation will be sufficiently reliable to displace conventional capacity. While such conclusions may be valid for analysis of individual sites, the main thesis of this paper is that geographical dispersal improves aggregate reliability.

Kahn, E.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Wind turbine reliability : a database and analysis approach.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The US wind Industry has experienced remarkable growth since the turn of the century. At the same time, the physical size and electrical generation capabilities of wind turbines has also experienced remarkable growth. As the market continues to expand, and as wind generation continues to gain a significant share of the generation portfolio, the reliability of wind turbine technology becomes increasingly important. This report addresses how operations and maintenance costs are related to unreliability - that is the failures experienced by systems and components. Reliability tools are demonstrated, data needed to understand and catalog failure events is described, and practical wind turbine reliability models are illustrated, including preliminary results. This report also presents a continuing process of how to proceed with controlling industry requirements, needs, and expectations related to Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety. A simply stated goal of this process is to better understand and to improve the operable reliability of wind turbine installations.

Linsday, James (ARES Corporation); Briand, Daniel; Hill, Roger Ray; Stinebaugh, Jennifer A.; Benjamin, Allan S. (ARES Corporation)

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Selenide isotope generator for the Galileo mission. Reliability program plan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The reliability program plan for the Selenide Isotope Generator (SIG) program is presented. It delineates the specific tasks that will be accomplished by Teledyne Energy Systems and its suppliers during design, development, fabrication and test of deliverable Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators (RTG), Electrical Heated Thermoelectric Generators (ETG) and associated Ground Support Equipment (GSE). The Plan is formulated in general accordance with procedures specified in DOE Reliability Engineering Program Requirements Publication No. SNS-2, dated June 17, 1974. The Reliability Program Plan presented herein defines the total reliability effort without further reference to Government Specifications. The reliability tasks to be accomplished are delineated herein and become the basis for contract compliance to the extent specified in the SIG contract Statement of Work.

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1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

CERTS: Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions - Research Highlights  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

447

Structural studies of the SARS virus Nsp15 endonuclease and the human innate immunity receptor TLR3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Three-dimensional (3D) structural determination of biological macromolecules is not only critical to understanding their mechanisms, but also has practical applications. Combining the high resolution imaging of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and efficient computer processing, protein structures in solution or in two-dimensional (2D) crystals can be determined. The lipid monolayer technique uses the high affinity binding of 6His-tagged proteins to a Ni-nitrilotriacetic (NTA) lipid to create high local protein concentrations, which facilitates 2D crystal formation. In this study, several proteins have been crystallized using this technique, including the SARS virus Nsp15 endonuclease and the human Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 extracellular domain (ECD). Single particle analysis can determine protein structures in solution without the need for crystals. 3D structures of several protein complexes had been solved by the single particle method, including IniA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Nsp15 and TLR3 ECD. Determining the structures of these proteins is an important step toward understanding pathogenic microbes and our immune system.

Sun, Jingchuan

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

On the evaluation of human error probabilities for post-initiating events  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantification of human error probabilities (HEPs) for the purpose of human reliability assessment (HRA) is very complex. Because of this complexity, the state of the art includes a variety of HRA models, each with its own ...

Presley, Mary R

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Reliable Protein Folding on Complex Energy Landscapes: The Free Energy Reaction Path  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ABSTRACT A theoretical framework is developed to study the dynamics of protein folding. The key insight is that the search for the native protein conformation is influenced by the rate r at which external parameters, such as temperature, chemical denaturant, or pH, are adjusted to induce folding. A theory based on this insight predicts that 1), proteins with complex energy landscapes can fold reliably to their native state; 2), reliable folding can occur as an equilibrium or out-of-equilibrium process; and 3), reliable folding only occurs when the rate r is below a limiting value, which can be calculated from measurements of the free energy. We test these predictions against numerical simulations of model proteins with a single energy scale.

