Historical Assessment of CRS Plant Performance and Operational Experience
The following specific evaluation reports address the actual performance of the CRS in the years 1981 through 1984. The performance is reviewed, analyzed, then summarized, using the operator’s daily and monthly logbooks, the daily/monthly meteo reports, and the data tapes that were available and useable. The report, PLANT HISTORY, by N. Gregory, P. Wattiez and M. Blanco, documents this evaluation and lists outage statistics, major causes of outage, weather and operation data, energy collected and delivered. It also presents a discussion of the time taken to heat up the receivers to operating temperature, based on a statistical analysis of the recorded operational data. The consideration of operational procedures, which have a dramatic effect on the system heat-up time was considered late in the evaluation, causing some modification in the conclusions. Consequently, reading this report and comparing this evaluation to the specific evaluations of receiver performance, which is topic Section 5 — RECEIVER BEHAVIOR, brings out the differences between what a subsystem can do and what system mismatch and operating procedures allow it to do.
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