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Risk-based inspection and maintenance (RBIM) of power plants


Khan, FI and Haddara, M and Khalifa, M, Risk-based inspection and maintenance (RBIM) of power plants, Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis, Springer-Verlag, G de Souza, G Martha (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 249-279. ISBN 978-1-4471-2308-8 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-2309-5_10


The present chapter presents the basic concepts associated with Risk-Based Inspection and Maintenance (RBIM) philosophy and their application in maintenance planning aiming at controlling power plant equipment degradation. The basic steps of the method are described, such as inspection sampling, inspection planning and maintenance activity selection based on degradation mechanism evolution, risk assessment and optimization of maintenance plan. The method is customized for power plant analysis considering the constraints associated with that application. Two case studies are presented: the first one is related to a pipeline analysis and the second one is a complete analysis of a power-generating unit.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:risk. power plants, maintenance, inspection
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy storage, distribution and supply not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120797
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-01-03

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