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Title: Interim report on the state-of-the-art of solid-state motor controllers. Part 4. Failure-rate and failure-mode data

Abstract

An assessment of the reliability of solid-state motor controllers for nuclear power plants is made. Available data on failure-rate and failure-mode data for solid-state motor controllers based on industrial operating experience is meager; the data are augmented by data on other solid-state power electronic devices that are shown to have components similar to those found in solid-state motor controllers. In addition to large nonnuclear solid-state adjustable-speed motor drives, the reliability of nuclear plant inverter systems and high-voltage solid-state dc transmission-line converters is assessed. Licensee Event Report analyses from several sources, the open literature, and personal communications are used to determine the realiability of solid-state devices typical of those expected to be used in nuclear power plants in terms of failures per hour.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5692986
Report Number(s):
ANL-CT-83-6
ON: DE84001022
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; ELECTRIC CONTROLLERS; FAILURES; RELIABILITY; ELECTRIC MOTORS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MOTORS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220200* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Components & Accessories

Citation Formats

Jaross, R A. Interim report on the state-of-the-art of solid-state motor controllers. Part 4. Failure-rate and failure-mode data. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/5692986.
Jaross, R A. Interim report on the state-of-the-art of solid-state motor controllers. Part 4. Failure-rate and failure-mode data. United States. doi:10.2172/5692986.
Jaross, R A. Thu . "Interim report on the state-of-the-art of solid-state motor controllers. Part 4. Failure-rate and failure-mode data". United States. doi:10.2172/5692986. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5692986.
@article{osti_5692986,
title = {Interim report on the state-of-the-art of solid-state motor controllers. Part 4. Failure-rate and failure-mode data},
author = {Jaross, R A},
abstractNote = {An assessment of the reliability of solid-state motor controllers for nuclear power plants is made. Available data on failure-rate and failure-mode data for solid-state motor controllers based on industrial operating experience is meager; the data are augmented by data on other solid-state power electronic devices that are shown to have components similar to those found in solid-state motor controllers. In addition to large nonnuclear solid-state adjustable-speed motor drives, the reliability of nuclear plant inverter systems and high-voltage solid-state dc transmission-line converters is assessed. Licensee Event Report analyses from several sources, the open literature, and personal communications are used to determine the realiability of solid-state devices typical of those expected to be used in nuclear power plants in terms of failures per hour.},
doi = {10.2172/5692986},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {9}
}