Application of Reliability and Optimization Methods



The field of application of reliability and optimization methods is a wide field covering several theoretical and practical problems and their solutions. The following topics are presented in more details: standby equipment reliability optimization, reliability analysis of substations, configuration control, optimization of power plants maintenance schedules, and optimal generation schedule of power system. Optimization of test and maintenance intervals of standby equipment is related to the positive and negative aspects of surveillance tests of standby equipment. Reliability analysis of substations is related to comparative analysis of substations based on reliability or based on reliability and costs. Configuration control is related to management of component and system arrangements, which differs in component or system status: available versus unavailable, to primarily control of the risk and reliability of the considered facility. Optimization of power plants maintenance schedules is related to schedule the maintenance of the power generating units, which means that the generating units are periodically taken out of the operation and they are subjected to the maintenance activities. The optimal generation schedule of power system is related to optimize the schedule of the outputs of all available generation units in the power system to minimize the fuel cost while operating and satisfying the operation constraints, including those connected to minimization of the emission of gaseous pollutants.


Power System Failure Probability Circuit Breaker Test Interval Maintenance Schedule 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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