Gregg Lois; Jerzy Blawzdziewicz; Corey S. O’hern

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

AMENDED AND RESTATED DELEGATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRIC RELIABILITY CORPORATION AND TEXAS REGIONAL ENTITY – A DIVISION OF ELECTRIC RELIABILITY  

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(“NERC”), an organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“Commission”) pursuant to Section 215(c) of the Federal Power Act to establish and enforce Reliability Standards for the bulk power system, and the Texas Regional Entity – a Division of Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (“Texas RE”), an organization established to develop and enforce Reliability Standards within the geographic boundaries identified on Exhibit A to this Agreement, and for other purposes. NERC and Texas RE may be individually referred to herein as “Party ” or collectively as “Parties.” WITNESSETH WHEREAS, Subtitle A of the Electricity Modernization Act of 2005 added Section 215 to the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. § 824n) (hereafter “the Act”) and, among other things, provides for the establishment of an electric reliability organization (“ERO”) to develop and enforce Reliability Standards applicable to all owners, operators, and users of the bulk power system; WHEREAS, the Commission has adopted regulations for the implementation of the Act

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Some aspects regarding human error assessment in resilient sociotechnical systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper focuses on a human reliability analysis (HRA) that provides estimates of relative frequencies for human errors in particular critical tasks, highlighting the exposed areas of the system in which the improvements will be beneficial. The dynamic ... Keywords: human factor qualitative, quantitative analysis, risk, sociotechnical system

Gabriela Tont; Luige Vladareanu; Radu Adrian Munteanu; Dan George Tont

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). Version 3.5, Quick Reference Guide  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Reference Guide contains instructions on how to install and use Version 3.5 of the NRC-sponsored Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). The NUCLARR data management system is contained in compressed files on the floppy diskettes that accompany this Reference Guide. NUCLARR is comprised of hardware component failure data (HCFD) and human error probability (HEP) data, both of which are available via a user-friendly, menu driven retrieval system. The data may be saved to a file in a format compatible with IRRAS 3.0 and commercially available statistical packages, or used to formulate log-plots and reports of data retrieval and aggregation findings.

Gilbert, B.G.; Richards, R.E.; Reece, W.J.; Gertman, D.I.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

The Application of Power Quality Monitoring Data for Reliability Centered Maintenance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report addresses some requirements of implementing a reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) based power quality system using an open architecture. It also identifies a knowledge base to develop for processing power quality data for maintenance purposes and provides case studies that show how power quality monitoring data can indicate system anomalies. Finally, the report discusses applying artificial intelligence (AI) in such a system.

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

454

Materials Reliability Program: Effects of Surface Peening on the Inspectability of Nondestructive Evaluation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To study emerging component repair and mitigation techniques and their potential effects on applied nondestructive evaluation (NDE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Materials Reliability Program inspection technical advisory committee funded a multiyear project, which began in 2010. This report investigates the effects of various peening processes on routine applications of NDE inspection techniques.BackgroundAn inspection plan will be part of ...

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

455

Post-routing redundant via insertion for yield/reliability improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reducing the yield loss due to via failure is one of the important problems in design for manufacturability. A well known and highly recommended method to improve via yield/reliability is to add redundant vias. In this paper we study the problem of post-routing ...

Kuang-Yao Lee; Ting-Chi Wang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

A fuzzy set-based approach for modeling dependence among human errors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The assessment of dependence among human errors is an important aspect of human reliability analysis. When dependence between two tasks exists, the probability of the operators' failure on one task is higher if they have failed on the preceding task, ... Keywords: ADS, AI, ATWS, BHEP, BWR, CB, CHEP, COA, CSS, Dependence, FES, FFTA, FL, FRB, FS, Fuzzy expert system, Fuzzy rules elicitation, HEP, HRA, Human error, Human reliability analysis, MF, NPP, PSA, PSF, SLCS, TAF, THERP, TSC, UOD

E. Zio; P. Baraldi; M. Librizzi; L. Podofillini; V. N. Dang

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Institutional review board challenges related to community-based participatory research on human exposure to environmental toxins: A case study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Bolinas in California, and Cape Cod in Massachu- setts.human biomonitoring on Cape Cod. In response to communitydisruptions occurred in the Cape Cod project when we sought

