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Accession Number DE14-1129944
Title Enhanced Component Performance Study: Motor-Driven Pumps, 1998-2012.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 56p
Personal Author T. E. Wierman
Abstract This report presents an enhanced performance evaluation of motor-driven valves (MDPs) at U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. The data used in this study are based on the operating experience failure reports from fiscal year 1998 through 2012 for the component reliability as reported in the Equipment Performance and Information Exchange (EPIX). The MDP failure modes considered for standby systems are failure to start, failure to run less than or equal to 1 hour, and failure to run more than 1 hour; for normally running systems, the failure modes considered are failure to start and failure to run. An 8-hr unreliability estimate is also calculated and trended. The component reliability estimates and the reliability data are trended for the most recent 10-year period while yearly estimates for reliability are provided for the entire active period. One statistically significant increasing trend was identified in the MDP results for standby MDP run hours per reactor critical year. Statistically significant decreasing trends were identified for unreliability (for standby and normally running systems) frequency of failure-to-start events for standby systems and failure probability for standby systems.
Keywords Electric motors
Motor driven pumps(MDPs)
Nuclear power plants
Performance evaluation
Reactor components
Reactor control systems

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77H - Reactor Engineering & Nuclear Power Plants
94 - Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
49C - Electromechanical Devices
Corporate Author Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID. Risk Assessment and Management Services Department.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number N/A

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