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Risk based assessment of gas turbines in pipeline service


Thorp, J and Khan, FI and Brun, K and Strobel, M and Khalifa, M, Risk based assessment of gas turbines in pipeline service, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 16-20 June 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany, pp. VO3BT25A022-1 - 9. ISBN 9780791845660 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2014 ASME

DOI: doi:10.1115/GT2014-27312


This work covers risk based methodologies that are applied to aging gas turbines operating along a pipeline. Data from three decades of operation are presented within the framework of qualitative, semi quantitative and quantitative assessments of operational risk. A detailed RAM simulation model is developed to assess the performance of the pipeline using historical failure and repair data. The total risk is estimated within a fully quantitative model considering replacement cost, repair cost, operation cost, risk of failure and remaining value after a specified period of time. The presented risk assessment methods are shown to be very effective tools in making repair vs. replacement decisions and in evaluating remaining useful life. Copyright © 2014 by ASME.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:gas turbines, remaining life, repair, replacement, risk of failure, costs, pipelines, Rankine cycle, repair, risk assessment, risk perception, wind power, quantitative assessments, quantitative modeling, remaining life, remaining useful lives
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120729
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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