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Regulatory Commission (Commission) directs the North American Electric Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

submit to the Commission for approval proposed Reliability Standards that address the impact of geomagnetic disturbances (GMD) on the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. The Commission directs NERC to implement the directive in two stages. In the first stage, NERC must submit, within six months of the effective date of this Final Rule, one or more Reliability Standards that require owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to develop and implement operational procedures to mitigate the effects of GMDs consistent with the reliable operation of the Bulk-Power System. In the second stage, NERC must submit, within 18 months of the effective date of this Final Rule, one or more Reliability Standards that require owners and operators of the Bulk-Power System to conduct initial and on-going assessments of the potential impact of benchmark GMDDocket No. RM12-22-000- 2-events on Bulk-Power System equipment and the Bulk-Power System as a whole. The Second Stage GMD Reliability Standards must identify benchmark GMD events that specify what severity GMD events a responsible entity must assess for potential impacts on the Bulk-Power System. If the assessments identify potential impacts from benchmark GMD events, the Reliability Standards should require owners and operators

Cfr Part

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Integrity, Reliability and Security: The Role of Technology  

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F. Lawson F. Lawson Director, Strategic Center for Natural Gas & Oil National Energy Technology Laboratory General session Natural Gas Technologies Conference 2005 Cosponsors: NETL/Gas Technology Institute Orlando, Florida January 31, 2005 Integrity, Reliability and Security: The Role of Technology Introduction Integrity, reliability, and security encompass all the attributes we want-indeed, need-from our natural gas industry. We need integrity in physical transportation and storage systems, reliability in operating systems, and security in supplies and delivery systems. This conference is the most comprehensive forum for addressing new and evolving technologies impacting all these needs. The conference scope runs the gamut: from finding and producing to storing,

460

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Draft Report Supporting Technology Inputs to the Risk- Informed Safety Margin Characterization Pathway of the DOE Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Stephen D. Unwin Kenneth I. Johnson Robert F. Layton Peter P. Lowry Scott E. Sanborn Mychailo B. Toloczko PNNL-20596 July 2011 Physics-Based SCC Reliability Model in a Cumulative Damage Framework 2 Physics-Based SCC Reliability Model in a Cumulative Damage Framework 3 Table of Contents Executive Summary............................................................................... 4 1. Introduction .......................................................................... 5

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Tracking the Reliability of the U.S. Electric Power System: An Assessment of Publicly Available Information Reported to State Public Utility Commissions  

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Large blackouts, such as the August 14-15, 2003 blackout in the northeasternUnited States and Canada, focus attention on the importance of reliable electric service. As public and private efforts are undertaken to improve reliability and prevent power interruptions, it is appropriate to assess their effectiveness. Measures of reliability, such as the frequency and duration of power interruptions, have been reported by electric utilities to state public utility commissions for many years. This study examines current state and utility practices for collecting and reporting electricity reliability information and discusses challenges that arise in assessing reliability because of differences among these practices. The study is based primarily on reliability information for 2006 reported by 123 utilities to 37 state public utility commissions.

LaCommare, Kristina H.; Eto, Joseph H.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

462

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

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Information on the value of reliable electricity service can be used to assess the economic efficiency of investments in generation, transmission and distribution systems, to strategically target investments to customer segments that receive the most benefit from system improvements, and to numerically quantify the risk associated with different operating, planning and investment strategies. This paper summarizes research designed to provide estimates of the value of service reliability for electricity customers in the US. These estimates were obtained by analyzing the results from 28 customer value of service reliability studies conducted by 10 major US electric utilities over the 16 year period from 1989 to 2005. Because these studies used nearly identical interruption cost estimation or willingness-to-pay/accept methods it was possible to integrate their results into a single meta-database describing the value of electric service reliability observed in all of them. Once the datasets from the various studies were combined, a two-part regression model was used to estimate customer damage functions that can be generally applied to calculate customer interruption costs per event by season, time of day, day of week, and geographical regions within the US for industrial, commercial, and residential customers. Estimated interruption costs for different types of customers and of different duration are provided. Finally, additional research and development designed to expand the usefulness of this powerful database and analysis are suggested.

