Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis

  • Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
    Pages 1-6
  3. Nisio de Carvalho L. Brum
    Pages 41-59
  4. Marilin Mariano dos Santos, Patricia Helena Lara dos Santos Matai, Laiete Soto Messias
    Pages 61-90
  5. A. P. Teixeira, C. Guedes Soares
    Pages 91-122
  6. Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza, Fernando Jesus Guevara Carazas
    Pages 123-146
  7. Bilal M. Ayyub
    Pages 147-187
  8. Fernando Jesus Guevara Carazas, Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
    Pages 189-220
  9. Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza, Fernando Jesus Guevara Carazas, Leonan dos Santos Guimarães, Carmen Elena Patino Rodriguez
    Pages 221-247
  10. Faisal Khan, Mahmoud Haddara, Mohamed Khalifa
    Pages 249-279
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


The analysis of the reliability and availability of power plants is frequently based on simple indexes that do not take into account the criticality of some failures used for availability analysis. This criticality should be evaluated based on concepts of reliability which consider the effect of a component failure on the performance of the entire plant. System reliability analysis tools provide a root-cause analysis leading to the improvement of the plant maintenance plan.


Taking in view that the power plant performance can be evaluated not only based on  thermodynamic related indexes, such as heat-rate, Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis focuses on the presentation of reliability-based tools used to define performance of complex systems and introduces the basic concepts of reliability, maintainability and risk analysis aiming at their application as tools for power plant performance improvement, including:

·         selection of critical equipment and components,

·         definition of maintenance plans, mainly for auxiliary systems, and

·         execution of decision analysis based on risk concepts.

The comprehensive presentation of each analysis allows future application of the methodology making Thermal Power Plant Performance Analysis a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in mechanical and nuclear engineering.


Complex Systems Maintenance Plans Performance Improvement Risk Analysis Thermal Power Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilberto Francisco Martha de Souza
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Mechatronics and MechanicaUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2308-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2309-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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