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Title: Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps

Abstract

An expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps. This system provides a means for early detection of pump or sensor degradation. Degradation is determined through the use of a statistical analysis technique, sequential probability ratio test, applied to information from several sensors which are responsive to differing physical parameters. The results of sequential testing of the data provide the operator with an early warning of possible sensor or pump failure.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Naperville, IL)
  3. (Columbia, MD)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
868829
Patent Number(s):
5223207
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
expert; online; surveillance; nuclear; reactor; coolant; pumps; provides; means; detection; pump; sensor; degradation; determined; statistical; analysis; technique; sequential; probability; ratio; applied; information; sensors; responsive; differing; physical; parameters; results; testing; data; provide; operator; warning; failure; physical parameter; reactor coolant; nuclear reactor; probability ratio; sequential probability; coolant pump; analysis technique; online surveillance; coolant pumps; physical parameters; /376/702/706/

Citation Formats

Gross, Kenny C., Singer, Ralph M., and Humenik, Keith E. Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Gross, Kenny C., Singer, Ralph M., & Humenik, Keith E. Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps. United States.
Gross, Kenny C., Singer, Ralph M., and Humenik, Keith E. Fri . "Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868829.
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title = {Expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps},
author = {Gross, Kenny C. and Singer, Ralph M. and Humenik, Keith E.},
abstractNote = {An expert system for online surveillance of nuclear reactor coolant pumps. This system provides a means for early detection of pump or sensor degradation. Degradation is determined through the use of a statistical analysis technique, sequential probability ratio test, applied to information from several sensors which are responsive to differing physical parameters. The results of sequential testing of the data provide the operator with an early warning of possible sensor or pump failure.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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