Sullivan, M.J.; Mercurio, Matthew; Schellenberg, Josh

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of physician James S. Robertson, M.D., Ph.D., conducted January 20, 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report is a transcript of in interview of Dr. James S. Robertson by representatives of the DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Robertson was chosen for this interview because of his research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, especially on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT); his work at the United States Naval Defense Laboratory; and his work at the Atomic Energy Commission. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Robertson discusses research on human subjects at Berkeley, his contributions to the beginnings of Neutron Capture Therapy at Brookhaven, his participation with the Brookhaven Human Use Committee, his involvement in the study of the effects of Castle Bravo event on the Marshallese, and his work with the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Human radiation studies: Remembering the early years: Oral history of cell biologist Don Francis Petersen, Ph.D., conducted November 29, 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report is a transcript of an interview of Dr. Don Francis Petersen by representatives of the US DOE Office of Human Radiation Experiments. Dr. Petersen was selected for this interview because of his long research career at Los Alamos and his knowledge of the Atomic Energy Commission`s biomedical program. Dr. Petersen did not personally conduct research on human subjects. After a brief biographical sketch Dr. Petersen discusses his remembrances of the early use of radionuclides as biological tracers, aspects of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940`s and 1950`s including fallout studies, the means by which research projects were approved, use of humans in the whole-body counter, and the Health Division Biomedical responsibilities.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of human error probabilities for post-initiating events  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission is responsible for the safe operation of the United States nuclear power plant fleet, and human reliability analysis forms an important portion of the probabilistic risk ...

Dawson, Phillip Eng

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Markovian reliability analysis under uncertainty with an application on the shutdown system of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor  

SciTech Connect

A methodology for the assessment of uncertainties about reliability of nuclear reactor systems described by markov models is developed, and the uncertainties about the failure probability of the shutdown system of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor (CRBR) are assessed. Failure and repair rates and all other inputs of reliability analysis are taken as random variables with known probability distribution functions (pdf's). The pdf of reliability is calculated by both a Monte Carlo simulation and a Taylor series expansion approximation. Three techniques are developed to reduce the computational effort: ordering of system states, merging of Markov processes, and judicious choice of time steps. A Markov model has been used for reliability analysis under uncertainty of the shutdown system of the CRBR. It accounts for common-cause failures, interdependences between unavailability of the system and occurrence of transients, and inspection and maintenance procedures that depend on the state of the system and that include possibility of human errors. Under these conditions, the failure probability of the shutdown system differs significantly from that computed without common-cause failures, human errors, and input uncertainties.

Papazoglou, I.A.; Gyftopoulos, E.P.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems, accurate yield and reliability models considering these defects as well as optimization techniques determining efficient defect-tolerant schemes are essential in semiconductor manufacturing and nanomanufacturing to ensure manufacturability and productivity. The defect-based yield model considers various types of failures, fault-tolerant schemes such as hierarchical redundancy and error correcting code, and burn-in effects, simultaneously. The reliability model counts on carry-over single-cell failures accompanied by the failure rate of the semiconductor integrated circuits under the assumption of an error correcting code policy. The redundancy allocation problem, which seeks to ?nd an optimal allocation of redundancy that maximizes system reliability, is one of the representative problems in reliability optimization. The problem is typically formulated as a nonconvex integer nonlinear programming problem that is nonseparable and coherent. Two iterative heuristics, tree and scanning heuristics, and variants are studied to obtain local optima and a branch-and-bound algorithm is proposed to ?nd the global optimum for redundancy allocation problems. The proposed algorithms engage a multiple-search paths strategy to accelerate efficiency. Experimental results of these algorithms indicate that they are superior to the existing algorithms in terms of computation time and solution quality. An example of memory semiconductor integrated circuits is presented to show the applicability of both the yield and reliability models and the optimization algorithms to fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits.

Ha, Chunghun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman's Remarks at the 2011 FERC Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman's Remarks at the 2011 FERC Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman's Remarks at the 2011 FERC Reliability Technical Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman's Remarks at the 2011 FERC Reliability Technical Conference -- As Prepared for Delivery November 30, 2011 - 1:42pm Addthis Thank you for the opportunity to join you today. Everyone in this room shares a commitment to ensuring the reliability of our nation's electric grid. Together, we are committed to ensuring the safe and secure delivery of electricity to consumers. And, together, we share a commitment to doing this in a way that is economically viable, affordable, protects public health, and is environmentally sound. Historically, the electric utility sector has a strong track record of protecting the reliability of our Nation's electric grid. Working

