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Title: Systems and methods for monitoring a power-generation module assembly after a power-generation module shutdown event

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to providing a user interface (UI) that streamlines and simplifies the process of monitoring critical power-generation module (PGM) parameters after a PGM assembly is shutdown. The UI displays, in real-time, indicators corresponding to one or more post-shutdown PGM parameters. The UI provides indications of whether the post-shutdown PGM parameters meet post-shutdown criteria of the PGM assembly. When a post-shutdown PGM parameter does not meet the post-shutdown criteria, a user alert is provided to the user. A protocol may additionally be provided to the user. In some embodiments, the protocol may enable the user to return the PGM assembly to a condition that satisfies the post-shutdown criteria. The protocol may be a safety protocol and/or an asset protection protocol.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
NuScale Power, LLC, Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1771772
Patent Number(s):
10877453
Application Number:
16/267,008
Assignee:
NuScale Power, LLC (Corvallis, OR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000633
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/04/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Buenaventura, Don, and Bowman, Doug. Systems and methods for monitoring a power-generation module assembly after a power-generation module shutdown event. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Buenaventura, Don, & Bowman, Doug. Systems and methods for monitoring a power-generation module assembly after a power-generation module shutdown event. United States.
Buenaventura, Don, and Bowman, Doug. Tue . "Systems and methods for monitoring a power-generation module assembly after a power-generation module shutdown event". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771772.
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