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Islands of Reliability for Hybrid Topological-Metric Mapping  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Islands of Reliability for Hybrid Topological-Metric Mapping Shlomo Saul Simhon TR-CIM-99-6319 Telex: 05 268510 FAX: (514) 398-7348 Email: cim@cim.mcgill.ca #12;ABSTRACT This thesis describes

Dudek, Gregory

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The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irene (2011) The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is Closely Monitoring Hurricane Irene (2011) August 25, 2011 - 11:13am Addthis The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) is closely monitoring Hurricane Irene as it travels up the U.S. coast and is publishing Situation Reports. Addthis Related Articles Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. on October 29, with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA. Responding To Hurricane Sandy: DOE Situation Reports On November 7, a Nor'easter began to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain or snow, and coastal flooding. | Photo courtesy of NOAA.

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HEU Minimization and the Reliable Supply of Medical Isotopes Nuclear  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

HEU Minimization and the Reliable Supply of Medical Isotopes Nuclear HEU Minimization and the Reliable Supply of Medical Isotopes Nuclear Security Summit: Fact Sheet | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Fact Sheets > HEU Minimization and the Reliable Supply of ... Fact Sheet HEU Minimization and the Reliable Supply of Medical Isotopes Nuclear

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Petition of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation for  

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(NERC) submitted a filing seeking FERC approval of an interpretation of Reliability Standards CIP-001-1 — Cyber Security — Sabotage Reporting, Requirement R2. 2. This filing is in accordance with 18 C.F.R. § 39.5 and Section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act, which allows the Electric Reliability Organization to file a modification to a reliability standard with FERC for approval. No modification to the language contained in this specific requirement is being proposed through the interpretation. The filing consists of the developed interpretation, the Reliability Standards CIP-001-1 which includes the appended interpretation, a complete development record of the interpretation, and a roster of the interpretation development team. 3. This interpretation was approved by the NERC Board of Trustees February 16, 2010. The interpretation requested clarification of the “appropriate parties ” to whom RCs, BAs, TOs, GOs and LSEs must communicate information concerning sabotage events. The interpretation states that the term refers collectively to

Rebecca J. Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Electricity Reliability Risk Through the Futures Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-47645 Managing Electricity Reliability Risk Through the Futures Markets Afzal S. Siddiqui Environmental Energy Technologies Division Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley for Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, November 2000

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2012 CERTS Transmission Reliability R&D Internal Program Review...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FY12 DOE - CERTS Transmission Reliability R&D Internal Program Review June 12-13, 2012 LBNL Project Office 901 D St., SW Washington DC Nancy Lewis' cell: 510.918.3155 Revised...

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Software reliability and safety in nuclear reactor protection systems  

SciTech Connect

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

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NREL: Photovoltaics Research - 2014 PV Module Reliability Workshop  

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later. The 2014 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) will be held in Golden, Colorado, February 25-27. As in past years, all PVMRW participants will be required to...

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Reliability of Wedge Wire Bonds Subjected to Ultrasonic Welding ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the effect of the ultrasonic welding lid attachment process on the reliability and mechanical strength of 1.0 and 1.5 mil gold wedge wire ...

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Mining and re-engineering transactional workflows for reliable executions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A continuous evolution of business process parameters, constraints and needs, hardly foreseeable initially, requires from the business process management systems a continuous design and a reliable process model. In this paper, we are interested in developing ...

Walid Gaaloul; Sami Bhiri; Armin Haller

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Overview of the Reliability and Availability Data System (RADS)  

SciTech Connect

The Reliability and Availability Data System (RADS) is a database and analysis code, developed by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). The code is designed to estimate industry and plant-specific reliability and availability parameters for selected components in risk-important systems and initiating events for use in risk-informed applications. The RADS tool contains data and information based on actual operating experience from U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. The data contained in RADS is kept up-to-date by loading the most current quarter's Equipment Performance and Information Exchange (EPIX) data and by yearly lods of initiating event data from licensee event reports (LERS). The reliability parameters estimated by RADS are (1) probability of failure on demand, (2) failure rate during operation (used to calculate failure to run probability) and (3) time trends in reliability parameters.

T. E. Wierman; K. J. Kvarfordt; S. A. Eide; D. M. Rasmuson

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AEO2011: Renewable Energy Generation by Fuel - Florida Reliability  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Florida Reliability Coordinating Council This dataset comes from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and is part...

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